"He was running and I haven’t seen that in such a long time. That made me really happy."

Sidney is a rescue dog fast approaching his 13th year of walking this earth. There’s nothing Sidney loved more than going for long walks with his mom, Donna, until things began to change and Sidney’s mobility became compromised.

Most senior dogs in their golden years begin having mobility issues at some point, of course, but Sidney’s mom was determined to get him up and running when she saw that he was slowing down. All she needed was a little help.

What in Sidney’s behavior made you realize something was wrong?

Donna could tell that it was getting harder and harder for Sidney to move around like he used to. The once active pup was slowing down, and it seemed like things were taking a turn for the worse.

“Sidney loves to walk. He’s always loved to run and jump and walk, but as he’s been getting older, he’s been having more difficulty. He just doesn’t feel comfortable getting up and down and going on long walks anymore."

Donna certainly didn't want to push Sidney beyond his limits so started to leave Sidney at home where he could be comfortable while she walked her other rescue dog. However, whenever she returned, Sidney was always waiting for her. It made Donna sad, as she'd always walked with Sidney and had enjoyed that bonding time with him.

Donna also noticed that Sidney was starting to struggle with going up and down the stairs. One day, for instance, Donna says “his legs just froze up. He has a hard time getting up and going back down. He’s getting old and he doesn’t have the strength in his legs anymore.”

What made you look into CBD?

Donna’s journey to finding CBD started when Sidney needed to get his nails trimmed.

The COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to go to the vet to get his nails trimmed, so Donna took Sidney to a stay-and-play pet place where she got her first bit of good advice.

“The owner there, he’s a really nice guy, he recommended CBD oil. He said, ‘I’ve used it on my dogs, and it really helps.’ So that was the first recommendation."

Getting CBD to help Sidney cope with external stressors like having his nails trimmed was originally the plan, but Donna soon realized that CBD can do so much more than help promote relaxation in dogs.

What made you decide to try Honest Paws products?

Donna started doing her homework, and her research lead her to Honest Paws.

Honest Paws products checked off all the boxes on her list. She found the Calm Bites to help keep Sidney relaxed when having his nails trimmed, but also discovered products that would help Sidney with his mobility and discomfort.

“I started researching online, and when I came across Honest Paws, all of the information I read made me think, ‘Wow, that sounds good...let’s give it a try!’"

Donna was especially impressed by the fact that Honest Paws CBD was 100% organic.

How could you tell that the Honest Paws CBD products were working?

“I started Sidney on the Mobility Oil, the Calm Bites, and also the Relief Bites. Since he’s been on these, he actually goes up and down the stairs. He still sleeps downstairs, but he follows me up and down the stairs and he is able to go on short walks.”

Things were definitely looking up for Sidney, and Donna could clearly see the positive impact the CBD products were having on Sidney. There was no mistaking that the CBD was working.

“I see it when he’s coming up the stairs and down the stairs. He was in the back yard and all of a sudden, it was just like, ‘Wow, he’s actually running!’ He was running and I haven’t seen that in such a long time. That made me really happy. He seems like his old self and is like, ‘Oh, I can do some more things with my legs now.”

Sidney does not need a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down. This doggo absolutely loves his Honest Paws Bites.

“He loves them, and I’m really surprised because he’s really picky. I thought, ‘Oh no, he’s not going to like the bites’, but he loves them! He’s so funny. He waits in the morning. He literally goes into the sunroom, and he’s like, ‘Where’s my paper plate with my Bites on?’”

All’s well that ends well. The Honest Paws Calm Bites are there to help keep Sidney calm and collected while he gets his mani-pedis. Meanwhile, he has the Relief bites and the Mobility Oil to help him maintain strong and healthy bones and joints.

It seems like this doggo has everything he needs to keep on living his best possible life.

“He’s a happy dog. He’s always a happy dog.”

If you think your pet may benefit from CBD products too, why not check out the full Honest Paws collection of CBD oils, bites, chews, and more?

And if you want to try the exact products that Donna used for Sidney, you can find them here:

Honest Paws Mobility Oil

Honest Paws Calm Bites

Honest Paws Relief Bites