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Senior Health Information #29672
04/08/10 06:49 PM
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MaxaLisa Offline OP

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MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Re: Senior Health Information [Re: MaxaLisa] #116784
12/21/10 10:01 PM
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Excellent transcript that matsired found - an interview with Dodman on senior dogs and issues special to them.
http://m.npr.org/news/front/131516152?singlePage=true


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Senior Health Information [Re: MaxaLisa] #154092
05/07/11 06:30 AM
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Article on Seniors and Protein and Kibble:

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/hea...-dog-foods.aspx


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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K9 TBD info and Tick List Links
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Re: Senior Health Information [Re: MaxaLisa] #240221
07/02/12 03:31 PM
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Article on canine stem cell therapy (published in the business section, not in the pets section):
http://www.bostonglobe.com/2012/07/01/pe...vu4O/story.html


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Re: Senior Health Information [Re: MaxaLisa] #345694
10/17/17 10:44 PM
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Interesting read on the senior food.

I have 4 I consider seniors, Babs, and Jenna at 12, Heidi at 11, and then Odie at 10. Milla and Ninja at 9 some might consider seniors.

I figure they just jump up the price and reduce the calories to make senior formulas.

I pick a food and then feed the older ones a bit less if they start getting heavy. Right now I am feeding Earthborn Holistic, three different types mixed together, and my old ladies eat 2 cups per day, about 830 calories per day. They do not move around as much as the youngsters. The younger bitches get around 3 cups if at their ideal weight and more if they need to gain or are puppies.

My initial response to the change is really good. They seem to have better coats, and they scarf the food down, all of them.

Last edited by Selzer; 10/17/17 10:45 PM.

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