Golden Oldie - Care Box
It’s a fact that 80% of dogs over 8 years old have arthritis. It is so important to ensure that joints are supported and that we ensure we support their memory. For details of what you may find in your care box, see "What to expect" below.
What to expect
We like to pack our boxes with a good cross selection of products that will last you for a month if not longer and provide excellent value when compared to buying the items individually yourself. We are very particular about the quality of our products found in our boxes which is reflected in the price of our boxes.
It is so important to look after your pets’ joints and by the time your dog reaches eight, they may already be showing signs of slowing down, sleeping more and not keen to run around like in their younger years. It certainly does not need to be like that, there is still life in the old dog yet, you just need to know how best to look after their joints and feed their brains, as dogs are the same as humans, they suffer from painful Arthritis and can get Dementia.
The typical range of products you can find in a box are;
CAM – Anti-Slip Tape – Full Size – 50mm wide x 3m Roll RRP £10.95
Because we love having a dog as a pet, most of us switched our flooring from carpets to tiles or laminate floors. Whilst it is great that our floors are easier to clean, it makes life very difficult for the older dogs. Our Physiotherapist recommends introducing runners to the home and work environment so your dog can walk confidently, feeling safe rather than worrying about the pain they may feel if they slip again. But the stairs and garden can still be associated with pain for your dog.
Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) are an amazing company that run the campaign, #yourdogmoreyears and #itsmyhometoo. They have loads of good advice and support for dog owners to manage Arthritis as part of a multi modal approach.
As slips, trips and stubbles can increase the rate of progression of Arthritis, making simple changes at home can make life much easier for your senior dog. This clear adhesive anti-slip tape reduces the risk of slipping and can be used in your home, workplace, or garden such as patio steps. All have potential slip hazards for your beloved pet.
The product is easy to apply as self-adhesive and bonds on most surfaces both indoors and outdoors.
Ideal floor uses are:
Leucillin – Antiseptic Skincare – 150ml Full Size RRP £7.50
This is an absolutely amazing product, a must have for everyones first aid kit.
As with humans, skin can take longer to repair when older. As your dog gets older it may repeatedly scuff their paws as they struggle with their range of movement. We discovered this product, and it is truly amazing! Safe for human use also and we can personally guarantee it for healing a paper cuts the same day!
Leucillin is an anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal solution that kills up to 99.99999% of germs. It combats a wide variety of pathogens.
The product was developed for use of cleaning and flushing minor wounds. All you need to do is spray a very generous amount of the solution onto the graze/cut and allow it to absorb into the wound. Safe to also use on ears and eyes.
How does it work?
Well to quote Lyvlee Ltd, “Leucillin works in harmony with the bodies’ own immune system by containing the active ingredient Hypochlorous (HOCI). HOCI is a naturally occurring chemical in the mammalian body produced by white blood cells. It is a revolutionary breakthrough in healthcare with many 100 times the effectiveness of standard antiseptics while proven to be 100% safe.”
Flex Jointcare – Sample Size
The internet can be a minefield when looking for supplements to help your dog. Nutraceuticals are unregulated. It is therefore important that when spending your money, you use products that are proven to work through clinical trials.
Green lipped mussels sourced from New Zealand waters, Flex state this supplement is the most powerful joint supplement you will find and more effective than Glucosamine, Turmeric, Herbals remedies etc and we must admit there is little or no clinical evidence to support other joint supplements when it comes to assisting Arthritic dogs. The evidence supports:
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Green Lipped Mussel
- Undenatured type II Collagen
While some remedies certainly won’t do your dog any harm, money is surely better spent on products that have clinical evidence to back them up.
Ace use full strength Glycomega PLUS Green Lipped Mussel which can be up to 4 times stronger than cheaper grades of Green Lipped Mussel.
As with all supplements, you should use them for at least three to six months and if you see no change during that time, stop using them.
This sample will last you for at least a month and will certainly allow you time to check for palatability.
