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Calm your pet’s anxieties on Bonfire Night with CBD

Fireworks on the 5th November scare 40% of the UK’s pet dogs – could CBD be the answer?

Remember, remember the fifth of November. The novel British tradition of burning a mock Guy Fawkes at the stake followed by an orchestra of fireworks is often a night to remember for millions of Brits.

However, as a nation famed for their love of dogs, it isn’t so much an evening of celebration for man’s best friend.

Around 40% of the UK’s dogs being scared of fireworks, many owners often need to plan ahead and take steps to help keep their dog calm and safe during the night of Bonfire Night.

As Britons look towards more holistic remedies rather than prescribed medications, the popularity of CBD has boomed within the health and wellbeing markets.

By the end of 2021, the valuation of the CBD market is expected to triple in size to £1.2bn. 

Recently, the Pew Research Center found that one in seven Americans use CBD daily. 

CBD for pets is expected to be the latest trend within the CBD market to explode, with the valuation of CBD for pets in the US to be worth $122 million.

British consumers looking to improve their own wellbeing has been key to the growth of the British market.

The British consumers have been displaying their new found desire for CBD infused products in recent polling.

EOS Scientific has commissioned nationally representative research across a sample of more than 2000 UK adults and found that 38% of Brits, representing almost 17.5 million UK adults, would use CBD oil to manage their mental health.

How soon will we see British pet owners using the hero compound for their pets wellbeing too? Simon Manthorpe, CEO of EOS Scientific, has commented on the science of CBD and why pets could benefit from the introduction to CBD during Bonfire Night.

“CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. So far CBD is known to help with not only epilepsy but also anxiety, inflammation, pain relief and sleeping issues. 

“CBD is regarded as a food supplement that helps to bring balance to our bodies and minds by complementing or ‘topping up’ the endocannabinoid system which most are unable to create enough of, therefore causing imbalance.

“The human body naturally creates cannabinoids, which are used by the endocannabinoid system to maintain balance/homeostasis within the body.

“The endocannabinoid system has been long regarded as the most important system in the body for maintaining long term health.

“Although the initial studies looking into CBD effects on dogs is only just being conducted now, initial indications are positive, as well as accounts of user testimony.

Testimonies have implied that dogs that suffer from anxiety brought about by bright flashing lights – much like epilepsy that you’d see in humans – CBD has assisted with calming them down.

Obviously it is deeply upsetting to see our pets in a state of distress. Therefore, I would love to see further research conducted that would demonstrate the benefits that CBD oil has on our pets.”

lyndahamiltonparker
Lynda Hamilton Parker is a Scottish PR expert and independent publisher

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