NHV Hearty-Heart is a gentle, yet powerful supplement made from a unique blend of herbs that provide support for cats with heart disease. This vet-formulated natural remedy acts as a cardiovascular tonic without over stimulating the heart and may help your feline better cope with heart conditions. Try NHV supplements to help keep your kitty young at heart!
- Eases symptoms of cat heart disease, like coughing and wheezing
- Helps improve your cat's energy levels so they can exercise and play!
- Helps with heart muscle function
See how NHV helped kitty BobBob with Saddle thrombus, an uncomfortable condition that is often caused by heart disease.
Symptoms of Heart Disease
The most common form of cat heart disease is cardiomyopathy, a condition that occurs when blood flow is restricted, or when the heart becomes weak. Watch for signs of cat heart disease 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.
Support your Cat with Natural Remedies
NHV’s Hearty-Heart can be taken alone, or alongside medicine prescribed by a veterinarian. It’s also safe to take long-term. Combine this supplement with proper diet and exercise to comprehensively support your pet’s health during their cat heart disease treatment regimen.
It is always advisable to talk to your vet about any concerns you may have. We also welcome you to consult our Pet Expert Q&A or call our pet expert hotline at 1-877-937-4372.
Pet Expert Tip For Heart Disease In Cats
Dr. Hillary Cook, DVM, CVA and holistic veterinary partner at NHV says that optimal weight maintenance is probably one of the most important goals that pet parents should work toward in managing cardiac disease in their pets.
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- 0.70 LBS
- 3.4 fl. oz. (100ml)
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- adult, senior, kitten
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Hawthorne – Is considered to be one of the best herbs for fortifying the heart and supporting your veterinarian’s recommended cat heart disease treatment. Hawthorn acts as a cardiotonic, which helps stabilize the heart’s 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. It 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 may help with discomfort.
Hops – Helps relax tension and anxiety while supporting circulation.
Valerian – Helps manage heart palpitations and regulates the nervous system. Valerian plays a vital role in the nervous system by gently calming the nerves, which helps 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 for over forty ailments! It acts as a 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, aiding in cat heart disease treatment.
Lobelia – Causes immediate relaxation and expansion of the respiratory system that allows oxygenated blood to flow freely. It 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 and lowers blood pressure, stress, and anxiety.
Pulsatilla – This herb is known to be antispasmodic, which is considered to be beneficial in cat heart disease treatment by relaxing the heart muscle and helping to soothe and relieve coughing. Pulsatilla also has a sedative effect that helps ease coughing.
Pet's Weight Dosage
To be taken twice daily. All NHV supplements are designed to be used together, and can, therefore, be given at once for convenience.
Select your pet's weight to determine the correct dose.
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
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.
What are the common symptoms of cat heart disease?
Though dogs often cough as a symptom of heart disease, coughing is not a common symptom of cat heart disease. Cats with heart disease may be weak, lethargic, or their appetite may be decreased. If you suspect your cat may be suffering from heart disease, it is important to seek veterinary advice as soon as possible.
My cat has heart disease and gets very anxious when I leave. Does this put more stress on their heart?
Anxiety can definitely put a strain on the heart. To help your pet ease his anxiety, we would recommend Lesstress or Matricalm. Contact our pet experts for more help finding the right supplements for your pets.
Can a change in diet improve heart health?
A diet specifically formulated for heart health can be very beneficial in providing support to your vet’s recommended cat heart disease treatment. Our veterinarian, Dr. Amanda, can formulate a custom home cooked nutrition plan for your pet.
My cat is coughing, could this be a sign of cat heart disease?
Although dogs typically cough as a symptom of heart disease, it's not a common symptom of cat heart disease. If your cat is coughing it could be due to asthma or another respiratory condition. It is best to consult your veterinarian.
Are there any discounts on Hearty-Heart for cats?
Yes. Save $3 when you order 2 bottles of Hearty-Heart. Shipping will also be free on orders of $50 or more within the USA or Canada.