One of the most effective ways to help your senior dog stay active and mobile is to add some simple foods to your dog’s Diet that will help reduce inflammation and support your dog’s joints.
Here are 5 simple, delicious solutions for your dog …
If the thought of making this yourself is daunting or you simply don’t have the time, you can buy Bone Broth in some health food stores or even supermarkets. If you cannot find any there, there will be some good options on-line to find a local supplier.
If you decide to make it yourself, you can freeze small amounts and for up to 5 days at a time. Then add the suggested amount to your dog’s food each day.
We suggest starting with half a cup of broth and over time build up to 1 cup daily, if appropriate for your dog.
Or you can freeze the broth in cubes and then add a cube or 2 a day to their food.
Many of the diets our dogs typically eat are higher in Omega 6 fatty acids (which increase inflammation) and lower in Omega 3 fatty acids (which reduce inflammation).
So adding some fish to your dog’s Diet regularly is a valuable way to reduce inflammation and help balance the Omega fatty acids in your dog’s Diet.
Here are suggestions of the types of fish you can add to their Diet to help improve your senior dog’s joint health …
- Sardines, Mackerel & Herring
- Anchovies or Mussels
A useful guideline would be to start by adding anyone of the above options twice a week to your dog’s diet.
Add nature’s very own multi-vitamin to super charge your dog’s Diet …
In other words …organ meat!
Organs can be the most nutrient rich food you can feed your dog, and if you aren’t feeding them already, your dog could be missing some important vitamins from their Diet.
Liver is a great place to start, and is a highly nutritious treat that most dogs love.
If you are going to feed liver to your dog, we suggest making it no more than 10% of your dog’s diet. Feeding too much liver can potentially cause some digestive upsets, so please do not exceed the suggested 10% guideline.
If you can access other organ meats such as kidney, spleen and pancreas, then a variety of organ meat can make up to around 20% of your dog’s diet.
You can buy some organ meat directly from your local super market or just ask your local butcher which organs they can source for your dog.
Another simple and highly nutritious treat for your dog is giving them an egg a couple of times a week.
Eggs are a great source of protein and are packed with many important nutrients for your dog.
If you want to give them an extra boost, you can also grind up the egg shells into a fine powder and add it to their food.
So just feeding your dog a few eggs a week along with some organ meat can help give your dog’s health a big boost and it’s so quick and easy to do!
And as a special treat, throw in a few blueberries 2 to 3 times a week.
They are a powerful anti-oxidant and can even help reduce inflammation.
2 Effective Natural Supplements For Your Senior Dog
There are a number of highly effective natural supplements available which can make a big difference to your senior dog’s quality of life … and complement all of the effective techniques you are learning in this training.
I am going to introduce 2 supplements which I have seen consistently get good … even life changing results for the dogs I work with.
The first one is a Green Lipped Mussel supplement called Marine Flex.
It’s highly effective for Osteoarthritis and a natural alternative to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
It helps to reduce pain and swelling and Marine Flex also has Turmeric added to it to help reduce inflammation further.
The second supplement we recommend is New Zealand Deer Velvet Antler.
It’s 100% harm free and renewable due to the deer naturally shedding their antlers after the mating season.
Velvet Deer Antler has been used for over 2000 years for joint pain and Arthritis.
It helps to promote bone growth and rebuild cartilage, so its great option for senior and Arthritic dogs.
If you would like to know more about these supplements, you can check them out at https://bothendsofthelead.com.au/shophome/