Fetching the Fountain of Youth: Tips for Extending Your Pet’s Lifespan

May 29, 2023Longevity Aspects

Attention, pet parents! Prepare to embark on a pawsome adventure as we delve into the realm of extending the lives of our beloved four-legged companions. From wagging tails to playful purrs, we’ll uncover the secrets to our furry friends’ longevity. Find here tricks and tips on keeping your pet healthy and happy by empowering love and trust, providing a stress-free environment and opportunities for physical and mental exercise, as well as feeding with the right nutritions and supplements, and embracing the power of natural remedies. 

In case you want to check your pet’s food, there are links below. If you prefer to cook for your pet, there are a few recipes below as well.

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In a world filled with responsibilities, stress, and a constant need for adulting, there is one thing that reigns supreme in bringing us joy, laughter, and an endless supply of fur: pets! These four-legged marvels have mastered the art of capturing our hearts and ruling our homes.

So, cherish your four-legged VIPs and revel in the unique bond that only pets can provide—because in this magnificent journey called life, having a pet by your side makes every day feel like a never-ending adventure of love and unbridled joy. 


A Power of Love

Love and attention are the magical ingredients that make pets flourish, and let’s face it; they are also the reason our hearts are forever melted.

Prepare for a paw-some exploration of affection, belly rubs, and endless snuggles as we uncover the secrets to nurturing a love-filled environment that fuels pet happiness, health, and a lifetime of joyful wagging tails.


The Love Connection: Bonding Beyond Words

In October 2023, the world’s oldest dog, a Portuguese mastiff named Bobi, died at age 31.

The secret to Bobi’s long life was “Good nutrition, constant contact with nature, freedom to discover his environment, consistent veterinary care, and love. Bobi knows he’s deeply loved.”

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Love knows no language barriers, and our pets understand this perfectly. Discover the unspoken connection between you and your furry friend—a bond forged through affectionate gazes, gentle caresses, and endless cuddles. Unleash the power of love as you create an unbreakable bond that forms the foundation of your pet’s well-being and longevity.

Tail Wags and Heart Swells: The Physiology of Love

Did you know that love has a profound effect on our pet’s physical health? Delve into the science of love and its impact on their well-being. From stress reduction and improved cardiovascular health to boosted immune systems and enhanced overall happiness, love works its magic from the inside out. It’s like a fountain of youth, powered by warm embraces and heart-melting affection.

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Love is a Four-Legged Word: Building Trust and Security

Trust and security are the building blocks of a loving relationship with our pets. Explore the art of creating a safe and secure environment where your furry friend feels protected, cherished, and loved. From consistent routines to gentle training techniques, let your pet know they are the apple of your eye. When they feel loved and secure, their hearts and bodies thrive.

Love Languages Unleashed: Understanding Your Pet’s Affection Style

Just like humans, pets have their own unique love languages. Some may prefer belly rubs, while others melt at the sound of your soothing voice. Discover your pet’s preferred love language and shower them with affection in their favorite way. It’s a symphony of love that speaks volumes without a single word.

Snuggle Therapy: The Healing Power of Cuddles

When it comes to pet longevity, never underestimate the power of snuggles. Engage in regular snuggle sessions with your furry friend, and let the oxytocin flow! These moments of physical closeness promote relaxation, reduce stress, and create a haven of love and warmth. Get ready for heart-melting moments and the mutual exchange of unconditional love.


By recognizing and embracing the power of love, you’re unlocking the secret to your pet’s longevity and happiness. From fostering an unbreakable bond and understanding their unique affection styles to creating a safe and secure environment and indulging in endless snuggles, you are nurturing a love-filled atmosphere where your pet thrives. So, let love be the guiding force in your pet’s life—because in this world, fur-ever love truly has the power to heal, uplift, and lead to a lifetime of joy, health, and wagging tails. After all, a pet who is loved is a pet who lives their best life!


Paw-some Nutrition

Just like a gourmet chef, you have the power to create the perfect recipe for pet longevity. So, put on your aprons, sharpen those culinary skills, and let’s serve up a feast of knowledge!


