Our Favorite Supplies For Older Dogs for Overall Health & Maintenance
If you scroll down the page, you’ll find a list that we’ve put together of several products that we highly recommend for older dogs. These are just a few of our favorite supplies and some are what we consider to be extremely important for your old friend’s routine care. We have purchased many of the following senior pet products and still use several of them today.
These supplies are geared towards helping your old dog feel the best he can feel.
When we first started caring for dogs over thirty years ago, we didn’t quite understand the importance of a natural diet or how the chemicals in some products, such as topical flea preventives and vaccinations are causing disease and illness in dogs and cats.
Did you know that many pets are dying as a result of using these products and procedures?
Long ago, we didn’t know either. However, once we became aware, we began to make changes that have helped our dogs not only live longer, but also have a much better quality of life.
Below, you’ll find a few of the best supplies for older dogs for general health and maintenance.
We learned the importance that a few simple items can have on how a dog feels and responds. The supplements are geared towards building a healthy immune system which is critical for aging dogs.
We Recommend Products That Are 100% Natural, Safe and of High Quality
Like people, dogs often become fragile with age and this is especially true if the proper nutritional requirements were lacking over the years and if chemical pesticides were used to treat for parasites and vaccines were given routinely. This doesn’t mean that it’s too late though!
If you have spent any time exploring our site, then you already know that you can find advice about health, diet, supplements, oral care and all kinds of other neat dog stuff.
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Barley GrassBarley Grass - Your Old Dog Needs It!
When dogs eat grass it's believed that they are trying to supplement their diet with nutrients such as chlorophyll. This can also be the case for dogs eating fecies. Barley grass is considered a super green food (a whole food) and very high in nutrients.
We routinely include this same brand in our own dog's diet daily as a good source of chlorophyll. Barley grass is also good for cancer, heart, arthitis and colon health. You only need a little and it goes a long way. This IS probably our favorite because it provides so many benefits. *NOTE: If you notice your dog scratching more than usual after you start the barley grass, it may be an allergy. If this happens, switch to another super green food such as pure spirulina.
|Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes for digestion|
are vital for your aging dog by helping him or her fight off disease and sickness and take in the nutrients from what he eats.
Both are critical to maintaining AND regaining good health. This is the brand and supplement that we use for our dogs.
A HIGH QUALITY Fatty Acid MUST Be Given Daily To Your Senior Friend!
Again, this is another supply that your older dog should NEVER be without! We love this brand because it's mercury and toxin free, but also includes COQ10 which is a very important ingredient for the health of your dog's heart. A high quality salmon oil or flaxseed oil should always be included in your pet's diet.
It MUST be guaranteed free of toxins and heavy metals. Fatty acids are good for every organ in the body and they are an absolute must for dogs fighting cancer, heart, kidney and liver disease.
DUMP the chemicals and start treating fleas, ticks and other parasites naturally and EFFECTIVELY.
|ALL Natural Brushless Dog Tooth Paste is EVERYTHING it says it is! If your older dog is having periodontal problems, this product is a MUST. The trick is to USE ITas recommended and it will reverse almost all gingivitis and periodontal problems.|
But, don't just use it and stop. We use Dentasure and have been using it on our dogs for roughly four years. We love this manufacturer. This product is GUARANTEED and another one of our favorite older dog supplies!
Hyaluronan (HA) is a natural lubricant
FlexPet Arthritis Medicine for Dogs
We've never had the opportunity to use this product yet, but the reviews are awesome on it. It also gets 5 stars from most who left a review over on Amazon.
We're always on the look out for natural products that help with arthritic pain and this one seems to do really well. Read the reviews and see how you feel about it.
The Quality of Your Older Dog's Bed Is Critical
When Jumping On The Bed Is No Longer An Option!
Portable stairs ARE often a necessity for senior dogs who are used to sleeping on their owner's bed. Here's a nice item for aging dogs that need a little help getting to
their favorite napping places. :o)
ONE OF OUR FAVORITES and the first book we grab when we're looking for ideas or help. Written by a holistic vet; it's packed with so many great natural remedies that are easy to understand and easy to apply. We recommend several books on our site, but this book is a keeper in your arsenal of supplies for your older dog!
ALL Dogs of ANY Age Can Be Housebroken!
We're passionate about adopting dogs and always pushing to teach others the importance of looking to shelters and breed specific rescue groups to give a dog a much needed home.
Unfortunately many dogs are returned due to housebreaking issues. Don't give up on your dog - this is an excellent house-breaking program that works on both puppies and adult dogs.
They have NEVER had to issue a refund and guarantee their program!
House Break Your Older Dog In 7 Days