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Hemp oil and Brogan

Brogan is 7 1/2 now and he is starting to show some “old dog” signs. I know 7 1/2 doesn’t seem old, but for a dog that is almost 150lbs he is definitely in the senior category. He was sometimes reluctant to get in the truck and often wanted me to boost his bum into the bed. I also noticed that he licked at his joints more than he used to, definitely more than what could be counted as normal grooming. I had a bit of NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) left over from a while ago when he had hurt his shoulder doing who knows what. So I spoke to my veterinarian and since he had recently been examined and had bloodwork done she agreed that it was worth trying. Within a week he was back to his normal goofy self. He wanted to wrestle with Rosco again and jumped into the back seat of the truck and our bed like it was nothing. It was like we had turned back the clock a little bit. I was impressed. But I was also a little concerned that with his heart condition this might not be the best long term solution for him. So I began the process of researching CBD oil. I had heard rave reviews from people who had used it on themselves and had great success. Not as many pet testimonials, but I had heard some and figured it was worth a try. We knew how he felt with NSAID’s on board, so it wouldn’t be hard to tell if the CBD oil was working for him or not.

I’m very happy to say that he is doing amazingly well with just CBD oil and he isn’t even taking the full recommended dose. Now we can keep the NSAID’S in our back pocket for a later date, when the CBD oil just isn’t enough.

Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of research on CBD oil yet, even less for pets, and there are a lot of products that aren’t what they say they are. So if you are thinking about trying CBD oil with your pet please make sure you do your research, find a veterinarian who is familiar with CBD and see if they have any recommendations. Also make sure that the CBD oil you choose doesn’t have any THC in it. Dogs are very sensitive to THC and we want to help them not end up in the emergency room with them.

4 thoughts on “Hemp oil and Brogan

  1. That is an Awesome Read Karen πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Miss seeing you guys and the Boys πŸ˜”πŸ˜”
    We had thought about coming to lake this weekend but Warren kind of talked us out of it as Very Busy there .
    Kathy just starting Tax season job so not sure when again
    Diesel is doing Great and lots of furry friends to visit regularly πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘
    No foster dogs right now but am sure there will be another before long
    Hope your having a Great Winter and glad to hear about Brogan πŸ•πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. You guys are better than me. I’m an official foster fail person. Gunner was going to be a foster and never left, and Rosco was supposed to make a trip to a rescue, but I’d never let him go. I give you guys credit. I can’t do it.
      And we are amazed and so happy that Brogan is more than 2 years past a diagnosis that gave him about 4 months.

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  2. I’m glad the oil is working for Brogan! And you are wise to make sure you have a good source for it, as you’re right..there’s not a lot of research on it just yet and sometimes it is mixed with things that aren’t safe. I do have a friend who is using it for her dog’s seizures, and she’s reported good results. I bet we will see much more wide spread use in the future. Best wishes for your “senior” pup!

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