Heart Issues

A whole food diet is recommended for those dogs that are predisposed to heart issues. The incorporation of blueberries in the diet is beneficial as the berries are antioxidants and help prevent heart disease. Supplementation of the diet with Omega 3 is also advised. It is also imperative that a dog that is predisposed to heart issues is offered adequate cardio vascular exercise.

Symptoms:

  • Dry cough that follows physical activity or intensifies at night.
  • Shortness of breath or elevated breathing.
  • Restlessness when sleeping.
  • Rapid weight loss (over just a few weeks)
  • Fainting – which can look like a seizure.
  • Potbelly caused by fluid build up.
  • Rapid tiring or fatigue.
  • Common Causes: 

    -Nutrition
    -Age
    -Heartworm
    -Obesity
    -Genetics

    Natural Remedies:

    A whole food diet is recommended for those dogs that are predisposed to heart issues. The incorporation of blueberries in the diet is beneficial as the berries are antioxidants and help prevent heart disease. Supplementation of the diet with Omega 3 is also advised. It is also imperative that a dog that is predisposed to heart issues is offered adequate cardio vascular exercise.

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