Did you know that over 10% of animals have some form of cardiovascular disease; or that congestive heart failure (mitral valve issues) affect 20-40% of dogs? The cardiovascular system of your dog is made up of the heart, artery, and veins. The three most common heart health issues with dogs are chronic heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and heart failure. If your dog is diagnosed with heart health issues, it will be a condition that they may have to live with for the rest of their lives.
You can, however, help support your pet’s heart function, vitality and overall well-being with NHV's heart health herbal supplement, “Hearty Heart”. This vet approved, vet formulated all natural herbal supplement is both gentle and powerful. Hearty Heart is formulated with herbs that provide support for your dog's heart, their valves, and their pulmonary system. This combination of botanicals may improve blood flow, ease coughing, improve breathing, and help with appetite; it will also aid with other symptoms of dog heart conditions like weakness, restlessness.
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 – the most powerful herb for the heart health in dogs. Hawthorn acts as a cardio tonic, which helps stabilize the heart’s activity based on what a dog’s heart needs; either to be stimulated or reduced. Hawthorn has traditionally been used for heart failure, heart palpitations, heart weakness, and for the circulatory system. This herb 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 body. Hawthorn may help with regulating your dog’s heart rate, coronary flow, and blood pressure. It also has a soothing and sedative effect that helps reduce stress.
Balsam Poplar – Encourages circulation and supports blood flow. Balsam Poplar has historically been used in North America by indigenous peoples for coughs, respiratory issues, and as a food for horses. This herb has strong anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties.
Hops – Helps relax tension and anxiety while supporting circulation. This herb has calming, mild diuretic, and digestive properties. Study’s have found that it helps dogs with restlessness and anxiety when experiencing physical stress.
Valerian – Beneficial for heart palpitations and regulates the nervous system. It is a gentle sedative that work on the nervous system by helping to calm a dog without making a pet drowsy. Valerian has been used by herbalist to help with anxiety and insomnia.
Woody Betony – This herb is one of the most valued in herbal medicine and has been used for decades for various ailments. It acts as mild stimulant to the heart. Woody Betony is a nerve tonic that nourishes and builds vital energy. It contains glycosides, which may help reduce blood pressure in canines.
Lobelia – Causes immediate relaxation and expansion of the respiratory system that allows oxygenated blood to flow freely. It eases coughs brought on by heart issues.
European Mistletoe – This plant is considered to be a sacred plant and was called “all-heal" by the Celtic people. The parts used are the leaves and stems. Mistletoe has a long history in herbalism. It is used for blood pressure, and to lower the heart rate, helps with anxiety, restlessness and helps with energy. Studies show that the herb Mistletoe has been used for various cancers as well.
Motherwort – Has a strengthening effect, especially on a weak heart. It is considered to be a mild sedative with relaxing properties. Motherwort has been used in herbal preparations to help ease heart palpations and rapid heart rates. It is a cardiotonic, which has traditionally been used to improve blood flow and to support heart health.
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.