Celebrating Independence Day Safely: The Role of CBD in Helping Our Furry Friends


The 4th of July, known as Independence Day, marks America's secession from British rule in 1776. Interestingly, the Declaration of Independence was agreed upon on July 2nd, but wasn't officially declared until July 4th. It's a day of celebration, filled with parades, fireworks, and nationwide camaraderie. Fun fact: Did you know Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey, not the bald eagle, to be the national bird? As we know, that didn’t work out well for Benjamin. 

As we gear up to celebrate another year of Independence Day, we at Happy Hippy Haus would like to extend a heartfelt, "Happy 4th of July" to all our valued readers! It's that exciting time of the year again, filled with colorful fireworks, family get-togethers, backyard barbecues, and the thrill of patriotic parades. However, amidst the lively celebrations, it's essential to remain mindful of our beloved pets. The loud noises and flashing lights that we humans find entertaining can be overwhelming for our furry friends.

Did you know that according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more pets run away on the 4th of July than any other day of the year? It is believed that the disconcerting noise of fireworks triggers their fight-or-flight response, causing them to seek refuge. This situation highlights the need for viable solutions to help our pets cope with the commotion, and this is where CBD (Cannabidiol) might be the unsung hero.


CBD, a compound found in cannabis and hemp, has shown promise in providing a plethora of benefits for our four-legged friends, especially in terms of anxiety relief. This potential can be particularly beneficial during the fireworks of Independence Day celebrations.

According to a study conducted by the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association in 2016, out of 632 people, 72% reported using or having used a hemp product for their pet, and 64% felt it helped their pets.

The calming effect of CBD is attributed to its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex cell-signaling system in mammals. The ECS is involved in regulating a range of functions and processes, including sleep, mood, and stress. When pets consume CBD, it interacts with the ECS, promoting a sense of calm and balance in their bodies.

At Happy Hippy Haus, we offer full-spectrum CBD products, which contain all the beneficial compounds naturally found in cannabis, including CBD, other cannabinoids, and terpenes. These compounds work together in what's known as the 'entourage effect' to amplify the potential benefits.

How it Can Help:

So, how can you use CBD for your pets? It's simple! You can add CBD oil to their food or give them CBD-infused treats. Remember, it's crucial to start with a low dose and gradually increase it, observing your pet's reaction. Always consult with a veterinarian before starting any new treatment for your pet to ensure safety and efficacy.

Moreover, creating a safe, quiet space for your pets during the fireworks can also make a big difference. Coupling this with the use of CBD can significantly alleviate their stress levels, allowing them to enjoy the celebrations as much as you do!

While scientific research on the use of CBD in pets is still in the early stages, numerous anecdotal reports highlight its potential in providing comfort to our furry friends during distressing situations like fireworks.

As we approach the 4th of July, let's ensure a joyful celebration for all, including our beloved pets. Love, care, and the potential benefits of CBD can alleviate their anxiety during our Independence Day festivities.

In Conclusion: 

At Happy Hippy Haus, we're committed to the holistic well-being of our customers and their furry friends. As we celebrate, let's remember our pets' needs. Consult with a veterinarian before incorporating new supplements like CBD into your pet's regimen and consider additional comfort measures such as providing a secure, quiet space or playing calming music.

Our goal is to commemorate our nation's independence while safeguarding our pets' comfort. By being mindful of their needs, we can help make this 4th of July enjoyable for everyone.

We wish you a fun-filled and safe 4th of July. Let's cherish the freedom we celebrate and the companionship of our pets. Thank you for being part of our community.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It's not a substitute for professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your veterinarian with any pet health or treatment questions.