Keep Your Dog Relaxed on the 4th of July

More dogs run away on the 4th of July than on any other day of the year. Many dogs get scared by the noises and commotion of the holiday, causing many to even flee from secure fenced backyards. The dogs run away as a survival instinct caused by the noises, burning smells, and flashes of light. It is important to keep a close eye on your dog this holiday and look for signs of stress.

There are many different signs of stress to look out for. When dogs are stressed they may excessively lick their paws or nose, refuse food, pace or hide, or shake and pant even though it is not hot. It is important that you keep your dogs on leash around any potential loud noises or fireworks. Some dogs, however, will continue to be anxious even if they will remain at home. Luckily, there are a few different companies that make cannabis infused dog treats that can help calm your dog and keep them stress free this Independence Day.


Treatibles is a company out of Oakland that make CBD based dog treats. Treatibles contain no THC so your dog won’t get high, but they will get relief from their anxiety. The dose for Treatibles is one small treat for every 10 lbs of weight or one large treat for every 25 lbs of weight. Treatibles use quality ingredients and they come in pumpkin and blueberry flavor. Treatibles are gluten-free, non-gmo, vegan, and free from refined sugar. They also contain added superfood ingredients, such as coconut oil, hempseed oil, turmeric and cinnamon, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Lastly, as the product is derived from hemp, you will not need a medical marijuana recommendation for purchase.

Holistic Hound

Holistic Hound, began by Heidi Hill, is a brand centered on health and nutrition for your pet companion. Hollistic Hound’s CBD Dog Treats – 3 mg are derived from organically grown hemp in Colorado and contain a blend of five mushrooms with chicken and lamb flavor. Without the high-inducing aspects of THC, the 3 mg CBD treats can be the best choice for your pet to go through the 4th oh July’s festivities anxiety-free.

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