NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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.¬†