Purr-fect Portions: Size Matters Even for Treat Lovers 

When it comes to feeding our pets, portion control is the name of the game. We all know how hard it is to resist those pleading eyes when treats are involved! But fear not, for a balance can be struck. With a dash of moderation and a sprinkle of measuring cups, we can indulge our pets without tipping the scales toward unhealthy territory. In recent studies, it was shown that 25% restriction in food intake increased the median life span and delayed the onset of signs of chronic disease in these dogs.

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The Quality Quandary: Ingredients That Make a Difference

Imagine a world where pets could read ingredient labels and choose their meals. Oh, the debates they’d have! As their trusty culinary companions, it’s up to us to make informed decisions.

Every pet owner wants to feed the best food they can afford. The hard part is understanding what makes food good or bad.

Cheap foods have inferior ingredients, poor quality control, and may contain excesses or deficiencies of various nutrients. So, most of you already get this and are not feeding the least expensive food you can find. The problem is more the opposite.

Unfortunately, many expensive pet store diets actually provide very poor nutrition, despite their fancy marketing. Over a dozen brands have been linked to heart failure in dogs. Grain-free diets are especially problematic.

The best dog food for your dog is ultimately up to you to decide. As an owner, you are the one who sees your dog on a regular basis. If your dog produces firm, healthy stool, is active and fit, and has a healthy appetite, then your dog food is probably working just fine.

Thus, seek out high-quality pet food that lists real meat, whole grains, and nutrient-rich ingredients as the main players. It’s like giving your pet a VIP ticket to a gourmet dining experience!

The food review site might help to make the right decision in terms of both the SAFETY and QUALITY of the ingredients your dog relies on.

Nutritional Nibbles: The Power of a Balanced Diet

Variety is the spice of life, even for our furry friends! Just like humans, pets thrive on a well-balanced diet that covers all nutritional bases. Think proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals—ingredients that keep tails wagging and purrs rumbling. Let’s mix it up with different protein sources and add a pinch of vegetables for that extra nutritional punch.

Choosing the best food for your dog from hundreds of brands seems like an impossible task, especially when you turn the bag of food over and notice the food label. Would it be nice to understand at least some of it? 

Many experts recommend rotating diets every 2-6 months if you are feeding commercial dog food. This typically means changing to a new food company. Offering a variety of formulas within that company can also benefit your pet. Feeding the same food all the time can become boring for your dog. It is also believed that this can lead to allergies and other diseases. And remember that the needs of individual dogs can vary. 

If you want to check your pet’s food, there are a number of companies that provide corresponding services:

These companies can test your pet’s food in terms of nutrition, additives, toxins, and many more.

The Hydration Station: Sipping for the Fountain of Youth

Water, nature’s magical elixir! Our pets rely on it as much as we do. Adequate hydration keeps their organs functioning smoothly, their coats glossy, and their energy levels high. So, let’s encourage their sipping habits by keeping their water bowls fresh and easily accessible. After all, a hydrated pet is a pet ready to tackle life’s adventures with gusto!

Fussy Eaters Unleashed: A Journey to Discover Their Palate

Some pets are quite the connoisseurs, turning their noses up at certain foods. Experimenting with different textures, flavors, and even homemade recipes, however, can satisfy even the most discerning pet palates.

By the way, the statistical study showed that dogs fed with industrially processed food live an average of 10.4 years, while dogs fed with homemade food can reach an average age of 13.1 years. 

When feeding homemade diets, a variety of foods should be offered. However, it is always important to use recipes for complete and balanced dog food. We are listing some of them below.

Just like us, our pets are what they eat! A well-balanced and nutritious diet is the foundation of a long and healthy life. Opt for high-quality pet food tailored to their specific needs, ensuring it contains essential vitamins, minerals, and a good balance of proteins and carbohydrates. Remember, a cupcake or two won’t hurt on their birthdays, but don’t make it a daily treat!


