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Hemp Oil

April 18, 2016

We have started giving Rocco hemp oil, not the type with the THC in it, but even this type is suppose to help. He doesn’t really like the taste, which surprised me. So I am just giving him a tiny bit with each meal until he maybe gets use to it, or doesn’t mind it.

Rocco went with us through the drive through. He loves the car!
Rocco went with us through the drive through. He loves the car!

According to K9addict website – these are the benefits of hemp oil for dogs. All dogs, not just dogs with cancer:

  • Improves condition of the skin and fur.
  • Reduces shedding and dandruff.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Supports good heart health.
  • Supports healthy organ function.
  • Healthy Growth and Development.
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Positive effects on brain function.
  • Positive effects on fertility/reproduction.

All of these things sound great. I think it will be a great addition to his food. I also give him about 6 ounces of raw goats milk a day, and he takes his antiinflammatory meds each day (twice a day). I think he is actually feeling a little better. He seems more playful and is sleeping really well.

I have been adding boiled chicken to his food. He loves it. I just want to spoil him. If he is uncomfortable at all, I cant really tell. But he loves to eat – so I am doing what I can to keep him as happy as possible and food is one way I can do it. We have also been going for rides in the car a lot, and going for walks. He even got to play at the dog park a few times in the past week or so.

I cant figure out how to post videos on here. I have some great ones of him playing at the dog park (we only go when no one is there). CLICK HERE TO VIEW one of them. He just loves running around sniffing all the trees and ‘marking’ them. He is such a great dog. Hope we get to have him in our lives for quite a while longer.

Just realized is birthday is next week. I want to have a birthday party for him!!!

The Dog Park makes Rocco so happy

March 26, 2015

Dog Parks. People either love them or hate them. Well, add us to the group that hates them, UNLESS there is no one else there – then we LOVE them!

Let me explain. When Rocco was a puppy we took the dogs a few times to the local dog park. It was usually fine. A couple times we saw dog fights, or aggressive dogs running around tackling other dogs. We just tried to keep Chloe and Rocco at the other end. Well, one day we walked in and a huge shepherd attacked Rocco. Knocked him to the ground and help him there. This other dog’s hair was up on his neck, and I was freaking out. The owner hit him and pulled him off. We left! Thank goodness Rocco was not hurt. About 2 months later we decided to go again. I took my son with me, and we went during an off-peak time. Well, Rocco decided that HE was going to be the one tackling the other dogs. First one he saw, he ran over to him and knocked him to the ground. Thank goodness Nick was with me, he helped get Rocco off the other dog and we left. We never went back. I dont want to be ‘that’ person.

So recently they opened a new dog park at the park near our house. There is no way I was going to take him when other dogs are there, so we just go for our walks and if no one is in the park, I take him and let him play. He loves it! He runs around smelling all the smells, peeing on all the trees, treasure hunting for left behind balls and frisbees. He has so much fun!

So I guess the bottom line is: we love EMPTY dog parks!