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About aging of a doberman
Hi all, happy 4th. I fell in love with a dobe puppy that was offered to me by a neighbor that lived closeby when he was only 18 month old because Ferdi was overly naughty and got himself in frequent trouble. Ferdi required immediate medical treatment to which I agreed, he had 7-8 broken teeth including incissors. I took him to College of Vet Medicine in Urbana Champaign who performed series of Vital Pulpotomies on him.
At age 8, Ferdi was hit by a truck and hospitalized for a 4-5 days, he had ascites and other complications, underwent surgery plus was suspected to have carcinomotosis. He did not recover until the Gastroenterologist saw him and put him on 'Prednisone'. Meantime his biopsies came negative. His surgeon had noted that his intestines are so bunched up that eventually he will die due to lack of intestinal motility (which she explained as malnutrition since he will not eat)
He is today 100% healthy. He eats very well (which makes me so happy) and I keep his weight in check, he is slim and trim at 90 lbs. However in last 3 months his muzzle has turned white which is freaking me out. Ferdi is my 1st dog and I want to take all preventative measures for his health. I take him regularly to Vet, but they dont believe in any anti-aging treatments. I am not prepared to lose this beautiful gift of God ... what a unique privilege to own a doberman.
1. At what age does muzzle for a doberman turn grey?
2. Is this normal aging, or could it be sign that he is facing some stress (that I need to find and alleviate)?
3. Have you given anti-aging medicines to your dobe? If so, which ones?
4. Important: Does anyone has experience giving: 'Glutathione' - its a master antioxidant so powerful that can reverse aging. (Most of human research indicates its not effective for humans as a supplement since the gluathione molecules are oxidized or destroyed by certain protein organisms except they note that in vitro research indicates it is effective in test subjects mice and 'dogs'!!!)