Wagging Away the Years

For long life and good health, pets need exercise and activity as much as people do. As many people struggle to do their exercise routines, they don’t realize their pets need their help to get the right amount of activity.

The good news is that people can use some simple techniques to work in more healthy exercise for their pets.

In this section, we will dive into the world of exercise and uncover the tips and tricks to keep our furry companions fit, healthy, and living their best lives. So, grab a leash, put on your running shoes, and let’s unleash the secrets to pet longevity through exercise!


Walk the Walk: Daily Strolls for Canine Cardio

Daily Strolls for Canine Cardio

There’s something magical about a dog strutting their stuff on a leisurely walk. Beyond the wagging tail and nose-to-the-ground explorations, regular walks are essential for your dog’s cardiovascular health and overall well-being. Lace-up those sneakers and hit the pavement together, enjoying quality time while keeping your pup’s heart healthy and their spirits high.

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Feline Aerobics: Engaging Indoor Play for Active Cats

Cats may have a reputation for being masters of leisure, but they, too, benefit from exercise. Designate an indoor play area with climbing towers, interactive toys, and feather wands to keep your feline friend engaged and physically active. Get ready for some acrobatic leaps, mid-air swats, and plenty of hilarious feline antics as they unleash their inner athletes.

Fetching Fun: Ball Games and Beyond

For those furry friends who can’t resist a game of fetch, get ready to channel your inner athlete! Whether it’s a classic tennis ball, a frisbee, or even a plush toy, playing fetch engages both their bodies and minds. So grab your throwing arm, find a spacious area, and watch as your pet leaps, bounds, and revels in the joy of retrieving.

Aquatic Adventures: Splashes and Swims for Canine Cardio

If your four-legged friend loves the water, why not introduce them to aquatic adventures? Swimming is a low-impact exercise that’s easy on the joints and offers a great workout for dogs. Seek out pet-friendly swimming areas or invest in a kiddie pool for a refreshing dip right in your backyard. Watch them paddle away, strengthening their muscles and keeping cool at the same time.

Get Social: Playdates and Pet Park Excursions

Social interactions are vital for pets’ mental and emotional well-being. Organize playdates with other pet parents or head to a local pet park for some supervised frolicking. Not only will they burn off energy, but they’ll also have the opportunity to build social skills and make furry friends along the way.


Exercise is the key to a pet’s heart—literally! Whether you have a frisky feline or a playful pup, regular physical activity is crucial for maintaining their overall well-being. Engage them in daily walks, play sessions, or even interactive toys (see below) that keep their minds and bodies active. And hey, you might just burn a few calories yourself in the process!

Pawsitive Puzzles

It’s time to unlock the secrets to pet longevity by engaging their brilliant minds, tickling their intellect, and providing the mental gymnastics they need to thrive. So, grab your thinking caps, prepare for a paw-some adventure, and let’s delve into the role of mental stimulation in keeping our pets spry, sharp, and full of zest!

Brain Gymnastics: Flexing Feline Intelligence

Who said cats were all about naps and chasing laser pointers? When it comes to mental stimulation, our feline friends possess an astounding level of intelligence. From puzzle toys that require problem-solving skills to interactive games that stimulate their hunting instincts, we’ll unravel the purr-fect ways to keep our whiskered companions on their intellectual toes.

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Puzzles, Treats, and Tail Wags: Canine Challenges for Smart Pups

When it comes to our canine companions, it’s time to put their minds to the test! Dogs are natural problem solvers, and mental stimulation is the key to keeping their tails wagging. We’ll explore interactive puzzles, treat-dispensing toys, and even DIY brain games that tap into their intelligence and challenge their problem-solving prowess. Get ready for some impressive tail-wagging victories!

From Hide-and-Seek to High IQ: The Power of Bonding through Play

Mental stimulation isn’t just about keeping our pets entertained—it’s an opportunity for us to bond with them on a deeper level. Engaging in interactive play, such as hide-and-seek games or teaching new tricks, builds trust, strengthens the human-animal bond, and keeps their minds engaged. It’s a win-win situation where both parties experience joy, laughter, and a sense of accomplishment.

