Aktivait ® Aktivait Medium and Large Breed

Aktivait ®

A nutritional supplement to aid a healthy central nervous system and support brain function in older dogs, Aktivait helps to avoid free radical damage and promotes brain signals.

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Benefits

Cognitive decline is a progressive condition that is very common in older animals.

More Energy

Give an old dog more energy

Depression

Help your dog with depression

Recognition

Help your dog with basic recognition (e.g. of family members)

Playtime

Help your dog enjoy playtime again

Signs of Cognitive Decline

  • Increased wandering around
  • Pacing up and down
  • Restlessness
  • Depression
  • Decreased recognition of familiar people, pets or places
  • Getting lost in familiar locations
  • Less interested in play
  • Restless sleep or waking at night
  • Toileting indoors

Why Should I See My Vet?

At VetPlus we believe vets are best placed to advise on the best course of action for your pet. We all love to see our dogs happy and healthy. But as they get older, you may notice your dog slowing down. They might not enjoy playtime anymore, get lost in their own home, have low energy levels, wander aimlessly and appear to be restless.

Most people see this happen over a period of time and may not spot the signs or just put the changes down to ‘old age’. Untreated, the condition could worsen as the dog ages, however there are ways to help your dog regain their quality of life.

Next Steps

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What Else Can I Do?

There are a number of measures you can take to help your dog’s quality of life:

  1. Keep your dog fit and at the correct weight by feeding an appropriate diet
  2. Take your dog for three or four short walks a day rather than one long walk
  3. Practice the simple commands your dog learned as a puppy and make sure to reward your dog appropriately
  4. Play recall games and ball games
  5. Use a clicker or whistle to reinforce training. Ask your vet to recommend a trainer or behaviourist if you are unsure on how to do this.
  1. Hearing deteriorates with age in dogs, so you may need to use exaggerated hand and arm signals with your commands
  2. Visual markers can help combat disorientation. Place a paper cross or similar marker on the door to the garden to indicate which one your dog should sit at if they want to go outside.
  3. If your dog has started toileting in the house, help them to relearn the rules by accompanying them outside frequently, for example after eating, sleeping and playing. Warmly praise them and reward them if they do go to the toilet outside. Never punish your dog if they do soil in the house, this will only make matters worse

Feeding Guidelines

Aktivait comes in a capsule which can be opened and mixed with food, or given whole to your dog. Different sizes are available depending on the size of your dog.

Weight Recommendation
Under 10kg 1 capsule (Small Breed)
10-20kg 1 capsule (Medium and Large Breed)
21-40kg 2 capsules (Medium and Large breed)
Over 40kg 3 capsules (Medium and Large breed)

Support

Contact the vet you purchased Aktivait from for guidance on the use of Aktivait for your pet. They’ll be able to provide specialised advice for your pet due to the records they keep. If you are unable to get the information you need from your vet, or if you bought Aktivait elsewhere, please contact us for assistance.

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