When Tina noticed that her senior dog was no longer able to move around with ease the way she used to, she decided to explore her options. That's when she found Honest Paws CBD...
“She just seemed to be a lot more comfortable.”
Dilly, a soon to be 16-year-old Rat Terrier, lives with her brother and their mom Tina.
Dilly is in her golden years, and her age was beginning to show. The poor doggo started having mobility issues and was finding it harder and harder to be comfortable.
Tina had experienced limited success with other care plans to help manage Dilly’s discomfort, so Tina turned to CBD in the hopes that it would help her furbaby.
What in Dilly’s behavior made you realize something was wrong?
Old age shows itself in many ways. In Dilly’s case, it was clear that her mobility was starting to deteriorate. Tina started noticing that Dilly was having a hard time doing the things she used to do with much ease, such as getting up and down as well as climbing stairs.
“A couple of years ago, she started having some mobility issues," says Tina. "She seemed like she was having a really hard time laying down and getting up and also navigating stairs. We have upstairs bedrooms and that’s where she wants to be--with us.”
Tina had taken Dilly to the vet, but nobody could pinpoint exactly what the problem was.
“There wasn’t anything specifically going on with her other than the fact that she was just getting older.”
There was a suspicion that Dilly’s issues could have been a result of conditions she’d had earlier on in life, so she was put on a care plan, but it didn’t really help all that much.
On top of that, Tina was worried about the impact the care plan would have on Dilly in the long-term. That is why she decided to try an alternative option.
What made you look into CBD?
“I’d heard about CBD and that people were using it. I didn’t know anyone specifically that was using it, but I read an article about it. I thought, 'I wonder if anybody’s using that for pets.'”
There is always a little bit of skepticism involved when deciding to try something new, but Tina had done her research and was fairly confident when she made the decision to give CBD a go.
“I think I read enough on your website, and there were some other things that I’d read about CBD, that I really didn’t have any concerns about using it.”
What made you decide to try Honest Paws CBD products in particular?
“I just did an internet search and Honest Paws came up. I read the things on the website, and it talked about other people’s experiences for their pets, and I wanted to try it. So, I ordered some CBD oil for her to start with and just started giving it to her at mealtime.”
Dilly has a 10-year-old brother who is also getting along in years. Tina decided to start giving him CBD too because she figured it could only do him good.
“I have another dog, who’s a little bit younger at 10, and I’ve started giving him the Mobility chews as well. He doesn’t seem to have any issues, but I feel like it can only help and will keep him from having any issues in the future.”
How could you tell that the Honest Paws CBD products were working?
“We saw an improvement, I’d say within a couple of weeks. She was improving, and by improving, I mean she was able to get up from a laying down position and get back down to a laying position or a sitting position much easier. She started going up the stairs on her own again, which really surprised me.”
Like many pet parents before her, Tina remembers the exact moment that she realized just how big of an impact the CBD oil was having on Dilly.
“There was one night that I was going to go upstairs to go to bed, and she always comes with me. Up to that point, I was either having to pick her up and carry her or walk right behind her and pretty much hold onto her hind end to help her up the stairs. This one evening, she just went ahead of me and went up the stairs, like she always used to, like she didn’t have an issue with it.”
It is so good to see how CBD has given back Dilly’s confidence and independence.
Her mobility issues are no longer keeping her back from climbing up and down those stairs as she pleases, and the doggo is no longer uncomfortable every time she gets up or lies down.
That truly is quite an improvement in the pupper’s quality of life!
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