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Keeping Senior Dogs Healthy
Can you imagine no longer being able to play fetch with your dog? Or what if he forgot how to sit for his favorite treat? Simple physical and cognitive functions such as these can often be impaired as pets age. In fact, fifty-one percent of dog owners are not aware that dogs can suffer from cognitive decline as a side effect of aging, according to a recent survey.
Did You Know?
· Nearly half of dog owners have noticed their dog slowing down mentally as they aged
· 54 percent of dog owners believe that dogs primarily decline physically as they age and arent aware that those physical changes can actually be cognitive
To help sustain healthier brains as they enter the latter stages of life, pet food solutions for middle-aged pets can help strengthen brain cells and maintain cognitive function well into their senior years. This new nutritional enrichment targets metabolic changes and risk factors linked to brain aging. It is a unique formulation that has been shown to support cats and dogs learning capabilities and memories, and is designed for pets to start consuming in middle age. These efforts build off of the successes in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which are used to improve memory function in senior dogs.
For more information, please visit: www.purina.com/healthybrainfordogs
ABOUT VICTORIA STILWELL
Victoria Stilwell is a world-renowned dog trainer, TV personality, author and public speaker best known as the star of the international hit TV series Greatest American Dog and It's Me or the Dog. The torchbearer for force-free positive reinforcement dog training methods, Stilwell is the Editor-in-Chief of Positively.com and is the CEO of both Victoria Stilwell, Inc. and Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training (VSPDT): the worlds premier global network of positive reinforcement dog trainers. A co-founder of the National Dog Bite Prevention Task Force, Stilwell is also committed to helping the cause of animal rescue and rehabilitation. Appearing frequently in the global media, Stilwell is widely recognized as a leader in the field of animal behavior.
ABOUT KERRY THE DOG:
Kerry was adopted when she was seven weeks old in December 2006 by Cathy. She was to be a guide dog to the blind, but a tumor caused her right eye to be removed, making her ineligible to be a guide dog. Kerry then became a therapy dog through the God Dog Foundation, and she brings comfort to families visiting loved ones in hospitals, and also visits children in schools.