Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Get Up and Moving with Therabis #GrabTheLeash

Getting old isn't easy, especially for a dog. After all, "1 dog year equals 7 in human years," right?

Not quite. We now know the math isn't that simple, as dogs age more quickly during their first two years. In fact, the first year of your dog's life is more closely equal to 15 human years.

We also know that size matters when it comes to calculating your dog's age in human years. The larger the dog, the higher the age.

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This means that Teutul, who is going to be 14 years old this October, is actually approaching 88 years old. It's no wonder my boy is moving a little slower these days.

This post is sponsored by Therabis™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about Therabis - Hemp wellness products to help your dog with itching, anxiety and joint mobility. Lapdog Creations only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Therabis is not responsible for the content of this article.

Teutul has always been the "baby" of the pack (yes, even with two younger sisters), so it's sometimes hard to remember that he's become an old man. Not only is he moving a little slower, but we've noticed some stiffness in his rear legs, a little unsteadiness on stairs from time to time, and that he's not lifting his leg quite as high, or squatting quite as low, when doing his business.

Like I said, getting old isn't easy.

Hemp Wellness Products for Dogs

While hemp supplements for dogs have been increasing in popularity these days, I had been a little hesitant to use them. I knew I needed to do some research and just as I began doing it, we were given the opportunity to try Therabis™ dog supplements.


Therabis offers three different formulas - Stop the Itch, Calm and Quiet, and Up and Moving - all of which are powered by their proprietary hemp cannabinoid blend. These specific formulas were designed to help dogs with itching, anxiety, and joint mobility.

Now, I know what you're thinking. So before we go any further, let's get that question out of the way...

Will my dog get high?
The answer is, plain and simple, no.
"In the realm of veterinary science, the cannabinoids found naturally in whole-plant hemp are the most exciting and promising ingredients being studied today." - Therabis
Therabis Up and Moving joint mobility cannabinoid

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabidiol (or CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in hemp that's classified as a cannabinoid. CBD interacts with your dog's endocannabinoid system - the central regulatory system known to affect bodily processes such as digestion, mood and sleep.

What is Hemp?

Despite common misconceptions, hemp is not another euphemism for marijuana. In fact, they are two very different plants. While they are both strains of the cannabis sativa plant, that is where their similarities end.

Some strains of marijuana have been bred to contain the highest possible content of THC (the "drug" that makes people feel high), however hemp has been bred to fulfill industrial applications like paper, fiber, and nutrition - and it contains less than .3% THC by law. This is why neither humans nor dogs experience a high when consuming hemp-derived products.

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Why Therabis?

Backed by 25 years of veterinary expertise, Therabis products have been carefully designed to address the specific areas that challenge our dogs.

Dr. Stephen M. Katz, veterinary expert and founder of Therabis, has spent a lifetime researching, developing, and perfecting the formulas. His tireless research has resulted in superior products for dogs.

Check out this video to learn a little more about Therabis.

Get Up and Moving

With Teutul's increasing joint issues and stiffness, I couldn't wait to give the Up and Moving formula a try.

Formulated with whole-planet hemp oil and the Therabis proprietary cannabinoid blend, Up and Moving also includes green-lipped mussel, vitamin C and chromium to help promote healthy joints.

As a busy dog Mom, I really appreciate the convenient, easy to use packaging. Not only is Up and Moving packaged in single-serve sachets, but they come in a self-dispensing box. Talk about making my life easier at dinner time!

Available in three sizes based on your dog's weight (small, medium, large), Up and Moving can be purchased in packs of 5 or 30. It is also available for subscription delivery, which saves you both time and money.

therabis up and moving cannabinoid dogs joints

While every dog is different, CBD generally takes some time to "load" in the dog's system. This can vary in part on the intended effect and the cells it needs to interact with. With Up and Moving, you will see the effects on most dogs after just 5 days of proper dosing.

While Teutul has only been receiving Up and Moving for a short time, I can already see a little extra spring in his step. Not only has he been initiating playtime with his younger sisters more, but that playtime is also lasting longer... which makes me a very happy dog Mom!

My old man's stiffness doesn't seem to be as intense, and he's been less wonky on the stairs and uneven terrain. Heck, we just might even be able to #GrabTheLeash and head out for a real hike with him this fall!