- Green Lipped Mussels
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Zinc Gluconate
- Algae extracts (Fucus and Spirulina)
- Corn starch
Pet Dream House – Slow Pad or equivalent – Full Size RRP £4.49
We chose these products because they entertain and reduce stress for your pet. Designed with soft nubs, they allow for a multitude of diverse types of interaction based on the food type applied. The licking stimulates saliva productions which improves digestive health while reducing stress and anxiety due to the release of endorphin (The “feel good” hormone). They are easy to clean and dishwasher safe (top rack), plus freezer friendly.
As they have suction cup feet it allows you to add healthy food options to it and then stick it to a window, door or even the bathtub to distract and entertain your dog while you brush or wash them.
Made from food-grade TPE materials, BPA Free, PVC Free.
Woof Butter – Joint & Movement – 250g Full Size RRP £3.99
Perfect to place on the slow pad as the licking stimulates saliva productions which improves digestive health while reducing stress and anxiety due to the release of endorphins (The “feel good” hormone). This peanut butter is enriched with essential vitamins and minerals to aid joint movement. Free from palm oil and preservatives.
CAM – Has my dog definitely got Arthritis? RRP £4.00
This booklet is produced by the amazing Canine Arthritis Management team and was written to help explain how and why it is important to get a diagnosis for your dog. It supports the owner who may have noticed signs their dog is showing signs of ill health but is concerned about the necessity of further investigation or what may need to be done to get a diagnosis.
Zealandia Lamb Pate/Salmon Pate – 385g Full Size RRP £3.49
Zealandia responsibly source, ethical and sustainable ingredients from the Zealandia eco-sytem.
The pate offers nutritionally rich, grass-fed Lamb which has been carefully processed to preserve the meat’s natural qualities or fresh Free-Range Salmon. Free from added flavourings, preservatives, carrageenan & BPA.
The tins contain simple palatable recipes that contain 93% meat and organs (Liver/Lung/Green Tripe/Heart/Kidney)
Each recipe contains king salmon oil which is MSC certified and provides a fantastic source of the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA, supporting brain health & development alongside promoting a healthy, shiny coat. King salmon is known for being a rich source of carotenoids, which function as antioxidants to provide immune support. Not only that, but the salmon is sustainably farmed, and provides strong levels of potassium, selenium, B12 and Omega 3 acids providing improved skin and coat health.
Green lipped mussel provides a natural source of joint support in each tin. They have anti-inflammatory benefits and are a good source of zinc to benefit metabolism and B-Vitamins to support cell growth.
All tins are recyclable and have sustainable packaging.
Green & Wilds – Fishy – Full Size RRP £3.25 to £5.95
We love this company because their products are natural healthy and nutritious. We use a selection of their fishy treats in our care boxes.
They are 100% air dried, high in protein, calcium, iron, other minerals, and Omega 3 fatty acids, yet low in calories. This is important as when you dog starts to slow down, they drop muscle mass and gain the pounds, resulting in more pressure on the joints which in turn creates inflammation. Tartar build up increases and the coat can start to appear dull.
These therefore make a perfect complementary treat for your dog, as part of a healthy balanced diet as it provides.
- Omega 3
- Supports brain function
- Helps with Arthritis by reducing inflammation
- Improves ability to fight cancer
- Benefits the immune system
- Boosts heart and kidney health
- Improves skin and coat condition
- Helps to reduce anxiety & depression
- Helps to remove Tartar
All of their fish are ethically and sustainably sourced.
JC Pets Poop Bags or equivalent – 15 bags/1 rolls – Sample
There are loads of eco-friendly poop bags but not all decompose as fast as they should and can take over a year. However, these are plastic Free, 100% Home Compostable and Biodegradable Poop Bags. You will find one roll within each care box which contains 15 bags.
If you are impressed with them, why not visit our shop and buy a full box which provides - 180 bags / 12 rolls.
They are made using renewable plant resources and are 100% Leak proof and bags will start to Compost/Degrade after 3-6 months in the compost heap.
Large Bag Size - 9x13 inches / 23x33cm.
Packaging and inner cores can be recycled.
£1 donation for every subscription box sold.
1 tree planted for every 30 boxes