Pets can be diagnosed with having a Heart Murmur, which can be quite common or less common is having Cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart) or Hyperthyroidism and / or is (Hypertrophic or dilated). Congestive Heart Failure.
Many of the symptoms that can be associated with having a heart disease or condition are: reflex coughing, coughing with little exercise tolerance, congested lungs, resting for long periods in sternal recumbency
Weakness, falling over -- is often seen in older pets with weak heart action
Symptoms felt are:
rapid and irregular pulse producing palpitation, for congestive heart conditions.
Valvular disease with or without endocarditis.
feeble and irregular pulse..conditions of the Valvular in the older dog.
Violent and rapid action, palpitations.
Low blood pressure.
Oedema of limbs.
Myocarditis, Irregularities of action cause state of anaemia with oedema.
Arrhythmic heart conditions.
Irregularities or rhythm, dropsy.
Dyspnoea on least exertion, dilated heart, weak heart sounds or valvular murmur.
Shortness of breath symptoms or
fainting fits, weak heart.
Mitral regurgitation producing cyanosis with small feeble pulse.
Older dogs show signs: of cyanosis, a dry cough and respiratory distress.
Insufficient systole action, fibrillation dyspnoea, decompensated heart valve, enlarged liver or heart disease associated with kidney failure.
Did you know panting after exercise may be because they have a weak heart action as a consequence of simply "old age".
Angina muscles - restriction of chest muscles, anxiety.
THIS IS WHY MAGNESIUM mineral supplementation given daily will quickly respove many of these symptoms.
Things you should know!
If you or your pet is taking Diuretic drugs - be aware this may cause a deficiency in magnesium and potassium.
Potassium is often lost through-- frequent urination -- which causes potassium loss--which causes frequent urination --more potassium loss. Also relevant to heart function having a low potassium or magnesium is - Tachycardia which is a condition that causes your resting heart rate to elevate to higher than normal, which for an adult at rest is 60 to 100 times per minute. Symptoms include dizziness, light-headedness, elevated pulse rate, palpitations and chest pain, MayoClinic.com notes. Heart disease, high blood pressure and imbalanced levels of electrolytes like potassium are possible causes of tachycardia. Abnormal levels of potassium coupled with heart disease potentially cause tachycardia, according to a study published in a 2001 issue of the “Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.”
Magnesium deficiencies can lead to muscle weakness and tremors (spasm) and a host of cardiovascular problems ranging from high blood pressure to arrhythmias. It was suggested that many pets and humans that suffered sudden "cardiac death" from heart rhythm disturbances resulting from a deficiency of magnesium and / or potassium. A shortage can cause or worsen congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, chest pain (coronary vasospasm), high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), heart attack and even sudden cardiac death. Your cells need a steady supply of magnesium to maintain proper smooth muscle function in your blood vessels. In addition, magnesium supplements can help your body shuttle potassium and sodium, two other essential electrolytes, into and out of cells, maintaining proper balance (homeostasis).
(There is a great deal of evidence that magnesium, when administered according to specific protocols in appropriate dosages, can reduce the risk of death in patients who have suffered a heart attack. For example, when a person comes in with a heart attack, doctors give two grams (2,000 mg) intravenously over an hour)
Please Note: Do not take Magnesium and Calcium - calcium competes and will depletes magnesium, therefore staying magnesium deficient.
Diuretics - One can use Lasix drug in conjunction with the homeopathic diuretic (DuraAid) or use one or the other. Some animals need both, some animals respond better just the homeopathic formula on its own. If your pet has issues still, please contact our office so a custom formula is made specifically for complex health situations. Also can be used as a natural diuretic for your pet in cases of heart insufficiency causing fluids on the lungs. Restoring Potassium: Braggs Organic Apple Cidar Vinegar in daily meals to help replace potassium loss. e.g Toy dog: 4 drops. Small and med dogs. *1/2 teaspoon in water and/or add to meals. *1-2 teaspoons for large dog pets. Use this for a month. Repeat if still on the Lasix drug or both formulas.
Non Drug Prescriptions Set of 3
1. HAMPL HealthyHeart 22-1 50ml (1.7oz)
Contains homeopathic, sarcode, nosode complex: Chematoxylon nosode, Enterobacter Cloacae Bacteria nosode 6C, 30C, Spongia Tosta, Arnica, Carbo Veg, Convallaria Maj, Cactus Grand, Caffeinum, Ammon Hydrate, Crategus Oxy, Pulmo Vulpis nosode, Nux Moschata, Laurocerasus, Lycopus Vir, Serum anguillar, Latrodectus Mactaus, Aconitum Ferox. Sarcodes and Nosodes therapy - Heart, Lung, Kidney, Lymph, Pectoralis Major Muscle, Torso Diaphragm Muscle, Aortic 30C.
