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CBD for fireworks fear? Many think so!

Jay Hartenbach

by, Jay Hartenbach

December 7, 2019

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, pets’ fireworks fear is a real concern. The chances of some after-dark pops of celebration in the sky are high. If you’re dreading the wave of excitement potentially peaking your dog’s desire to run and hide, you might consider what CBD-based pet products may be able to do.

In places all over the United States, there are people finding their own solutions in tinctures and chews for their furry best friend. 

In late 2018, Dr. Lou Ann Ervin, a vet in Waco, Texas, began sharing the naturally-based compound with her patients, saying: “We tried CBD oil for this little puppy and it worked great.” The doctor told KWTX-TV news, in a story relating to fireworks and pets, that the puppy was one early success story and that they’ve continued “this the whole time.”

Dr. Dale Porsher of the Shores Animal Clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida, echoed Dr. Ervin when he spoke to CBS 12 News about this very subject. Dr. Porcher explained, “A lot of dogs have thunderstorm phobias, fireworks phobias, separation anxiety and it absolutely works for that… There have been no negative side effects I’ve seen other than I think it works better in some dogs than others,” 

But will CBD be a good idea for your pet?

Like any new compound hitting the mass market, there are bound to be questions. The FDA is still not set on how it feels about CBD and its potential uses so many are still not sure of what, how, or for whom this substance is truly for. 

Dr. Porcher echoes many veterinarians when he shares the advice of “be sure to talk to your vet, purchase from a reputable company and be sure to read the label for No THC.”

Another great piece of advice from the experts is: work with a company that is third party tested.

Medterra always uses isolated, hemp-derived CBD – and only CBD. There is never any THC, guaranteed. We are proudly third party tested and you can always read our results, online. (link to Medterra results)

All of us at Medterra have always been sure that the passion we have for CBD for people translated to the pets, too. This is showcased in our official approval as a manufacturer of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). The NASC, a nonprofit industry group, is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of companion animals throughout the United States. They do this by identifying the highest quality products in the animal health supplement industry.

Research and reputation are always key factors when looking into this type of potential purchase. They are always top of mind at Medterra.

Dr. Ibrahim Shokry, a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, with over 30 years of veterinarian experience, shared that sentiment with HuffPost earlier in 2019, saying: “It can be used in the treatment of certain types of seizures, to control pain, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, to stimulate appetite and to manage anxiety… All these uses are based on experiences, but controlled clinical studies are needed in dogs and cats to establish efficacy and safety.”

Medterra couldn’t agree more, which is why we have also partnered with Baylor College of Medicine to continue our dedicated support into the science of this beneficial, natural, wellness compound. This research is meant to benefit both pets and humans, alike. 

Even though research is always continuing, Vets like Shokry echo that of many saying, “CBD is generally safe to use on pets if you’re buying pet products from a reputable source and use them in the correct dose,” and that it “may help the animals cope with the anxiety caused by fireworks.”

If you have questions about CBD and your furry best friend, send us a message or call us at: 

(800) 971-1288 

Prefer email? Support@MedterraPets.com

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