As summer approaches and the 4th of July grows near, the use of firecrackers and fireworks increases dramatically. We are out later at night and live to light up the dark skies! We barbecue and have family gatherings to celebrate our families and country, but our pets don’t know what we are celebrating, and the loud noises can cause panic attacks in some pets. When preparing to celebrate this summer, remember to think of your four-legged fury companion! There are many ways CBD can help your dog this 4th of July season. So, let’s kick back in the cut, fire one up, and learn about some pet stuff. 

There are two main factors that contribute to pet anxiety during the summer: 

  1.  The explosions on the 4th  
  1. The separation anxiety caused by us spending more time outside without them

These problems are unavoidable. Even if you don’t light off fireworks, someone else certainly will. With nice weather, social calendars can fill up quickly and have your pet feeling ignored.  Loud noises while you’re not home can cause even further anxiety. Luckily, there are ways to combat that anxiety with hemp-derived products for pets. 

There has been anecdotal evidence that CBD can help your pet. We say anecdotal because few studies on CBD’s effects on pets exist and sadly, it is not much better with humans. The first and most prominent study on the effects of CBD on pets was performed in a 2017 Cornell University study and showed the benefits that CBD had on treating arthritis in dogs. Using that study, some veterinarians have used it to correlate it treat other issues found in both pets and humans. Our customers have been extremely positive about their experiences treating their pets with CBD. The average dosage for pets is debated but most say it is roughly 0.40mg per pound but you can always use a conversion calculator

If you’ve been considering CBD for your pet, there is no better time to try it than the 4th of July season. RiverBluff carries CBD for pets and tinctures for humans can also be dosed down for pets. Unfortunately, these products aren’t available in our online store, but you can stop into our East Dubuque IL location and talk to one of our wonderful budtenders to see if CBD might be right for your pet. To stay up to date with all the latest deals and articles be sure to SIGN UP for our email group today! 

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