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.
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 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.
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!