I have accepted the fact that I am now pivoting through life with a senior pup. I plan to adapt when necessary, swivel when required, and share what’s proven beneficial while living in Harley’s aging world #hisminiseries …
WHEN MY PODCAST CO-HOST –
told me about an interview with Angela Ardolino of CBD Dog Health, timing couldn’t have been better.
Holistic treatments of all kinds (acupuncture, canine massages) are of interest to me if it will give Harley a non toxic, cleaner source of relief with what comes during this aging process – like joint inflammation.
Kimberly has been using CBD products for years with her pack, I have not! If her knowledge of its use, benefits, pros and cons on dogs is at a level ten – them my experience/knowledge level is at a negative eight. #nojoke
Let’s face it, when CBD products first blazed across the pet space, folks whispered about it. I know, because I was one of those “folks.”
Several years ago I wrote about life with two dogs and the Citadel‘s silly cannon traditions #yeahIsaidit…
Army cadets shoot this heavy piece of artillery during their home games. The stadium happens to be located across the street, and the noise catapults us into a Gettysburg reenactment!
The dogs are traumatized every-single-time!
After reading this particular post, a neighbor pet parent stopped by my house with a sandwich bag of homemade CDB dog treats. She handed me the bag and whispered –
give a little to the Boys before the games and it will really calm them down. But don’t give them a lot…
COLOR ME CBD –
crazy, but between my ignorance and her street corner drug dealing whisper, I was scared to death. I started to visualize my Doods staring at me all glassy eyed, and loopy after eating her treats. #kidyounot
As soon as she left the office, I threw the baggie in the trash #orangeisNOTmynewblack
While I am not proud of my cluelessness to the benefits of CBD usage with dogs, I also know I am not alone. And for that reason, I am completely comfortable confessing my lack of education.
Asking all my insane questions to Angela helped me understand the difference between the compounds in the cannabis as well as the lower levels of THZ used in creating the oils.
HERE’S WHAT I LEARNED –
- It’s the full spectrum hemp extract compound from the plant that creates the therapeutic results
- Products must be carefully formulated with all-natural ingredients to benefit every pet
- They should be guaranteed for potency AND purity through third party lab testing
- The hemp plants should be grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides
- Proper products will provide a COA (certificate of analysis) for consumers to review
There are multiple Full Spectrum CBD oils and topical salves made from hemp with all natural ingredients to benefit your dog’s health.
- target and reduce inflammation
- manage anxiety
- restore balance in your dogs body and mind
HERE’S WHERE WE’LL START –
I am purchasing a bottle of CBD oil called “Ease with Turmeric and Frankincense.” Angela highly recommends it for dogs with arthritis and/or muscle deterioration.
According to what I’ve read, CBD is also an excellent holistic source for combatting allergies. Interesting read about CBD vs. Apoquel, but not sure if it’s going to work in our amped up allergen region. I’ll keep you posted on that one. ..
There are suggested doses on each bottle and I like that it can be given in daily doses or can be used situationally.
For a deeper dive into this growing pet health alternative, take a break and listen to a three way discussion representing different levels of experience and knowledge about CBD Dog Health with Angela.
Watch Girls with Dogs here –
Or you can always listen to us while walking your dog, driving, or just chilling somewhere comfy –
And don’t forget to tell me in the comments below about your success (or fears) about CBD and Dogs….
Blessed is the person who has learned the love of an old dog❤️
Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian nor a scientist. I’m a dog mom who wants to do/give the very best to those who have loved me unconditionally. Please seek the advice/approval from your vet before doing anything.