Pets & Firework Safety
Fireworks, while spectacular, can be frightening and even dangerous for your pets. Read on for our top tips for helping your pet stay calm, cool, & comfortable during this summertime tradition.
Summer is nearly upon us, and that means that outdoor barbecues & star-spangled fireworks displays are right around the corner. For many of us, July 4th is an iconic American holiday, filled with friends, food, and plenty of sunscreen. For our pets, however, it can be frightening and even dangerous. While it’s no secret that fireworks can make our four-legged friends uncomfortable, a little preparation goes a long way toward helping your pet feel more at-ease on the loudest day of the year.
Did you know that more pets are lost on July 4th than any other day of the year? With backyard activities, unfamiliar faces, and unexpected, loud noises, pets may become distressed and attempt to run & hide.
To keep your pet safe, ensure they stay in a comfortable, secure environment inside the home. Provide plenty of water, stimulating activities—like long-lasting chews or interactive puzzle toys—and a comfortable place for your pet to rest outside of the fray. If you’re unable to stay with your pet, check in with them regularly to make sure they have everything they need.
CBD supplements can be a soothing, all-natural way to help manage your pet’s stress and anxiety. If your pet has tried CBD in the past with disappointing results, try incorporating hemp supplements—like our Mushroom & Hemp Soft Chews—into their daily routine.
Daily supplementation of CBD or CBG products supports your pet’s endocannabinoid system, or ECS, an internal system that helps their bodies maintain balance. Current evidence suggests that continuous, daily cannabinoid support may be more effective than single doses, and the full benefits may not be realized until up to 2 to 4 weeks of daily supplementation.
In other words: it’s never too early to start your pet on a supplement regimen!
While it’s best to incorporate CBD into your pet’s routine on a consistent basis, we understand that it might not be possible for a variety of reasons. That’s okay! All of our CBD supplements, like our Mushroom & Hemp Soft Chews, are fast-acting, making them the perfect choice for stressful situations, like fireworks. For more anxious pets, you can even double their daily dose to help boost effects.
The Fourth of July can be a stressful time for our pets, but with proper preparation & supplementation, your pet can stay safe & sound while you enjoy the festivities.