Adopted at six weeks, Jenelle Hamilton’s 8-pound Chihuahua mix, Apple, had always been high-strung. But in August, as Hamilton, who works in public relations, began traveling more frequently on business, the dog’s behavior turned alarming. Along with her excessive barking and bouts of compulsive fur-licking, Apple refused to eat and paced by the front door for days at a time.
Desperate to find relief, Hamilton, 39, who lives in Beverly Hills, decided to try a treatment involving CBD after reading about its benefits on a lifestyle blogger’s Instagram story. “I knew there wasn’t a lot of research, but I’m a holistic person,” she said.