Why are pets afraid of fireworks?
Dogs are more affected by fireworks detonations, while some cats tolerate them better. Here we explain some of the effects of fireworks exposure on pets and also we will give you some tips on what to do so that your pet does not suffer so much during festivities.
Pets have much lower sound levels. Your ear is sharper and much finer to pick up noise. On average, they support up to 85 decibels and fireworks reach up to 190 and 200. From the beginning, the auditory capacity is altered.
Both dogs and cats, the most common pets, can present palpitations, salivation, tremors, stiffness and respiratory failure, nausea and vomiting also appear and they run from one side to the other. Horses, for example, neigh and 'stomp' due to stress and birds get scared.
How to tell if my pet is stressed and feeling anxious?
They look very euphoric and feel very afraid, because they do not have a perception of space or what is happening and it is not strange that they stop eating from one day to the next as a manifestation of their anxiety, give them to drink a lot of water.
Because of barking or meowing louder there can be an intense gasp.
Urinating or defecating in places not authorized by their masters is also a common practice product of being afraid.
What can I do to help my furry friend?
It is advisable to disperse the noises of the explosions of the fireworks with the television or with music: "The reaction to the sounds is much more favorable if the pet is accompanied, in these moments you have to give them a loving treatment so that they do not feel alone It is worth embracing them and it is not recommended to put the collar or muzzle, so they are more comfortable
CBD is a great option to help our pets overcome the stress and anxiety due to fireworks.
In the case of medicinal use of cannabis in animals, edible, extracts or oils rich in CBD are used, but pay attention, it has to be without THC, that is, from industrial hemp and not from what is usually known as marijuana or narcotic cannabis.
Also note that not only dogs and cats could benefit from the therapeutic properties of CBD; Several studies show that pigs, chickens, monkeys and rats have identical receptors that we do, so that CBD treatment would be a more than promising solution to many medical conditions in animals.
Are there any risks of giving CBD to my pet?
CBD is processed in the liver through the cytochrome p450 enzyme, so it is important not to give CBD within 6 hours after administering a drug processed by that enzyme. Under no circumstances should prescribed medicines be dispensed without the supervision of the veterinarian.
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