What does the world’s oldest 30-year-old dog teach us how to live longer?

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Maggie the Kelpie, an Australian dog, lived almost 30 years which equals to over 200 in human years! Don’t you want to learn from Maggie’s owner and other pet nutrition experts to find out the possible recipe to live longer?

Cancer is one of the major canine health issues across the globe. Rodney Habib, an award-winning pet nutrition blogger, talks about his journey of searching for an answer to slow down or even prevent cancers in this video . Here are the key takeaways.

1. Factors associated with cancers

In the history’s largest and most comprehensive Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, conducted in the US and commissioned by Morris Animal Foundation, 3,000+ dogs have been enrolled for the researchers to investigate associations between risk factors and major health outcomes.

2. What’s in that 90% that we might be able to change?

3. Canine Nutrigenomics

It’s a new science of how diet and various food ingredients affect the regulatory genes that influence metabolic, immune, neuroendocrine and other systems. A reputable book regarding to this is available at Amazon.

4. Is it good to ONLY offer dried kibbles to your dogs?

No, according to a 2005 study conducted at Purdue University. The result showed dogs that ate any green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli, had reduced the risk of developing bladder cancer by 90% and the dogs that consumed any yellow – orange vegetables like carrots reduced the risk by 70%. Also, don’t forget dogs are carnivores! They need clean meat-based protein sources.

Source: independent.co.uk, TEDx Talkscaninelifetimehealth.org

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  • Claire

    I didn’t know. Thanks for sharing!

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