Why I Love Prudence for My Senior Dogs!
If you are looking for a supplement to help your senior dog with sore joints, or your very active dog who runs and jumps constantly and may be prone to injury, then look no further! Prudence Ultimate Hip and Joint is that of which you’ve been dreaming. Prudence Absolute Immune Health is also a fabulous solution for a soft stool or for diarrhea due to immune stress. Read more to find out why I love Prudence so much and how it can help your dog!
Prudence Ultimate Hip and Joint
One of my senior dogs, Skeeter, is 11 and has had trouble with his hips for the past few years. He has never been a highly active dog, really more of a couch potato, but when it’s time to go to the dog park or play fetch in the backyard then he really commits and has fun! For the past few years, after an exciting adventure, I have noticed that he is prone to limping or has trouble getting up from a sitting or lying position. Also, if one of my other dogs cuddles with him by lying on his back legs or hips, that can also affect his ability to get around. While this limping or soreness will often wear off in a day or two, I hate to see him suffer at all! Since I’ve started using Prudence Ultimate Hip and Joint once a day, every day, these issues seem to have pretty much disappeared.
I have another senior dog, Annie, age 10. She is absolutely unstoppable and her adrenaline gets her through any injury she has ever had, and she usually doesn’t injure easily. Despite this, as she has gotten older, I have realized that she is not invincible even if she hasn’t come to the same realization. I have recently started to put a scoop of Prudence Ultimate Hip and Joint on her food as well, as a preventative measure. She’s not quite as agile as she used to be, even though she will still run head first into a brick wall if it means catching a tennis ball.
How It Works:
Our dogs’ cartilage and synovial membrane cushion their joints, which is where two bones come together. A small injury at some point in any dog’s life can eventually cause inflammation of the joint, and degradation of cartilage and then bone. Prudence manages healthy joints by preventing further injury and helping existing injuries. Their special formula contains Egg Proteoglycan Matrix (containing NEM or Natural Egg Membrane), Green Lipped Mussels, Boswellia, and MSM as well as a few other ingredients. Egg Proteoglycan Matrix provides calcium and helps prevent bones from breaking down. Natural Egg Membrane is the layer between an egg’s shell and the white of the egg. You’ll see this when peeling hard boiled eggs in particular. This ingredient, exclusive to Prudence, has been proven to be 5 times more effective than Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate in managing arthritic symptoms. Learn more in this video from Dr. Jill Cline.
Prudence Absolute Immune Health
Prudence also makes a product for immune health, which I have also used, although not as frequently as their Ultimate Hip and Joint. Even though I use it rarely, I can definitely vouch for the effectiveness of Prudence Absolute Immune Health! At my house, as soon as I notice that someone has had diarrhea during my daily backyard poop-scooping session, I try to determine which dog it was and put a scoop of Immune Health on his or her food for a few days until the stools become firm. I can usually tell which stool belongs to which of my dogs (I spend way too much time with my dogs, apparently), but if I can’t figure it out and I don’t see the guilty dog using the bathroom, then I give a scoop to everyone until I do figure it out!
Loose stools are stinky, messy, and WAY more likely to get tracked into the house by dog paws after clumsily stepping in them when running around. We also all hate for our dogs to feel sick!
How It Works:
65-70% of a dog’s immune system resides in the gut. Prudence Absolute Immune Health provides probiotics, prebiotics and Hyper Egg to make sure that the gut is healthy. Hyper Egg is a specialized egg which contains natural immune boosters to help prevent diarrhea and cellular stress. Probiotics, or good bacteria, will overwhelm the bad bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, making our dogs feel better, faster. Prebiotics is food for the probiotics so that they can do their very important job. Dr. Jill Cline explains more in this video.
Pros and Cons
For me, the best parts about Prudence supplements are the ease of use and the fact that my dogs love it! I buy the tub that comes with a little scoop instead of the single serving packets, and all I have to do is unscrew the lid, scoop some Prudence out, and sprinkle it over my dogs’ food. It is super easy, and not messy at all! Apparently the flavor is also great, as my dogs gobble it down with their food with no problem.
The biggest disadvantage of this product for me is the price. It costs a little bit of money when I’m at the register. The way I like to look at it, though, is that Prudence saves money in the long run. If Skeeter and Annie don’t end up with any injuries or limps that cause me to go to the vet and buy medicine; or if my youngest dog, Fitz, only has diarrhea for one day instead of for three days, causing me to worry and go to the veterinarian, then I save money in the long run. It’s all in our perspective!
I definitely suggest Prudence products as helpful and effective, as well as easy to use. If you are interested in purchasing these products, you can find them here or you can come into any Hollywood Feed location.
- Jessie Isbell