Could your dog use a little extra spring in their step? Whether it's age-related mobility issues, or those stemming from an injury, I encourage you to read more about Up and Moving and consider adding it to your dog's overall health regimen.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Therabis™. The opinions and text are all mine.


Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them said...

I can't believe Tut is 14! He looks so great for a senior dog. I've become very interested in Cannabinoids lately and all the great uses for it with both pets and people. Excellent review!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Denise C said...

He's a real cutie, and I'm glad this is helping him out. I know a lot of older dogs who could benefit from this.

Impurrfectlife said...

Wow Teutul looks good. Aging like fine wine. I hope to look that cute when I reach that age. Happy to hear the Therabis product has improved the mobility and stiffness. I love that this product uses natural ingredient components too. Happy early birthday Teutul!

Cat Noir CC said...

Teutul is a little charmer. I am so happy people are starting to see the value of CBDs. It takes people like you educating them on the potential for less pain, more mobility and calming benefits from CBDs

LaylasWoof said...

This looks like an amazing product and love the idea of companies starting to make these products, especially for senior dogs. Layla gets Hemp in her foods and I have noticed more of a skip in her walk but have not tried the CBD and when I think necessary will do so.. Great review and always good to learn

Carleenp said...

My corgi Eve has been using Therabis with really good success. I'm quite a fan! I'm tempted to also try the anxiety formula that they make.

Unknown said...

What a handsome old man! He doesn't look a day over 70. ;) I am a big proponent of hemp for pets and have seen the positive effects in my own dogs.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

I think you answered some very important questions dog owners would have about this product. Tut looks fantastic for a senior dog.

Lifewithmutts said...

So glad the Up & Moving formula is helping Tut! We've been using the Calm & Quiet with Helo during thunderstorms and it's working so well! Loving the move towards more natural CBD remedies.

Unknown said...

We love, trust and believe in Therabis!!! In fact, I need to buy more! We use the Calm and Quiet but I am also going to add Up and Moving into Lyla's routine as well since she has issues with mobility. The Calm and Quite REALLY helps her with her anxiety and stress from storms. it also worked wonders on the 4th of July!

Sweet Purrfections said...

I've read a lot about Therabis lately and it seems like a very effective product to use. I've thought about getting some of the Calm & Quiet to try with my mom's dog who is very fearful of thunderstorms.

Parenting Patch said...

My oldest pup is 9. Soon I will have to start thinking about senior dog issues. This product sounds great!

Beth said...

Nelly is 10 and the vet just recommended that I start giving her a supplement to help her joints. Sophie is only 8, but she has some joint issues too. I wonder if this would be a good choice for them.

Scott said...

Glad it's working for him! We might have tried it when we had dogs, maybe in the future!

Talent Hounds said...

I am a huge believer in the benefits of CBD for humans and dogs. I wish we could get it for dogs in Canada but they need to sort out the distribution laws.

Unknown said...

I would be blessed to have our Golden for 14 years. She is still a pup well at 6 she has her moments of being lazy and active. Will keep this in mind.

Anonymous said...

Does he take it easily? Does it taste good to him? We have come a long way in pet care, this is great. Thanks for sharing!

Saidah said...

My moms don't f would probably love these. I'll have to get some for him if I see them in stores.

Unknown said...

Love that this product helps older dogs feel more agile and less fragile!

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

His age is impressive! Happy to hear there's something out there to make him continue to enjoy life.

LB said...

I am so glad there are options for our older babies! Thanks for the share!

Sue said...

Sounds interesting but a bit too expensive for my big boy.

Miles and Miles Away said...

I am so glad that they are coming up with new things to make dog`s life easier.

Eileen said...

I have a 4 year old Shih Tzu who is always scratching. I keep checking if he has fleas or ticks - nothing! We don't feed him any dog food with grains, because the vet said it might be where the itchiness is coming from. I think I will try Therabis Stop the Itch. Hopefully it will help stop his scratching.

FiveSibesMom said...

One of my Huskies, who is 9, is now sensitive to fireworks and this is something I've been contemplating to help with the anxiety. Thanks for this informative review! And Tut is so handsome!

Carrie@TheLavenderHytta said...

I actually have never heard of hemp dog treats/supplements before. I am so glad that you found something to help your aging pet.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your experience! I love reading these posts. CBD wasn't big on the market when I worked in veterinary medicine, so I am always eager to learn about what pet parents have to say.

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