NHV Hearty Heart is a gentle yet powerful product made from a unique blend of herbs that provide support for cats with heart disease. This vet formulated natural supplement may help your feline better cope with cat heart health. The most common form of heart disease in cats is cardiomyopathy, a condition that occurs when blood flow is restricted, or when the heart becomes weak.
Watch for signs of heart disease in your cat including coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, fainting, or panting after a minimal amount of exertion. Swollen limbs or dragging of a hind leg are also symptoms that may be related to your pet’s heart function. It is always advisable to talk to your vet about any concerns you may have. Combine NHV’s Hearty Heart with proper diet and exercise to support your cat’s heart health.
To be taken twice daily. Determine your pet’s weight and then use the easy chart below to determine the correct dose. This is the minimum dosage.
Pet's Weight Dosage
0 - 15 lb = 0.5 ml
16 - 30 lb = 1.0 ml
31 - 45 lb = 1.5 ml
46 - 60 lb = 2.0 ml
61 - 75 lb = 2.5 ml
Over 75 lb = 3.0 ml
For small animals (rabbits, ferrets), avians and reptiles use 1 drop for every 2 lb of body weight.
How to Administer
Shake well before use. The easiest method is to use the dropper provide and places the drops into your pet’s food or favorite treat. You can also use the dropper and squirt directly into the pet’s mouth.
Some pets can be finicky, if this occurs consider hiding the drops in foods most pet’s love such as fish, chicken or yogurt or a favourite treat. If your pet only eats dry food then soak a few kibbles at feeding time.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently, therefore it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect, however this will vary from one animal to the next.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and contain no artificial additives, preservatives or coloring. Shelf life after opening is 6 months and must be refrigerated after opening.
Cautions and Contraindications
Do not use Hearty-Heart in pregnant or nursing animals. Speak to your vet before using our products. A second visit is recommended if your pet’s condition does not improve, or deteriorates after continued use of the supplements.
All information provided by NHV Natural Pet Products is for educational purposes only.
Hawthorne – Is considered to be one of the best herbs for supporting a cat’s heart. Hawthorn acts as a cardio tonic, which helps stabilize the hearts activity based on what the feline heart needs; either to be stimulated or reduce activity. Hawthorn has traditionally been used for heart failure, heart palpitations, heart weakness, and for the circulatory system. Hawthorne works by dilating the vessels and the coronary arteries, which improves the metabolic process and the blood supply to the heart and the rest of the cat’s body. Helps regulate your cat’s heart rate, coronary flow, and blood pressure. Hawthorne also has a soothing and sedative effect, which helps reduce stress.
Balsam Poplar – Stimulates circulation and supports blood flow. Balsam Poplar has been popular, historically, amongst the indigenous population in North America for coughs. It’s also been used as food for horses. Balsam Poplar has strong anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties.
Hops – Helps relax tension and anxiety while supporting circulation.
Valerian – Helps manage heart palpitations and regulates the nervous system. Valerian plays a vital role on the nervous system by gently calming the nerves, which help a cat's body to physically relax.
Woody Betony – This herb is one of the most valued in herbal medicine and has been used for centuries form over forty ailments! It acts as mild stimulant to the heart. It is a nerve tonic that nourishes and builds vital energy. Woody Betony contains glycosides, which may help reduce blood pressure in cats.
Lobelia – Causes immediate relaxation and expansion of the respiratory system that allows oxygenated blood to flow freely. Helps with circulation and reduces agitation in cats.
European Mistletoe – Helps control tachycardia, relaxes spasms and hypertension. A cardiotonic that has been used for centuries.
Motherwort – Has a strengthening effect, especially on a weak heart. It helps sooth and relaxes the heart muscle. Motherwort helps maintain a regular heartbeat, blood pressure, stress and anxiety.
Pulsatilla – This herb is know to be antispasmodic which is considered to be beneficial in relaxing the heart muscle and helps sooth and relieve coughing. Pulsatilla also has a sedative effect that helps ease coughing.