Friday, October 16, 2015

Enjoying the Golden Years

Dr. Harvey's disclaimer
   The one thing every pet parent wants is for their dog to live a long and healthy life. Many dogs are considered senior or geriatric at the age of seven. This is when you need to adjust their food and vitamins accordingly. There are a number of supplements on the market today to help pets as they get older. If you take a look at the labels, the majority of them have ingredients that you don’t know how to pronounce, much less the purpose they serve. This was the situation that I found myself in a few months ago.
   Since becoming a dog blogger, I have learned so much about being a proactive caregiver to my dogs. As the saying goes, “When you know better, you do better.” This has been the case with Bentley’s food and supplements. It seemed to me that if I couldn’t recognize the ingredients in the products that I’m using, it was time to make a change. As he is getting older, it is imperative that I give him the best food and additives that I can find. Dr. Harvey’s has been a wonderful respite from all of the chemical laden products available. Along with their holistic all natural dog food, Bentley gets their Golden Years Geriatric Supplement.  
Dr. Harvey's Golden Years Geriatric Supplement
   Golden Years is a holistic whole food supplement in a powdered formula. I mix it in with his Oracle dog food for an evening meal. As with all of Dr. Harvey’s products, there are no artificial ingredients. You also won’t find any preservatives, dyes, salt, sugar, wheat or corn in it.  All of their products are made in America.
   This herbal supplement has a list of ingredients with properties that promote optimal health in your senior pet.
·        Spirulina
·        Lecithin
·        Nutritional Yeast
·        Garlic
·        Flax Seed Meal
·        Alfalfa Leaf
·        Kelp
·        Rose Hips
·        Fo-ti Root
·        Bilberry Leaf
·        Ginkgo Biloba Leaf
·        Ginger Root
·        Licorice Root
·        Nettle Leaf
·        Rosemary Leaf
·        Burdock Root
·        Red Clover Blossoms
·        Suma
·        Yellow Dock Root
·        Marigold Blossoms
   Each of these ingredients is known to help the body continue to fight disease and may increase longevity. Golden Years is made from a propriety blend of herbs that has been used for years to fight chronic illness. Not only can I pronounce all of the ingredients, but it was easy to look up the purpose of each of them. Many have been used by humans for hundreds of years.
   Golden Years is simple to use and comes in an 8 oz. tin. There is a little scoop inside and the amount that you add is determined by your dog’s weight.
2–20 lbs. ~ 1 scoop
21-50 lbs. ~ 2 scoops
51-95 lbs. ~ 3 scoops
96-150 lbs. ~ 4 scoops
   Each tin contains 88 scoops and is only $17.95. Of course, if you use my ambassador’s code: BFTB2019 you can save 10%.
Basset Hound running meme
   When I began adding Golden Years to Bentley’s food, he had been off the previous supplement for several months. I had decided not to put strange chemicals in his system if I could avoid it. I’ll be completely honest with you. I didn’t know if I would notice any change. I only knew that I was giving him an all-natural supplement from a company that I trust 100%. After a few weeks, he began to feel spunky. It was when my husband asked me what had gotten into Bentley that it hit me. I smiled and said, “Dr. Harvey’s Golden Years has gotten into him!” We both shook our heads and laughed. What a difference it had made in our boy.
   If you have a senior dog, make all of his years golden with 
Dr. Harvey’s Golden Years. 
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  1. Yum, yum, you made that sound soooo good I WANTS sum now!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Good for you Bentley, but I feel you are far to young to be in you golden years ;)

  3. that's great Bentley! it seems that it is like a magic potion and I'm glad that we can do so much now to keep our pets healthy and fit. Thanks for a super review!

  4. That sounds like a great supplement. I am on a similar one right now and Ma wasn't sure if it would work. Same thing happened as with Bentley...all of a sudden, my Terrier spunk was back. Ma and Daddy-dog were shocked. So glad Dr. Harvey's makes this. We will surely have to give it a try.

