It’s that time of year pet owners dread, what used to be fireworks on the 5th November now seems to stretch for much longer. I’ve already heard fireworks late into the night on many occasions in the last 2 weeks and I’ve already witnessed the stress of dogs increase when fireworks go off outside.

There are many arguments each year about fireworks. Should the be banned? Should they be just for public displays? Should people just stop being a killjoy and learn to accept them? With Sainsburys being the first supermarket to ban them this year it certainly has become a talking point.

In recent years you may have seen a surge in popularity in CBD Oil, mainly due to the wide range of health benefits it has. First, let’s understand what it is. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is one of the two compounds that is found both in cannabis and in hemp. Unlike the other compound, tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD is not psychoactive so will not have the same side effects as smoking marijuana. Most of the health properties that CBD oils have comes directly from hemp rather than from marijuana.

The reason we’ve heard more about CBD oil in recent years is not only due to its health benefits but also due to the legalisation in certain states of marijuana. This has opened research avenues for chemists and pharmacists to truly understand what health benefits CBD can deliver. Going forward we can only expect for more interest, time and investment to be put into developing CBD based health solutions.

So now we know what it is, how can it help your dog? Well, the healing properties of CBD oils aren’t just strictly limited to humans. It’s used to reduce the effects of anxiety, nausea, seizures and epilepsy just to name a few. Recent studies show that an estimated 5% of all domesticated dogs worldwide suffer from seizures, if your pet, unfortunately, falls under this category, it’s worth trying. Also, unlike other dog medication, the side effects of the use of CBD oil are minimal due to it deriving itself from hemp, making it both legal and safe. Due to the lack of THC in the oil as well your dog won’t be ‘high’ or ‘sedated’ as you may well have assumed.

Personal experiences from dog owners have backed up these claims. One woman stated that her dog used to suffer from anxiety, mainly whenever she went to leave the house. To alleviate this anxiety, she tried CBD oil as treatment which has “worked wonders” in alleviating the levels of anxiety her furry four-legged friend was suffering from beforehand. A study conducted in 2012 also proved heavily that it can prevent seizures within dogs quite significantly.

So, if you’ve decided that CBD Oil can help your dog with one of its health issues, how do you go about deciding which oil is best for your dog? Well, first and foremost you’re going to want to make sure that the CBD oil you’re looking at is 100% organic. This means it’s void of any harmful pesticides for fungicides. Also, make sure that the product is certified so you know that the relevant tests have been done so that you’re getting as much for your money as you can and giving your dog the proper treatment. Also, get it in liquid form, this means that you can perfectly regulate how much CBD oil your dog is receiving. We are pleased I Am Truth CBD oil is all those things and more.

Fireworks are pretty but nobody wants to see or hear a stressed-out dog.

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