How to help out your senior pet

Unfortunately, time passes much too quickly. It seems as though our pets go from boisterous little puppies and kittens bouncing off the walls to sweet, elderly full grown dogs and cats calmly resting at your side in the blink of an eye. At just 7 years old cats and small dogs are generally considered seniors. Large and giant breed dogs tend to have shorter lifespans and are generally considered seniors at 5-6 years old.

As our furry best friends get older, they are more prone to age-related conditions and require extra care and attention. Common age-related problems include heart, kidney, and liver disease, cancer, or arthritis. As pets get older they can also lose some of their hearing. Even though senior pets have a chance of developing any of these conditions, a healthy and active adulthood can significantly help them live happier and healthier as they grow old.

A very common degenerative condition that results from aging is arthritis or more generally, a decrease in joint health. Unfortunately, both dogs and cats can develop joint pain and lose joint mobility. However, a healthy lifestyle, weight, and supplements Like Phycox Max for dogs and Cosequin for Cats can help prevent your pet from suffering from joint pain.

How to help your senior pet stay healthy in their golden years

Visit the vet more often

Try and take your geriatric pet to the vet twice a year or at least once a year. Your vet may be able to spot any early signs of an illness or other issues and treat them before they get serious.


Older pets don’t need the same diet as an adult pet. Generally, they need food that contains fewer calories, is more easily digestible, and provides anti-aging nutrients.

Healthy weight

It’s crucial to keep your pet at a healthy weight. Overweight pets are more at risk for health problems, such as heart disease and joint problems.


Maintaining mobility in your senior pet with appropriate exercise is important and can help keep them healthier, mobile, and independent.

Phycox Max improves your dog’s quality of life

Phycox Max is an advanced joint health supplement specially formulated for dogs of all ages, especially athletic and senior dogs. This tasty soft chew helps reduce inflammation and discomfort from the normal daily activity.

Containing 3 times the amount of Phycocyanin than the original Phycox, Phycox Max delivers 3 times the amount of support on your dog’s joint mobility and bone structure. Phycox max also helps reduce inflammation, prevents cartilage deterioration, and more. It also contains a blend of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and other beneficial ingredients that help maintain healthy cartilage and joint mobility.

Phycox is available as a 90 ct bottle of soft chews and a 120 ct bottle of small bites soft chews for small breed dogs.

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Cosequin for Cats has a positive impact on your cat’s joint health

Cosequin for Cats is a nutritional supplement specially formulated for cats that helps maintain healthy joints. Not only does Cosequin for Cats help provide effective joint pain relief for cats, but it also supports bladder health.

Each capsule contains a unique combination of sodium chondroitin, glucosamine, and manganese that help maintain the structure of joint cartilage and helps prevent the breakdown of cartilage. Additionally, it also helps prevent the breakdown of the inner lining of the bladder.

Cosequin for Cats is available as an 80 ct bottle of sprinkle capsules, perfect for even the most finicky cats!

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Win a FREE Phycox Max for Dogs or Cosequin for Cats!

Support your senior pet’s aching joints with joint supplements!  Just leave a comment below, and you could win a FREE bottle of Phycox Max for Dogs or Cosequin for Cats from 1800PetMeds! Three winners will be chosen at random Monday, November 5, 2018, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! There will be a total of three (3) winners. (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck! 

Congrats to the drawing winners: Anna G, Gail M, and Andrew. Look for an email about claiming your prize! 

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  1. I so I wish I had this product for my Bigdaddy before he passed away I know it would of so helped him and his achy muscles and joints So I definitely wanna prevent this happening to my Tinker Bell and keep her moving and help her along..keep her healthy and Happy as She does me 🥀

  2. This would be perfect for my pets.

  3. Our older dog, Mattie, could greatly benefit from this product

  4. I don’t know how old she is (sam-for samanther). she was a black lab now she is a mostly gray black lab. She helps to keep me going, all I want is to help her keep going.

  5. my german shepherd is 9 years old.He limps badly upon rising from sleep and as soon as its damp or cold he limps and refuses to walk for long periods.It breaks my heart how he suffers in silence.I think these would be a perfect start for his discomfort

  6. It’s so sad seeing old pets with joint problems. Thanks for the chance!

  7. My little girl Rosie could benefit from this. She is a 9 y/o Olde English Bulldogge.

  8. Spook is 8 so she could definitely benefit from this

  9. Karen Sue BartholomewJanuary 22, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    My dog Lucy had a had a stress fracture leg and it never heal properly and she is lab interior mix and it would be great if I could win something that could help her joints and muscles the cold weather and her always engerize and always wanting to run and play it would help her out give her more comfortable and be able to run and play more with the other dogs we rescue abuse abandoned and unwanted animals every day.

  10. Sounds like my 14 year old black lab would benifit from this product for sure.

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