Anxiety and depression are all-too-common ailments amongst humans today. Modern society is fast-paced and can be hard to keep up with. Some people turn to medication and therapy to cope with these painful thoughts and feelings.
However, as these conditions continue to manifest themselves in society, more and more individuals are turning to a different solution to alleviate their pain: adopting a pet.
Studies have shown that pets can provide both physical and mental health benefits to their human counterparts. From reducing stress, easing loneliness, and encouraging a more active lifestyle, pets provide a unique type of therapy for those suffering from anxiety or depression.
However, one thing that many pet owners fail to remember is that the animal who has brought them so much happiness can also struggle with their own anxieties and fears. While the source of this fear varies by animal, the thoughts and feelings they experience are just as powerful as those that humans face.
In order to help their furry friends in their time of need, many pet owners have turned to Canna-Pet® products. In fact, according to a study conducted by the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 83.2% of participants report that Canna-Pet helps relieve anxiety a moderate amount or a lot.
Recently, the Canna-Pet team heard from Ashley Hensarling and her 5 ½-year old Weimaraner/Catahoula mix who wanted to share their Canna-Pet® story.
Tell us a little bit about Sookie and what she was like before you found Canna-Pet.
Sookie is a 5 ½ year old Weimaraner/Catahoula mix whom I adopted four years ago. She was owner surrendered twice at a high-kill shelter for being too hyper and crazy. Sookie has full Weimaraner personality: mischievous and full of anxiety. Anything scares her, which can cause her to be neurotic, hyper, and anxiety-ridden.
What led you to look for a solution to these problems?
I had been looking for a solution for a while, trying all sorts of calming aids, to no avail. However, with Hurricane Matthew on it’s way, I got anxiety thinking about what Sookie’s anxiety would be like during and after the storm.
I was starting to feel a bit discouraged as all of the other options had failed. However, the lady at Whole Pet Essentials showed me the product and I decided to give it a try!
Tell us about your experience using Canna-Pet.
Living in Florida, we have a lot of storms, so needless to say, it’s a bit difficult having a 65-pound dog who is terrified of rain! After trying countless calming aids with no success, I bought Canna-Pet® Max hemp biscuits to help ease Sookie’s anxiety during Hurricane Matthew. When the storm hit, my sweet girl was calm and relaxed. She was a totally different dog – so mellow! It was absolutely amazing!
In the four years since I had rescued her from Big Dog Ranch Rescue, I had never seen her so relaxed during a storm. I love this product so much and am eager to try it out on my other dogs who suffer from arthritis.
If Sookie could talk, what would she say about Canna-Pet?
“Canna-Pet tastes great and I would love to eat the entire box!”
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