Thursday, December 27, 2012

Symptoms of Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Symptoms of Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats


Both cats and dogs are at risk of developing heart disease. However, it is often harder to detect heart problems in cats than in dogs because the symptoms may not be as noticeable until the cat’s heart disease has progressed significantly. That is why it is especially important to have your pet checked routinely and if your cat displays symptoms such as weakness, inappetance, or respiratory difficulties, bring your cat to the veterinarian promptly. 
 
Symptoms of heart disease in dogs and cats can include:
  • Coughing
  • Easily tiring after exercise—loss of stamina
  • Bluish discoloration of the tongue
  • Accumulation of fluid in the lungs, leg or abdomen
  • Difficult or heavy breathing
3 Steps To Treat Your Cat or Dog's Heart Disease using Holistic and Conventional Veterinary Care

1) Consult your veterinarian immediately if your pet displays any of the above symptoms of heart diesase as heart disease in dogs and cats can be a “silent killer”. If your pet has been previously diagnosed with any type of heart condition (e.g. heart murmur), be sure to get regular check-ups and ask your veterinarian for recommendations regarding your pet’s exercise regimen.
 
2) Feed your pet a high fiber diet, rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Ensure the amount of food you are feeding is appropriate and that your pet is at a healthy weight. If your pet needs to lose weight, use a high protein diet and less food overall. “Diet” pet foods are not recommended as they typically contain fillers such as beet pulp and are high in carbohydrates which can make a pet feel hungry all the time. Comprehensive, pet health consultations are available to provide your pet with a custom nutrition plan.
 
3) Use natural supplements for heart disease in dogs and cats.  Be sure they are veterinary-approved. You should see improvement if your dog or cats is displaying any of the symptoms of heart disease such as easily tiring. Natural holistic supplements can be used effectively along with prescription medications. Amazing Omegas  are made from anchovies and sardines, purified for heavy metals and pesticides and essential for any cat or dog with heart disease.   Purrfect Pet CoQ10 and Vitality Now provide vital nutrients for cardiovascular support.  For example, Vitality Now contains two forms of carnitine which can give your dog or cat  energy and relieve the symptom of easily tiring dramatically.
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