There are different types of heart disease. Once the disease has advanced, a low salt diet is a good idea. Prior to that it may be counter-productive. Consult your vet regarding what is best for your pet. If your dog is taking certain medication, he may need a potassium supplement. With some heart conditions, magnesium is an important element of the diet. Protein is very important since lack of it can cause heart stress. If your dog is overweight, this will put stress on the heart, so it is best not to feed him a high-fat diet. Supplements recommended for heart health include fish or salmon oil and vitamin E, B-complex vitamins, and vitamin C. Additional supplements that may help in several heart conditions include l-carnitine, taurine and CoQ10.
Eliminating nightshade vegetables (peppers, eggplant, potatoes and tomatoes) from the diet is recommended. Glucosamine/Chondroitin is an excellent supplement that protects joints, aids in the pain of inflammation and can repair cartilage. Antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E and manganese can also be added. Check with your vet for dosage amounts. Recipes for Dogs with […]
Many people do not know whether or not their pets are considered “senior.” Cats and dogs are generally considered senior somewhere around age 7. For larger dogs, it is more like 5 0r 6 and smaller dogs may not be considered senior until age 8 or 9. At your regular check-ups at the vet, ask […]
Dogs with liver disease need a diet which provides sufficient nutrition as well as limiting further damage, supporting liver cell regeneration and preventing other complications. A diet for a dog with liver disease must contain a normal amount of high-quality protein. Vets recommend mixing animal based and plant proteins. Generally, it is best to avoid […]