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Herbal treatments to lower high levels of cholesterol and help relieve hyperlipidemia in cats and dogs.

The heart is at the center of the cardiovascular system, which is a complex, coordinated group of organs and tissues. Providing nutritional support to the cardiovascular system also includes other organs that support the heart such as the liver, kidneys, and digestive system and plant botanicals provide nutrients that support optimal cardiac function, as well as natural muscle cell healing and regeneration.

High cholesterol, also known as hyperlipidermia is defined as excessive amounts of fat or fatty substances in the bloodstream. Animals, like humans, can experience an increase of blood cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a lipid molecule, which is a fatty, waxy substance that the liver produces to digest fat from food. Cholesterol is transported through large molecules called lipoproteins into the blood to the various organs.

There are four types of lipoproteins, which include: chylomicrons, which are

tiny particles of fat and consist of triglycerides and cholesterol; very low density lipoproteins (VLDL); low density lipoproteins (LDL) and high density lipoproteins (HDL).

Chylomicrons are produced by the small intestine after an animal eats a meal. Chylomicrons are absorbed 30 to 60 minutes later and increase serum triglycerides between 3 to 10 hours. If an animal has high levels of cholesterol and triglyceride for more than 12 hours after eating a meal, then he may be suffering from high cholesterol or hyperlipidermia.

Increased cholesterol affects dogs more than cats. Dogs and cats with high cholesterol are not predisposed to heart disease as in people. Warning symptoms and signs in animals include abdominal pain, seizures, patches on the skin, yellow bumps filled with a greasy, fatty fluid and nervous system abnormalities may be an indication that your pet has high cholesterol.

High cholesterol levels may be caused by several factors, including an increased absorption of triglycerides or cholesterol after eating an exceptionally fatty meal or an increase in the production of triglycerides or cholesterol.

Obesity, degenerative kidney disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, inflammation of the pancreas, diabetes mellitus, bile duct obstruction, hereditary factors and pregnancy can all cause high cholesterol.

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies can also be used to maintain healthy cholesterol levels as well as support the pancreas and liver in animals, acting as a comprehensive tonic for pancreatic, liver, digestive, cardiovascular and immune system health.

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – (learn more) provides nutrients that reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and the risk of coronary cardiac heart and coronary disease, removes fat from arterial walls, for arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis; supports cardiac and circulatory function, supports the strength of veins, arteries and healthy blood circulation to the brain, balances blood sugar levels, for diabetes, for hypertension, combats degenerative diseases including arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis, for Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Disease (CHD), Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Heart Disease, Endocardiosis, Ischemic Heart Disease and Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

The Green Machine – (learn more) is used to strengthen heart muscles, to reduce the risk of heart disease by maintaining heart health, to support muscle and cell healing for all parts of the body including the brain, to protect cell walls and to support strong blood vessels, to support the strength of veins and arteries and as a cognitive tonic to stimulate alpha brain waves and promote healthy brain function.

I’m Allergic to Needles – (learn more) is used for proper pancreatic support, health and function, charged with producing proper insulin levels, for all types of diabetes I and II, to reduce glucose levels in blood and for insulin resistance, to improve the glycemic index in pets with diabetes, to regulate metabolic stress, and maintain proper liver metabolism, circulation, bile production and flow, for hepatic immune function, useful in regulating excess weight and fatty deposits.

There are a number of ways to manage and prevent high cholesterol in your dog and cat and these include:

Feed your pet high quality, commercial food or an all natural diet without preservatives, colorants or additives

If your pet has been diagnosed with high cholesterol, change their diet to one which contains ten percent less fat

Always provide fresh, clean water to avoid dehydration and flush out toxins

Make sure that your pet gets regular exercise – walk your dog at twice daily and encourage him to swim. Keep your cat active by playing games such as "fetch".

Strengthen your pet’s immune system with immune building supplements

Disinfect your pet’s food and water bowls as well their sleeping environment to prevent infection and disease

Detox your pet regularly to get rid of unwanted toxins

Avoid exposing your dog or cat to irritants and toxins such as smoking, household detergents, pesticides and fertilizers

Visit your vet regularly for routine visits to ensure overall health and wellbeing

Related Products:

Shake Ur Groove Thing – (learn more) promotes healthy bowel function and purification, gentle parasitic detoxification and body clarification, used for cramping, pain, constipation, gas and bloating, supports correct balance of intestinal flora and helps calms the digestive system, for anal fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, food allergies and hypersensitivities, as a general skin support, and provides a healthy solution for waste and toxin removal, including pesticides, environmental toxins, chemicals related to flea and tick products and drugs regimens such as NSAID’s and synthetic glucosteriods and corticosteroids.

Yelp for Kelp - (learn more) provides critical trace nutrient support for the endocrine system, to energize the body, for building and toning enzymes, tissues, hormones and bones, for enhancing natural cleansing and detoxification, for anemia, as an osteoporosis preventative, to promote immunity and for metabolic disorders, including the thyroid gland and other glands and tissues that affect the thyroid, for thyroid disorders, to cleanse the lymphatic system, to maintain healthy levels of TSH, T3 and T4, and for metabolic disorders.

Conventional Remedies:

Your vet will deliver a diagnosis based on the symptoms presented, a thorough physical examination and a review of your pet’s medical history. Next, your vet will likely put your pet on a strict fast for 12 hours and your pet may also be hospitalized. Diagnostic tests such as a complete blood count (CBC), chemical blood profile, urinalysis and a serum sample for biochemical analysis will be performed.

Further tests may be ordered to check for hypothyroidism and hyperadrenocorticism. Dogs are diagnosed with high cholesterol if triglycerides are more than 150 mg/dL and/or if cholesterol is more than 300 mg/dL. Cats are diagnosed with high cholesterol if triglycerides are more than 100 mg/dL and /or cholesterol is more than 200 mg/dL.

Treatment involves changing your pet’s diet to a low fat diet (less than ten percent fat) and monitoring serum triglyceride levels to prevent acute pancreatitis.

 


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