The Purr-suit of Knowledge: Learning New Tricks and Commands

Old dogs can indeed learn new tricks! Engaging our pets in training sessions not only provides mental stimulation but also helps them become well-behaved companions. From basic commands to impressive tricks, teaching our pets stimulates their minds, boosts their confidence, and adds an extra dose of paw-sitivity to their lives.

Enriching the Environment: Creating a Wonderland of Wonderment

Our pets’ surroundings play a crucial role in their mental well-being. By enriching their environment with scratching posts, climbing towers, puzzle feeders, and interactive toys, we transform their spaces into wonderlands of wonderment. We’ll explore the art of creating an environment that sparks their curiosity, challenges their minds, and encourages exploration. It’s like a whimsical Disneyland for our furry friends!


By providing brain gymnastics, engaging in interactive play, teaching new tricks, and enriching their surroundings, you’re giving them the keys to a vibrant and fulfilling life. So, let the puzzles, games, and adventures continue as you embark on a journey of mental stimulation and pet longevity. Together, you’ll create a world where intelligence shines, curiosity thrives, and your pets live their lives to the fullest—because a stimulated mind is a happy mind, and a happy mind paves the way for endless tail wags and purrs of contentment!


The Zen of Zzz’s

Just like us, pets need their beauty sleep to stay in tip-top shape. So, fluff up those pillows, slip into your coziest pajamas, and let’s explore the enchanting world of quality snooze for pet longevity with a sprinkle of wit and a dash of whimsy!


Cat Naps and Doggy Dreams: The Science Behind Pet Sleep

Ever wondered why your cat can snooze for hours on end or why your dog’s legs twitch while they sleep? Delve into the fascinating science of pet sleep, from the different sleep stages to the intriguing dream patterns. Discover the wonders of REM sleep, deep slumber, and how these sleep cycles contribute to your pet’s overall health and well-being. It’s like unraveling the secret code to their snoozing success!

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Bedtime Rituals: Creating a Slumber-Friendly Haven

What’s better than slipping into a cozy bed after a long day? Well, our pets deserve that luxury too! Explore the art of creating a slumber-friendly haven for your furry friends. From soft, plush bedding to a peaceful sleep environment, let’s craft a sanctuary where they can drift off into dreamland with ease. After all, a well-rested pet is a happy and rejuvenated pet!

Purrfect Sleep Hygiene: Routine and Environment

Just like us, pets thrive on routine. Establish a consistent sleep schedule that suits their natural rhythms and ensure they have a quiet, peaceful environment to unwind. Minimize loud noises, create a dimly lit space, and provide a sense of security. Remember, a stress-free sleep environment equals sweet dreams and extended pet longevity!

Snuggles and Cuddles: The Power of Bonding Through Sleep

Sleep isn’t just about rejuvenation—it’s an opportunity for bonding and connection. Embrace the power of snuggles and cuddles with your pet as you both drift off to dreamland. Whether it’s a shared nap on the couch or curling up together at bedtime, these precious moments strengthen your bond and promote a sense of security and well-being for your pet.

The Cat Nap Revolution: Embracing the Art of Power Naps

Ah, the cat nap—a glorious phenomenon known for its refreshing and rejuvenating effects. Discover the art of power naps for pets and how these short bursts of sleep can recharge their batteries. From feline power naps to doggy siestas, encourage these brief slumbers throughout the day to boost their energy levels and promote overall health and vitality.


Our pets don’t need a full, uninterrupted eight hours of sleep the way most people do, but pet sleep habits should include at least some multi-hour sets of deep sleep for them to feel fully rested.

By recognizing the importance of quality sleep for your beloved furry friends, you’re unlocking the secret to their longevity. From understanding the science behind pet sleep to creating a slumber-friendly haven, embracing routine and bonding through sleep, and even embracing the art of power naps, you’re ensuring that your pet’s beauty sleeps and slumbering tails lead to a long and vibrant life. So, tuck them in, give them a gentle goodnight, and watch as their dreams take flight, knowing that a well-rested pet is a happy and healthy pet—because in the world of pet longevity, beauty sleep truly reigns supreme!

