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Thorne Research, Animal Health, Canine Geriatric Basics - 120 Capsules

  • $65.00
  • $62.00

Promotes a good quality of life in older dogs

  • with Alaska pollock fish skin flavoring
  • supports healthy aging including vision and musculoskeletal support
  • significant antioxidant support
  • maintains healthy cognitive function
  • promotes cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health
  • adaptogenic herbs to promote resistance to stress

Older dogs have increased requirements for specific substances not provided by a balanced diet. As aging progresses, a greater number of animal health problems can arise whose duration and severity may be mitigated through targeted supplementation of health-promoting vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and plant extracts. Canine Geriatric Basics is formulated to provide this additional supplementation.

It is formulated with specific amino acids to help geriatric patients by enhancing the production of neurotransmitters. L-tyrosine produces the catecholamines dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. DL-Phenylalanine has been shown to block enkephalinase, thereby increasing the levels of endorphins and enkephalins in the central nervous system.

Canine Geriatric Basics contains flavonoids, coenzyme Q10, and other potent antioxidants for slowing oxidative damage to the aging canine body. The canine aging process may also adversely affect the brain, resulting in decreased production of neurotransmitters, decreased synaptic density, and degeneration of neuronal membrane integrity. Phosphatidylserine positively affects neuronal membranes through support of lipid membrane components and by improving the amount and function of acetylcholine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. Acetyl-L-carnitine increases the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

Bilberry has been added for its beneficial effects on vision. Because aging animals are more susceptible to the detrimental effects of stress, the adrenal adaptogenic herbs Eleutherococcus and ashwagandha have been added to help modulate these effects.

Note: Geriatric patients may have a variety of problems specific to the individual, for which products such as Hepagen-C, Arthroplex, Gastriplex, or Bio-Cardio may be indicated. In most cases, Canine Geriatric Basics can be combined with these products for maximum beneficial effect.

Suggested Use For use in dogs only. Dogs: 1 Capsule per 25 lbs body weight daily

Supplement Facts
Active Ingredients per Capsule:
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)62 mg
Lactalbumin Protein50 mg
d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) (50 IU)41.3 mg
Ashwagandha extract (root) (Withania somnifera)25 mg
DL-Phenylalanine25 mg
L-Tyrosine25 mg
Bilberry extract (fruit) (Vaccinium myrtillus)15 mg
Coenzyme Q1015 mg
Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)10 mg
Carrot Powder10 mg
Mixed Bioflavonoids10 mg
Niacinamide10 mg
Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium (Vitamin B2)10 mg
Thiamin (Thiamin HCI)10 mg
Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate (Vitamin B6)7 mg
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (Acety- L-Carnitine Chloride)6.2 mg
Phosphatidylserine Isolate6.2 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid5 mg
Eleuthero extract (root) (Eleutherococcus senticosus)5 mg
Choline Citrate5 mg
Niacin3 mg
L-Methionine2 mg
Inositol1 mg
Vitamin A Palmitate (750 IU)600 mcg
Magnesium (Citrate-Malate)500 mcg
Zinc (Picolinate)500 mcg
Iron (Picolinate)250 mcg
Potassium (Citrate-Malate)100 mcg
Chromium (Chelidamate Arginate)*20 mcg
Biotin10 mcg
Copper (Picolinate)10 mcg
Folate (L-5 Methylterahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)10 mcg
Iodine (Potassium Iodide)10 mcg
Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12)10 mcg
Vitamin K15 mcg
Vitamin D3 (75 IU)1.9 mcg

Other Ingredients

Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, Alaska pollock (dried skins) (theragra chalcogramma), silicon dioxide.


For animal use only. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professionally immediately.

Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or a poison control center immediately.

Caution: Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset.

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