[Giveaway] 3 Ways To Support Your Senior Horse

November marks National Senior Pet Month, and while the month-long observance mainly sparks discussions about older cats and dogs in shelters, we can’t forget about our elder equines. Whether you’re considering adopting an older horse or your own is approaching their teenage years, it’s the perfect time to celebrate our seniors. Read on for tips to keep your senior horse feeling like a foal at heart, plus get ready to enter this month’s giveaway for a chance to win Support Your Senior Horse Package.

Keep them smiling

If your horse is just entering their teenage years, it may be a while before their teeth stop growing. Until then, caring for their teeth can help protect their dental health years down the road. Poor dental health in senior horses leads to improperly chewed food, which can cause poor digestion, colic, malnutrition, tooth loss, and infection. To keep those chompers chompin’, step up those annual dental exams to twice yearly. Teeth that are not maintained develop sharp edges and rough chewing surfaces, leading to uneven wear and premature dental deterioration. Between checkups, watch out for signs of dental issues, including spitting out wads of food, chewing on one side of the mouth, avoiding cold water, and unexplained weight loss.

Get a leg up on joint support.

If your horse is getting older, but hasn’t shown signs of joint pain or stiffness, it’s actually the perfect time to start them on joint support supplements. The sooner you start, the better. In fact, young athletic horses are also recommended to take them, long before their golden years. Joint supplements contain naturally-occurring components that already exist in your horse’s body, such as glucosamine and chondroitin. By supplementing these nutrients, you can help slow age-related joint deterioration associated with daily wear-and-tear.

Other common joint supplement ingredients like turmeric and omega-3 fatty acids have numerous health benefits, including heart, immune system, and cognitive support. Save on horse joint supplements when you shop at PetMeds®.

Ride into the sunset

Though your horse may be considered a senior by their sweet 16, they do not necessarily need to retire from riding. Riding your senior horse provides mental stimulation, exercise, and emotional health benefits to protect their overall well-being. As long as you don’t notice any outward signs of slowing down, you can keep riding. Talk to your veterinarian if you need help deciding when, and how, to taper off high impact activities while keeping your horse in motion.

Enter the PetMeds® Support Your Senior Horse Giveaway!

To celebrate National Senior Pet Month and senior horses everywhere, PetMeds® is giving away a Support Your Senior Horse Prize Package that includes AniMed Biotin 100 Powder, Perfect Prep EQ Gold Pellets, and ArthriSoothe – Gold.

The PetMeds® Support Your Senior Horse Giveaway runs from Wednesday 11/3 through Tuesday 11/30. Everyone who comments from 11/3 to 11/30/21 is eligible to win. To enter, leave a comment below. The winner will be randomly selected and notified on December 1st.

Win A Senior Horse Prize Package from PetMeds®!
Celebrate Harvest Season!  Let us know below how you support your senior horse and you could win a Senior Horse Prize Pacakge from PetMeds®! The winner will be randomly chosen on 12/1/21, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!  

Congrats to our Winner Sandy Weinstein in North Carolina. Look out for an email from us! This contest has ended, but make sure you add these three things to your winter horse care to do list.

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17 Comments

  1. Joint/anti-inflammatory, pain medication, longer warm-ups when being worked.

  2. I support my senior horses with well fitting blankets, free choice hay, turmeric, and soaked alfalfa cubes during winter.

  3. I support my senior horse by having a coat on him and if it goes below 40° I have him*boarded. Plus, I feed him rice oil to keep his weight up along with some forage that I buy.

  4. TAMMY R MORNINGSTARNovember 3, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    i feed Sr. feed , alfalfa mix hay & have warm blankets through the cold months.

  5. I have 4 senior horses, all special needs. I use joint supplements, probiotics, gut x, and pain meds. Regular vet care is a must.

  6. I keep my senior horse blanketed when it’s windy and raining and Cosequin every day.

  7. I help Strut live his best life by allowing him free movement 24/7, keeping his feet barefoot for good circulation, and insuring he has the supplements he needs.

  8. My senior horses get glucosamine, msm , probiotics and good senior feed along with 24/7 pasture and round hay bales.

  9. We love to give him smashed apples that are easier on his teeth and rub essential oils on his joints.

  10. My mare 23 years old benefits from soy bean oil on her feed. Noticed big difference after just a few weeks!

  11. Our Patton gets senior feed and lots of love he is 29 and does not chew as good as he used to.

  12. Good quality food, any supplements they may need, joint and hoof care, keeping their teeth trim, and nice blanket for those really cold days

  13. My friend has 20 mini senior horses!! They are exercised daily .fed senior diets ..beautiful animals..win this for her!!

  14. My senior citizen gets everything that I can think of to keep him at his most comfortable. He gets the all he can eat buffet of great quality grass hay, Equiox for his arthritis, Isoxsuprine for his feet, blankets when it gets too cold (although he also gets to grow as much hair as he wants now that he is retired from showing). He is given the best feed and clean water buckets every day and all of the love and affection that he can stand from me

  15. My friend does everything for her two senior rescue horses, lots of love, gentle exercise, good diet and supplements and if i win this will all go to her and them.

  16. I support my senior horse by getting her complete vet checkups twice a year. I make sure that she is eating a healthy diet, staying in shape, getting plenty of exercise as well as taking care of his hooves. She also gets supplements for seniors.

  17. I support my favorite senior horses at my college by working at the barn and taking care of them every day! I make sure that our older friends get their supplements, have their blankets on whenever they need them, and get plenty of love and special care anytime they need it.

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