Anybody who has raised pets can attest to the difficulty an owner faces when their beloved animals reach old age.
On one hand it’s a blessing to have your animal survive for as many years as it possibly can.
However, watching them decline is tough, especially when it causes them chronic pain. You want to do everything you can for them, but it’s made increasingly worse by nature of the fact that they can’t really communicate with us verbally. It’s our job as owners to pick up on subtle cues to infer the inner mental and physical state of our pets from one minute to the next. I felt bad when one of my last dogs had to get steroid shots once every three months to knock down on his bone and joint pain. He always looked like he felt amazing right after he took the shots. These days there are pet CBD products that some swear by. They are hemp derived edibles that are embedded in tasty treats that you can give your dogs and cats to knock down on physical pain. I tried it with my cat who is now 12 years old and it had a favorable outcome, making him much more active and playful. After we started giving it to him daily for several months, his demeanor had changed drastically. Even though they’re not cheap, I always keep a large supply of pet CBD products in my house so my cat and my dog can experience the comforting pain relief. It’s much better than giving them prescription pain medicine that could give them side effects like nausea or dependency. Many veterinarians recommend CBD for pets and some even sell the products in their offices.