As the Fourth of July approaches (or when New Year's Eve celebrations are around the corner), fireworks are a common sight. While these vibrant displays might be exciting for us, our furry friends might not share the same sentiment. Many dogs are terrified of the loud noises and bright flashes that come with fireworks. Ethereal Gold Dispensary brings to you a natural alternative to assist in calming your pet — CBD for dogs. In this article, we will explore the benefits of using CBD to calm your dog during fireworks.
Understanding the Fear
The fear of fireworks in dogs is a form of noise phobia. The unexpected, loud sounds can lead them to feel trapped and helpless, which causes anxiety and stress. Some dogs may hide, whine, or even become destructive.
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound derived from hemp plants. It is well known for its beneficial properties, without the psychoactive effects that are associated with THC. CBD products for pets are specially formulated to be safe and effective.
Benefits of CBD for Dogs
- Reduces Anxiety - One of the most celebrated benefits of CBD is its ability to reduce anxiety. By interacting with the endocannabinoid system in dogs, CBD helps in regulating mood. This can be extremely helpful in calming your dog during the chaos of fireworks.
- Promotes Calmness - CBD has been observed to promote a sense of calm in dogs. By reducing anxiety, it helps them to be less reactive to loud noises, making the fireworks experience less distressing for them.
- Alleviates Stress - When a dog is stressed, it may experience an increase in heart rate and cortisol levels. CBD can help to balance these levels, alleviating the physical symptoms associated with stress.
- Supports Sleep - A dog that is anxious and stressed is likely to have trouble sleeping. CBD can be beneficial in supporting sleep by calming the central nervous system.
- Safe & Natural - CBD is a safe and natural alternative to many medications that might have side effects. It is non-psychoactive and non-addictive, making it a responsible choice for your pet’s wellbeing.
The Importance of Full Panel COAs for CBD Dog Products
Ensuring THC Levels Are Safe
When it comes to giving CBD to your beloved furry friend, it’s crucial to make sure that the product is safe and of high quality. This is where Full Panel Certificates of Analysis (COAs) come into play. One of the primary concerns with CBD products is the content of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). While CBD itself is non-psychoactive, THC is the compound responsible for the ‘high’ associated with cannabis. Dogs are particularly sensitive to THC, and it is toxic to them. A Full Panel COA ensures that the THC content in the CBD product is within safe limits. (THC content in CBD products for pets must be ND or THC-free.)
Understanding THC Toxicity in Dogs
The reason why THC is toxic to dogs lies in the way their bodies process cannabinoids. Dogs have a higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brains compared to humans. This means that when a dog ingests THC, the effects are much more intense and can be harmful. THC toxicity in dogs can lead to a variety of symptoms, such as lethargy, difficulty walking, urinary incontinence, hypersensitivity to noise and movements, and in severe cases, even coma or seizures.
Choosing the Right Product with Confidence
A Full Panel COA not only verifies the THC content but also provides a comprehensive analysis of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and potential contaminants such as heavy metals or pesticides. This level of transparency is vital for ensuring the safety and efficacy of the CBD product you choose for your dog. With a Full Panel COA, you can confidently select a product knowing it has been thoroughly tested and verified, which is particularly important when trying to alleviate your pet’s anxiety during situations like fireworks. Always look for a Full Panel COA from a reputable third-party lab when purchasing CBD products for your pets, as this ensures you’re making an informed and safe choice for their wellbeing.
And remember, THC content in CBD products for pets must be ND or THC-free!
CBD Products for Your Pet
Ethereal Gold Dispensary offers a range of full panel tested CBD products specially formulated for your pets. From tinctures to treats, you can choose what's best for your furry friend.
Tips for Using CBD
- Start with a low dose and monitor your dog's reaction.
- Consult a veterinarian for advice on using CBD for your pet.
- Use CBD in conjunction with creating a safe space for your dog during fireworks.
Getting Safe CBD for Your Furry Friend
The noise and flashes of fireworks can be incredibly distressing for our beloved dogs. Thankfully, full panel tested CBD offers a natural and effective way to help alleviate the anxiety and stress associated with this fear. By choosing CBD products from Ethereal Gold Dispensary, you’re providing your pet with a high-quality solution. This 4th of July, elevate your celebrations with our exclusive deal! Use the code JULYFIREWORKS at checkout to save Better Than BOGO50% on all orders over $75! Instead of getting 50% off a lesser item, we’re going to apply the discount to your whole order — saving you even more of your hard earned money!* Don’t miss this sparkling opportunity to grab your favorites at unbeatable prices!
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Can CBD make my dog high?
No, CBD is non-psychoactive — meaning it doesn’t cause a high. Keep in mind that not all CBD products are the same. and many CBD products that are “for pets” contain amounts of THC which can be toxic to dogs. Always make sure to get a full panel COA for the batch of product you have to guarantee your pets safety.
How long before the fireworks should I give my dog CBD?
It’s best to give CBD to your dog about 30-60 minutes before the fireworks start.
Are there any side effects of CBD in dogs?
CBD is generally considered safe, but in some cases, it can cause mild side effects like drowsiness or an upset stomach.
Can I give CBD to other pets besides dogs?
Yes, CBD can also be beneficial for cats and other pets. Consult your veterinarian for guidance.
Where can I purchase CBD products for my dog?
You can purchase high-quality CBD products for your pets at Ethereal Gold Dispensary.