When Ruth Ann noticed that her dog was feeling stressed by the sound of fireworks, she began to look for holistic options. That's when she found Honest Paws.
"With the CBD, it was like she was her normal, everyday self again.“
Ruth Ann is a proud dog mom to Golden Retriever Izzy, who is about to turn nine.
In the last few years, it became clear that loud noises were stressing Izzy out.
Ruth Ann would see Izzy turn into a tangled ball of nerves whenever things got loud and knew she had to do something to help keep Izzy calm.
What in Izzy’s behavior made you realize something was wrong?
“She’d stay behind you pacing, panting, things like that.”
A couple of years ago, Ruth Ann noticed that loud noises really stressed Izzy out.
Ruth Ann and Izzy live in the countryside. On top of thunderstorms and fireworks, the nervous and noise-sensitive Izzy also has to endure the loud gunshots given off by people who were target practicing.
“The fireworks were the first inclination that there was a problem. She wouldn’t leave you alone. 72 lbs of Golden Retriever getting into your lap is a little bit much. Whenever we would have a thunderstorm or fireworks, I wouldn’t leave the house because I knew she was uncomfortable. She was not our happy dog.”
What made you look into CBD?
From the get-go, Ruth Ann knew that she wanted to find a holistic care plan to help manage Izzy’s nervousness. She was looking for something that would help promote a calm demeanor in Izzy without turning her into a zombie!
“My sister-in-law had a Golden. Her dog had issues with thunder, and she would not leave him. I’d seen the care plan her dog was on, and he basically was a zombie. I thought, ‘I really don’t want to do that.’ Then you also have the issue of the thunder shirts. Trying to wrestle a 72-lb dog into a thunder shirt is ridiculous."
Thunder shirts were off the table, and so were a number of other care plans. Ruth Ann knew what she didn’t want, so it didn’t take long for her to find something that she did want to try.
It came in the form of Honest Paws CBD Oil.
What made you decide to try Honest Paws CBD products?
“A dear friend of ours, who we got Izzy from, is a breeder and mentioned to us that she had used your product. It came highly recommended so I thought it couldn't hurt to try.”
It can be tricky to navigate the world of CBD products for pets when you don’t know where to start. Luckily, Ruth Ann had someone who could point her straight to the ideal product for Izzy.
How could you tell that the Honest Paws CBD products were working?
Along with New Year’s Eve and Guy Fawkes Day, the Fourth of July is often a nightmare for dogs that suffer from noise sensitivity.
“It was amazing. The first time I gave it to her, we were at the house. There were fireworks going on because it was the Fourth of July. She seemed fine, and then we noticed she eventually curled up on the bed in the den. There was no panting, no pacing, and there was no trying to crawl onto our laps. She just looked relieved.”
On top of the nerves brought on by the loud noises of the fireworks, Izzy’s sister Sally occasionally added to Izzy’s stress levels on previous occasions by hassling her and herding her through the house. This time was different, though, because both dogs had found their chill and stayed cool and collected for the evening.
“Our other Golden Retriever Sally was just lying by herself over by the bed, and Izzy was in her own bed. She was wide awake, just calm, and not agitated. With the CBD, it was like she was her normal, everyday self again.“
There are many dogs in this world who, like Izzy, become tangled furballs of nerves because of external stressors like fireworks and thunderstorms.
Luckily, Ruth Ann has found the perfect holistic option to keep Izzy’s stress in check so that the Golden can live her best, carefree life!
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