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It’s an established fact that Sean and I lead a really active lifestyle. From climbing to hiking to sailing, we do it all — especially now that I’ve made progress in facing my PTSD about rock climbing. One question I’m always asked is whether we bring the dogs with us. The short answer is YES! Especially when we go sailing. After all, the running joke is that the boat isn’t actually ours, it’s Lucy’s. Today I teamed up with Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II® to share how we keep our aging pets active and healthy so they can join us in all of our various adventures and activities.
How to Care for Your Aging Pets — And Keep Them Active!
If you’re new to the blog, you may not know that Noodle deals with impacted mobility. Because of this, we’re always really careful with the activities he engages in. Also, we’ve researched supplements that can help him, like Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II®. Meanwhile, Lucy is younger than Noodle. We follow the same joint supplements and nutraceutical regimen for her to curb any potential join issues, too.
The importance of joint supplements for dogs and cats
When it comes to thinking of your pets’ joints and flexibility, I urge you to consider collagen. Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II® is made with a proprietary form of undenatured type II collagen that supports flexibility and helps to ease joint stiffness in both dogs and cats. This is a fact backed by clinical studies! Basically, these supplements “teach” the immune system to be more tolerant of the body’s reaction to collagen from wear and tear on the joints. Over time, the body will be desensitized and respond less aggressively. It’s sort of like when you have a food allergy and it’s treated with a small amount of exposure to the allergen. Sort of brilliant, huh?
How Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II® has helped our aging pets specifically
I would say that the biggest overall improvement I’ve seen is in Noodle’s mobility. He is naturally more energetic than Lucy, but I can always tell when he’s not feeling 100%. After about 30 days of giving him these joint supplements, he is way more outgoing and up for activities. And while Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II® doesn’t repair his damaged joints, it does help slow the progression — which is huge for us!
We give Noodle, Lucy, and Georgette (our kitty) 1 chew per day. I think it’s also worth noting (especially from a budget standpoint) that this is a big advantage over supplements that use glucosamine and chondroitin because those ingredients are weight-based and can require several doses. Plus, giving them one chew per day makes us less likely to forget! We just give it to them after their morning walks.
If you’ve got pets, I highly recommend trying out Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II® — and definitely report back and let me know how it works for you!