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Hemp products may help dogs frightened by fireworks

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 20:56:16-04

Many pets can't stand the fireworks, and there could be something to help them at marijuana dispensaries.

Canna-Pet is a product made for dogs. It's sold in some Las Vegas area marijuana dispensaries, like Euphoria Wellness. It's marketed as "therapeutic." While it does not contain pot, each biscuit has hemp cannabinoids.

Some people think it's just the answer for dogs that are bothered by fireworks.

"It can really provide a lot of relief. We've seen dogs that have had tremendous shaking go to extremely calm," said LJ Robinson, purchasing manager for Euphoria Wellness.

There are also many unanswered questions. The FDA hasn't approved any cannabis-derived products for use on animals.

"If it's an alternative, I'm all about alternative stuff. As long as it works," said Ali Bishop, a local dog owner.

There are dog treats with hemp. They also sell it in an oil form that's more concentrated. Many of the products have dosing suggestions written on the packaging.