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CBD and Josie week 3

So after 3 weeks the difference in our sweet Josie and her 7 year old body are finally taking some notice. I have been impatiently waiting to see a moment where I could say, "yep there it is, this CBD oil is helping." After three weeks we finally arrived to this moment. 

Let's back up and start back at the beginning....

My dog Josie is a 7 year old lab that has started showing her age.  Within the last year after we would go for long walks she would spend the rest of the day laying around sore and tired.  She would show signs of extreme discomfort.  She would want to jump up places and lack the ability to do so.  Her level of play had decreased tremendously.  Her mind would want to run and play fetch but her body would tell her otherwise.  Just after a few rounds of fetch she would retrieve and walk to the door telling us she was done.

A few weeks ago we decided to try something new for her.  We have some family that runs a CBD oil shop.  After consulting with them and doing some research on our own, we decided this was worth a shot for our Josie girl.  We give Josie a dropper full of this oil once a day. 


Now back to three weeks of treatment:

We own an acre yard where she likes and much to our approval, go potty in the farthest from the house part of the yard. Before the oil after relieving herself she would start to jog back to house but after a few steps beginning walking up the slight incline back to house. I honestly can't recall the last time I watched her run back to me. I do recall being impatient while she would walk back to house when I was in a hurry to leave but needed her to return inside the house. This week I watched her go potty then called for her to come back. My awe ha moment now! She turned and ran the entire yard length full speed back to me. Her mouth wide open, excited, almost like a look what I can do again reaction. 

She was taken on a long walk yesterday. She for the first time in years showed little signs of soreness. Again another awe moment! After a lengthy dog nap she was fine later that night. Normally in the past she would have still been sore the following day. Today she is up and ready to go again. We took another walk today. 

We try to limit for the sake of her joints where she is jumping. The end of the bed has seemed a little easier for her to jump upon. She has shown the ability to jump up to the places she desires to get within the last few weeks easier.

We continue to use treats to hide the oil and it's taste. She is not a fan of the salmon flavored oil. A piece of lunch meat seems to work well. We will probably try a different flavor next bottle. 

After three weeks and one dropper full of oil per day, we have a little over half a bottle left. 

I will 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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