Anti Aging Supplement for Dogs
One thing we humans who love animals have to get used to is that our pets die way too fast. In my years, I’ve gone through many pets. That number includes our children’s pets because, as we know, Mom and Dad end up with the older dog or cat when the kids move out or go to college. In fact, the dog I lost a couple years back was left behind by my daughter so I had her longer than she had. It’s so very sad to bury our pets.
But what if something could be done to increase their too short life spans. I don’t know about cats but there’s an anti aging product for your dog available now. I don’t know how much it really does for increasing a dog’s lifespan but, for many people, any increase is good. In many families, the dog is just another member that we want to do all we can to help.
The new product is called LifeVantage Canine Health. It contains collage, omega-3 fatty acids and Nrf2 activating substances. Nrf2 is a “protein that helps produce antioxidants.”
The idea is that this supplement helps dogs fight oxidative stress which is one theory behind aging. Whether the product performs as advertised is up for debate with some veterinarians even though they say:
“Milk thistle is helpful. Also using Omega 3 fatty acids is helpful,” said Stone Oak Pet Hospital veterinarian, Michael Woolley.
The product is a bit pricey at ~$1 a pill with more pills needed daily for bigger dogs. Probably like with us, the best things we can do for our dogs is to keep calories down and activity up. Even the source article quotes a Purina Pet Foods study of 2 groups of Labradors where one group was free fed while the other got 70% less food.
The second group lived two years longer. And two years in a labs life is like 10 to 15 of our life — which is pretty huge.
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