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My pug Beans is now 13 years old. Based on that old “7 years for every 1” rule, that would make her 91 in human years! However, many online charts factor in your dogs size, as smaller dogs tend to have longer life expectant. Based on those charts, a 13 year old small dog is about 68. Either way, she is not a young pup, that is for sure!
I’m thankful that she’s in good health overall, although her age certainly shows more some days than others. In particular, she struggles with joint pain and arthritis sometimes. It acts up worse in the winter, and it seems to act up worst in the morning or after she takes a long nap. It’s almost as if her joints get stuck while she’s sleeping and it takes her a few minutes to “wake up” after she does.
CBD Supplements For Dogs
As humans age, we often turn to vitamins and supplements to give us the extra support that we need. I decided to try out Therabis Up And Moving supplement for Beans. Therabis products are hemp-derived CBD (cannabinoid) supplements. Did you know that while hemp is sometimes used as a nickname for marijuana, they are NOT the same plant? In fact, they are quite different. Hemp is produced for industrial applications such as paper, fiber and nutrition. By law, it has less than .3% THC by law (while marijuana is higher in THC). This difference in THC levels is why people and dogs cannot experience a high when they consume hemp-derived products.
However, hemp is a cannabanoid supplement which means Therabis interacts with your dogs endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is known to affect bodily processes like digestion, mood and sleep. If you still have questions, the Therabis FAQ page is a great resource.
Therabis Dog Supplements
The Therabis Up And Moving supplement that we tried is made from whole-plant cannabinoids, hemp powder, green lipped mussel, vitamin C, chromium and vitamin E. These are designed to help pets who have arthritis or joint pain that makes walking, going up stairs or jumping difficult. Beans has had a hard time jumping for about six months now, but she can jump and go up steps without pain unless she just woke up. Her bouts of pain have always come in bursts, but since trying Therabis Up And Moving it seems like she wakes up far less frequently with pain. I love that therabis is not a pill because my dogs don’t take pills very well. It’s simply a powder that you can stir into their food whether you feed kibble, canned, raw, etc. Beans gladly eats her kibble with the Therabis dog supplements mixed in. I appreciate how the supplement comes in individual packets so you just tear the top off and pour the supplement into their regular food. They would also be really convenient for people who travel with pets because you could just take four if you’re going on a four day trip, and there is no mess.
I know that slowing down is just part of the aging process, to some extent. However, I want to give Beans the best quality of life she can have, for as long as she can have it. I know that she’s happier when she can get around without arthritis/pain slowing her down. When she feels up to it, she still loves to run and play and I will cherish that as much as we can. I want to give her longer walks, more running, more playing and less pain. She wants to be active, she just needs to feel good enough to bring that out of her. We aim to give her a healthier life in many ways, including monitoring her food and weight, feeding high quality food, engaging her in play, regular vet visits, and now, Therabis too. If you have a dog with anxiety, pain or itching, experience how hemp can bring relief to your dog by visiting the Therabis site to learn more.
Hi there! I am Emily Evert, the owner of Emily Reviews. I am 28 and live in a small town in Michigan with my boyfriend Ryan and our two pugs. I have a large family and I adore my nieces and nephews. I love reading memoirs, and learning about child development and psychology. I love watching The Game of Thrones, Teen Mom, Sister Wives and Veep. I like listening to Jason Isbell, John Prine, and other alt-country or Americana music. I created Emily Reviews as a creative outlet to share my life and the products that I love with others.
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