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A local store is carrying CBD for pets

Posted at 7:40 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 21:49:31-04

LANSING, Mich. — The non-stop fireworks during the Fourth of July can turn even the calmest pooch into a nervous wreck.

Some owners are trying a new way to relieve the anxiety by using cannabidiol or CBD.

Preuss Pets in Lansing are one of the stores that's started carrying CBD.

The manufacturers say it can help calm pets down quickly.

"Pets are like humans," said Mel Spencley from Above The Roots Michigan.

"Just like when humans take it, it actually goes to your receptors and it opens those receptors."

Above The Roots Michigan makes all of its products in Michigan and has been working with CBD for almost a year.

Spencley says, "I've had great success with animals that have anxiety or that have seizures, cancer, arthritis; they take our product and within probably 15, 20 minutes," she said they tend to calm down. She added, don't stick to those times but it does help them.

Spencley recommends you use the oil form of CBD because it will work faster.

She also recommends that you should put it on a treat, or something they really like so that it soaks in properly.

One customer even tried it out at the store.

"She is a rescue and I don't really know her past and sometimes she does seemingly, randomly get nervous, so hopefully this is gonna help," said Madeleine Gorman.

Preuss Pet Store wants to make sure you do research before you make the decision to use CBD on your pet.

"First, make sure that individuals are consulting with their veterinarian, because we are not vets," said General Store Manager, Kirbay Preuss .

"Secondly, look at the whole umbrella of different products that can help. CBD is one of many different products out there."

News 10 reached out to several local veterinarians but most wouldn't comment.

However, one did say it is a "buy or beware situation."

The FDA has not approved cannabidiol for a diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any condition in humans or animals.

It has tested samples of several products and found many did not contain the level of CBD they claim.

The FDA recommends customers do their research before buying or using any cannabidiols.

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