But by providing a lifetime of high-quality food and nutrition, daily exercise, routine visits to the vet and just following a daily home care regimen can make all the difference regarding your dog’s longevity.
Here’s two of the very best anti-aging recommendations for boosting the health and vitality of old dogs.
Chlorella (fresh water algae):
I’ve talked before about how beneficial chlorella can be to sick and aging dogs. This is the powerhouse of nutritional supplements containing vitamins, minerals, amino acids and a VERY high level of chlorophyll (one of the most effective cleansers and detoxifiers that nature offers). It also contains an ingredient called “chlorella growth factor” and highly rich in nucleic acids. Nucleic acids decrease which is associated with aging and a weak immune system.
Daily General Dosage Mixed Well Into Food:
Small dogs get 1 gram of powder, medium dogs get 2 grams and large dogs up to 3 grams. Dogs undergoing treatment can receive double the dosage and some vets recommend up to five times the regular dose.
Studies indicate that old dogs require higher dosages of Vitamin E in order to slow down oxidative tissue damage that naturally comes with aging. Research also shows that it improves the immune system, skin problems, endurance, circulation and libido.
Small dogs should receive 100 IU’s, medium/large dogs 200 IU’s and giant dogs 400 IU’s.
Feed Quality Protein
Old dogs require a high quality protein in their daily diet – no junk protein. Make sure you’re feeding a quality meat source. I find it best to stick with products such as Wellness Ninety Five Percent Meat (canned food) which is just that – 95% meat. I’ve had tremendous success using this product.
Keep in mind that the Wellness Ninety Five Percent is not nutritionally balanced so you have to include a balanced food in his or her diet as well. Or, add a good multivitamin which isn’t a bad idea. this alone. My recommendation, are to add a can of Wellness Ninety Five Percent to either Grandma Lucy’s Freeze Dried Food or to one of The Honest Kitchen dehydrated products.
Don’t skip this tip. Dogs of all ages and even old dogs need daily exercise.