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Sun Dec 20, 2020, 12:56 AM

So, I've been giving my 13-year-old doggo CBD treats for her arthritis...

And they seem to be helping a lot. I don't give her much, a little under the suggested amount. The problem is, I'm convinced they give her the munchies. She's always been a hungry girl, but with the CBD she wakes me up several times a night for snacks. She. Is. Ravenous. It's not as bad when I stop the CBD, except I can tell she is stiff when she walks. Any suggestions? It seems I have a stoner doggo.

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Reply So, I've been giving my 13-year-old doggo CBD treats for her arthritis... (Original post)
Laffy Kat Dec 2020 OP
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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:01 AM

1. I've been giving my cat CBD w THC, but Glycoflex has worked even better. It's basically

a nutritional supplement for arthritis. Chewy.com and Pet Food Express carry it for dogs and cats. Hes 15.5 and hes running around again.

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Response to diane in sf (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:09 AM

3. The vet prescribes Dasuquin for my girl.

She's still on a loading dose for now and I think that's helping, although it may be too soon to tell. The vet said that it is absolutely okay to give her both CBD and Dasuquin together. She said that they don't really know if the CBD works but they definitely know the Dasuquin works on arthritis. I'm wondering if I should also give her a Benadryl at night. I'll probably ask the vet first.

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Response to diane in sf (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:30 PM

32. I have serious arthritis in my hands and take Nature Made Triple Flex. It has glucosamine,

chondroitin, MSM, and Vitamin D. You could pulverize part of a pill and try giving it to her. It works for me like a miracle.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:03 AM

2. I gave my dog some for about 6 months but I wished she would get the munchies

since she was always under weight and I had to play games to get her to eat. Everyone's different....including dogs.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:11 AM

4. Will she eat peanut butter?

That's pretty caloric. I guess you could also try CBD with THC, that might ignite the appetite. Is she a small doggo?

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:05 AM

14. I made home made almond butter and peanut butter.

She would only eat it I shoved it in her mouth and held her muzzle shut and she had to swallow. She wouldn't eat cheese, beef, chicken, etc. I think she hung in there for me (17 years) since she knew I'd be a basket case without her...she was right. I knew I's be a wreck but nothing can bring her back. 2020 sucks!!!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:00 AM

16. I'm sorry, she passed?

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:30 AM

17. Yup, 6 months ago...I miss her tons.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 05:30 AM

18. I didn't realize. I am so sorry.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 07:45 PM

35. Thank you, I cry all the time still.

No person could ever hope to be as special and understanding as a pupper. There is no replacement, not even close.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #35)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 09:01 PM

36. I totally understand. Mine is 14 and my soul mate.

I can't even think about it.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 09:34 PM

37. I never wanted to even think or talk about it either.

Too painful to fathom... much easier to be like Scarlett O'Hara..."I'll think about it later". I hate the "later" part.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #37)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 09:35 PM

38. ....

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:15 AM

5. Our mini-doxie is on Movoflex

Woke up several months ago with him completely paralyzed in his backend. He's 15. Typical Dachshund disc problem, even though he's not overweight. Was on major anti-inflammatory for a couple weeks, then started on Movoflex. He eats it like a treat, and its been a literal life saver. He runs around and jumps like his old self. I order it from Chewy.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:20 AM

6. Awww. I had a Doxie growing up.

I'm so glad he's better.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:36 AM

7. Dorito's? n/t

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Response to brewens (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:28 AM

11. I can't keep those in the house.

Because I would eat all of them!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:36 AM

8. Have you tried cold laser treatments?

They do work, but require human contact.

...stoner dog.

Sounds like my cat, but without cbd. Every 3 hours she is starving. Awakens me every night.

Vet exam & blookdwork perfect. Transdermal antidepressants did not work.

Meanwhile, her ass is like a giant water balloon.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:27 AM

10. Water balloon? You mean like diarrhea or just...chunky?

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 07:01 AM

20. Extremely chunky

I've tried everything, but she is up to 16 lbs.

She will not play with anything. I've bought her every toy imaginable, but I get the "don't infantalize me, this won't bleed" look.

She wakes me every night knocking things off my dresser & when she is really hungry, she goes into bathroom or kitchen & opens and slams cabinet doors shut.

She is a rescue & has always been weird about food, so she might have had food deprivation issues.

Anyway, have you ever filled a water balloon & set it down?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:16 PM

25. LOL, I kind of think bottom-heavy kittehs are cute.

My kitteh will attach herself to my boxsprings, horizontally defying gravity, and then race all the way around the bed never losing her horizontal hold. I suspect it feels much the same as waking up during a 5.9 earthquake. She will do this until I get up and re-arrange whatever situation needs tending to: empty food bowl water bowl, loneliness, etc.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:33 AM

12. I'll look into cold laser.

My old vet left and set up a doggo pain-management practice about twelve miles from here. I'll shoot him an email and see if he does cold laser. I'll also look at acupuncture; she's such a mellow dog, she'd be a great candidate for anything hands-on. The sweet girl doesn't care what you do to her as long as you're touching her. She lives for human touch....AND food!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 07:08 AM

21. I learned about cold laser at our vet

A lady was holding a really frail looking elder pup who was visibly shaking & we struck up a conversation.

