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Adventures With a Senior Dog: Granite and Aspen Ladd Show How It’s Done

Lifestyles of the Furry & Fabulous 6 min read

Having an MMA fighter as a mom it is expected that as a fur-kid you will lead an active life! For Granite, the senior dog of 13 years old, this is true! Granite’s mom is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). At only 24 years old, Aspen is taking the fighting world by storm, and not only sharing her journey with her loyal fans but also taking her beloved fur pack along every step of the way.

Aspen follows a grueling training regime and her pack of 3 pups follows her on all of her outdoor training in California. Kaia and Granite the Huskies, and Chevy the German Shepherd are all included in Aspen’s many hikes and runs, as she stays in shape whilst exploring and taking in the amazing views that California has to offer. Last year in 2018, Aspen and her pack completed an incredible 2000 miles, that is an average of 5.5 miles a day! We first heard from Aspen when she got in touch with us asking about supplements for her senior Husky Granite who was just turning 13 years old.

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Aspen’s senior fur-kid was showing signs of mild arthritis and mild degenerative Myopathy and he was struggling with a chronic cough and mucus issues. The NHV pet experts immediately sprung into action recommending 3 supplements for this senior pup;

Resp Aid, all-natural herbal formula for the treatment of coughs caused by allergies, infections, irritants, and asthma. The supplement contains a natural anti-inflammatory action to soothe and fight the infection, easing chest and nose congestion

Yucca provides a source of pain relief for inflamed muscles and joints by acting as a great anti-inflammatory. A highly nutritive herb, Yucca is rich in Vitamin C, Beta- Carotene, B Vitamins, magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese, protein, niacin, and phosphorus. Yucca also helps with digestion and improving appetite.

Felimm, a great supplement to help strengthen weakened immune systems. It improves appetite, increases energy levels, and helps combat upper respiratory tract infections. The supplement will help this senior dog fight off viral, bacterial, and fungal infections.

Milk Thistle, for overall kidney and liver health.

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Since starting the supplements, Aspen has been keeping us regularly up to date with her beloved Granite’s progress. After starting in March, Aspen told us in April that so far Granite had not suffered from any bad days, and the supplements were working well! We were so glad to hear this and advised Aspen to keep going with the dosages that she was giving him.

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As the months have gone by Granite is still staying active, and going on hikes with his pack. He does have bad days, and when this happens Aspen doubles his Yucca dose to provide a higher level of pain relief. Sometimes he needs some extra help from his mom, but for a senior dog, he is smashing his goals and having an amazing quality of life. His brother Chevy is now also starting on NHV supplements and NHV has become part of this fur-families daily routine.

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Many senior dogs start to struggle with movement once they hit their twilight years.

Granite is lucky to be surrounded by active siblings and has an active mom, but many senior dogs start to struggle with movement once they hit their twilight years. When looking after a senior dog it is important to keep their joints protected and ensure they get regular exercise. Here at NHV we love our frosted faces and have many supplements to help them to live a happy and pain-free life.

Supplement Recommendations For Senior Dogs And Kitties With Mobility Issues 

Old Timer: Supports our more elderly pups and kitties helping to soothe painful joints, ease inflammation, and rejuvenate their energy levels. This natural remedy contains 6 different herbs:

  1. Guggul – Targets the joints to help ease painful arthritis symptoms
  2. Asian Ginseng – Helps to balance the body’s immune system which includes the spleen and lymph nodes. It is also thought to stimulate memory and learning.
  3. Ginger – With anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, this powerful herb improves circulation in major arteries, easing pain and discomfort, and stimulates the body’s immune system.
  4. Astragalus – Helps protect the body against oxidative damage.
  5. Alfalfa – This highly effective herb contains nourishing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and has a high protein content.
  6. Cayenne – Contains a compound called capsaicin, which helps with pain relief.

Yucca:  provides a source of pain relief for inflamed muscles and joints by acting as a great anti-inflammatory. A highly nutritive herb, Yucca is rich in Vitamin C, Beta- Carotene, B Vitamins, magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese, protein, niacin, and phosphorus. Yucca also helps with digestion and improving appetite.

Granite is currently the most active/ athletic 13-year-old dog I’ve ever heard of.

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Supplement Recommendations For Support Of Immune System And For Overall Quality Of Life In Senior Dogs

Multi Essentials: This is important for pups and Kitties fighting illness as it helps to fill nutritional voids. Older pets also need extra help staying healthy, and our blend of multivitamins and minerals helps to reduce fatigue, promote healthy skin and coat, and aid in digestion! Vitamin deficiencies can cause many problems, including hair loss, fatigue, skin problems, and reproductive issues.

Pet Omega 3: Provides pets with overall health and well being. It supports many aspects of the body including

  • Skin and coat condition
  • Immune system
  • Joint support and comfort
  • Eye health
  • Renal and Kidney support
  • Healthy heart function

Milk Thistle: This is one of our most popular supplements and is brilliant for both pups and Kitties for overall kidney and liver health. It works hard to detoxify the liver and kidneys, removing harmful toxins that can be built up from taking vet prescribed pharmaceuticals. Containing high antioxidant properties, your pet benefits from anti-cancer support as well as promoting cellular regeneration.

Thanks for your help with my boys…I truly appreciate it🙂 I think senior pups get written off too often and no longer included when things get a bit more difficult for them…and then they get really old really quick…my old boy lives for his daily adventures, it just takes us a little bit longer nowadays then it did when he was a youngster but he’s still fully capable and loves it. Basically, our pups are so worth in extra time/ effort as they age. They depend on us wholly from our first days together until the last, so we better make all the days in between worthwhile. It makes me so happy when people see Granite and it inspires them to go take their own older pups out

Senior dog

Senior dogs are also more at risk from many other illnesses, and NHV supplements are here to support the whole body. For more advice and to tell us what your senior fur-kid is going through please contact NHV Pet Experts, and we will happily guide you to the supplements that are recommended for each condition. There is one thing that supplements cannot give our senior family members and that is cuddles, and in their old age, our pups and kitties deserve all they can get.

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Published: September 2, 2019

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