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Congestive Heart Failure in dogs and a natural support

Posted January 25, 2018

Congestive Heart Failure in dogs is a condition that effects the heart’s ability to pump blood and hence, reduces the oxygen that the body’s organs need to function normally. It is a critical and unsustainable condition but it can be reversed with a proper holistic treatment plan. How can you recognize congestive heart failure in dogs?

Symptoms like abdominal distention, lethargy, getting tried very quickly or being almost intolerant to any exercise suggest right-sided heart failure and coughing, labored breathing or bluish gums and skin suggest left-sided heart failure. Causes of congestive heart failure in dogs can vary between nutritional or hereditary ones.

Some dog breeds are more vulnerable to heart problems than others. Here are some small-sized and medium-sized breeds that are at risk of congestive heart failure:

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
American cocker spaniels
Boston Terriers

Here’s what our lead holistic vet, Dr. Cook suggests for congestive heart failure in dogs, “Obesity has been shown to affect the heart by affecting the blood pressure and heart rate adversely causing cardiac failure. Please note that diet changes should not be started if your dog has unmanaged heart disease.  When the disease is managed, transitioning to a healthy diet that has normal protein levels for age, low in salt, high in omega 3 fatty acids, with increased potassium, carnitine, coenzyme q10, and high in antioxidants are all helpful.”

She explains, “Integrative therapy is key to managing heart failure.  Western medications, diet, omega 3 fatty acids like NHV PetOmega-3, antioxidants, Co Q10, NHV Hearty Heart, and NHV Turmeric are what I typically prescribe for my heart failure cases.”

Barbara, a dog mom from North Carolina found us recently. For her rat terrier dog with congestive heart failure, she decided to go with a holistic treatment plan.

I really believe that this product has extended the life of our little rat terrier who we have had since 2003. She has congestive heart failure and we discovered this product a while back. I give it to her every day and I feel very strongly that this has prolonged her life and made her more comfortable as well. I know they can’t stay with us forever and we try to keep her as healthy as we can. Thank you NHV!

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We’re so happy this dog has found such happiness with NHV Hearty Heart. It is indeed a blend that is formulated to offer complete support to an over-working heart. It has herbs like hawthorn, valerian, hops, lobelia and balsam poplar. These herbs make it a natural aid for general circulation issues and pulmonary function. Along with the Hearty Heart, we recommend NHV Turmeric. This pet friendly turmeric extract helps restore and maintain cardiovascular health. It is helpful for the kidneys, liver, joint and skin conditions as well. It compliments the Hearty Heart by supporting the circulatory system.

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Just like all our other blends, this support for Congestive Heart Failure in dogs is also all natural and vet approved. Asta, Foxy and Ziggy are some other pets who have heart warming stories of recovery to tell.

NHV Hearty Heart: Helping Asta With Congestive Heart Failure

NHV is Helping Molly the Maltese with Her Heart Murmur

Do you know a pet with heart problems? Or do you wish to add some preventative support to your pet’s diet? We would love to help you out. Get in touch with your NHV Pet Expert today.


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