Okoa Pet Veterinary Science Officer Dr. Robert Silver, DVM, MS, explains how cannabidiol (CBD) works with a dog’s nervous system to increase the production of serotonin, the calming molecule in the brain. If you plan to use CBD to help calm your dog during July 4th fireworks, it’s recommended to start giving your dog CBD three to five days beforehand. This helps to create a sense of calm in the dog before it becomes disrupted by frightening sounds or events. “With frightening stimuli, once they build momentum in the dog’s mind they are a lot harder to control than if they are addressed early or before the process begins to accelerate,”says Doc Rob.
Also see our blog 10 Tips To Help Your Dog Cope With Fireworks Anxiety.
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