30 Oct How CBD Oil Helped This Elderly Dog Walk Again
Some humans use medical marijuana, some dogs use CBD oil.
Annie, a 9-year-old German shepherd-Malinois mix, takes three droppers of CBD oil in the morning, and three at night in addition to her other supplements.
“We started this whole process and it seems like she’s doing better overall,” her owner, Tammy Silverman, 41, of Boca Raton, Florida, told InsideEdition.com. “I see it in how she moves that it’s really working.”
During a routine checkup at the veterinarian, the family discovered Annie was suffering from arthritis and hip dysplasia. She was also sedated for the visit, and after the anesthesia wore off, Silverman said the once-active pup didn’t seem to move the same way anymore.
“She wasn’t able to get her hind legs up,” Silverman explained. “She wasn’t able to walk. She would give out a lot. She wasn’t able to jump or get up on the bed or the couch.
“I took her for a walk and her legs dragged so bad it scraped her nails, and her nails were bleeding,” she continued.
A veterinary neurologist said the symptoms may be due to herniated discs on Annie’s back and suggested a series of surgeries to correct it.
“I didn’t want to put her through that,” Silverman explained. “Considering that she’s 10 years old and the lifespan of a shepherd is 10 to 12 years old.”