11 Apr CBD and Doggy Yoga
Doggy yoga really is a thing and when your dog has mobility issues or is anxious in settings with other dogs, taking CBD along might be a good idea. CBD and doggy yoga are a novel idea. If you are a CBD user, take some along for yourself too. In this short guide, we’ll explain how CBD and doggy yoga go hand-in-hand.
What is Doga?
Doga is “doggy yoga”. Dogs and their “parents” can attend classes where positions aid in relaxing a dog or helping improve his or her movement capabilities. Dogs go to yoga for the same reasons that humans do.
Benefits of Doggy Yoga
The benefits of yoga for dogs are quite similar to the benefits for humans. Yoga is said to improve circulation and may support cardiovascular health. For dogs that live stressful lives or experience increased anxiety, yoga may be a good activity for them.
Stretching is good for dogs just as it is humans. When dogs participate in yoga, gentle massage is also included. This helps them move and learn poses that are suited for dogs. In time, after watching their “parents” some dogs start to perform these poses on their own, without help.
Bonding can be difficult between some dogs and their owners. It’s an opportunity to start a strong bond with your dog. If being in a social setting or around other dogs causes your dog to feel anxiety, combining CBD and doggy yoga might be a good idea. It may also support better focus so that you and your dog are able to work on that bond without distraction.
Yoga itself may help your dog with anxiety and using CBD and doggy yoga together may support a better response to stressful situations that induce anxiety.
Dogs need friends too. Visiting dog parks is a good way to help your dog gain social skills, but this may not be the right setting for all dogs. Consider using CBD and doggy yoga together to help your dog be able to socialize easier. This could lead to doggy lay dates and finding people you can trust to watch your dog while you’re on a short trip.
How to Use CBD and Doggy Yoga Together
Using CBD and doggy yoga together isn’t as hard as you think it might be. It’s best to start a CBD regimen before doggy yoga. Doing both new things at one time might be too much for your dog.
Speak with your vet before starting a CBD regimen to ensure that it’s a good option for your dog. Always start with the smallest suggested dose, which is 0.05 mg per pound.
If you add the CBD oil to your dog’s food, make sure to feed your dog the infused food about 30 minutes before class since the CBD will need to digest first.
Have you thought about taking your dog to doggy yoga? Afraid that he or she will react negatively to the other dogs and crowded room? Try introducing your dogs to other social settings first before determining that you need a little help with your dog’s excitement level, and as we suggested, always speak with your vet first.