Natural Supplements for Senior Dogs
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Angel Nutter
It’s all about Dexter. It truly is. From the moment energetic puppy Dexter entered my world to his now, slower senior years, he’s always been my everything. From day one I tried to provide him with an enriched life full of dog adventures, proper socialization, positive dog training, and tricks, and I’ve always tried to care for him in as natural a way as possible.
I always like to provide a little recap for those new to our journey. Dexter is my now thirteen, yes thirteen, year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. In 2012 he was diagnosed with Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. Chiari malformation (CM) is a medical condition where there is a malformation and compression of the upper part of the spine with the base of the skull. This creates a pressure of spinal fluid that, in some cases, develops pockets or cysts throughout the spinal column known as syringomyelia (SM). Unfortunately, this is a very common condition amongst the Cavalier breed.
I am happy to report that, through various natural treatments such as cold laser, acupuncture, physical therapy, food therapy, and some pharmaceuticals, Dexter is leading a very happy and adventurous life.
Over the course of his care, I have found a few products that I rely on whenever Dexter seems to be having an off day or a couple of days. I always start by providing Dexter with an at-home cold laser treatment. You can read more about that here.
The other natural treatment that is in Dexter’s home remedy kit is Dog Gone Pain (DGP) chews by American Biosciences. I was first introduced to Dog Gone Pain by Dexter’s holistic veterinarian. She felt that the natural anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving ingredients in DGP would benefit Dexter during times he felt discomfort.
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Our plan was to have Dog Gone Pain chews on hand whenever Dexter had an off day. And do you know what? They worked great! Not long after I gave Dexter a chew, he would seem more comfortable and content. He would also have more mobility.
I soon decided that DGP chews needed to be a part of Dexter’s travel bag, too! When we travel, Dexter is more active, and his joints can act up. Sure enough, after a chew, he was feeling much better.
Because Dog Gone Pain’s ingredients are natural and safe for Dexter, I’ve been more proactive in providing him with a chew. In other words, if I think he’s going to have a long adventure, I will give him a chew in the morning to head off any discomfort, especially now that he’s a senior dog.
Just the other day, he stumbled going up the steps, and out came the DGP chews. Why wait when I have something effective and natural I can safely give Dexter that will help him feel comfortable?
One of the benefits of using DGP is that it’s an all-natural herbal joint pain reliever for dogs. Dog Gone Pain is made from a unique blend of natural herbs and compounds that ease discomfort and pain. Their bioavailable formula ensures that a pet readily and fully absorbs the benefits, with no waiting around for it to “kick in.” This is why it’s in Dexter’s natural remedy first aid kit and goes with us on trips.
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Dog Gone Pain Ingredients
If you have read my natural pet blog in the past, you know when I write a pet product review, I always include all of the ingredients, not just the active ingredients.
DGP Ingredients: Marine Collagen Extract; Boswellia Extract; Corydalis Root; Wheatgrass; Turmeric; Feverfew Extract; Celery Seed Extract; A proprietary blend of (Mucopolysaccharide C complex, Malt Extract, Wild Rosella, Capsicum Extract, Aniseed Myrtle, Mountain Pepper); A proprietary enzyme blend of (Bromelain and Papain); natural beef extract, stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, chondroitin sulfate, silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.
Now, let’s take a deeper look at some of the natural ingredients in Dog Gone Pain that offer joint relief for dogs.
Marine Collagen Extract
Collagen strengthens bones and improves skin, fur, and mobility. Collagen is the foundation of connective tissues in the body. These connective tissues include tendons, skin, muscles, and ligaments. Collagen helps to maintain the structure of cartilage surrounding your dog’s joints. It plays a major role in maintaining the flexibility of these joints.
Boswellia Extract for Dogs
Have you heard about Boswellia for dogs? Boswellia has anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Research has also shown this herbal supplementation can help prevent the loss of cartilage in the joints. One clinical trial noted that 25 out of 29 dogs with chronic joint and spinal disease improved dramatically after taking the supplement. Although it’s a small study, those are some pretty dramatic results.
Corydalis root is an anti-inflammatory herb and helps with relieving pain and discomfort.
Turmeric for Dogs
The spice contains curcumin, which is an anti-inflammatory. When inflammation is controlled in the body, especially the joints, this will increase mobility.
Bromelain is an enzyme extracted from the stems of pineapples but is found in all parts of the fruit. Bromelain is used in combination with turmeric to provide the best anti-inflammatory effects. The enzyme itself has pain-control properties but will also increase curcumin absorption from turmeric.
If you are looking for a natural anti-inflammatory for dogs that eases joint pain, give Dog Gone Pain chews a try. Use promo code: TONYA to receive a 25% first-time buyer discount, plus get free shipping. Call 800-422-5518 and mention TONYA or go to dgpforpets.com and use the code TONYA at check-out.
I always suggest discussing the use of any herbs or supplements with your vet beforehand, as some may interfere with medications or underlying conditions.
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