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Canine Geriatric Basics – New Formula!

Canine Geriatric Basics is now a new formula. In place of the bacon flavoring, we are now using Alaska pollock fish skin as a flavoring. In addition to the fish skin change, we have also removed the borage oil from the product. We are no longer able to find a reliable source of dried borage oil – suitable for an encapsulated, powdered product. The materials now available are prone to rancidity. We recommend Super EPA VET as a fresh source of essential fatty acids. For more information on Alaska pollock fish skin flavoring, go to

Promotes a good quality of life in older dogs

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

Item Product Size Price
V937 Canine Geriatric Basics – New Formula! 120 Vegetarian Capsules $57.35

Product Information

Canine Geriatric Basics is back!

We are pleased to announce the availability of the reformulated Canine Geriatric Basics (V937). We are sorry for the long delay, but the testing of a new raw material in it took longer than expected. We appreciate your patience and know you will be happy with the reformulation. The primary change in the product involves a switch in the flavoring – from bacon to an all-natural Alaska pollock skin that dogs find quite palatable. We will be introducing several other animal health products with this reformulation over the next couple of months.

Other Changes

In addition to the flavoring change, we have also removed borage oil from the product because we are no longer able to find a reliable source of dried borage oil that is suitable for an encapsulated, powdered product. The only materials available were prone to rancidity. We recommend Super EPA VET as a fresh source of essential fatty acids.

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.

Active Ingredients

Active Ingredients per Capsule:
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 62 mg.
Lactalbumin Protein 50 mg.
d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) (50 IU) 41.3 mg.
Ashwagandha extract (root) (Withania somnifera) 25 mg.
DL-Phenylalanine 25 mg.
L-Glutamine 25 mg.
L-Tyrosine 25 mg.
Bilberry extract (fruit) (Vaccinium myrtillus) 15 mg.
Coenzyme Q10 15 mg.
Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) 10 mg.
Carrot powder 10 mg.
Mixed Bioflavonoids 10 mg.
Niacinamide 10 mg.
Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium (Vitamin B2) 10 mg.
Thiamin (Thiamin HCl) 10 mg.
Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate (Vitamin B6) 7 mg.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (Acetyl-L-Carnitine Chloride) 6.2 mg.
Phosphatidylserine Isolate 6.2 mg.
Alpha Lipoic Acid 5 mg.
Choline Citrate 5 mg.
Eleuthero extract (root) (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 5 mg.
Niacin 3 mg.
L-Methionine 2 mg.
Inositol 1 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.
Biotin 10 mcg.
Copper (Picolinate) 10 mcg.
Folate (L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt) 10 mcg.
Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 10 mcg.
Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) 10 mcg.
Vitamin K1 5 mcg.
Vitamin D3 (75 IU) 1.9 mcg.
Inactive Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Alaska pollock (dried skins) (Theragra chalcogramma), Silicon Dioxide.

*Thorne Vet's trade name for Chromium (4 oxopyridine,2,6-carboxylate, arginate) is UltrachromeŽ. Its use in this product is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,665,385.

For use in dogs only.

Canine Geriatric Basics provides antioxidants, botanicals, and supplemental ingredients for cardiovascular (CoQ10), musculoskeletal (ascorbic acid, calcium), GI (L-glutamine), ocular (bilberry), hepatic (lipoic acid, methionine, choline), and cognitive (acetyl L-carnitine, phosphatidylserine) health.

Directions for Use:
Dogs: 1 capsule per 25 lbs body weight daily
Please read the warnings for this product on the warnings tab.


Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.

If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.

For animal use only.

Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or a poison control center immediately.

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