My dog is my world. I got Coco when she was only a few months old. She was a cute little playful pup. Now, Coco is about 6.5 years old. Even though she's still pretty young and active, her age has brought her problems. A few months ago, I noticed she was limping and was whining every time she'd jump or run around. If you know Coco, you know she is constantly jumping and zooming around so I knew something was wrong. After going to the vet and realizing she would need daily medication, I wanted to look at other options. I've never been fond of taking a lot of medications for myself so why would I give my pup them too? CBD was one of my first choices because I've heard so many great things about it. Before I tell you my story, let me explain what CBD is.
CBD can be found in cannabis and hemp plants. It does not contain THC which is the substance in cannabis that gets you "high". So no, CBD will NOT get your furry friend high. CBD is becoming popular to treat people and animals with anxiety, arthritis, seizures, some diseases, and more. With proper dosing, it can be very beneficial for humans and animals.
On Christmas, my amazing boyfriend got Coco CBD oil as a gift. I was so excited to give it to her. It came in a tincture which is what is recommended to buy. I put some on a treat and she was skeptical to eat it at first. After a few sniffs, she ate it. After a couple days of giving her the oil, I noticed a huge change. A few days on the oil and she was playing like she was a puppy again. She wasn't whining in pain or tiring out after a few minutes. She had energy again and became the spunky dog she once was. Along with being her spunky self again, she also has less anxiety. I used to come home to her taking things out of the trash and leaving it on my floor, which was caused by separation anxiety. Ever since she's been on CBD, I can go a whole day at work without her spreading trash everywhere. Coco has become the fun and crazy pup she used to be.
Overall, if you're thinking about giving your furry friend CBD, I highly recommend it. Remember to consult with your vet and do some research before giving your furry friend CBD oil.