NHV Hearty Heart is an effective, gentle, and natural herbal remedy that supports and maintains healthy heart function in dogs. This heart supplement for dogs provides effective support for canine heart diseases and cardiovascular disorders.
Cardiovascular disease affects over 10% of all animals, and congestive heart failure affects 20-40% of dogs. The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart, along with arteries and veins.
The Three Most Common Heart Conditions for Dogs
- Congestive heart failure
- Heart failure
Once your dog is diagnosed with any heart issue, it will be a condition that persists for a lifetime. That is why taking care of your dog’s heart with supplements that are vet-formulated and all-natural are so important.
For vet advice regarding heart conditions in dogs, read Dr. Hillary Cook's blog to break down symptoms to look for, and breeds of dogs that are more at risk.
Health Benefits of NHV’s Hearty Heart Supplements
With NHV’s Hearty Heart, your dog will be getting a powerful blend of herbal remedies that provide support for the heart, valves, and the entire pulmonary system. The combination of potent botanicals delivers herbs to the heart that help to improve:
- Blood flow
- Weakness and restlessness
NHV’s Hearty Heart supplements for dogs contain a powerful blend of herbs that help the brain, lungs, major arteries as well as the heart itself.
- Brain - Herbs such as European Mistletoe, Hops, and Pulsatilla help with mood disturbances that can cause anxiety and sleep disorders to occur.
- Lungs - Lobelia acts as an antiasthmatic to support the respiratory system.
- Major Arteries - Balsam Poplar stimulates circulation and Hops increase capillary flow.
- Heart - Hawthorn increases enzyme metabolism, Valerian stops heart palpitations and Motherwort and Hops help to strengthen a weak heart.
Find out more about dog heart conditions with the inspiring story of Katie, the Cavalier who has genetic heart disease and found out that a little prevention goes a long way because, at NHV, we want your canine companion to live a long and healthy life naturally.
- item number
- 0.70 LBS
- 3.4 fl. oz. (100ml)
- life stages
- adults, senior, puppy
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Hawthorne – the most powerful herb for the heart health of 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 dog heart conditions by 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. Studies have found that it helps as a heart supplement for 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 works 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 a 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 as a heart supplement for dogs to regulate blood pressure and to lower the heart rate. It also helps with anxiety, restlessness, and 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 known to be antispasmodic which is considered to be beneficial in relaxing the heart muscle and helps to soothe 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
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.
Can this be given along with my dog's heart medications?
There are no drug/herb interactions. Hearty-Heart, as well as all of our supplements, are safe to be given along with any veterinary prescribed medications.
What are common symptoms of heart disease in dogs?
Symptoms of heart disease in dogs include lethargy, weakness, coughing or in severe cases, fainting.
My dog is coughing due to heart disease, can this help?
Coughing due to heart disease often occurs when the heart is unable to move blood efficiently through the body. It’s the back-up of fluid in a pet's chest which leads to coughing. Using heart supplements for dogs or cats to help their heartbeat and pump more efficiently with Hearty-Heart can help to relieve the fluid build-up. If the congestion is severe, we also recommend adding Resp-Aid to the regimen.
I just got a King Charles Cavalier and I know they are prone to heart conditions? Can I use the Hearty Heart as a preventative?
Yes, you can. We would also recommend taking him or her in to the vet for a regular checkup. We've known some cavalier's who are just a year old and have heart conditions. But in short, yes it will be a good idea to use the Hearty Heart for any breeds that are prone to dog heart conditions as early as possible.