Prolong Your Dog’s Life – Learn What To Do

February 11, 2018 in Articles


Meet My 2 Fur Babies — “Gina and George.”

Would You Like To Prolong Your Dog’s Life?

This may seem like a silly question for some.  Anyone who has not experienced the sheer joy and love that a dog will bring is truly missing out!  But for anyone who is a lover of dogs, you can certainly relate to wanting your dog live a very long, healthy and happy life. 

I can most certainly relate to this since I am a dog lover and have been since 11 years of age. I have been the proud pet parent of 9 dogs so far. 

I’m pretty certain you would answer this question: “Would you Like to Prolong Your Dog’s Life?” with a definitive ‘Yes!’ 

No matter what our mood is like, at any particular time, our dog or dogs, most definitely, can put us into a much better state of being!  It is known that dogs have actually lowered people’s blood pressure. 

It has been shown that these precious animals (made from our Creator) have a calming effect on humans which can improve cardiovascular health, according to Harvard Health Publishing (Harvard Medical School).


Begin With A Healthy Diet

Some dog owners are unaware that the food their dogs consume make a huge difference in the quality of their lives. Commercial dog food consists of many harmful ingredients that can (and do) cause harm to the dog — sometimes, years down the road.

Veterinarians (except if they are practicing holistic doctors) will not recommend a raw food diet, nor will they suggest your dog eat raw veggies and fruits. Some are just unaware, while others are all too anxious to sell their commercially “healthy” dog food that is sitting on their shelves.

As I was not aware that commercial dog food (which is cooked, has preservatives, artificial color, and flavors) was detrimental to my pet’s health, I, too, had fed them this diet.  However, I learned, through the years, that this type of diet can cause a variety of health issues and shorten the dog’s life. 

Four of my dogs who ate a “dog food” diet of canned and dry food (even though some claimed to be “natural”) were still stricken by cancer and kidney failure and did not live past the age of 8 years. 

No pet lover wants to see their beloved dog succumb to these awful diseases! It was truly heartbreaking for me. Then, I decided to follow the diet I had read about and which many, many people (some that I knew personally) fed their dogs. I saw that in doing so, my dogs’ health improved dramatically and their lifespan was increased greatly! Having gone that route worked out well, as I had hoped. 

It is good practice to add a natural dietary supplement to your dog’s diet, as well, for enhanced health. This is the natural supplement that I highly recommend.  Click the following link to get all the info on this product:  Natural Daily Nutritional Supplement.


What Would Be The Best Food For My Dog?

Example of Raw-Food Diet

So, you are probably wondering what would be the best food to prolong your dog’s life. If you have guessed commercially canned food, the answer would be “No.” The best diet for your dog (starting from when your dog is a pup) would be a raw food diet.

Some people will think this sounds (or is) disgusting, but actually, it is not. Dogs were created to live on a raw food diet. The benefits are many!

Dogs will properly digest uncooked foods, whereas cooked food is not easily digested or assimilated. There are live enzymes in raw food and a myriad of nutrients; when food is cooked, the vital nutrients are destroyed and so are the enzymes … which are of the utmost importance to both pets and humans alike!  Without enzymes, we cannot survive — well, not for long, that is. The body will become sick and diseased and eventually, organs begin to fail and then the outcome, ultimately, is death.

Prevent cancer and other diseases by feeding your dog a raw food diet. The raw food (beef, chicken, lamb, buffalo, etc.) should be Organic ONLY, not even commercial beef or chicken since animals raised for food that do not eat organic foods and have hormones added to them (and antibiotics) are not going to prolong your dog’s life.

The meats you purchase must be organic, raw meats and vegetables (organic is best!) such as carrots, peas, sweet potatoes, and green apples are great additions to their food.

Never feed your dog avocados or chocolate, to name a couple.  Learn which foods to avoid giving your dog at all costs because some foods that humans eat can be deadly for your pet. 

Exercise And Avoidance of Toxins

Of course, exercise is a must for dogs! It is best for your dog to get a daily walk of about a half hour a day or playing out in your backyard. Having your dog fetch a ball or other toy is a great way for them to keep active and healthy! Excess body weight will lead to health problems and ultimately, a shortened lifespan.  

Another way to prolong the life of your dog is to avoid using toxins in the home, such as aerosol sprays (i.e., air fresheners, floor cleaners, etc. When cleaning your floor, it is best to use products that are labeled as “Non-Toxic” and “Natural.”  There are many cleansers on the market nowadays that are good for both humans and pets, and will not cause cancer or other illnesses.

