Hemp Oil for Dogs with Fear Aggression: Billie's Story

Hemp Oil for Dogs with Fear Aggression: Billie's Story

 

If you are unfamiliar with fear aggression, it is a serious behavioral issue which affects many dogs. Fear aggression creates a situation where a dog believes he or she must take an active role in attempting to protect itself from perceived threats. It is a common reason for dog owners to seek assistance from behaviorists, veterinarians, and dog trainers. 

Billie is a rescue dog who was in bad shape when she found me. She was a seven-month-old, 6-pound Poodle mix who had wandered up to the doors of a dog shelter. Billie was likely a breeder reject. She was severely malnourished and showed wounds from being attacked in a dogfight. 

For the past five years, Billie has been working to overcome fear aggression. Although she has made strides, her intolerance remains a struggle in her daily activities. Billie is still aggressive toward people and animals.  We continue to walk, socialize and train but even with an array of prescription sedatives, her fear looms large.

Recently a friend told me that Hemp oil might be able to help Billie with her anxiety and aggressive tendencies. Hemp, or PCR Oil (phytocannabinoid rich oil), is a derivative of the Cannabis plant. PCR may have therapeutic properties for humans and pets.   

Billie has been receiving a low dose of PCR oil for just over a month. The first positive thing I noticed was that Billie had her nose to the ground on walks. She was smelling the ground rather than constantly scanning for other people or dogs. It was such a relief to see her enjoying a walk with my other dog. I also noticed that she is calmer while relaxing at home. Billie is still quick to respond to unusual noises but not as aggressively as before PCR oil.

When people come to visit my home, Billie is contained in the bedroom area via a baby gate. In the past, she has worn a citronella spray collar to remind her not to bark insistently when guests are present. This past weekend a friend came over. Although I put up the baby gate and contained Billie to the bedroom area of my home, her citronella collar was not put on. For the first time in five years, I had guests and Billie did not even attempt to bark. Although I cannot say for sure that the PCR oil was able to help Billie, it was the only thing that had changed in her environment. 

It was important to me to reach out to a source specializing in pet products when purchasing PCR oil. Innovet, a company located in California, is large enough to sell many products for pets but small enough to make certain your needs are met.  Please contact us today so that we can help answer all of your questions about PCR oil or other pet-related issues.

 

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Nicola - November 5, 2018

Hey Dena!

We felt obligated to tell you a bit about our dog and some things to watch for after reading your comment.

We have a 45-pound german shepherd-husky anxious doggo, Ash. He’s nearly 3-years old now. We lovingly collected him from a shelter at just 3-months old.

The moment we got him as a puppy, he was hard-wired to bite – and hard. I mean, his nickname was “Gator”. It was playful, to begin with, but unfortunately, it didn’t get any better with age and practice interacting with familiar people.

Ash is a very social and happy dog generally, he just can’t seem to handle overstimulation. For example, he would casually walk up to friends for pets and then become suddenly frantic. After seeing it a few times, we could sense when we needed help by the intensity in his eyes – it almost like he thinks there’s no escape. It became clear we always needed to analyse his position, stance and expression. Then we would just help him by telling him to “go to bed” or removing him from the situation completely.

We tried CBD oil treats originally, but it actually made him WAY more anxious and scared. Of course, we stopped right away and talked to a variety of trainers who ALL told us that CBD oil is proven to be counter-intuitive for dogs with fear aggression – unlike most articles online.

After spending oodles of money on different types of dog trainers to adjust his behaviour. And creating one scared-overly cautious vet, despite our dog never harming the doc prior and getting Ash to wear a basket muzzle during his visit. We ended up hiring a veterinarian behaviour consultant.

The consultant tested and watched our dog’s actions for an hour before concluding with a diagnosis of fear aggression and resource guarding. She offered some tips and a prescription for Fluoxetine.

Turns out the vet gave a prescription dosage that’s also ideal for adults. The prescription can even be dropped off with our regular grocery store pharmacist. Ash is very dopey, comfortable and grinning with the minimum dosage – it makes the world of a difference when he walks and interacts with people.

Still, like humans, every dog’s make up is different. Instead of wasting money on unnecessary services and products, just get a creditable Veterinary Behavior Consultant to help your dog get diagnosed and prescribed properly – not guesstimated. We’re sure you’ll find safe and smooth results this way.

Dena - November 2, 2018

17 month- old neutered male- American Eskimo/ Samoyed mix—-bites when doesn’t like being disciplined- dislikes other people, is often affectionate with family. Would some sort of doggy Prozac or cbd help calm him. Our vet doesn’t want to put him on anything but also has difficulty trying to exam him.

Dena - November 2, 2018

17 month- old neutered male- American Eskimo/ Samoyed mix—-bites when doesn’t like being disciplined- dislikes other people, is often affectionate with family. Would some sort of doggy Prozac or cbd help calm him. Our vet doesn’t want to put him on anything but also has difficulty trying to exam him.

Ione Fried - June 14, 2018

Interested

Liliana Gerbin - June 12, 2018

I do have a question does this PCR oil can help with bad hips and bad arthritis? Our dog is 13yr old German Shepard mix with Riot Ruller and about 2 weeks ago she was diagnosed with kidney failure and lately I noticed her back legs are giving up and yes we order 1 PCR oil I really hope it helps her with arthritis.

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