Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dog Heart Disease--Will Holistic Care Help?

Many clients ask us if there is anything they can do to help dog heart disease using holistic care. Absolutely! Diet is extremely important when your dog has heart disease, a heart murmur or other cardiovascular condition.

Dogs with heart disease need a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids, low in sodium and high in fiber. Many times, owners are feeding their pets commercially prepared foods that contain a great deal of animal fat and salt which can increase the workload on your dog's heart.

Supplements can also greatly help your dog's heart condition. The following supplements can be used to support dog heart disease: Purrfect Pet CoQ10Amazing OmegasVitality NOW!and Heart Terrain.

In addition, weight is a critical issue where heart disease is concerned. Overweight pets are not just a "beauty issue", it is a real pet health concern, especially when heart disease is involved. To help your dog lose weight, cut back your dog's food a little bit each day and add in some healthy green vegetables--you will be surprised how much pets like them! Use healthy treats such a slice of apple or baby carrots in place of biscuits. Click here for a full list of ideas to help your pet lose weight.