"I thought, let’s give this a try, and it worked wonders for him!"

“As he’s getting older, his hearing is starting to go a little bit. He gets really scared at high-pitched noises. Even just the clink of a fork on a plate will make him startle, and it’s just heartbreaking.”

Lydia Sweet is a proud dog mom of two dogs, Butters and Newton. Newton, who is 13, is getting on in years and has trouble with his hearing. As Newton was becoming more and more stressed out by noises around him, Lydia sought help. However, his care plan wasn’t working for him and made him very lethargic.

“It basically made him a zombie, and that was heartbreaking. We don’t want a zombie dog.”

When did you first realize that Newton was having a hard time?

“My husband and I joke a bit that Newton is just one of the most laidback, easy-going dogs you’ve ever met. About a year ago, we moved into a new house, and suddenly in the new house, he just seemed more skittish and his tail was always down. At first, we thought he was just getting used to the new house, but it never really stopped.

"Then we started paying closer attention, and one of the things we noticed was that when our microwave would go off, the sound of it made him run into the bedroom and cower.”

What made you look into CBD as a possible solution, and what were you looking for in a good CBD product?

Lydia started doing research online to see what she could do to help Newton better manage the stress he was dealing with. She noticed in her research that CBD oil kept coming up again and again. She also noticed that there were a lot of reviews from other pet parents who'd had success using CBD oil to manage their dog's nervousness. Since Lydia knew family members who also use CBD, she decided to try some with Newton.

“There are CBD products out there that aren’t everything they say they are, though," Lydia made clear.

"They don’t have as high a percentage of the actual CBD in them. I was really paying attention to that. I also wanted to make sure the product I picked had clean, good ingredients and not a lot of chemicals that would be bad for Newton. The right product had to have the amount of CBD that it claimed to, other natural ingredients, and good reviews from qualified people.

What made you decide to try Honest Paws CBD?

"The Honest Paws brand had so many good reviews. I thought, let’s give this a try, and it worked wonders for him. Some days are better than others. Some days he seems to do just fine, so we don’t have to give him anything. But then other days, it seems to be a bit harder for him, so I’ll give him a Calm Bite to carry him through the day. Or if he’s having a really hard time, I’ll give him some of the calm oil at mealtime, and it makes all the difference for him.

“He just seems happier and calmer, and we don’t watch him get startled and freaked out at noises. It’s really helped a lot!”

How could you tell the CBD was working? 

“Both of our dogs get really worked up by fireworks, and we knew that the 4th of July was coming up, and it was right around the time I was researching CBD. I said, well OK, let’s just order some and give it a try.

“So, the fireworks started, and we were home with them. We were turning the music up and trying to do everything we could so that they wouldn’t get upset. But they could hear the fireworks and knew what was going on. Butters was pacing, and Newton was really starting to breathe heavily and pant.

“We said OK, let’s give them each a drop of the Calm Oil. I was thinking, this isn’t going to do anything, but it sure did! Within probably five or six minutes, Butters stopped pacing and Newton laid down calmly, and it was seriously like night and day! My husband and I looked at each other and thought, ‘we have to buy more of this stuff!’ It’s really incredible. And they’re not zombies, they’re just kind of chilled out. It’s really awesome!”

Both Newton and Butters have had a great experience with the Honest Paws Calm Bites and Calm Oil. No pet parent wants to watch their dog get nervous because of external stressors.

There are so many high-pitched noises around Newton all the time. Whether it’s the microwave, the oven, or the refrigerator, there’s just no escaping everyday noises in a normal household.

Luckily, Newton’s mom has a powerful new tool in her arsenal. Thanks to CBD, Newton gets to spend his golden years stress-free!

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