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CBD and Josie week 4


We have reached the four week mark of testing CBD oil out on our 7 year old lab Josie.  I will start this blog by saying I am so glad we decided to try this treatment. I feel like we enabled our dog to continue doing the things we think brings her the most joy.

What are those things? 

Long walks  on conservation land. Before the treatment, we would have passed on taking her mushroom hunting through the wooded areas. The physical demands of navigation through the terrain and length of activity would have been too much for her. Seriously, she would have gotten tired and quit. I mean sit down and quit. We took her walking and mushroom hunting both days this weekend. 

We would have never dreamed of asking this of her a month ago. Instead she would have been left at home to sleep her day away. The CBD oil treatment has given her freedom again. She was always a dog we took everywhere with us. It broke my heart when we had to start leaving her at home.  We would tell ourselves we were doing what was best for her. 

Now she is getting excerise, out of the prison of our home, with us, and to be a dog. There is no happier dog in my opinion, than one out running free and smelling whatever nature holds. It feels so good to be able to see her in her element again. 

Is she tired and sore? After spending two days running and smelling in the woods for several hours both days this weekend, yes she is sore.  But unlike previous months even though she is sore and moving slower tonight, Josie is substantially more mobile than before. I think back to when she would hardly move the rest of the day into the following day. Like laying around like a statue, not moving. 

We are not naive in the fact she is not a young pup anymore. Even though the CBD oil is helping, we will continue to monitor and limit her activities when we think she is close to her maximum limitations. 

We will be out of our first bottle within the next week. We are scrathing our heads on how we currently have any left. The bottle shown should have only lasted four weeks but we are thinking it may last five weeks. 

Looking back, I wish we would have started treatment sooner. Honestly it feels like she is feeling her best again. Labs are born to run, swim, and hunt. The oil has helped her gain the ability to do these things she loves again.  

I will continue to update as we get further into the time of using the oil.  My hope is that after the first bottle we continue to see significant changes in her.

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