7 Must Feed Ingredients
for your Senior Dog’s Health!
Depending on the breed, a dog is a considered a senior at 7-8 years of age. However, some breeds with certain genetic predispositions may actually start the aging process sooner! These breeds include Great Danes and other large breeds and also smaller breeds like Chihuahuas and Jack Russell Terriers.
One way in which you can prevent or slow the aging process is by adjusting your dog’s nutrition to include ingredients which maintain their brain and physical health. Making sure that your Senior dog is supported with optimal nutrition can drastically improve quality of life and give them an obvious pep to their step.
To give you a helping hand with supporting your senior dog, we’ve created a list of must-feed ingredients (according to recent studies into dog nutrition) below. We’ve also taken the hard work out of sourcing and providing sufficient quantities of these ingredients by creating Calm-K9 Senior Boost. Read on to the end to find our more!
Superfood ingredient #1 – LEMON BALM
Lemon Balm – Lemon balm is a perennial, lemon-scented herb native to southern Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa.
Lemon balm, when given ahead of stressful events, has been shown to help to improve a negative mood, increase calmness and alertness, as well as focus.
Lemon Balm’s strong performance in Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline studies make lemon balm a compelling addition with senior dogs with cognitive decline and associated anxiety. Read the full study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4245564/
Superfood Ingredient #2 – LUTEIN
Lutein is an antioxidant that can protect the body against disease and boost the immune system. Lutein has also been found to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies show that (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4891559/) that lutein has several beneficial effects, especially on eye health. In particular, lutein is known to improve or even prevent age-related eye disease which is the leading cause of blindness and vision impairment in Senior dogs. Lutein has also been shown to have positive effects on enhancing cognitive function, decreasing the risk of cancer, and improving cardiovascular health.
Lutein can be found in green, leafy vegetables like broccoli, kale and spinach!
Superfood Ingredient #3 – L CARNITINE
Superfood Ingredient #4 – A PROBIOTIC
Superfood Ingredient #5 – B VITAMINS (B6, B12, B1 and B2!)
Superfood Ingredient #6 – L-TRYPTOPHAN
Superfood Ingredient #7 – PHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE
The problem with these ingredients, and how to solve it!
The ingredients in this list are absolute game changers for Senior dogs’ health and cognitive function and they are all natural. The only problem is the amount of each food that is needed to get the perfect dose of each vitamin. That’s where we come in!
We’ve taken the hard work out of getting these essential nutrients into your dogs’ diet by creating Calm-K9 Senior Boost; a supplement designed for the needs of a Senior Dog. We have carefully selected and extracted the perfect ingredients to contain the vitamins and minerals from the list above and we worked alongside an amazing nutrition team to develop the best possible Senior supplement out there.
With Calm-K9 Senior Boost, we have made sure to create a formula that will have noticeable impact on your Senior Dog’s day to day life. Our focus was brain health, which so often deteriorates as dogs age. With Calm K9 Senior Boost, the rate of deterioration can be influenced, the progression slowed.
Our product for younger dogs, Calm-K9, flew off the shelves as soon as it was launched, and owners have seen dramatic changes in their dogs: read the reviews here! However, we knew that Senior dogs needed something more to combat the signs of ageing, and so we created Calm-K9 Senior Boost.
Priced at just £37.49, which works out to just 74p per day for a 20kg dog, it could be just what your Senior dog needs to give them back the pep in their step!
Do you have any other tips that help your Senior dog to feel their best? Let us know in the comments!