Lexie T. has a big heart and a home for three dogs with special needs. Each one of them has had an unfortunate start in life - but are lucky to have found a loving home like hers.
Treatibles: What was life like for you and your family before you found Treatibles? What led you to look for a solution?
Lexie: I have three special needs dogs. A King Charles Cavalier, Jamie, who just beat cancer, has caudal occipital malformation and is deaf; a Norwich terrier, Beasie, who is half deaf, has hip problems and who has suffered from terrible skin conditions her entire life before I adopted her from Florida; and a Papillion mix, Piper, who was also adopted and has one eye because her previous owner beat her with a piece of wood repeatedly so they finally had to remove her eye and she just completed extensive dental work due to the abuse.
My Jamie is on medication four times/day and while a “lemon dog”, is the sweetest and is an absolute trooper. Beasie is a typical terrier but is terrified of thunderstorms, and Piper is Ms. Hyper but has completely adjusted to her new life with me and one eye.
However, there are some days where everything just seems to go wrong and they all have issues, including allergies and aches and pains. (Two of them are over 10 years old and traveling can be difficult with them or just the weather really affects their joints like humans.)
A typical day in my condo is… it’s really just their world, and I’m just living in it. :)
TRT: Where did you look for a solution, and how did you discover Treatibles? What convinced you to give Treatibles a try?
Lexie: My dad’s assistant actually told me about Treatibles a few months ago! She has an elderly dog and because two of my dogs are elderly she suggested I give it a try because it helped her dog with aches and pains so much. So I immediately ordered a few bags and then eventually got cases for them and for my boyfriend’s dog who is also an elderly rescue named Ben. Now we are repeat and frequent customers. :)
This prompted me to work with one of my freelancers to write a story about this industry and helping animals the same way we help people...
The treats calm the girls during storms, help their allergies, help their aches and pains and calm them down – and I don’t have to keep giving them medications for all of these issues.
TRT: What surprised you or made you the most happy about Treatibles?
Lexie: I was so happy to see all three of them calm, no itching, no pain and seeming to sleep peacefully. Beasie wasn’t limping around, and Jamie wasn’t scratching at her neck as much due to the brain condition. My little Piper even chilled out and wasn’t in as much pain eating as she sometimes is due to having minimal teeth.
TRT: What would you tell someone that is considering Treatibles for their pet?
Lexie: As I mentioned, I have now gotten my boyfriend’s dog hooked – and referred quite a few other people – even asking people in the medical marijuana world what they think about this. My dogs all happen to be rescues with problems, so seeing them happy and pain free is amazing. I would tell anyone to give it a try, experiment with the dosage and see how your pets react. I was lucky that my girls loved them, but it took a few more treats than normal because they are all used to being on medications for pain management.
They are great for when you have to travel with the dogs, or are leaving for an extended amount of time – they don’t seem to get nearly as anxious.
TRT: Thanks so much for sharing your story!