This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Therabis™. The opinions and text are all mine.
My dog hates car rides and he shakes, pants, whines, and is so upset. How can I train my dog to like car rides? I’ve been traveling with a dog for over 25 years, from sea to shining sea. Fortunately, my dogs have been fans of a car ride; other dog parents are not so fortunate.
The folks at Therabis® recently asked if we would like to try their version of doggie hemp. Now, the dog mom in me was a bit apprehensive; after all, there’s a “rumor” that hemp is marijuana. Why would I give my precious dog such a product? Well, the Internet is also full of falsehoods and untruths.
Here’s a (Fi)dose of Reality: Hemp is not a euphemism for marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are two completely different plants. Whew!
What does Therabis (dog hemp) have to do with training your dog to like car rides? The Therabis version of anti-anxiety is called Calm and Quiet. It helps dogs maintain a calming energy throughout stressful situations. Therabis Calm & Quiet comes in both a packet that you sprinkle on dog food or in a chewy treat that you give to your dog as a stressful situation presents itself (i.e., thunderstorms, fireworks, or a car ride).
What is CBD As Opposed to Hemp?
CBD stands for cannabidol and is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in hemp. CBD interacts with your dog’s endocannabinoid system—in other words, the central regulatory system to help him with body processes like sleep, digestion, and mood. Ah, there’s that word: Mood! We all want our dogs to be calm and relaxed in the car, right?
Hemp wellness products can help dogs with anxiety issues but also it can assist dogs with itching and joint mobility. How many dogs do you know who itch or have arthritis? In my world, that’s a ton of dogs!
Train My Dog to Like Car Rides
In advance of a training session with your dog, as I outline in this brief video below, give him the proper dosage of Therabis Calm & Quiet, either in a treat form or sprinkled on his food. You don’t want your dog to be drugged or knocked out. You do want your dog to be relaxed and amenable to a new experience he otherwise finds disturbing: A car ride.
Caveat: If your dog despises the car, shakes like a leaf, and pretty much pants and whines the whole time, a super long trip is not in his or her best interest. Get dogs used to road travel step by step. It can happen. Therabis may prove to be your second best friend. You might want to try the Therabis at a casual day at home with your dog to see how it affects him/her: Relaxed? Chill?
Based on the daily use of Calm and Quiet formula, together with the whole plant hemp oil and naturally occurring cannabinoids, in concert with L-theanine, dogs can snack on a palatable treat and receive a fast acting “in the moment” soothing supplement.
CBD does not create a psychoactive effect in the way that marijuana does. Hemp is not marijuana.
After giving your dog the dosage of Therabis Calm and Quiet, here are some handy video tips that will help your dog transform from road worrier to road warrior in 4 weeks’ time:
Therabis products are available in three different sizes and available for subscription delivery.
Who Can Be Helped by Therabis Calm and Quiet
- Dogs who are adjusting to car rides/highway travel
- Dogs who have separation anxiety
- Dogs who fear thunderstorms and/or fireworks
- Dogs who have had a rough past and are now in a loving forever home
- Dogs who are older and having a tough time adjusting
Don’t Stop Now
Experience how hemp can bring relief to your dog and visit the Therabis website to view their entire product line. If you say to yourself, “I want to train my dog to like car rides,” Therabis Calm and Quiet can help!
Let us know if you have or would consider trying hemp-based products like Therabis for your dog. Grab the leash and tell us below!
Author’s Note: We used the Therabis packet during a summer thunderstorm and noticed that it really helped take the edge off of our dog’s outward shaking and fear. Always check with your dog’s veterinarian before starting or adding any new items to the dog’s regimen.
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