Harley will be 7 in May. When do you start treating them as a Senior? Do you switch their food, add supplements? Just wandering because I see Harley slowing down ALITTLE!!!!! He is on Dasequin right now.
Where does this list come from? Why in the world would an aging dog need Calming herbs and Pheromones. And how are homeopathics used as a supplement? My understanding of homeopathic medicines is that you use it to treat specific ailments. Not sure how useful they would be as a general broad-range preventative.Supplements for Senior Dogs and Cats - PetMeds®
The following pet supplements may improve your pet's symptoms associated with aging:
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Flower essence pet medications
- Homeopathic pet medications
- Calming herbs
- Pet medications that help strengthen the liver and brain
I've never personally owned a senior dog so I did a quick search online for supplements to give a senior dog and that's what came up. I was just trying to help.Oh, an on-line pharmacy. Still does not explain why those items would be on a list for supplementing seniors, other that site is trying to sell stuff.
Most of that list is to treat anxiety - I don't think that dogs get all worked up about getting older like we do.
I agree with you, I'm on the fence on giving my oldest that is 9 rabies again, she is due in June 2015. I'm leaning towards the titer so I know she is safe and dealing with whatever(legally) if if comes up. I started her bloodwork when she was 7, I'll go again this year and go more often as she gets older. She is still active and puts everyone in there place. Her teeth are in good shape and she plays like a puppy. I'm looking into cedar oil for fleas and ticks. The only medication will be the heartworm, she is done with distemper to, last one was 5 yrs ago.today I went to the vet to buy licenses for the dogs. They give an option of a 1 yr or 3 yr license. Kacie isn't eligible for the 3 yr because she'd be needing her rabies vax at 11 I'd rather be illegal than give her another rabies vax at 11yrs old.