Everyone, Meet Nicky!
This old man is a 14 year old black lab. He’s been with my family since he was just a pup – only 9 weeks old. He loves to play with his Kong, and is a gentle (if a little obtuse) and happy beast.
The last two or three years though, we’ve noticed that Nicky has begun slowing down. He was tripping over his own legs, was very hesitant with stairs, and has some muscle loss in his thighs. He has some arthritis, and we were concerned with trying to make his life as long-lasting and pain-free as possible.
We tried some diet changes, glucosamine supplements, fish oil supplements, all trying to find him some pain and inflammation relief. I started doing some reading about the health benefits for dogs using CBD. Knowing that I have found success using cannabis products as part of my own pain relief regimen, we decided to try mixing some CBD oil into Nicky’s food.
Today marks day #5 of adding half a dropper of CBD oil (the Pawsitive Collection 150 MG with Antarctic Krill Oil) to his food twice a day. I honestly didn’t think that we would see a difference in him so quickly – but much to my delight, we have! Within 48 hours, he began playing like his “old self” again. His coordination has improved, he gets up and going without so much as a groan (which, let’s be real – can be struggle for all of us at times), his coat even seems shinier. Although, that last part is probably due to me wistfully hoping that he’ll stop shedding after all of these years.
We have two other dogs in this house, a 10 year old shih tzu who has urinary issues, skin and food allergies, and an adorable, 8 year old mixed breed pupper with major anxiety issues. I can see us using CBD oil for all three of them in the very near future to see if it improves their issues!