CBD’s anti-anxiety effect may help settle a dog’s nerves before a dog show. 

In dogs, anxiety may be caused by high-stress situations, such as being home alone, long car rides, and being in a noisy crowd or place, like dog shows. Anxiety may also manifest as noise phobias(1). 

When dogs are in a stressful or noisy environment filled with so many stimulants, such as bright lights and loud music, they often become highly-reactive and unable to settle, jumping at the slightest sound or movement. 

Fortunately, CBD has a wide variety of medicinal benefits, and research shows it can work as a potent anti-anxiety supplement. 

CBD for Anxiety: What the Research Says

The first scientific research conducted on CBD oil use in pets is the 2017 Cornell University study(2).

In the said study, some of the conditions thought to be relieved by the consumption of hemp-based CBD dog treats and products included anxiety and phobia(3).

In an article posted by the American Kennel Club (AKC), Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, says CBD is used in dogs due to its therapeutic characteristics, including its anti-anxiety benefits(4). 

How CBD Works

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. In most cases, CBD does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. Most CBD products are derived from hemp and not from marijuana.

Currently, there has been no longitudinal study on how CBD affects dogs explicitly. However, scientists know that cannabinoids found in CBD oil interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). 

The ECS consists of endocannabinoid receptors located in the central and peripheral nervous systems. 

Dogs or any other mammal have an ECS that maintains balance by regulating bodily functions, including motor regulation, memory processing, appetite, pain sensation, mood, and sleep(6).

Potential Side Effects of CBD

Dog owners should note that CBD’s calming effect can also cause slight drowsiness, mainly when used in high doses, according to the AKC.

The other potential side effects of CBD use include the following(6):

  • Dry mouth: Research has shown that CBD can decrease the production of saliva, says AKC. For dogs, this would manifest as increased thirst.
  • Lowered blood pressure: High doses of CBD have been known to cause a temporary drop in blood pressure. Even though the drop is small, it might create a fleeting feeling of light-headedness.

Dog owners must make sure they are following the proper CBD dosage to minimize any potential adverse side effects.

Dosing with CBD

The safety and risks of using CBD for dogs have not yet been researched. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved CBD and has not issued a dosing chart. Given these limitations, one does not know what size dosage would be toxic. 

Also, there are many factors involved in finding the most therapeutic dose of CBD for one’s dog. The dose can also depend on the dog’s weight, diet, and health condition. 

It is always advisable, when giving your dog something new, to start with small amounts, and then carefully monitor the effects. 

Note that every dog responds differently to CBD oil. Thus, it is encouraged that dog owners follow the instructions on dosing as per the manufacturer’s recommendation and upon the advice of a veterinarian experienced in cannabis use.  

Shopping Guide: How to Look for the Best CBD Oil to Calm Dogs’ Nerves

Once the dog owner and the veterinarian decide that they should try CBD as a treatment for the dog, there are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing CBD oil. 

Not all oils are the same. Dog owners must only insist on high-quality CBD oil to have a better chance of it working.

  • Purchase only high-quality CBD products from legitimate and reliable brands. 
  • Choose products that contain only organic natural ingredients. Given that CBD oil is a natural supplement, some pet treats may have additional ingredients like essential oils, vitamins, herbs, and other elements.
  • Look for products that used the CO2 extraction method. CO2 extraction utilizes pressurized carbon dioxide to pull all of the essential cannabinoids, terpene oils, and waxes out of the hemp plant cleanly and safely.
  • Compare company claims about their products’ potency with that of the third-party lab reports. Look for the certificate of analysis (COA) of the purchased product. 
  • Buy CBD as a liquid. This way, the dog’s dose can be adjusted drop by drop. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on dosing, and administer CBD only upon the advice of a veterinarian.

Conclusion

CBD’s anti-anxiety effect may help calm a dog’s nerves and make it feel settled before a dog show. However, the effect of CBD is not always immediate or drastic. 

Dog owners should always consult with a veterinarian first before giving their dog CBD. Knowing how to choose the best CBD oil to calm a dog’s nerves is also essential.


  1. AKC. (2010, Aug 30). Noise Phobia in Dogs. Retrieved from http://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/your-dogs-health/noise-phobia-in-dogs.html
  2. Gamble LJ, Boesch JM, Frye CW, et al. Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs. Front Vet Sci. 2018;5:165. Published 2018 Jul 23. doi:10.3389/fvets.2018.00165.
  3. Kogan LR, Hellyer PW, Robinson NG. Consumers’ perceptions of hemp products for animals. J Am Holist Vet Med Assoc. (2016) 42:40–8. 
  4. Kriss R. (2019, Oct 27). The American Kennel Club. CBD Oil for Dogs: What You Need to Know. Retrieved from https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cbd-oil-dogs/.
  5. ECHO. (2017, April 18). Retrieved from https://echoconnection.org/look-endocannabinoid-systems-cb1-cb2-receptors/.
  6. Kriss R. op. cit. 

