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Success Story: Laila the Pit Bull Mix

DATE:September 23, 2019BY:Joey DiFrancesco

LolaHemp is a family owned company that has a strong commitment to animal welfare. One of the rescue organizations we work with is Rescue Dogs Rock (RDR) based in New York City. They do amazing work helping abused and neglected animals find their way out of the kill shelter system and into loving homes. 

Today we want to share a heartwarming story from Melissa Eisen from West Orange, New Jersey. She saved the life of Laila, a Pit Bull mix who was abandoned after being severely abused and used as a bait dog in a fighting ring. 

Can you tell us a little bit about Laila?

February will be four years since I got Laila from Rescue Dogs Rock. She was a bait dog. When people have a ring of fighting dogs they always take one dog that they starve. They make that the practice dog for the other fighting dogs. Usually the bait dog gets killed by one of the fighting dogs. They think because she survived they had no use for her so they just tossed her onto the street. She was 27 pounds and all skin and bones. She was covered in scars and bleeding. Rescue Dogs Rock took her in and she was in the home of one of their fosters for a few months. RDR nursed her back to health and then I adopted her. She’s now 58 - 60 pounds. 

What kinds of symptoms did Laila have before you found LolaHemp?

She was a little bit lethargic. At 10 years old I worried a little bit. So far she’s had two bouts with mast cell cancer, about three years apart. She had multiple tumors each time. She used to be very anxious in the car anytime I took her in the car. She would poop in the car. She hated going in the car. I think she was worried that she was being given away again. 

What kinds of traditional treatments did you try first?

I tried some other CBD oils. She did not take to them. One I had to put directly in her mouth; she hated that one. She made me catch her to administer it. She has had several surgeries due to cancer and has been put on anti-inflammatories, pain meds, and antibiotics. The only other thing she’s on regularly is an antihistamine. 

Did Laila experience any worrying side effects from prescription medications? 

Yes. That’s why I really don’t want her on anything. I worry about putting her on flea and tick prevention. I used to give her the ingestible flea and tick, but after reading about the side effects of those I stopped. I read they can cause seizures. My last dog developed a seizure disorder after an unnecessary surgery that he never should have had and he was never the same after it. 

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

Her energy is better. At 10 years old that’s a really good improvement. And other people have noticed it too which is nice. What I’m really hoping for is that hemp can help with cancer prevention. I had done research myself and read a lot about Cannabis and cancer prevention. 

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

Probably about a month later. She’s been on it for a while now. 

How much LolaHemp do you use?

I give her probably about a half dropper twice per day. It’s about 10 to 12 drops.  

Have there been any unexpected benefits since Laila has been taking LolaHemp?

She’s definitely happier. She loves the car now too. It has definitely helped with her car anxiety. When I tell her she’s going to go in the car she gets super excited. 

I have more peace of mind that she’s happier. I’m hoping we have long term benefits. I take her more places now because she’s easier and calmer in the car. Before putting her in the car was miserable. 

What made you choose LolaHemp?

Rescue Dogs Rocks had a coupon code and promoted you guys. So through that rescue organization. 

Would you recommend LolaHemp to a friend? 

Oh, for sure.

Joey DiFrancesco

Joey is the founder of LolaHemp for Pets. In 2015 he launched Lolawawa's Pet Boutique, an e-commerce store for pet lovers and pets that donates a portion of profits to animal rescue efforts. In 2018 he launched LolaHemp in response to customers' growing demands for a natural product to help with common pet ailments, as well as the success his own dog (Lola) experienced with hemp oil.

 

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