CBD for Dogs: Firework Anxiety
Fourth of July weekend is upon us! Though this weekend may look a little different than previous Independence Day celebrations, the principal traditions are still here. Your patriotic festivities may include grilling out with friends (while social distancing), jumping in the pool, and an impressive display of light and loud sounds. Unfortunately, not everyone in the family may be excited about July 4th fireworks.
You may see exciting lights in the sky, while your furry friend is triggered with anxiety. About 40% of dogs have a firework phobia. Sudden loud sounds release stress hormones in dogs that tell their instincts to run. In turn, many dogs run away and go missing over this notorious holiday weekend.
CBD to the Rescue
Many people use CBD for a variety of things like sore muscles, anxiety, skin issues, and more. What people do not realize is that our pets can also take CBD, on a smaller scale, because they too have the same endocannabinoid system that humans do. Just like people, cats and dogs can live with similar conditions such as arthritis and anxiety.
One of the most stressful holidays of the year for pets is the Fourth of July. CBD is generally safe to use on pets if you are buying pet products from a reputable source and use them in the correct dose. More research is needed to definitively say CBD can help anxious pets, but trends point out that pet parents should consider CBD to help calm their dogs during firework shows.
Any CBD product you administer to a pet SHOULD NOT contain THC. THC is another component that will intensify a dog’s anxiety, while CBD can act as a calming agent. ZuRI-Pet products never contain THC and are veterinarian formulated to be both safe and delicious.
If your dog is on any kind of medication, please talk with your veterinarian before administering any form of CBD. Otherwise, proceed with care and caution and follow product recommendations. It is generally a good rule to reach out to your vet before giving your pet any new products for health and wellness.