We’ve had our dog for almost fourteen years.
Our miniature poodle is definitely part of the family.
He has grown up with my three kids. In the last few years, he has really begun to show signs of his age. He no longer hears or sees all that well. His teeth have become so sensitive that I only provide soft, canned food. Our poodle suffers from stiffness and pain in his joints that makes it difficult for him to go up and down the stairs. He sometimes struggles to play fetch and tug-of-war, which are his favorite games. When the vet gave me a pain-relief prescription for the dog, I researched the drug and learned that it comes with some really nasty side-effects. With some further reading, I found that a lot of pet owners are now turning to cannabis to treat their dogs and cats. There are cannabis-infused products specifically designed for small animals. Because THC is toxic to dogs and cats, these products are typically CBD isolates that contain less than 0.3% THC. I paid a visit to the local cannabis dispensary and was surprised by the extent of the pet products they carry. There is CBD oil that can be hidden in the dog’s food or treats. There are flavorful chews that my poodle just loves. I can even buy topicals that can be directly applied to the affected areas. These remedies are entirely natural and safe for the dog. They have made a huge improvement in his quality of life. He is back to playing with his toys and running around outside.