How can I expend my dogs life?
I love Gigi, and I wanted to know if I could do anything to expand her life? Like change foods, excersize her more, etc. I already spayed her a couple years ago.
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There is really no way you can expand her life on purpose but you can try excersizing her, feeding her nutrional dog food, dont ignore illness symptoms, and etc. If you love her let her lead her life. Hope this helps! :-)
I avoid giving my dogs any shots whatsoever, I feed good food (Orijen and a raw diet), they get plenty of exercise, healthy treats, I use clove and peppermint oil for fleas and tick, etc.
I also feed my dogs sardines everyday and I have seen an amazing difference in my dogs from more energy, no arthritis, softer and shiny coat, better teeth, etc. Sardines have the highest amount of RNA.
Here's the information on the sardines and RNA -
*All information is from Vitamin Research News*
"Dr. Frank reported on his experiences in increasing the life expectancy of two dogs treated with RNA. One dog was a mongrel aged 14 years, the the other was a 16 year old Chihuahua. Both dogs were nearly blind, with hair that was dry, brittle and scanty, and suffered from arthritis and "myocardial weakness." From their appearance their future life expectancy was estimated by a veterinarian to be months, at the most. Dr. Frank treated both dogs with RNA (8 gm daily for the younger dog, and 4 gm daily for the older dog), along with B complex and cod liver oil daily. The health in both dogs improved dramatically after one month, activity increased, and their coats became much softer and fuller. The younger dog died in an automobile accident at age 20, and the older dog succumbed at age 23 from an infestation of intestinal worms. Dr. Frank reported that both dogs were in excellent health immediately prior to these final episodes, and believed that their lives were definitely extended by the RNA therapy."
Howard answered on 7/28/11. Helpful? / 0
I think the BEST thing you can give your dog is TRAINING. Think about it- a well-trained dog is quiet and mannerly in public, and can go places with you. A well-trained dog can go for walks without a leash, which expands her world of smells and sights. A well-trained dog is mentally challenged and not bored (that is, if you keep practicing what she's learned and periodically teach new things.)
If you haven't done much yet, start with a "Basic Manners" or "Dog 101" type course, and move up from there. Be sure that the trainer you go to uses only positive methods and doesn't use harsh, punitive methods (especially on such a small dog.) Training classes don't just teach your dog, they teach YOU how to teach your dog, which is much more valuable.
Bruno CGC answered on 7/28/11. Helpful? / 0
Is Gigi that chi? If so you're lucky, they often live up to 18-20 years, here are my reccomendations: feed her a great quality food without corn and minimal by-products and real meat should always be the first ingredient ( I reccomend blue buffalo longevity and life protection formulas and wellness super 5 mix) and feed her a diet specifically made for small breeds, I dont recommend raw, especially for small dogs cuz many chis have died from raw, take her to the vet twice a year and put her on flea prevent. Summer months and heart worm pills year round. Exercise her 30 minutes walks (if she's up to it) but never in extreme heat or cold. I also recommend giving her omega-3 capsules and/or multi-vitamins to help her skin, joints, heart, etc. And just look after her and take her to the vet at any signs of illness or injury as they can be treated easier if caught early, and she should have a long and happy life
Misty answered on 7/29/11. Helpful? / 0
I give my dogs lots of supplements and since Moll got cancer I have learned so much about it,I am giving her K-9 Immunity its got everything you could want in it,I have also been told that food can be a factor,try and give Gigi as much fresh food as you can like boiled chicken,brown rice and plenty of fresh green beans and broccoli. As much as we like to treat our dogs to the odd treat,don't! Anything with sugar in and high carbs is very bad,its took Molly getting cancer for me to learn all this,what an eyeopener it was!
Molly Doll ( In Loving Memory) answered on 7/29/11. Helpful? / 0
The best thing you can do is to love them and hold dear every minute you spend with them. It sounds like you are doing everything now to best have them live a long life.
Kazba answered on 8/2/11. Helpful? / 0