Prepare for pet’s situational stress on the spookiest day of the year! Pet stress can be triggered by several things on Halloween, from the doorbell ringing off of the hook to sudden knocks and scary costumes. Don’t worry, Pet Releaf created a guide to help you prepare for your pet’s safety and situational stress this upcoming holiday so you and your furry family members can enjoy Halloween night! Spoiler alert, you may want to add CBD for Dogs to your pet’s Halloween stress kit for a calmer holiday.

1. Create a Safe Space For Your Dog’s Halloween Anxiety

Create a comfortable, safe place for your anxious dog when there’s loud noises coming from the door. It’s key to fill their safe space with their favorite items to help them feel relaxed. Whether it be a dog or cat bed, blankets, toys, or even a piece of clothing that smells like you—anything could be of help when the night’s activities are a bit more unpredictable! Plus, try playing some classical music or the turn up the volume on the television to muffle some of the outside noise.

2. Use Pet Releaf’s CBD Hemp Oil

Pet parents often turn to CBD products to support their pet’s stress levels as CBD may promote calmness and relaxation during stressful events. When CBD enters your pet’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), it activates particular receptors in the body so that they can have a 2-way communication between regulatory systems. These two receptors are known as the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Since the CB1 receptors work in the brain and CB2 receptors are found throughout other systems in the body, this allows both receptors to “talk” to one another. This process allows your pet to feel calmer and much more relaxed.

When Should You Administer CBD Before Halloween?

Halloween can be a stressful time for our furry family members. Each of our Pet Releaf products offer different potencies and recommended usages based on your pet’s weight. At Pet Releaf, we recommend splitting the recommended usage between the morning and evening. Each administration has a half-life of 9 hours, by splitting the recommended usage between the AM/PM your pet will gain the health benefits of CBD for the majority of the day! If you only want to administer before the Halloween festivities begin, then administer the usage amount at least one hour beforehand so it has time to kick in and promote calming effects. Also, don’t forget to administer our USDA Organic Hemp Oils on an empty stomach for max absorption and if your pet doesn’t like taking oil straight from a dropper, our Liposome Hemp Oils can be administered during or after mealtime.

As a dog owner, make sure to keep Pet Releaf Edibites on hand so you can give those as needed throughout the evening as additional support for your pet’s situational stress. Our Calming Soft Chew Edibites are Peanut Butter & Carob flavored and include functional ingredients like chamomile and baobab to further support calm behavior.

If you have never used Pet Releaf Organic Hemp Oil before and are looking to use it for the first time this Halloween, a safe bet is to start your pet on our products about 48 hours before the festivities begin! Each of our furry friends are different, and although most pet parents see results within 30-45 minutes when administering our products properly, some pets may require a couple of days of usage for desired results. By starting two days early, you’re increasing the chances of Pet Releaf dog CBD to promote a calming effect during Halloween!

Make sure to buy and stock up on Pet Releaf’s USDA Organic Hemp Oils or tinctures before the big day as a natural, holistic calming supplement for your pooch.

3. Reduce Dog Anxiety By Placing The Candy Bowl Outside

A way to avoid the endless doorbell ringing or knocks on the front door from trick-or-treaters is by placing the Halloween candy bowl on your doorstep. As a loving pet owner, you want to take all the necessary steps to make your pet companions feel comfortable and decrease the amount of barking and levels of dog anxiety during the holiday. By placing the candy bowl outside, your anxious dog or cat most likely won’t get as stressed from the loud noise or unknown visitors at the door and kids can just freely help themselves to the candy outside. Plus, don’t forget the “Please Take Only One” sign!

4. Reward Good Behavior

Just like the kiddos are getting their candy from their trick-or-treating adventures, make sure your dog or cat is fully stocked with their favorite treat! Provide your pet with a bone or long-lasting chew to keep them occupied during the excitement outside.

As your pet’s Halloween stress starts arising, follow these tips to ensure your pet is comfortable and safe. Also, make sure that you are fully stocked with all the essentials like our Pet Releaf CBD Hemp Oils and Edibites to make for a smoother Halloween holiday. If you’re not sure which product to buy your pet, try out our Product Finder for a custom product recommendation!

Halloween doesn’t have to be stressful. Dress up your pet in a fun Halloween dog costume by checking out our 5 Easy DIY Dog Halloween Costumes!