If you already know that CBD can help pets with more general anxiety, you may wonder if it can also help your pets with fireworks. The short answer is yes, pets can be calmed by CBD treats or oil, and this can help them get through a night of fireworks. Here’s what you need to know about how to use CBD oil to help your pet before the light show starts.
What is the Fear of Fireworks About?
While pets may respond to fireworks in many ways, including hiding, barking, whining, and shaking, almost all are responding in fear to loud noise and flashes of light that they can’t understand.
Unfortunately, if you’ve reprimanded your pets for this behavior, you may have made it worse. It’s natural for pets to be afraid of fireworks, or to think fireworks are a threat to them and to you. After all, such instincts would keep them alive in the wild.
However, other than instinct, veterinarians don’t know why pets seem to be more afraid of fireworks than other potentially fear-inducing experiences. All we can do right now is try to help them get through it. While there are many training techniques and comforting items that could help, CBD could be a great option for your pets.
How Can CBD Help with Pets Firework Anxiety?
CBD works in pets similar to how it works in humans. Unlike THC, CBD does not create any “high” sensations. Instead, it has a calming effect that naturally helps pets get through stressful experiences. Research has demonstrated that CBD can help pets handle anxiety.
Of course, the quality and safety of the CDB treat or oil matters a lot. That is why Deep South Organics creates our products in a THC-Free certified facility. The last thing you want is to have small amounts of THC in your pets’s treat that actually increases their anxiety!
Plus, as your pets is already scared of the fireworks, you do not want to be force-feeding them something unappetizing and increasing their stress levels. Deep South organics offers a taste CBD pets tincture with a natural cod liver old that is appetizing to our four-legged family members. You can put droplets of CBD oil into their water or food.
How to Prepare Your Pets for Fireworks
You shouldn’t just start your pets on CBD a few minutes before the fireworks start. The pets may associate anything you introduce to them for the first time during a scary event with that scary event, even toys, and treats. Later, the sight of the toy or Deep South Organics CBD Pet Tincture may be enough to remind them of the fireworks and upset them.
Instead, give your pet CBD at least one time before July 4th. Make sure that this is a calm, non-eventful day for them. They’ll likely be even calmer than usual, thanks to the effects of CBD, but it’s always important to see how they respond.
Then, you can give your pets another dose on July 4th. Follow the dosing recommendations on your pet-specific product. For example, Deep South Organics CBD Pet Tincture you will give 2-4 drops per every 5 pounds.
Lastly, don’t leave your pets alone in the fireworks and assume the CBD will be enough to comfort them—at least not until you’ve seen them respond a few times. Comfort your pets, offer them treats or other calming toys and techniques you use. If your pets is doing better, you may eventually get to the point that doesn’t need your presence to be calm during the fireworks.
Order Your CBD Treats Before July 4th
As you’ll need to give your pets CBD before July 4th, make your order now. Try Deep South Organics. They provide a 200mg Pet tincture which takes any hassle out of dosing and is packed full of synergistic nutritious ingredients.