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Some people say that animals keep us young. I mean we have to keep up with those little devils right? We raise them, nurture them, train them, and watch as they develop their own individual personalities and habits. Of course we love them fiercely. Kind of like human children right? Just like with people though, our pets aren’t immortal and through those years of companionship, age also creeps up slowly on your pets.
Age-associated changes are different in every pet and sometimes signs of aging can be dismissed or even go unnoticed because the change is gradual. It’s like one day you wake up and look at your pet and wonder where those gray hairs came from and how did you miss the fact that they were slowing down or having a harder time getting up than in the past. Some changes are visible, like skin or hair-coat, while others are less visible, like organ health. As pet owners, and lovers, we need to know and understand that nutrition can play a part in fighting the effects of aging. The right foods can help your pets live a longer, healthier life. One way to keep you older pets (those 7 years old and older) at their best is with NEW Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality.
Chico is the “old man” in our house. He’s a rescue that our vet thought was roughly 5 years old when we adopted him. That was almost 8 years ago so he’s up there as far as dog years go. He’s a big part of our family so we try to do whatever we can for him to fight the effects of aging. That menat switching his diet to NEW Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality with breakthrough nutrition scientifically developed to help support your dog’s ongoing vitality through increased activity, interaction and mobility. For an old guy, he’s remained pretty active and we intend to keep it that way for as long as possible; and after just 8 weeks, we can see so many subtle differences in Chico. He looks healthier and he’s running around with the younger dogs more. It’s a trend I’d like to keep going strong and I think we can thank the ingredients aimed to help support:
- Brain Function: Powerful antioxidants for a healthy brain to support desire for family interaction
- Energy and Vitality: Protein, phytonutrients and L-carnitine support ability to get moving, plus interest in activity and playing
- Healthy Immune System: Vitamins C & E help bolster a strong immune system
- Healthy Digestive System: High quality, easy-to-digest ingredients with great taste
- Luxurious Coat: Essential fatty acids promote a coat with increased shininess and softness
Available in Chicken Recipe for dry in both Original and Small & Toy Breed varieties, and a tasty Chicken stew in both large and small can sizes, NEW Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality has definitely changed the way we look at feeding Chico and he seems to enjoy it as well! Has your furry friend started to display some age-related changes? If you’ve noticed any of these signs, it might be time to change your pet’s food or talk to your vet. Try NEW Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality with your own older pet and fight the effects of aging and be sure to follow them on Instagram for updates and all the animal pics your heart desires!
Do you have ageing pets in your family? How old are they and what measures do you take to try and keep them active and healthy? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hill’s® Science Diet® . The opinions and text are all mine.