 

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Susque-Nango Kennel Club
Friday, June 29, 2001
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Saturday, June 30, 2001
Del-Otse-Nango Kennel Club
Sunday, July 01, 2001
Location General Clinton Park, Bainbridge, NY
Fees $20.00 (each day) for the 1st entry of each dog, each additional entry of the same dog $20.00. Puppy Class (6-9Mos – 9-12Mos) $14.00. Bred By Exhibitor Class is $14.00. Junior Showmanship Class is $12.00, Juniors as a second entry $6.00.
Additional Notes Judges Correction: Del-Otse-Nango Kennel Club – Sunday, July 1, 2001. Greyhounds and Whippets will be judged by Mrs. Joan Goldstein. For Exhibitor Information: Look under ‘What’s New’ on this website. Check Exhibitor Information for Bainbridge, NY. For Camping: WENDY LYNK, 127 Hobo Lane, Norwich, NY 13815. PH: 607-334-9621 or e-mail: [email protected] MATCH SHOW – Saturday, June 30, 2001 to start 1 hour after the completion of Best in Show. Entries taken the day of the match near the Superintendent’s tent.

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Kennel Club of Buffalo
Sunday, July 08, 2001
Location Hamburg, NY
Fees $20.00 for the first entry of each dog, except Puppy Classes and Bred By Exhibitor, which are $ 15.00 and (including $.50 AKC recording fee). Each additional entry of the same dog is $15.00. Entry fee for all Sweepstakes classes will be $ 10.00. Junior Showmanship which is $ 6.00 as a first entry, NO FEE as a second entry.
Additional Notes SPECIALTY ENTRY BREEDS: Brittany/ Sweeps – Puppy & Veteran, German Shorthaired Pointers/ Sweeps – Puppy & Veteran, German Shepherds/ Sweeps. Supported Entry Breeds: Golden Retrievers, English Setters, Irish Setters, Afghan Hounds/ Sweeps, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Great Danes, Samoyed & Shetland Sheepdogs.

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American Brittany Club – AGILITY
Friday, July 06, 2001
Location Hamlin, NY
Fees First Entry of Each Dog – $20.00. Each additional entry of the same dog – $10.00.
Additional Notes Entries Close: June 20, 2001 – 5:00 PM or when entry limit is reached. Entries Limited to 80 runs. Brittanys ONLY.

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Rochester Specialty Association
Friday, July 06, 2001
Location Hamlin, NY
Fees First Entry of Dog Unless Otherwise Specified $20.00. Bred By Exhibitor $15.00. Puppy Classes (6-9 and 9-12 month)as a First Entry $15.00. Each Add’l. Entry of Same Dog Unless Otherwise Specified $15.00. Junior Showmanship Only $10.00. Junior Showmanship as an Additional Class $6.00. Sweepstakes Classes $12.00. Parade of Veterans (Where offered) $15.00. Stud Dog/Brood Bitch $12.00.
Additional Notes Rochester Specialty Association – Breed Specialties for: Brittanys, Golden Retrievers, English Setters, Irish Setters, Afghan Hounds, Great Danes and German Shepherd Dogs. Educational Seminars for the following Breeds: Brittanys, English Setters, Akitas, Rottweilers, Pugs, Yorkshire Terriers, Border Collies, Old English Sheepdogs for Information: Rita Bell – (716)337-3319.

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Genesee Valley Kennel Club – Show 1
Thursday, July 05, 2001
Genesee Valley Kennel Club – Show 2
Saturday, July 07, 2001
Location Hamlin, NY
Fees ENTRY FEE: PER DAY! $19.00 for the first entry of each dog, including 12-18 month, except Bred By Exhibitor and Puppy Classes which are $15.00 and (including $.50 AKC recording fee). Each additional entry of the same dog is $15.00. Entry fee for all Sweepstakes classes $10.00. Junior Showmanship is $12.00 as a first entry, $10.00 as a second entry.
Additional Notes Thursday, July 5, 2001. Supported Breeds: Brittany, English Setters/Sweeps, Irish Setters, Afghan Hounds/Sweeps, Great Danes/Sweeps & German Shepherds. Best Puppy in Breed, Group and Show Separate Obedience Area. Cardiology Clinic – Saturday, July 7, 2001 For Info: Sharon Aceto – (716) 381-9002. Saturday, July 7, 2001. SPECIALTY: Niagara Frontier Brittany Club/ Sweepstakes – Puppy & Veteran Supported Breeds: Golden Retriever, English Setter/Sweeps, Irish Setter/ Sweeps, Afghan Hounds/Sweeps, Great Danes/Sweeps & German Shepherds.

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