Nutriment’s complete, natural senior dog food is an enhanced raw formula, created to meet all the nutritional requirements of your aging dog. Formulated by our in-house nutritionists, it features 100% human grade quality raw meat, carefully-selected vegetables and nutrient-dense superfoods. This highly-digestible and flavourful senior dog food is energy-dense and packed full of essential nutrients, perfect for dogs as they get older.
In general, dogs of seven years or more start to slow down, and as a result, their nutritional needs are different to those of younger dogs. In large breeds, this change can occur even earlier. Senior dogs are generally less active, sometimes with a slower metabolism, and so can be prone to gain weight. They may also require support for their ageing joints and immune system. Considering this, Nutriment’s raw senior dog food is specifically designed to support older dogs and promote optimal health and wellbeing.
Why is senior dog food important for older animals?
Providing older dogs with the ideal balance of nutrition, flavour and energy is essential to keep them happy and healthy during the later stages of their life. At Nutriment, we believe that a complete, natural and raw diet is hugely important for senior dogs.
Mobility and flexibility
As dogs get older, they can begin to suffer from stiffness in the joints and limbs, just like humans. Though they may not be able exercise for as long as they used to, a complete, raw diet, rich in essential fats and proteins, helps promote healthy movement and supple joints.
Supports the immune system
Just as older humans are more susceptible to illnesses and infections, dogs who are in the later years of their life are often prone to health problems that can be caused by a weakening immune system. Nutriment’s senior dog food includes essential vitamins and nutrients that can promote the body's natural defences, meaning your dog can be far less susceptible to unpleasant conditions such as ear or eye infections, digestive problems and bowel disorders. A strong immune system also means more energy and a happier temperament so your dog can live a happy and healthy life in their older years.
Maintain a healthy weight
As dogs get older, their metabolism can begin to slow down, which means they break down and process fats slower. Even with a natural, healthy diet, this can lead to unwanted weight gain, which can also lead to additional health problems. Choosing Nutriment’s raw senior dog food means you can contribute to the maintenance of your dog’s ideal, healthy weight. This formula is specifically created to provide the appropriate balance of fats, proteins and energy-giving nutrients.
Supports healthy digestion
Poor digestion can be a cause of discomfort for many older dogs, and in some cases, it can also lead to problems such as reduced energy and disturbed sleep. Dogs are naturally designed to digest biologically appropriate ingredients in an extremely efficient manner. Commercially available dog foods tend to contain additives and artificial ingredients that are difficult for most dogs, and especially older dogs, to digest. This can lead to digestive issues such as gas, bloating and problems when going to the toilet. Nutriment’s senior raw dog food is formulated to be easily digested by older animals, with minimal unpleasant digestive side effects.