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Calm, Cool, and Cuddly

Pets may not have a yoga mat, but they, too, can benefit from a stress-free environment. Minimize loud noises, provide cozy hiding spots, and create a calm sanctuary where they can retreat when they need a break. Remember, a relaxed pet is a healthier pet, and a healthier pet lives a longer, blissful life.

A stress-free haven

Décor Zen-sation: Creating a Paw-sitively Serene Space

Who says the interior design is only for humans? Transforming your pet’s space into a stress-free haven starts with the right ambiance. Think calming colors, cozy bedding, and strategically placed toys that inspire relaxation. With a touch of Feng Shui and a sprinkle of whimsy, you’ll create a Zen-sational environment where your pet can unwind and find their inner peace.

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Meditative Meows: The Art of Pet Massage and Relaxation Techniques

Pets deserve their pampering sessions too! Unlock the secrets of pet massage, gentle strokes, and calming techniques that melt away stress. From therapeutic belly rubs to soothing paw massages, these pet-centric practices will have them purring or wagging their tails in no time. Embrace your inner pet masseuse and watch the stress melt away.

Tranquil Tunes: The Melodies That Soothe Their Souls

Music has the power to heal, and our pets are no exception. Create a stress-busting playlist of calming melodies specifically designed for your pet’s ears. From classical compositions to nature sounds, find the tunes that whisk them away to a world of relaxation. After all, who can resist a kitty napping to Mozart or a pup dozing off to the gentle sound of rain?

Mindful Moments: Bonding Time and Stress-Free

Adventures Stress reduction is all about quality time and mindful moments with your furry companion. Engage in activities that strengthen your bond and bring joy to both of you. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll in nature, a playful game of hide-and-seek, or a quiet cuddle session, these moments of connection create a stress-free haven where pet longevity flourishes.


From designing a serene space to mastering pet massage, embracing calming melodies, and engaging in mindful moments, you’re paving the way for a stress-free and joyful existence for your furry friends. So, inhale peace, exhale stress, and watch as your pet’s longevity blossoms in their very own Zen-filled paradise. Remember, a stress-free pet is a happy pet, and a happy pet is bound to live a long and vibrant life filled with Zen tails and tranquil trails!


Paw-some Secrets of Natural Approaches

Nature is full of healing wonders, and our pets can benefit from them too. Unlock the secrets of herbal remedies that can promote longevity and support their well-being. From soothing chamomile to immune-boosting echinacea, discover the gentle power of herbs in maintaining a healthy pet. It’s like a potion of vitality brewed by nature itself.

So, leash up your curiosity, embrace the wonders of the great outdoors, and let’s embark on this wild adventure with a sprinkle of wit and a dash of whimsy!


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Nature is full of healing wonders, and our pets can benefit from them too. Unlock the secrets of herbal remedies that can promote longevity and support their well-being. From soothing chamomile to immune-boosting echinacea, discover the gentle power of herbs in maintaining a healthy pet. It’s like a potion of vitality brewed by nature itself.


The Magic of Natural Remedies

For example, with over 20 years of experience working with herbs, homeopathy, and nutrition, Glacier Peak Holistics created exceptional products that will boost your pet’s health and help relieve pain caused by injury, aging or disease.

Talk to your veterinarian and get advice on supplements that your pet might need. Or, read, learn, and get involved with Eastern medicine, also called Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) which has helped animals for thousands of years to fight diseases and live longer.


Nature’s Playground: The Great Outdoors as an Anti-Aging Oasis

The Great Outdoors as an Anti-Aging Oasis

Step outside and embrace the great outdoors as your pet’s anti-aging oasis. Nature’s playground offers a wealth of benefits, from physical exercise to mental stimulation and a breath of fresh air. Explore the magic of daily walks, interactive playtime, and outdoor adventures that keep your pet’s body and mind young and vibrant. It’s like a never-ending treasure hunt for rejuvenation!

