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One of the hardest parts about being a pet parent is seeing your fur-baby uncomfortable. As Butter’s age becomes more apparent, her health changes do too. She has your typical senior dog afflictions like arthritis and joint pain. She’s also having a lot of ‘itchy‘ moments even though she doesn’t have fleas. She’s approaching her teens, which translates to almost 90 in human years. I can’t blame her for not being as playful or rambunctious, it’s just sad to see her in pain.
Another side effect of her aging: changes in her appetite. She’s stopped and refuses to eat most commercial dog foods; she will eat almost any cat food though. Since cat food isn’t interchangeable for dog food I make most of her food. Tip: make big batches and freeze them. You’ll save time and always have dog food on hand.
It’s not easy knowing our pets won’t be with us forever, that’s why I think it’s extra important to make sure their lives are filled with as much fun and love as possible. That means doing everything possible to make sure their last days are as amazing as their first days. If there’s a way to make them feel better, to help them enjoy life, of course, you’re going to find it.
Allergies have been one of the worst things for Butter, they developed a little over a year ago and at first, we weren’t sure what was going on. After seeing the vet we started giving her an over the counter allergy medicine. It gave her relief but at the expense of her sleeping half of the day or longer. I wanted a better solution that would still give her the relief but letting her stay awake to enjoy it. So far we’re seeing that from the Stop The Itch CBD pet supplement from Therabis.
Now, you may be thinking “CBD?!” and this is where I say, “Yep. CBD”. Then you might say “But marijuana isn’t legal where I am.” and I say, “It doesn’t come from marijuana, it comes from hemp.”
See, CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It’s a naturally occurring chemical compound you find in hemp, which is a completely different plant from the marijuana plant. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid that doesn’t cause the psychoactive effects like THC (which does come from marijuana) does. It has less than .3% THC, so there’s no “high” effect.
CBDs is a popular treatment in the world of veterinary medicine. It’s one of the most exciting therapies, which is why I was excited to try it with Butter. I’ve heard and read so much about CBDs helping with many canine issues, I had to see it for myself.
Therabis has taken 25 years of veterinary expertise and delivered products to address many canine challenges. They offer formulas for anxiety, mobility, and itch. Since itching was our main concern the latter formula was perfect. Therabis Stop The Itch Formula is meant to be a total skin solution that helps with allergies and hotspots. The formula consists of whole-plant cannabinoids and terpenes, bromelain from pineapple, vitamins, and quercetin.
Stop The Itch comes in single-serving sachets that you add to your dog’s food. The flavor must be amazing because Butter loves it. In fact, she ate some canned dog food with Stop The Itch sprinkled on top. That was definitely an experiment gone right. It comes in 3 different sizes and is also available for subscription delivery.
There has been a noticeable difference with Butter since we’ve been adding Stop The Itch to her food. Her eyes are shiny and bright again, you can see the happiness in there. She’s not scratching anymore which has obviously made her feel more lively. We’re making the time count and taking advantage of every second of relief she has.
If you have a dog who has anxiety, is hyperactive, itches uncontrollably, or has mobility issues, then I encourage you to visit the Therabis website, where you can learn more about the different formulas. It’s never too late to #GrabtheLeash and go on adventures with your dog.