My precious “Cookie” who lived to 15 years of age.  She ate a raw-food diet. 


As a loving pet owner, it is wise to take action and feed your dog the best diet possible so that you can help prolong your dog’s life and to have your dog live well beyond its life expectancy.  

So, to recap, here are 5 Ways to Prolong your Dog’s Life: 

1) Feeding a diet which consists of raw, organic meats and raw, organic vegetables is the ultimate diet; 

2) Adding a Natural dietary supplement,

3) Ensuring your dog gets an ample amount of exercise, daily, is another factor to extend your dog’s life.  Overweight dogs normally will face declined health and, normally not live a very long life.  have;

4) Use household products that are labeled “Non-Toxic” and “Natural” and do not contain harmful carcinogenic chemicals.  Avoiding the use of any and all household cleaners, sprays, floor waxes, and the likes can prevent dreaded illnesses and afford your beautiful, loving pet with many happy, long years ahead! 

5) And, of course, show your dog just how much you love him or her because this is truly important.  They understand even though they cannot speak our language.

These precious creatures bring us so much happiness and love us unconditionally!  Here’s to you and your dogs — with many blessings ahead!

Prolong Your Dog’s Life – Learn What To Do


    1. I have had dogs around me inside and outside for my entire life, but not until 5 or 6 years ago did I ever understand what people meant about loving their animals. And I definitely try to prolong my dog’s life! In fact, I just spent $1200 dollars on him because he had kidney stones? Now he can no longer eat anything but what is basically a prescription dog food. He’s my buddy!

      • Cath says:

        Hi Mike,
        Thank you for sharing that! I can definitely relate to what you’ve said. My dogs (and cats) are family! We love them to no end, and like yourself, always try to prolong their lives. I had also spent thousands in the past, when medical intervention was needed. Enjoy spending time with your buddy, and hope he stays well for many, many years to come! : )

    2. Bo Tipton says:

      I often wonder who owns who. Doing what is right for my family is hard sometimes but my four-legged family deserves that. This is some information that I need to look at and make some changes with.

      • Cath says:

        Hello, Bo!
        Thank you for reading my post. I agree with you that our furry four-legged family members deserve the best! That is definitely true. A raw-food diet has proven to be the best for my dogs, and it truly is the best way to feed your dog. Enjoy your doggies, and I hope you come back and visit again! : )

    3. Jeff says:

      Awesome post on prolonging your dog’s life, you know ever since I got my puppy over six years ago I have been doing everything I possibly can think of to keep him healthy.

      He is a large breed with a life span of only 10-12 years, he is now getting close to 7 years old and still seems very happy and healthy.

      I love all your tips for dog owners who wish to prolong their dog’s life, I highly recommend going with a health natural dog food without chemicals or grains. I notice my dog’s fur is shiny and healthy looking on this type of dog food, he has high energy as well for a senior dog.

      Great Post Love It

      • Cathy says:

        Hello Jeff,

        Thank you so much for your comments on this post!

        I’m happy to hear that you’re doing all the right things to keep your dog healthy. I believe that taking the ‘natural’ route for your dog is the best way!

        So glad that you are happy with the tips I’ve given to prolong a dog’s life! From what you’ve written, it looks as though your dog is reaping the benefits of the natural diet you’re giving him.

        May you enjoy many more happy years with your precious dog!


    4. Hi Cathy. It seems to me like with time has come some huge evolution. It used to be we would just feed our pets any kind of food and call it good. But there is so many studies out there now days about how different products can affect our babies. I am so glad that you are taking the time to do the research to provide us with information that is so helpful in order to keep our precious pets around longer. Thank you so much.

      • Cathy says:

        Hi Melissa,

        Thank you very much for your comment on this post! Yes, you’re right about that — there is much more awareness today than there was 5 or more years ago. I remember (and this is going back 30 something years ago) that my parents used to feed our first dog Alpo. And, to me, that is a very low-quality food. That dog lived to only 7 years of age.

        You’re very welcome and I’m happy to know that you have found this information helpful for your pets so that they can live a longer life. It’s too bad that these dog food companies are not prohibited from putting terrible, harmful ingredients in pets foods.

        It’s a good thing that there is a lot of information available today to help us with our fur babies! They are very precious family members!!

        Thank you, and it would be my pleasure to have you visit again!

        Cathy : )

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