  5. Thank you for the review. My dogs just turned 6 and I have been looking for different supplements for them.

  6. We will definitely have to check it out. I've been trying to add vitamins/supplements to Monty's food. The current one I have has me worried about how it has dried out since the container has been opened - even though I seal it tightly each time.

    Monty and Harlow

  7. I didn't realize age 7 was considered senior for dogs! In that case, Mika will be a senior next year!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. That sounds like some great stuff. Great ways to keep them healthy!

  9. You go Bentley - you are only as old as you feel!

  10. Great review! You're so right! I am always thinking of ways to keep the goldens healthy so they can live a long and happy life! With Miley turning 7 next year, this is definitely something I will look into for her!

  11. Haven't tried this one but the ingredients look good.

  12. We have been giving Mabel Dr. Harveys E-mune Boost Supplement for her immune system
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. Brilliant review again! Bless Bentley!

  14. We take some good supplement s too for our creaky bones
    Lily & Edward

  15. It's great he has so much more pep in his step!

  16. I really like all of the Dr Harveys products.

  17. Mom said once we turn 4 or 5 we have to stay that age. She said it was a rule.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. Thank you for this post. I am going out tomorrow to get this for Keira. I'm so concerned that she's not getting everything she needs! She will be 10 this month.

  19. Bentley looks like he's doing great :) I didn't know as much about food with Daisy because she didn't have any issues and could eat anything so I didn't think about it. I love that saying, when you know better you do better. So true!! I know what I put in my mouth and I want to know what goes into Cocoa's body too. The better I eat the better I feel and I'm sure the same with our pups!! Thank you.

  20. This sounds like a great supplement, and we appreciate the holistic/natural aspects of it. I didn't used to be big on supplements, but now I like to do whatever we can to help our older girls, as long as it's safe and natural. Seeing them stay active is just the best!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  21. This sounds like a great supplement! I love that all of those ingredients are things you can pronounce and easily look up. It is a wonderful thing when a company is willing to be that transparent about their products.
    -Purrs from your friends at

  22. That looks like a great supplement. Does Dr. Harvey do anything like that for cats? A couple of us are getting up there in years. :)

    1. Dr. Harvey's has a complete line of products for cats! Here is the link for the Golden Years especially formulated for senior cats.
      *Don't forget to use my code for a savings ♥

  23. Looks like there's a lot of goodness in the Golden Years product :)

  24. This looks like a great supplement. I'm glad Bentley likes it

  25. so glad Bentley is feeling really good. Great review.

  26. Well Bentley sure looks good and those supplements sound great. They seem like a cool company.

  27. This has to be one of the most interesting supplements we have heard of. Mom is very hesitant to give me supplements but this is one to definitely consider some day. Love Dolly

  28. Isn't it wonderful when you actually *see* change in your dog after using a product? That is so exciting! Thanks for this review of what looks like a great supplement for seniors.

  29. I'm glad that Bentley seems to be feeling rejuvenated!

  30. With joint supplements I have seen a big improvement in my dog's mobility. They are helping to keep her young :)

  31. This looks like really good stuff! I love all natural products that are made in the U.S. Thanks for sharing this.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  32. Finndawg is approximately 6 on the rescue dog scale... This winter he showed his first signs of arthritis and luckily an increase in what we were giving him for his luxating patella kept him mobile. We'll be looking into Dr Harvey's as next year... he'll be another year older. Thanks for the info. Sharing to the WherePetsAreFound community.

  33. So glad this appears to be helping Bentley.

  34. This is a great review! Thank you! I'm always on the lookout for natural ingredients for my Huskies, especially now that one is 10, one is 8, and my "puppies" are 7 - so pretty soon I'll have all "senior" dogs (but don't tell them that!) It's wonderful to hear how much better Bentley felt on it as well! Something to check out for sure!


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