She told me her baby has very bad arthritis - can hardly walk. But, after cold laser treatments, her pup is much, mych better.

I've had this treatment on my feet for pinched nerves & can't say enough good things about it! The 1st treatment lessened pain by about 75%.

Acupuncture is super, too! Maybe a combo of both would help?

I hope your old vet can help! Hydrotherapy can be helpful too, if that is available.

Good luck & please let us know how she is doing & what works.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:39 PM

27. Oh, thanks, SL.

I'll keep you posted.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:25 AM

9. Cosequin works well too for their joint aches and pains

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:34 AM

13. I think Cosequin and Dasuquin are very similar.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 08:33 AM

22. We give our guy a Cosequin/CBD combo

He's been on CBD for close to a year. I swear by the stuff. He used to take anti-inflammatories/pain killers for his joint issues on bad days (he's an 8.5 year old German shepherd/mastiff cross, about 105 pounds and lean, believe it or not). I was worried about the effects the pills could have on his liver so I switched to CBD after hearing great things about it from a friend and reading online testimonials in discussion forums.

I purchase low-THC products, usually in the range of 20-1 or up to 25-1 CBD/THC. I've read that THC can accumulate in pets' systems over time and its effects on their psychological health long-term isn't yet well researched. So I'm trying to keep the THC to a minimum, just in case.

Anyway, I hadn't noticed the "munchies" in our boy, but he'd eat anything anytime anyway. We make a concerted effort to keep his weight down, however, because carrying more pounds means more strain on his inflamed joints. That's always been a point of emphasis from the vets that we've consulted.

The veterinarians, I should mention, have never recommended CBD. They haven't discouraged it either. They tend to say that there's not enough studies on which they can base CBD prescriptions. One of them asked us to keep her informed of how our dog is progressing on CBD because she's trying to monitor outcomes among her clients who choose to use it on their own.

I have nothing but good things to say about it. Our boy has been moving around really well since he's been on the stuff. I think I only gave him the anti-inflammatories/pain killers twice in the past year after bad days when he was visibly in discomfort. I still keep the pills on hand for such occasions, put those bad days have become minimal.

Best of luck with your dog. What breed (or breed combo)?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:44 PM

28. She is a rescued Catahoula mix.

She was born deaf and was in a kill shelter right outside of New Orleans. I already had one deafie and was looking for a friend for her when I came across her photo online. After a few phone calls, I arranged for her to be pulled from the shelter and flown to me in Colorado. They got her out right before she was going to be euthanized. She was six months old at the time. She was also heart-worm positive so we had to treat her for that. Anyway, adopting her was the best decision I've ever made. She is my soul mate and I would do anything for her.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:04 PM

31. Same with our dog, Laffy Kat

He's not deaf but he was a adopted from a shelter. The vet assessed him and determined that his arthritis was so severe that he must be in chronic pain. It was only his pleasant disposition that persuaded the vet to let him live. We're so glad he did! This dog is the best buddy that my wife and I have ever had. We can't get over how easy going he is despite his bad joints. I'd probably be cranky all the time!

Anyway, we love him to pieces.

And I'm glad you found a match. Good for you for giving her another shot at life, and a good one at that.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:53 AM

15. I give my GSD cbd to survive July 4

She just gets mellow, not hungry. Perhaps try a lower thc variant?

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:49 PM

29. Maybe. She actually ad a good night last night and let me sleep until 4:00 a.m.

Before I had to give her a snack. Maybe she's adjusting.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 06:48 AM

19. Maybe she's feeling much better and is

getting better sleep so she needs less of it. CBD worked wonders for my 19 year old cat but I do t recall it making him hungry.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:09 PM

24. This may be true. She does seem more...bouncy! nt

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 11:08 AM

23. maybe try mj edibles.

wont hurt. prolly work better than just cbd. tho not sure it will be any better w the munchies, it does stabilize the endocrine system.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:28 PM

26. What helped my dog and his arthritic knees

I started cooking for him. He used to eat a quality dry dog food but after he developed kidney disease, I started cooking a kidney-friendly diet. Everything in his health improved. His knees didn't hurt him; he started going up and down stairs without a problem. His fur got nicer. After all these years, those are the things I remember.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:52 PM

30. I do cook for my doggos.

They get a mixture of the home-cooked dog food (usually chicken/rice/peas and carrots) and a premium dry food. As a matter of fact, I was just about to go down to the kitchen and make this week's batch!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #30)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:39 PM

33. Great!

I always thought that feeding my dog high-quality dog food was the best thing I could do for him. Never again. If I ever get another dog, I will cook for him.

(I have cats now. They won't eat my cooking! I gave up on them.)

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:47 PM

34. Same with my cat. She only eats ONE thing!

I've tried to transition her to a healthier diet so many times. She doesn't simply reject the food, she literally tosses it as far as she can, bowl and all, across the room. I have to have her bowls elevated because of the dogs and she can toss her bowl pretty far. It's not pretty. The dogs love it though because they get to clean up the mess. Anyway, I've given in. The food may shorten her life but it's her choice.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:56 PM

39. Maybe she's just feeling better so she's eating more.

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