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We have shared almost our entire life with dogs. That’s a lot of years… And a lot of dogs! We wouldn’t have it any other way. We’ve adopted rescue pups, shelter dogs, cast aways, ex-show dogs, and even seniors. We’ve learned a thing or two from opening our home and our hearts to dogs. The one thing that always catches us off guard about dogs? When one ‘suddenly’ becomes a senior!! Not literally – it’s like our own lives, we’re just living it and all of a sudden we’re in our 50’s! What happened? Seems like just yesterday we were kids. It’s like that for dogs too – one day a pup, next day a thriving adult dog, and then suddenly, the slowing down and aches and pains of a senior dog.
The struggle is real people! I should know, I’m managing the aches and pains of aging myself. I try different supplements and alternative therapies. Spike, our 12-year old Chihuahua, and I are in the battle together – my 5 pound fluffy, little compadre! Unlike me, Spike-oh (as I like call him) has some pretty severe issues. IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) has seeped into the little guy’s life, causing aches, pains, arthritis, and spine damage. Surgery really isn’t an option – neurologists are frank that Spike’s size, age, and condition create a sizable chance that he would be left much worse off…if he lived.
What’s a dog mom to do? What I’d do for myself – face the issue, bring quality of life back into the picture, and try different things to help Spike live a joyful life. Basically, learn how to get an old dog moving again! I’ve written about cannabinoidal (CBD) product for a dog magazine, so am fairly educated about its benefits. Therabis Up and Moving supplement is hemp-based CBD, with all of the pain relief benefits and none of the high (hemp is not marijuana – so your dog will not end up with Foghat blaring from his car and smoke pouring out the windows…that’s a nod to you my dear brother, yup, the 70’s…you can’t erase them!). No, Therabis’s CBD is extracted from hemp and is a potent anti-inflammatory, and is in a formula that includes green lipped mussels, vitamin C, Chromium and vitamin E – little Spike has gained a lot of relief from his IVDD and arthritis pain by taking one packet a day of the Therabis Up and Moving supplement. Want to learn more about Therabis click here and make sure to check out their FAQs.
How do I know for sure Therabis is helping? Spike is literally up and moving again! His expanded mobility has allowed us to add a few other things to his routine. While walking is good for a dog with IVDD (and yes, make sure you #GrabTheLeash), it needs to be intersperse with other no/less weight bearing types of exercise. We now take Spike swimming, get him massages and acupuncture, and he has stretching sessions – he’s able to move much better! It really doesn’t take much to get some exercise in for a 5 pound aging dog, but it’s all about the quality versus quantity with IVDD – and every morning and evening, little Spike gets a little walk and Therabis Up and Moving in his food.
Tip: Including anti-inflammatory foods in your dog’s diet will help ease some of the aches and pains! These include salmon and sardines, turmeric, sweet potatoes, ginger, blue berries, green lipped mussels, and celery.
We’re thrilled to see the difference 20 days of Therabis Up and Around has made in Spike’s little life – what started out as a product review, has now turned in to a welcomed addition to Spike’s daily regimen. It’s a big relief to me when we can find plant, food and herb-based treatments for Spike’s IVDD and subsequent inflammation and pain. Long term use of prescribed/synthetic medicines can lead to organ damage, and in some cases failure – so for us, and our pups, we prefer all natural. Go ahead and give Therabis a try, we think you’ll be very pleased – and more importantly, so will your pup!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Therabis™. The opinions and text are all mine