Let the wonders of nature be your guide as you embark on this journey of longevity—because in this whimsical tale, the key to a vibrant pet life lies in the embrace of all things natural. After all, a pet who lives close to nature is a pet who dances with life itself!

From Vet Phobia to Vet Hero

Regular veterinary check-ups are like superhero capes for our pets. They ensure early detection of any health issues and help us nip them in the bud. Schedule those appointments for vaccinations, dental care, and routine examinations. Your pet might not love the vet, but they’ll thank you later when they’re running around like a spring chicken.

The Early Bird Catches the Worm: Preventive Care for Longevity

Prevention is the key to a long and vibrant pet life. Discover the treasure trove of preventive care that check-ups offer. From vaccinations and parasite control to routine screenings and dental care, these regular visits lay the foundation for early detection and treatment of potential health issues. It’s like wielding a shield of protection against the lurking foes of illness and disease.

Preventive Pet Care for Longevity

Sherlock Bones: Uncovering Hidden Health Concerns

Pets are masters of disguise when it comes to hiding signs of illness. Regular check-ups are your secret weapon in unraveling the mysteries of your pet’s health. Through thorough examinations, the vet becomes the Sherlock Bones of the animal kingdom, sniffing out potential concerns and initiating prompt action. Together, you can nip health problems in the bud, ensuring a longer and healthier life for your furry sidekick.

From Fluffy to Fit: Tailoring Nutrition and Exercise Plans

Check-ups are not just about poking and prodding—it’s an opportunity to assess your pet’s overall well-being. The vet becomes your ally in creating tailored nutrition, supplements, and exercise plans that suit your pet’s unique needs. They’ll guide you in maintaining a healthy weight, preventing obesity-related issues, and ensuring optimal nutrition. It’s time to unleash the power of a well-balanced diet and exercise routine that keeps your pet’s tail wagging with vitality.

Mental Health Matters: Addressing Behavioral Concerns

Pets, just like humans, can experience behavioral challenges that impact their well-being. Check-ups provide an avenue to discuss and address these concerns. Whether it’s anxiety, aggression, or separation anxiety, the vet can offer valuable advice and treatment options to restore harmony in your pet’s life. Together, you’ll conquer the behavioral hurdles and pave the way for a more balanced and contented existence.

A Wellness Odyssey: Partnering with Your Vet for Longevity

Check-ups are also an opportunity to build a strong partnership with your vet. Forge a relationship based on trust, open communication, and a shared commitment to your pet’s well-being. Your vet becomes your guide, offering advice, answering questions, and empowering you to be an active participant in your pet’s healthcare journey. Together, you’ll embark on a wellness odyssey, ensuring a longer, happier, and healthier life for your furry companion.

From preventive care and early detection to tailored nutrition plans, addressing behavioral concerns, and forging a partnership with your vet, you’re navigating the path of wellness like true heroes. So, do your capes of responsibility, embrace the power of check-ups, and watch as your furry friend thrives in a world where good health reigns supreme. Remember, a pet who conquers check-ups conquers life—because in this grand adventure, wellness truly becomes the ultimate victory! 


Few More Remarks

Breed-Specific Considerations

Different breeds have varying health concerns and lifespans. Research the specific needs and potential health issues associated with your pet’s breed, and tailor their care accordingly. This knowledge will help you make informed decisions regarding nutrition, exercise, and preventive measures.

Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight is vital for your pet’s overall well-being. Obesity can lead to numerous health problems and shorten their lifespan. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the appropriate diet and portion sizes for your pet’s breed, age, and activity level.

Recent studies showed that the normal-weight dogs of each breed had a lower risk of death over time (and thus a longer lifespan) compared to their overweight counterparts. The difference was most dramatic for the smaller breed dogs like the Yorkie. The estimated increased median lifespan of the normal-weight dogs over the overweight dogs ranged from 6 months to 2 years and 6 months, which is quite a bit of extra good quality time with your best friend!

