Calming Dog Treats Your Pet Will Love

Need help finding calming dog treats for your dog? Here's what you need to know!

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of Lazarus Naturals.

My two dogs couldn't be more different. Yes, they are both 11 years old and beloved members of our family. But that's about where the similarities end.

Grady is small, black (though he's getting whiter around the face every year), and the most relaxed dog you've ever met.

Griffey is big, white (hides his age), and anxious about everything. Seriously. A knock on the door, a glimpse of the UPS van, or even the vacuum can send him into fits of barking. Even though he's had Grady by his side for over 10 years, he still has a hard time being like his calm little brother.

We're always on the lookout for calming treats with a dog like Griffey, and when I first heard about CBD I was intrigued, and honestly, a little nervous. 

Was this something we wanted to try?

Then I did my homework, and found that I had a lot of misconceptions about CBD and what it could do for my dogs.

What are CBD dog treats anyway?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is derived from the hemp plant, and is a naturally occurring molecule that works in the endocannabinoid system of an animal. This system is responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body, and is tied to mood, pain response, and more.

While CBD does come from hemp, it does not cause the "high" associated with marijuana use, and can have many important benefits. Reading more about CBD made me want to give it a try to help my anxious dog.

We tried some CBD treats. And both of my dogs turned up their noses.

So when Lazarus Naturals sent us a sampler of their CBD dog treats and tinctures, I was excited but skeptical. Would we finally get to see the benefits of calming dog treats because my pets would actually want to eat them?

PS - keep reading for a chance to win a box of Lazarus Naturals dog treats just like mine!

Calming Dog Treats - the Verdict

The box arrived and it was a really good sign - Griffey couldn't wait to sniff it out. I decided to try the Calm + Vitality treats first, because Griffey is getting older and finding his mobility is not what it used to be. 

He took a sniff, thought about it for a minute, then gobbled it up. He loved these treats!

I immediately noticed that the Vitality treats from Lazarus Naturals did not have the earthy, hemp-like scent that I had found with other treats (and if I can smell it you know my dogs can). These were much more palatable for my sometimes picky dog, and he even asked for more!

Calm + Vitality is the perfect choice for Griffey. As an anxious dog, he needs calming treats before stressful situations like car rides. The Full Spectrum CBD helps with that, while also including ingredients like Shiitake, Reishi, Lion's Mane mushrooms and cur cumin for joint support. Just what his old bones need to keep him feeling great!

But I'll be honest with you. While Griffey loved these treats, they were not the biggest hit of our Lazarus Naturals sampler. That honor belonged to the Wild Salmon Flavored Calming Pet CBD Oil Tincture.

While my dog Grady is much more relaxed by nature, he can also benefit from CBD. Grady has back and neck problems, which can hamper his mobility and cause pain. He went wild for the Salmon flavored CBD oil tincture, and judging by his snoring afterwards it really helped him to relax and get comfortable for his afternoon nap.

This tincture is formulated with Wild Salmon Oil as well as CBD, so it can help support healthy immune function, the heart, and a healthy skin and coat. It's a double win for us, and I can put a few drops in his food or on our favorite homemade treats whenever he needs it.

Lazarus Naturals makes the best dog treats that we have tried in our quest to check out CBD. Check out their selection for yourself here.

I'm super excited to have them in our treat drawer for those times when my dogs need help calming or are just feeling their age. And I know you will be too!

Are you thinking of trying calming treats for your dogs? You're in luck! Our friends at Lazarus Naturals are giving away 500 sampler packs of their calming pet treats and tinctures, and you could win one! 

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