Rocky, CBD and the Moon

Can the Moon Affect our Dog’s Behavior?

Many clients working to dial in both the optimal and maintenance dose of CBD for their pet contact me with feedback about things they have noticed. Rocky’s story is a great example of why observing and keeping a log as you go through the process are key steps to getting the best result. Based on what you see, you may need to adjust your pet’s dose for environmental shifts, including perhaps,  the cycle of the moon.

About Rocky

Here’s a little background. Rocky is a 13 year old Chihuahua/Min Pin diagnosed with lung cancer, Cushing’s disease and who experiences severe fear episodes.

The family set Rocky’s goal to be:  Lessened episodes of fear, calmer/happier, quality of life

We helped his family to select an appropriate product and explained the three step process to find the optimal therapeutic and maintenance dosing. About a month later, we received this message from his Mom.

Message from Rocky’s Family

“Rocky continues to do well on Myriam’s Hope! I continue to give him four drops twice a day. It just seems to work for him, so it seems as though this will be his maintenance dose.

Interesting story, he’s been oddly struggling the past two days again (having more severe fear reactions, etc.), so I decided to look up when there would be a full moon in August and funny enough, it was yesterday. So crazy how that seems to have an effect on him! I suspect today and maybe tomorrow will continue to be a bit off for him and then go back to normal.

Anyway, thank you again for all your guidance. I feel so grateful to have your knowledge and expertise guide us to help my little man out.”

-Chelsea

My Reply

Thanks so much for the feedback. So happy to know Rocky has found his optimal dose and that you have settled on a good maintenance dose.

I’m not surprised about the moon cycles. I would suggest keeping tabs on that and maybe increasing the dose as needed during that time as it may help. Certainly being aware of triggers, whether tangible or not will help to keep him on the right path.

The Bottom Line

We are all unique in how we respond to CBD. Following a consistent regime and paying attention to what you observe are so critical to getting good results. In this case, it was something a bit more obscure, but Chelsea followed her instincts. Rocky continues to do well with his product and his maintenance dose and his family knows that it is not only safe, but beneficial to adjust his dose based on his needs.