Success Story: Heidi the Dobie

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Heidi the brown doberman wearing a pink collar standing in water

Lolahemp is proud to know we are making a difference in the lives of pets. Today we are sharing an interview with Tayler Young about how Lolahemp CBD oil for dogs allowed her to help her Dobie, named Heidi, have a better quality of life in her senior years. 

Can you tell us a little bit about Heidi? 

Heidi is the most gentle dog we have ever known. She is 13 years old and weighs 95 lbs. Everyone that has ever met her has instantly fallen in love. She is sweet, loves to snuggle, is generally extremely active, and her favorite thing in the world is "Puppy Dinner."  

What kinds of symptoms did Heidi have before you found Lolahemp?

Now that Heidi is 13, although she has always been extremely active, she really slowed down over the past year. Her spine is slowly narrowing, which causes her to have trouble with her hind legs and getting up and down. Although she may move slower than normal, she wasn't showing many troubling signs other than "old age." About 2 weeks before we purchased Lolahemp for the first time, Heidi was rushed to the vet. She seemed like she was in significant pain, was having a lot of trouble walking, and she wasn't eating. 

Heidi the brown doberman laying down on a balcony in front of potted flowers

What kinds of traditional treatments did you try first?  

When Heidi's symptoms worsened and we rushed her to the vet, they prescribed her Gabapentin/Neurontin. The vet did blood work, x-rays and just said she needed these pills. We started giving them to her right away, and instead of making her better, they made her worse...much worse. 

Did Heidi experience any worrying side effects from prescription medications? 

Heidi's experience with prescription medication was a dog owner’s nightmare! She couldn't stand at all, and if she did she was so dizzy and loopy from the prescriptions the vet gave her that she would collapse and had no sense of balance. In addition, when taking prescription medications, she lost complete control of going to the bathroom. She was going in the house (something she never did) and she didn't even realize she was going. At first, we thought the medication needed to kick in and after a few days we heavily researched, pulled her off the meds, found Lolahemp from reading up on homeopathic remedies, and ordered it to have it sent 1 day priority mail. 

What are some of the specific improvements you noticed after using Lolahemp?

There have been quite a few improvements. Heidi is back playing with her brother Otto and sister Coco, she is eating again, she is able to jump on and off the couch (which she couldn't do before), she has "pep" back in her step, and sometimes even starts to run. She has almost no trouble getting up or down anymore and she has that sparkle back in her eyes. 

How long did it take to see improvement after starting Lolahemp? 

We actually saw a drastic improvement right away. I think it was a mixture of pulling her off pills that were making her worse as well. She did a complete 180. She couldn't stand, eat, nothing, and then 2 days after Lolahemp it was like nothing ever happened and she was back to her old self. We actually couldn't even believe it was happening... She doesn't go a day without it now. 

small brown and white dog gray dog and heidi the brown doberman sitting outside

How much Lolahemp do you use?  

We get the 600MG bottle and Heidi uses a full dropper 2x per day, everyday. 

Have there been any unexpected benefits since Heidi has been taking Lolahemp?

Of course, whatever you give to one dog, you have to give to the others. Heidi's dog siblings, Otto, who is 8 years old and he is a Doberman/Weimerainer mix and Coco, who is a 3 year old Long Hair Chihuahua were so curious of the smell and wanted to try the Lolahemp. Turns out, the two of them ALSO love the taste, and now they each get a little bit in their food. Otto seems to have a lot more energy for an 8 year old, and Coco who has the typical Chihuahua shakes and nervousness, is sleeping much better, barking less, and seems more "chill."

Is there anything you are able to enjoy with Heidi now that you couldn’t before Lolahemp?

YES! Walks are so much better. She enjoys them so much and so do we. Having to leave her while we walked the others for a while was hard. Now she’s back in with the wolf pack on long walks. 

What made you choose Lolahemp?  

We researched a ton of different companies online when we came to the "Hemp Oil / CBD Oil" conclusion of treatment. Lolahemp came up in a blog we read called "Walkin'Pets Blog" and it was an article on CBD Oil for Improved Mobility in Senior and Disabled Dogs. After a bunch of research we saw it there, read the reviews, loved the back story and decided that this would be the company we would buy it from. 

Would you recommend Lolahemp to a friend?

100%. We recommend it to everyone. I know someone in my office already purchased it for their yorkie "Spike." This stuff saved Heidi's life and gave her a little more time, with no pain, to enjoy the things she loves.

Thank you guys! 

Tayler Young and Matthew Lundy 

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Joey founded Lolahemp in 2018 after the success his own dog (Lola) experienced with hemp oil for her debilitating stress and anxiety. He has now made it his mission to educate pet owners everywhere on the benefits of holistic health and the therapeutic properties of the hemp plant. Joey is the visionary behind the brand, managing the director level team members and keeping the company's course. He enjoys long city walks with Lola, traveling with his wife Christa and spending time with family.