An older dog plays in the snow.

Just like us, dogs are living longer, fuller lives these days with support from improved veterinary care and loving owners who understand and want the best health care and support for the four-legged members of their families.

But, just like with us, old age eventually catches up with dogs.

Dr. Brain Beele with Cesar

One of the telltale signs of aging in dogs that owners often talk about with vets is mobility concerns.

Your dog simply might get up more slowly after a nap. It might not have the energy it once did and start avoiding obstacles such as stairs. It might be experiencing discomfort in the joints, which impacts your dog’s vitality and overall quality of life, leaving it feeling and acting lethargic and depressed.

The bad news is that, even with all the latest advancements, none of us can prevent the aging process.

The good news is that there is plenty we can do to make sure your dog continues to enjoy the best of health and quality of life for as long as possible. It is true that the goal of health care is not just using all the medical advances available to us to achieve a longer life for our dogs, it must be a long, enjoyable, quality life.

Supporting your dog’s joint health and addressing joint discomfort is an important way to help your dog enjoy life.

Vetz Petz Antinol is a product recently released in the United States that offers joint health, may help with discomfort and provides skin support for dogs as they get older.
It contains a unique ingredient called PCSO-524 that has been scientifically and clinically tested and proven to support joint and skin health, with the bonus of giving your dog a lustrous, shiny coat; it may also help with occasional allergies.

PCSO-524 is proven in numerous clinical tests to cause no negative side-effects or reactions with other medicines.

Talk to your veterinarian about how to care for your dog and be prepared to support your dog’s age-related health issues, including mobility challenges and joint discomfort.

Along with good nutrition, physical exercise, and regular veterinarian checks and support, I recommend Antinol as an integral element of your regimen for caring for your dog as it enters its senior years.

Using Antinol can help keep your dog as mobile as possible, which is important, as regular exercise contributes to a healthy body weight and also supports mental alertness in older dogs.

With the right support, healthy aging means your dog can continue to enjoy a long, happy life.

Dr. Brian Beale is a board-certified surgeon with Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. Dr. Beale has a special interest in arthroscopy, minimally-invasive surgery, fracture repair, treatment of arthritis, and pain management. He is coauthor of two veterinary textbooks, “Small Animal Arthroscopy” and “The Pet Lover’s Guide to Canine Arthritis and Joint Problems.” He is a past president of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, past president of the Gulf Coast Veterinary Foundation, and active in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Beale’s current practice is devoted to the care of pets with orthopedic, musculoskeletal and arthritic disorders.

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