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High Quality Treats are Important for Aging Bodies

Thank you to Milo’s Kitchen® Homestyle Dog Treats for sponsoring today’s post, but trust that all opinions are as always 100% my own!

This aging girl needs high quality, clean treats! And I’m not talking about myself today (ha ha) but about my new roommate, Logan. A sweet spirited, 100% purebred Mississippi dumpster dog. She’s a suburban pup turned urban old lady and she moved in a few months back with Ben. And while she’s a dog and I’m a human, we have a lot in common! From aging gracefully (or at least trying our best!) to city living and upgrading our diets and sleeping more, this old dog and I are staying healthy and doing our best to live long and enjoy life.

We’re aging gracefully.

After a little research on the Googs, it turns out Logan actually has quite a few years on me. I’m just over the human hill as I approach my 42nd birthday next week. While she’s only been on this planet for 14 years, when you plunk that into a dog age calculator, she’s anywhere between 80 and 82 dog years old. And she is definitely in retirement!

 

We prefer to sleep more than we used to.

In my younger years, I somehow got away with about 6-6.6 hours of sleep. These days, we’re looking at something much closer to 8 and on some days, even beyond that. Logan as a pup would run wild, now she naps on the floor next to me as I work. We understand the value the role sleep plays in restoring and healing the body. Investing in quality sleep is a great way to offset and even delay the onset of many chronic conditions that come with aging.

We take walks to stay peppy.

But we also know that laying around all day won’t keep us young and that getting up and staying active is the perfect complement sleep when it comes to maintaining good energy. We’re not running marathons together these days, but we are getting out and about on the urban streets for the scents and scenes.

As we’ve aged, we’ve learned to upgrade our diets.

When I was in my teens, I’m not really sure what I ate. When I was in my 20’s I know it was a LOT of diet coke and frozen dinners. As I moved through my 30’s (and especially now in my 40s) I started to realize that the old adage “you are what you eat” wasn’t just a silly saying, but in fact a reality. Eating fake or overly processed food is no way to preserve a strong body. If I wanted to stay lean, strong and healthy in the back half of my life, I was going to have to upgrade my diet. If you read my blog, you know exactly what I’m talking about!

And little old Logan deserves the exact same thing. According to Ben, as a scrappy puppy she could eat just about anything (dumpster treats included!) but as a distinguished 82-year old dog, she can hardly handle anything off her regular diet without the munchkin kids singing songs in her belly.

High quality ingredients are the cornerstone of any living being’s body and directly correlated to health and happiness. We found Milo’s Kitchen® Homestyle Dog Treats at Walmart and love them because chicken, beef or duck is the #1 ingredient. Every one of their treats are free of artificial flavors and are all produced in either Spanish Fork, Utah or Siloam Springs, Arkansas. These little doggy treats look like jerky, meatballs and sausage slices and they won’t break the bank!

More on and where to find Milo’s Kitchen® Homestyle Dog Treats

There are nearly a dozen flavors of Milo’s Kitchen® Homestyle Dog Treats in store and on Walmart.com. Logan likes them all but the Milo’s Kitchen® Chicken Recipe with Wild Rice & Spring Vegetables and Milo’s Kitchen® Beef Recipe with Real Brisket & Garden Vegetables seem to be her favorite.

Try a few flavors and see which your pooch loves best, but know that they are all treats that can help keep your furbaby happy and healthy! You can also learn more about all their products by checking out their website or following them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Thank you to Milo’s Kitchen® Homestyle Dog Treats for sponsoring today’s post, but also know all opinions are as always 100% my own!

Teresa Marie Howes, BS, CPT, HHP
Teresa Marie is a nutrition expert, fitness enthusiast and health coach. She is backed with a BS in Nutrition, an MBA, a CPT from ACE and 16+ years of experience in the weight loss and wellness space. She is the founder and lead contributor of this site and coaches clients across the globe on how to achieve better health and more happiness by implementing the 4 Universal Diet Truths of her Clean & Colorful Concept.

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