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Getting Older - Aging Dogs and Cats


Natura Petz Organics supplements to help address symptoms of aging in dogs and cats

Getting Older - Aging Dogs and Cats

Herbal remedies to help address symptoms of aging, hormonal changes, to help provide energy, vitality and to help support aging in dogs and cats. 

The immune system is a complex array of cells that are found throughout the body. Immune cells are designed to function in conjunction with one another to provide a fortified defense against unwanted invaders, such as allergens, pathogens, bacterial, fungus and viruses.

Plant and marine extracts may help benefit aging and convalescing pets by supporting immunity, reducing susceptibility to infection and may nutritionally help prevent recurring and degenerative conditions.

Dogs and cats age differently, with breed, genetics, diet and environment affecting longevity. Cats tend to live longer than dogs, with an average lifespan of 16 years. A dog’s age is typically calculated in human years, in a 1 to 7 ratio. However, large breed dogs or larger sized cats may show signs aging earlier than smaller animals, beginning around age 7-10 years. 

Dogs over 90 pounds reach senior status between 6 to 9 years, while small breed dogs are considered old if they are between the age of 9 to 12 years, and medium dogs between 9 to 11 years. For pet parents, it's difficult to assess the true age of their companions.

As our beloved pets age, they usually manifest the same physical and behavioral changes just like we do and experience the same degenerative diseases and conditions such as muscle and joint pain, arthritis, heart and kidney disease, weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and skin, circulation, dental and eye problems. In all cases, these diseases and conditions can often be treated, but also, may be delayed or prevented with supplementation throughout our pet’s lifetimes.

As your pet transitions from adulthood to senior status, you may notice reduced energy, appetite loss, weight gain or weight loss, stiffness, less interaction, confusion, difficulty in walking, loss of bladder and more frequent urination. It's a good idea to keep a daily pet diary so that you can discern subtle changes in your pet, major changes in your pet, and communicate those changes to your veterinarian and other health care providers. 

One of the best systemic, life extending supports you can provide your dog or cat is to feed premium, holistic, grain free or human grade food (which excludes most commercial pet foods) such as home prepared, dehydrated or raw diets as well as fresh, filtered water daily.

Regular holistic veterinarian visits are also important to assess your animal’s general health. Aging animals should receive a thorough physical examination, and geriatric testing which includes blood tests, ultrasound and EKG.  

 

Herbal and Marine Remedies

Natural and holistic remedies may help deliver symptomatic relief for the multiplicity of symptoms and illnesses that may affect your animal as it ages, strengthening the immune system and providing cellular support, normalizing cell function, delivering necessary nutrition, functioning as an anti-inflammatory, blood cleanser and body purifier and may help reduceg joint and muscle aches, pain, wear and tear.

All Shins & Grins – (learn more) support the skin’s ability to withstand environmental toxin, antigen and microorganism exposure due to its Vitamin C and antioxidant content; stimulates collagen production which directly affects bone mass, bone strength, cartilage, joints, muscles, connective tissues and blood vessels (important for cases of arthritis); for its critical carotenoid content to help nourish eye and teeth health (important for eye health and eye diseases including macular degeneration plus collagen production may promote strong teeth and dental disease); promotes optimal immune response; promotes strong teeth, bone, skin and coat; may help reduces allergic (acute and chronic) skin reactions and irritations, hot spots and soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats; may work  to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infections and provides general mood support; may help fight infection in the animal body.

Joint Ease Super Dog & Cat – (learn more) contains a synergistic blend of plant and marine extract adaptogens that help promote preventative and reparative support to rebuild tissue, joints, bones and muscles; supports balanced immunity and limits whole body inflammatory response while promoting systemic healing and balanced immunity; as a holistic, natural treatment for rheumatism; for arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), Intervertebral Disk Disease (IDD), Degenerative Myelopathy, arthrosis and related inflammation and pain; for muscle pains, strains, injuries and other degenerative joint related diseases; as a pain reliever for swelling and lack of mobility; for overall optimal health and function and as a natural alternative for tumors and cysts. Contains herbs and marine extracts recognized by the World Health Organization as some of the most important ingredients in the natural treatment of all forms of arthritis.

Bionic Body – (learn more) is used holistically for its adaptogenic (read, repair and restore functions) for its immune boosting and anti-inflammatory support; strongly antioxidant and free radical scavenging (disease preventing) actions; for its nutritive Vitamin C content which may help to nourish the body and strengthen and revitalize bones, eye, teeth, skin and coat; ); for its critical carotenoid content to help nourish eye and teeth health (important for eye health and eye diseases including macular degeneration plus collagen production may promote strong teeth and dental disease); adaptogens and natural phytochemicals work to stimulate collagen production, a primary building material of bones; may help prevent dental disease; for its plant actions to help strengthen bones, cartilage, joints, muscles, sheath surrounding nerves and muscles, connective tissues & blood vessels & helps to reduce joint inflammation, while activating a cartilage-protective biochemical, potentially helping to preserve healthy cartilage in aging joint; for its anti-allergen natural plant chemicals which may help to fight off allergies and infections; for its prebiotic and probiotic content to help support native gut flora and healthy digestion.

Vitamin Ninja – (learn more) is used holistically as a super food, nutritive, adaptogen and multi-vitamin blend, containing spirulina and camu camu, which may help fight oxidative damage; may help promote a happy mood; may promote heart health by lowering lipids in the blood, may help support immunity and may help prevent disease in dogs and cats; may help stimulate collagen production due to its antioxidant proanthocyanins, flavonoid and glycosaminoglycan’s content, which directly affects bone mass, bone strength, cartilage, joints and joint health, muscles, connective tissues and blood vessel support as well as may help to promote the strength and health of the eyes and teeth;  may help sustain and nourish the skeletal structure of your pet over its lifetime and may be important in cases of arthritis, bone loss and joint diseases, such as Intervertebral Disk Disease and Degenerative Joint Disease.

Dog & Cat Kryptonite– (learn more) helps support hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) function, helps enable the body to respond normally to stress and metabolic demands while supporting the glands' ability to rebuild and regenerate, may help support healthy energy levels and vitality, helps promote cognitive (brain) function and memory performance and contains critical trace nutrients and antioxidants which may be important preventatives for cognitive decline; may be especially useful for lethargic, aging or convalescing animals due to its amino acid and protein converting phytochemical content, may help regulate the organs which secrete hormones, including the pituitary, parotid, thyroid and adrenal glands, the pancreas, and the testes; may stimulate the hypothalamus and thyroid glands when underperforming; may help support overall systemic endocrine function, including its impact on the central nervous, digestive, immune and reproductive systems; for its support of cognitive (brain) function, particularly in degenerative conditions.

 

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