Senior Wellness Supplements/Diet/Pharmaceuticals

By December 16, 2019Blog

By Staff Member Leanne S.

As our pets grow old, they often require supplements and medications to ease the aging process. Arthritis and cognitive dysfunction can affect the quality of life in our senior pets. Although expected, these changes are alarming for many owners. As our pet’s behavior changes, so can our bond with them. Our new role as a caregiver requires patience and compassion, and presents itself with a unique set of responsibilities. Nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals can ease this process for you and your pet.

Below we will discuss some of the therapies available for your pet. If you are interested in learning more about these treatments please contact CoastView Veterinary Hospital for an appointment. Our Fear Free approach ensures that your pet’s physical and emotional well-being is honored. Our staff is knowledgeable in senior pet care and owner support during this time. Senior pet care encompasses many facets of veterinary medicine, that is why this blog will have several parts. Please check back monthly for more information on how to enhance your pet’s golden years.

Nutraceuticals for Cognitive Support:


Senilife is a supplement containing antioxidants that work together to help reduce brain-aging behaviors in dogs.


Anxitane is a chewable tablet that helps to reduce anxiety in dogs and cats. Anxitane contains an amino acid found in green tea leaves that has shown to have stress reducing effects.


Zylkene contains a bovine-sourced hydrolyzed milk protein, an ingredient that has calming properties.


Solliquin works by stimulating the production of alpha brain waves, creating a state of relaxation. Plant extracts work synergistically to control stress and anxiety. And Whey Protein is supports amino acids specific to glutathione and serotonin.


Adaptil is a synthetic form of the dog appeasing Pheromone. This pheromone provides a strong signal of security and comfort to dogs of all ages. Cats and people are not affected (there is a cat specific pheromone available!).

Calming Care

This is a probiotic strain shown to help dogs maintain calm behaviour. It helps dogs cope with external stressors like separation, unfamiliar visitors, novel sounds, or changes in routine and location. Calming Care encourages a positive emotional state in dogs.

Joint Health:


Glucosamine supports joint health by strengthening your pet’s cartilage.


SAMe is an antioxidant used for the treatment of canine cognitive disorders, osteoarthritis, and hepatitis.

Fish Oil

Fish Oil has anti inflammatory properties that support cognition, joint, skin, and cardiovascular health.

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