2. HAMPL HeartTonic 22-2 100ml (3.4oz)
Contains herbal and homeopathy blend: Hawthorn Berries, Coleus, Olive Leaf, Red Clover, Burdock root, Cayenne herbs combined with homeopathic Healthy Heart (congestive heart failure) formula.
3. HAMPL DuraAid 22-3 50ml (1.7oz)
Contains homeopathic, nosode, sarcode complex: Adonis Ver ,(valvular insufficiency), Kali Nit 200C, (heart disorder, pleurisy, pneumonia, peritonis), Strophanhus Nit (eodema of lungs, heart insufficiency, cardiac dropsy). With Apis Mell (inflammation, nephritis kidney disease, heart disease, dropsy of the abdomen or mitral valve regugitation) Juniper, Nat Mur (fluid balancer), Baptisia Conf, (dyspnoea - symptoms of only sleeping upright and not laying fully on side to sleep), with Pulmo Vulpis nosode (lung), Dulcamara (colds, catarrah, influenza, whooping cough, asthma with dyspnoea, impending paralysis of lungs), with Naraymani Circulation Balance formula (circulatory problems, heart disease, stroke), Glonoinum (congestion, heavy laboured breathing, palpitations with dysponea, headache, hypertension, constriction of chest, cannot go uphill eg upstairs on jump up on couch or bed in car) 6C, 30C
Medicimal Herbal Uses (HeartTonic 22-3 100ml)
Burdock Root - containins a good amounts of electrolyte potassium (308 mg or 6.5% of daily-required levels per 100 g root) and low in sodium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. This herb root contains small quantities of many vital vitamins, including folic acid, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, vitamin-E, and vitamin-C that is essential for optimum health. Both vitamin C and E are powerful natural antioxidants help the human body stave off infections, cancer and neurologic conditions. Furthermore, it also contains some valuable minerals such as iron, manganese, magnesium; and small amounts of zinc, calcium, selenium, and phosphorus.The root, leaf, and seed are used to make medicine. People take burdock to increase urine flow, kill germs, reduce fever, and “purify” theirblood. It is also used to treat colds, cancer, anorexia nervosa, gastrointestinal (GI) complaints, joint pain (rheumatism), gout, bladder infections, complications of syphilis, and skin conditions including acne and psoriasis. Burdock is also used for high blood pressure, “hardening of the arteries” (arteriosclerosis), and liver disease. Some people use burdock to increase sex drive.
Red clover - is a source of many nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red clover is a rich source of isoflavones. Cardiovascular - Researchers theorize that red clover might help protect against heart disease, with stronger, more flexible arteries (called arterial compliance), which can help prevent heart disease. Red clover may also have blood-thinning properties, which keeps blood clots from forming. It appears to improve blood flow.
Hawthorn Berries - Hawthorn, which is related to the rose, has a long history of use for treating heart disease. Hawthorn is a small, thorny shrub whose leaves and flowers contain large concentrations of antioxidants, including quercetin and oligomeric procyandins. Hawthorn can be used in cardiomyopathy to improve heart function associated with congestive heart failure and relieve angina, or chest pain. A 2011 report published in "Planta Medica" states hawthorn extract is an effective treatment for mild congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis. Hawthorn may also lower blood pressure. Take hawthorn only under your doctor's supervision and don't take it with other heart medications. Cardiomyopathy can be associated with congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Although there are many prescription medications available to treat cardiomyopathy, some herbs may also be beneficial. Never self-treat a heart problem; talk to your doctor about the correct herb and dosage that is right for you.
Coleus - known scientifically as Coleus forskohlii, is a perennial herb of the mint family. Its roots and leaves are harvested for their high concentration of the compound forskolin. Standardized extract of coleus containing forskolin can be used to treat cardiomyopathy. Forskolin may improve heart function in congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy by increasing the force of the heart's contraction, dilating coronary arteries and lowering blood pressure without increasing your heart's need for oxygen.
Australian Clients should be aware that national legislation prohibits the marketing or advertising of any veterinary products which have not been registered with the APVMA. These regulations were designed to control the entry onto the market of new chemical drugs and did not foresee the rising demand for proven herbal and homeopathic formulations. Other laws however, allow such treatments to be available after personal consultation. The product information provided is for International clients only, and Australians should ignore this information.