Safety First

Protect your pet from potential hazards. Keep them away from toxic substances, ensure they have a safe and secure environment, and provide appropriate supervision, especially when outdoors. Minimizing risks and creating a safe space for your pet will help prevent accidents and health emergencies.

Life expectancy tables for dogs and cats derived from clinical data

How size and genetic diversity shape lifespan across breeds of purebred dogs

Remember, every pet is unique, and individual care requirements may vary. It’s important to be attentive to your pet’s specific needs, monitor their health, and provide a nurturing and loving environment. By incorporating these tips into your pet care routine, you can help ensure a long, happy, and healthy life for your beloved companion.

Easy healthy recipes of homemade food for pets

Porridge with turkey

To cook porridge with turkey you will need:

  •  2 lb of turkey (can be replaced with chicken);
  • 1/2 cup of round rice;
  • 1 large carrot;
  • 1 small zucchini;
  • 0.5 lb of pumpkin;
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil, greens.


  • Put turkey in a saucepan, cover with water, and cook on medium heat for 15 min.
  • While the meat is cooking, chop the vegetables.
  • Take out the cooked meat to a clean dish.
  • Put the rice in the broth and cook until tender.
  • Cut the turkey meat into small cubes.
  • Mix the meat with rice, add vegetables, oil and herbs.
  • Turn off the heat.

Vegetables practically do not undergo heat treatment in order to maintain maximum benefits. For this reason, they are sent to the pan last.

Let your furry friend enjoy it (in small positions).

Fish with oatmeal


  • 100-150 g of salmon;
  • 1 cup of oatmeal;
  • 1 hard-boiled egg;
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil;
  • finely chopped dill and/or parsley.


  • Clean salmon from the skin and bones.
  • Cook in the skillet with a small amount of water on low heat.
  • Cook oatmeal until “porridge-smudge”.
  • Finely chop a hard-boiled egg.
  • Mix everything, add vegetable fat, and dill or parsley.

This dish can be cooked for future use and stored in bags in the freezer.

Treats from chicken hearts

What you need:

  • 500 g chicken hearts.


  • Wash the hearts under running water.
  • Cut them into 2, 4 or 6 pieces depending on the desired size of the treat.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Cover a baking sheet with foil and place the hearts on it in a single layer.
  • Send the tray to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove.
  • In the process of baking, hearts emit a lot of unnecessary fat. Cover a baking sheet with clean foil and place the hearts in a single layer.
  • Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Reduce the temperature in the oven to 200F and bake the hearts for another 20 minutes.
  • If the hearts release a lot of fat again, repeat the procedure with clean foil.
  • Then cook additionally at 200F for another 35 minutes.
  • Remove the treat from the oven, place a plate and let it cool.

Tasty treats for your pets are ready!

What is next?

Pet health and longevity are becoming a focus in the pet industry, with advancements in veterinary care, nutrition, and data tracking. Boutique veterinary clinics offering high-quality care have emerged in major cities. The pet food industry is expanding, with a growing interest in fresh and specialized diets. Smart collars and pet data tracking are on the rise, providing insights into pet health. The Dog Aging Project aims to gather data on pet longevity and aging. The study of pet aging can also benefit humans, as pets age faster and share similar health issues. Longevity drugs for pets, like LOY-001, are on the horizon, potentially influencing human medicine.

In our upcoming posts, we will publish new information on the health aspects and longevity of our beloved pets.

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Level 1 – Simple

You can choose to maintain or improve your health by easy and cheap methods such as healthy eating, herb therapy, or general supplement arrangements (vitamins, minerals, etc.). You can find information on these methods in our “What Can You Do” Category or go to the “Anti-aging methods and techniques” page.

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If you wish to take a step further, you may consider IV therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or extreme fasting. You can find information on these methods in our “What Can You Do” Category or go to the “Anti-aging methods and techniques” page. The cutting-edge achievements can be found on the “News & information” page.

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