In a study from 2020 made in Finland, included 13715 pet dogs of 264 different breeds show the following results:
70% display anxiety
32% were afraid of noise (at least one) , and among them 26% were afraid of fireworks.
17% were afraid of other dogs, 15% of dogs are fearful of strangers, 11% were afraid of a novel situation
5% of the dogs suffer from separation anxiety
14% were considered aggressive
According to the result, age was an important factor because young dogs were prone to have more problematic behaviors than old ones ( separation anxiety, urinating on the floor, or damaging the furniture)
Males were considered more aggressive and females has the tendency to feel fear.
Stress in animals occurs when they have to make prolongest physiological and behavioral adjustments to cope with their environment.
Signs of stress:
increase or decrease of appetite
increasing or obsessive grooming
increase or decrease of contact
How CBD can help with this situation?
I have to be honest, the behavior cases are one of the most difficult to manage with CBD because it needs to work in conjunction with modification behavioral techniques, but according to many researchers made in mice and humans, Cannabis therapy had helped with anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, depression and human psychosis.
The Endocannabinoid system plays a key role in modulating anxiety, fear, and stress. CB1 is found in the brain that controls memory, emotions, and pain, meanwhile,CB2 is important in behavioral regulation.
Which cannabinoids and terpenoids may help to behavioral cases?
CBD, CBG ( strong anti-anxiety effect) and CBDA. For terpenoids: Linalool, Limonene and Caryophyllene.
An interesting fact is that nutrition may help as well, portions of Omega 3, VItamin E, Zinc, Iron, magnesium, and fiber can cause a big difference when we deal with anxiety.