Vet-Formulated Heart Supplements for Dogs
Just like humans, our canine companions can develop heart conditions which are often difficult to detect. The most common types of heart disease in dogs are valvular heart disease, followed by dilated cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, and heartworms.
These remedies are 100% natural heart supplements for dogs formulated by a holistic veterinarian and master herbalist to comprehensively support your dog through the healing process. Use NHV pet heart supplements alone or in conjunction with conventional treatments under your vet’s guidance to help bring about the best possible results.
Top Two Most Common Heart Conditions in Dogs
- Chronic Valvular Disease—This degenerative valve disease is the most common, affecting 40-70% predominantly smaller dog breeds. Of those, most are male. The cause of this disease is unknown.
Valvular Disease causes the valves to develop a leak causing the blood to pump backward, creating a murmur which can eventually lead to congestive heart failure. The valve most affected is usually the mitral valve which is why this condition is sometimes called mitral valve disease or mitral regurgitation.
A heart murmur is not a disease or an illness and is caused by turbulent blood flow either into, through or out of the heart, and not all heart murmurs are serious but could be a sign of underlying heart problems for dogs, including heart disease.
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy—This is the second-most common heart disease in dogs and predominantly affects larger breeds between two and five years of age.
What Happens With Dilated Cardiomyopathy—This disease occurs when the chambers of the diseased heart enlarge causing the walls around it to thin which then weaken the heart muscle, making it harder for the heart to pump blood effectively throughout the rest of the body.
Supporting your dog’s heart health is vital, and with NHV’s heart supplements for dogs, you will be getting holistic ingredients that encourage circulation and support blood flow naturally.
Symptoms of Heart Disease in Dogs
- Weakness or exercise intolerance
- Increased breathing rate
- Abdominal swelling (caused by fluid in the belly)
- Loss of appetite and weight
- Coughing up blood or mucus
Additional Support Tips
When it comes to heart disease in dogs, early detection is critical as shown by Nico's story. An annual visit to your vet is imperative. There, you can discuss a healthy diet that may include lower sodium and higher potassium, but never make dietary changes for your dog without first consulting with your vet.
At NHV, our supplements for heart problems in dogs are safe to be given long-term along with any vet prescribed medication. If you have questions, you can always ask an NHV expert about any of our heart supplements for dogs. We’re here to help your canine live longer and healthier naturally.