How aging affects your dog’s health and what you can do about it.
What are some signs of aging in dogs?
The veterinary medicine Recovery®SA is developed to increase cell receptivity to hormones and decrease cell/tissue damage and breakdown associated with age-related conditions.
The ultimate goal of Recovery®SA is to improve pet health and fitness by decreasing tissue breakdown and lactic acid levels while increasing repair and improving breathing and circulation.
How does Recovery®SA improve your dog’s health?
Physical injury and age-related decline is generally associated with connective tissue structures such as ligaments, tendons, aponeuroses, fascia, bone, blood vessels and other joint structures.
Muscle tissue itself is not affected as often as is thought. If you picture the cross section of your pet’s (dogs, cats, etc.) leg muscle group, it would be similar to the cross section of a large industrial copper cable. A rubberized coating covers the entire cable. Inside the outer coat are sub groups of copper cables that are also covered with rubberized sheaths and so on, until you get down to individual copper strands.
The leg itself has many insulating sheaths (connective tissue) that reinforce and protect the muscle fibers (copper wires) from stress and trauma. The protective sheaths receive all the transference of force that occurs during training.
In other words, the tissue that receives the bulk of the stress associated with exercise is the connective tissue associated with the muscle groups.
These connective tissues tend to dry and become less flexible with age due mainly to:
- Decreased production of fluid maintaining long-chain glycosaminoglycan structures
- Decreased stability of cell membrane and extracellular collagen fibers
- Decreased production of glycosaminoglycan structures also results in decreased muscle group size
Recovery®SA is proposed to increase the structural integrity of connective tissue structures and maintain optimum tissue hydration. The potential results after using Recovery®SA, are:
- Decreased susceptibility to injury
- Decreased tissue breakdown
- Faster recovery rates
- Decreased lactic acid buildup
- Decreased pain and inflammation
- Increased overall health and fitness
If you optimize tissue resilience and decrease susceptibility to injury, your dog is able to remain active to its full potential, which increases your dog chance of maintaining peak health and fitness. In other words, Recovery®SA helps your dog maximize its peak genetic potential of health and fitness.
Less injury = Increased physical activity = Increased Health and Fitness
What does Recovery®SA do?
Recovery®SA with Nutricol®, is an elite proprietary performance and wellness supplement for small animals that enhances quality of life. Recovery®SA improves healing by increasing circulation of nutrients to affected cells and extracellular structures, halting tissue damage and modulating inflammation. It may be used in combination with prescribed medications. Always consult with the veterinarian prior to adding a new natural lifestyle supplement to an animal’s feeding program.
What are some tips to improve dog health?
- Incorporate a daily maintenance dose of Recovery®SA
- Maintain some type of periodic daily movement of your dog to improve muscle tone, circulation and lymphatic tissue “detox”
- Consistently monitor your dog for any signs of lameness
- Maintain regular veterinary check ups
- Avoid excessive use of common pain medications as they actually promote tissue degeneration when used on a chronic basis (if chronic use of pain medications is maintained your dog will have fewer years of health and fitness as it will degenerate faster).
- Avoid intense or prolonged activity when your pet is lame (simply masking pain with drugs when your dog is lame will further it’s risk of more severe injury).
- Refer to Anti aging tips for your dog
Exercise and Diet
- Exercise helps reduce pain and prevents further joint damage and can help your dog maintain a healthy weight, which puts less strain on your pet’s joints
- Disuse of a sore joint will cause the muscles around it to weaken, resulting in pain
- Make sure to ask your vet how you could help your dog receive adequate nutrition necessary to build strong bones and joint structures