By Ann McCarty

I have often heard of dogs referred to as “man’s best friend”. While not all humans agree with this sentiment, many do.  Why do we love these furry friends so much? Why is it that they can rip apart a new toy in seconds, chew the legs of our furniture, demand we take them for a walk when it’s raining or snowing and yet we can’t help but hug them and smile. Why? Because they are the most loyal friends. They are forever grateful for those small gestures. They do not care that we are not excited to take them for a walk in the snow and we especially are not in love with them chewing up our furniture. They just love, love, love us. They will comfort us, and they will always stick with us. They are truly our best friends.

Just like humans, our little fur friends can experience some of the same emotions and feelings we do. I believe this is why they are able to tune into their humans so well. We all know what an anxious dog looks like. We may have even experienced the side effects of one.  A chewed up furniture leg or maybe barking that won’t stop. These can be behaviors that really make loving and caring for our pets difficult, This is where some of the same products you love using at Chesacanna may help your pet too. All mammals have an endocannabinoid system. This system is made up of lipid based neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors that are expressed throughout the body and brain via the vertebrate central, and peripheral nervous system. What does all that mean? It means that the same way CBD helps humans it can help your pets too. CBD has an overall calming and anti inflammatory effect when taken appropriately. So, a dog that is suffering from cancer, artritis, recovering from an injury, anxiety or sleep issues can benefit from adding CBD to their regimen. Caring for a dog is a huge undertaking. We all know that what pets give in return is priceless. This is why giving them the best is usually a top priority. Noticing what they need is important to their quality of life and longevity.

If your dog is experiencing any unsettling behavior that may indicate they might be suffering from anxiety. Stop in our wellness shop located in the dispensary at Chesacanna. You will find a nice selection of CBD products specifically formulated to help your pets.  We carry CBD peanut butter, tinctures, salves, and treats. American Shaman offers pets a delicious solution to anxiety and pain. This is one of the specific brands that we carry at Chesacanna. If you are unsure about using CBD for your pet always check in with your Vet. Our friendly staff are always available to answer any questions you may have as well.

It’s no secret that Chesacanna loves these furry friends. This is why we are dedicated to providing you with products that will not only enhance your life but your pets life as well. We love bringing each of you the opportunity of feeling better and living in wellness. We are excited that we can help you pass that on to your pets with some of the products we have in the wellness shop. Come in and check them out.  In the meantime enjoy and love your pet, they truly are a human’s best friend.