Aging isn’t a disease, even if it may feel that way. It’s simply the normal changes we all undergo as we get older. Our dogs and cats go through similar changes, but at a faster rate than we do.
Aging in both people and animals is influenced by many factors, including genetics as well as diet, environment and stress. We want our aging dogs and cats to maintain their well being and quality of life for as long as possible, and a good diet and healthy lifestyle can help. But as an animal gets older, consistent and chronic exposure to oxidative stressors causes progressive damage to all cells, especially in the brain.
The brain consumes 20% of the body’s total oxygen; it has lower levels of endogenous antioxidants compared to other tissues; and it has a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Normal physiological and biochemical processes result in the production and release of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which directly damage DNA, RNA, and the proteins and lipids in all cells, including the brain. The result is a gradual decline in neuronal function.
Three herbs that help delay the aging process include:
1. Bilberry – antioxidant properties, stabilizes collagen fibres, promotes collagen biosynthesis.
2. Korean ginseng – a natural adaptogen that increases resistance to stress and enhances mental concentration.
3. Ginkgo biloba – benefits cognitive function. Healthy Aging Vet from Animal Necessity contains these herbs and other natural ingredients to provide geriatric support to dogs and cats.
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