Gwen’s daughter Sophie was a teacher in Vietnam. While she was working there, she rescued two dogs from the streets.

One of the dogs, Chi, had had a very rough start in life and was in poor shape when she was rescued. When Sophie’s time as a teacher in Vietnam ended, Chi became quite the globe trotter and followed her mom back to the U.S., but sadly her health issues followed.

The poor doggo still had quite a lot of healing to do both physically and emotionally.

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

“When she came to us, she was shy, she seemed to be frightened. She had two broken legs, missing teeth, pieces of her ear were missing, but she had a sweet, kind personality.”

Though she was sweet, Chi was also dealing with stiffness from her broken legs, which would often cause her to limp and become edgy with others.

“For the first few months, Chi was just kind of very snippy and not very patient. I’m a therapist myself, so when I looked at her, I could tell that she was just not feeling herself.”

What made you decide to try Honest Paws CBD products?

“My daughter used the internet, did some research, and discovered Honest Paws.”

There are a lot of CBD products out there, so it can be overwhelming to start the search for the best one. Luckily, Sophie was ready and willing to do her homework, and that’s how she decided to go with Honest Paws.

“My daughter is a teacher, and she’s a researcher. She read plenty of reviews, and that’s why she ended up choosing Honest Paws."

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

“I think we noticed it was working with Chi when she started initiating play with her sister. She used to be very irritable with her but, they started running around the yard.”

Sometimes, good things take time. The CBD oil didn’t fix things overnight, but once it started working, things really started looking up for Chi.

“It took a few weeks. It wasn’t an instant thing because this dog was so traumatized. It wasn’t a magical ‘she woke up the next day and became a different animal,’ but you could see her loosening up, you could see her running around. I would say it took a few weeks.”

Once the CBD oil took effect, Gwen could definitely see some changes in Chi. Her joints were loosening, and her mood was lifting.

“She started to become almost whimsical and silly. She could walk for long periods of time. She just became, what I would say, her full self.” 

Chi had always been wary of strangers. It can be difficult for a traumatized dog to trust people, which is completely understandable. However, in addition to making her feel better physically, the CBD oil was also helping her become more relaxed emotionally.

“She started to approach other people in my family. She had been rather mistrustful for a long time, and I noticed that when my older parents came to visit, whereas before she would hang back, she started to look for affection from them.”

In Gwen’s eyes, the Honest Paws Wellness CBD Oil had been tried, tested, and had not been found wanting. 

“I found it to be an extremely helpful tool, so I’m grateful for it, and I think she will be on it for life because I want Chi to be herself.” 

Chi certainly had a rough start in life. However, her humans are doing everything within their power to ensure that this doggo gets to live her best life.

Luckily, Gwen and Sophie’s job as Chi’s primary caregivers was made a whole lot easier when they discovered Honest Paws CBD!

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 product that Gwen used for Chi, you can find it here:

Honest Paws Wellness Oil