The Fourth of July is just a few days away and you'll probably hear fireworks all weekend long. Friends and families will get together, have BBQ parties, and enjoy each other. While this may be a great gathering for humans, dogs enjoy the festive events up to the point when the fireworks light up the sky.
Dogs are naturally afraid of fireworks for several reasons. Let's start with the fact that most fireworks are overwhelming and alarming because dogs have a more acute sense of hearing compared to humans.
July fourth is a day of celebration so we expect fireworks on this day. For dogs, this is just another day. Fireworks come with flashing lights and noises. If that is not enough to scare dogs, these flashing lights and noises come at different intervals and are different in looks and sound. Because fireworks are unpredictable, many dogs perceive them as a threat. Imagine their hearts pounding as the fireworks come without warning. This naturally triggers dogs to defend or run, so they end up running and hiding. They also show signs of anxiety-like whining, panting, restlessness, and pacing.
Many dog owners try to be proactive by getting sedatives. Sedatives are often prescribed to dogs with firework phobia and have been found to heighten the noise sensitivity in dogs while decreasing their ability to respond physically. Imagine you are sedated and locked in a room with insects that you are really afraid of. You are terrified but you cannot move. Someone looking in might assume that all is well because you are not reacting. Yet, on the inside, you are "dying". Administering sedative to dogs put them at risk for serious health issues, even at low doses as these sedatives reduce the amount of look being pumped around their body. With that being said, what can you help your dog during this potentially stressful day for your furry friend?
CBD infused treats and oils administered to your dog may be the natural remedy to help your dog cope with the anxiety caused by fireworks. This is due to the calming effect of CBD. GoGreen Hemp CBD Dog chews and CBD Bacon Dog Tinctures are safe and healthy as they have no THC in them. CBD's powerful anti-anxiety effect works almost the same on dogs as they do on humans, as dogs and humans both are born with a natural endocannabinoid system. CBD boosts serotonin in the brain. In turn, this reduces fear and anxiety. CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system to tell the body that something is wrong. CBD's effectiveness in relieving anxiety is one of the main reasons why CBD has become so popular. With CBD oil, you don't have to worry about side effects from prescription medicine, instead, you can get quick natural relief.
While some dogs are not affected in the slightest way, others have a firework phobia. This phobia issue is becoming an increasingly serious welfare concern as more dogs run away on the fourth of July than any other day of the year, and many dogs experience an illness that is stress and anxiety-related around this time. With the right training and the right CBD product, you can help your dog become more confident and manage the effects of the "boom" during the firework season. Now that you understand why dogs are afraid of fireworks, you can address these fears. Your dog will react or take cues from you so make an effort to keep your dog calm by remaining calm yourself and don't forget to stock up on GoGreen Hemp CBD products for both you and your dog.
When shopping for CBD products for your dog there are two important factors to always look out for. First and foremost you want to ensure all of your CBD dog products are veterinarian formulated to ensure that they are meant to be consumed by your pet. Second, you want to ensure that they are completely THC-Free as dogs have very high sensitivity to THC compared to humans. All of GoGreen Hemp's CBD dog products are both veterinarian formulated and THC-free.
Please keep in mind CBD is not a cure-all solution, and is not meant to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If your dog's fear of fireworks is particularly bad, seek advice from a qualified animal behaviorist.
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