Written by Elissa Hayes
Can CBD help your pets this firework night ?
Everybody is well aware that people are using CBD for a variety of things from pain to anxiety and skin problems, but did you know that it can also be used to treat conditions similar to humans.
So why would pets need CBD?
Just like us, pets can live with common illnesses such as pain, anxiety, arthritis and many more conditions just like us humans and one of the most stressful times of the year for anxious pets is Fireworks night !
Fireworks for pets can cause severe anxiety, I used to own a beautiful springer spaniel and this time of year I dreaded it because the anxiety she got from the sound of the fireworks was just heartbreaking, the sudden loud bangs can release a stress hormone that causes adrenaline and what does adrenaline do to us? It tells us we are in danger causes anxiety and the feeling of running away! I should know I used to suffer anxiety until I discovered our CBD,
Unfortunately fireworks night is one of the worst time of years for dogs bolting and running off, lot of dogs run away and go missing over Bonfire night festivities.
With fireworks night drawing closer we have had many questions regarding the safety of CBD for pets and dosage.
Every dog will respond differently, which is why it’s important to start with a small dose, monitor your pet’s results, and adjust from there. Most products will offer dosing suggestions, but keep in mind that these are developed by the manufacturer.
Since CBD isn’t regulated, there’s no way to tell how much is safe and effective to give a dog.
- Start with a low dose.
- Monitor your pet’s reactions.
- Increase doses slowly if needed.
Because the FDA doesn’t currently regulate CBD, there’s a lot of variability in products on the market. That means that certain CBD products for humans and pets are more effective than others.
A good rule of thumb when selecting CBD products is to look on the product’s website for “certificates of analysis” and other evidence of third-party testing. These certificates tell you things like if products are pesticide and heavy metal-free and if the quality is as advertised.
We have our 3rd party lab testing results on our website ensuring you are buying real CBD oil and an oil that is not unsafe. We are proud of our CBD oil. We love highlighting the fact we share our oils lab results and boast accordingly to having one of the strongest and safest oils on the market.
A lot of companies don’t share this hugely important documentation, in fact 90% of CBD companies I have come across online do not prove what is in their oil, which I would personally stay well away from.
If you give CBD to your dog, watch for signs of a positive or negative reaction.
For example, if you give CBD to your dog 20 minutes before a firework show and find them lying comfortably during the festivities when they’d otherwise be cowering under a bed, the CBD has probably been effective.
Or, if your dog’s arthritis has been causing mobility issues, and after about a week of CBD. they’re able to run and jump like they used to, chances are high it’s doing something.
As for negative effects, look for excessive panting, lethargy, vomiting, dribbling urine, and loss of balance. If your pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms, they may have consumed too much and may be experiencing toxic effects.
In this case, it’s best to visit your veterinarian. They’ll be able to help you regardless of whether they’re willing to discuss CBD with you. Or give us a shout and we can help you with dosage information.
Thank you and enjoy Fireworks Night.