Kitsilano (‘Kitsie’ for short) is our beloved Chief Inspiration Officer, and our 3 year old Golden Retriever. Little spoon, middle spoon, big spoon - doesn’t matter, Kitsie is here to cuddle. His favorite pass-times include being on neighborhood watch, saying hi to the nice mail people, spending time with family, holding two tennis balls in his mouth, receiving belly rubs, collecting mittens wherever he can and advocating for CBD for Pets. He loves playing with friends, and being a giant goofball. You can catch him swimming in any water he sees in the summer, or rolling around aimlessly in the snow during the winter. One of the friendliest nuggets you’ll ever meet!
How could you tell something was wrong with Kitsilano when it came to anxiety?
“We brought Kits home at 8 weeks, and as a nurse I was transitioning between roles so I had a couple months free to be at home with him and Nik had a flexible schedule. Unsurprisingly, we spent every single second with Kitsie. He was one of the most well socialized young puppies out there. He was great with all of his cousins (human and puppy) and the cuddles with his family. Unfortunately, when it came time to get back to a regular work schedule (and 12-hour nursing shifts), it was a major shock to Kits’ regular routine and he started to develop separation anxiety.”
Lyndsey and Nik noticed Kitsie started to display signs of anxiety anytime he was left alone, even for a few minutes.
“It might’ve been a pair of slippers torn to shreds, or scratches on the wall, getting into any garbage he could. Even in his crate, he would shred anything put in there with him. We didn’t want our little guy to be anxious, and we knew he’d have to get used to being alone - we needed something, anything that would help.”
Why did you decide to try Kitsie?
“Honestly, Nik was a CBD user for all of his old sports injuries so he understood first hand what the benefits could be and kind of dove head first into the research around Pet CBD. He shared what he found with me, and we had a couple discussions around it. With Kits being a golden, we knew it was possible he could someday deal with hip and joint or cancerous issues, given that they are common in the bread, and that both of those issues were sourced in inflammation.”
Although Nik was somewhat familiar and more quickly comfortable with Pet CBD, Lyndsey really wanted to make sure it was the right decision for her ‘son’, Kitsilano. She was ready to dig into a little research of her own
“After our conversations together, I decided I’d do a little of my own research. Before long, I believed it was the right fit of Kits. Now that I had believed in CBD for Pets generally, my focus and concern turned to which provider would be the right fit for us. Nik joked that he would ‘get some made just for Kitsie’, of course I thought he was kidding. About 2 months later, he brought me samples and I realized he was not kidding. Kitsilano has been a daily user of Kitsie ever since.”
How could you tell Kitsie was working?
“To be honest, it didn’t take long to notice. The first time we left and nothing happened we thought it was a fluke. The next day we did again, and nothing. Time after time when left alone he would be fine. Even watching him on some of our cameras, he was completely relaxed and no longer anxious at all when he was alone. We were so happy! I could leave the house without feeling incredibly guilty or stressed anymore. It not only changed Kits’ life, it changed ours.”
Caring about our Pet’s wellness is an everyday journey. If you think your furry loved one may benefit from Kitsie like Kitsilano did, you can learn more about our Kitsie oils, treats and paw balms below. [BUY LINK]