Old Dog, New Tricks

It is a very sad day when you notice your dog is five steps behind you on your favourite walk rather than five in front of you.

Nature has to take its course and nothing lives forever, but that does not mean it is any less heart breaking to see your beloved pet change for the worse and begin to give up on life.

Many people believe that when it gets to this stage your pet should be left to nature, but when you have a chance to introduce a little bit more life into your lethargic and depressed canine, why not seize it?

Vivitonin is a drug that is created and used to improve some of the signs of old age in dogs; for instance, those who are beginning to show less of an interest in their surroundings or seem vacant and lacking in energy. It can increase awareness and willingness to exercise, increase blood flow of the heart, skeletal muscle and brain and has also been shown to have an anti-arrhythmic effect in dogs.

My friend recently moved house with her old dog, Fenna. About a month after she moved, Fenna began itching, scratching and nibbling at her skin every time her owner dusted and a trip to the vets confirmed atopy which is an allergy to inhaled allergens such as house dust, house dust mites and pollen grains.

By using Atopica, Fenna is now relieved of the intense scratching which really is a relief for my friend as well as Fenna, as she sometimes drew blood from herself and was worried it would affect other parts of her health.

If your dog is not elderly but is displaying signs of lethargy, weight gain and skin and coat changes, it may be that they are suffering from hypothyroidism (low natural levels of thyroid hormone).

To prevent your dog becoming a dog you don’t know, with the guidance of a veterinarian, it is advisable to look into Soloxine; tablets containing synthetic thyroid hormones that are chemically identical to the naturally occurring hormone, meaning that it can control the symptoms and your dog can live a perfectly normal life.