Pet Owners Turn To CBD To Calm Their Anxious Animals During Fireworks

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 11:06:48-04

For humans, fireworks are festive and fun, but for pets, not so much. Several pet owners are using a new kind of chill pill: CBD oil.

CBD products, in capsule or drop form, are fast-becoming common-place on Nashville shelves. They contain non-psychoactive hemp extract said to calm pets suffering from anxiety issues, nervousness, or fear of fireworks. 

Wendie Dennison is the General Manager at Nashville Pet Products. She says, they're new to the world of CBD but say it's very popular with pet parents.  

"We've had so much customer curiosity and interest that we started looking into it. We have brought in a couple of lines from companies that we trust and have experience with," she said. 

Other Nashville-based companies are taking notice of the trend. Start-up YUYO Botanics initially developed a line of CBD products for humans but say they'll also be releasing a line for pets soon, as interest continues to grow.

Some vets are still hesitant to use CBD, since there are no long-term studies dedicated to the long-term effects of CBD.