Menu Menu

High Cholesterol in Dogs and Cats

Pet supplements for high cholesterol in dogs and cas.

High Cholesterol in Dogs and Cats

Herbal nutrition to help address conditional needs related to high cholesterol and to help relieve hyperlipidemia in dogs and cats.

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.

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 dogs and cats 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.

Helpful suggestions to help 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 well being

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets  - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

Herbal remedies have been used for millennia as a cardio tonic, to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels (to help support high-density lipoproteins (HDL) or good cholesterol and to help lower low-density lipoproteins (LDL) or bad cholesterol) as well as help support the pancreas and liver in animals; as a tonic for pancreatic, liver, digestive, cardiovascular and immune system health; to help improve the heart and circulatory systems, including healthy circulation and strong blood vessels; to help support healthy blood pressure; and for their overall wellness benefits to the heart, circulatory and nervous systems.

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart  (learn more) is used holistically as an adjunctive and preventative to heart disease, helping provide nutrients that reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and the risk of coronary cardiac heart and coronary disease; removes fat from arterial walls; may help combat degenerative diseases including arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis; helps support cardiac and circulatory function; helps support the strength of veins, arteries and healthy blood circulation to the brain; helps balance blood sugar levels, critical for pets with diabetes; for hypertension; used holistically to help address Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Disease (CHD), Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Heart Disease, Endocardiosis, Ischemic Heart Disease, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and as a stroke preventative.

Kick Start My Heart  (learn more)  is used holistically as an adjunctive cardio tonic to help address symptoms related to all types of Heart Disease once diagnosed, including Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Disease; may help to improve the heart and circulatory systems by strengthening heart muscles and blood flow throughout the body; may help to reduce the risk of heart disease by maintaining heart health, including muscle and cell healing and support of cell walls and arterial blood pressure, for all parts of the body including the brain; may help to protect cell walls and to support strong blood vessels; may help to support the strength of veins and arteries and as a cognitive tonic; may help to stimulate alpha brain waves, critical to heart function; and for its overall toning effects on the heart, circulatory and nervous systems. 

Body Bliss – (learn more) is used holistically as a plant based, full spectrum Omega 3; for its anti-inflammatory, auto-immune, antioxidant and free radical scavenging (disease preventive) actions; for its heart and brain healthy effects; as a potential heart and blood vessel disease preventive; for its essential fatty acid content which may help to prevent blood clots (thrombus) and may provide critical neuro support for brain health; to help address myocardial infraction and cerebral apoplexy; for its effects to lubricate mucous membranes found throughout the body; may help address symptoms of Crohn’s disease, disseminated sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, for its nutritive content which may help to nourish the body and strengthen and revitalize skin; for its nutritional value to help protect and promote bone, eye, teeth, joint, ligaments and connective tissue health while keeping your pet's coat healthy and glowing, from the inside out.

That’s A Nice Looking Bone – (learn more) used holistically to help address all types of Heart Disease (Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Disease), for all types of arthritis, osteoporosis, Degenerative Joint Disease and Intervertebral Disk Disease; for its genistein and daidzein isoflavone content which has a stimulatory effect on osteoblastic bone formation and an inhibitory effect on osteoclastic bone resorption; for its plant actions to help support bone mineral density, potentially increasing bone mass; for its ability to help restore lost cartilage and bone deterioration and to provide nutritional support for joints, muscles and tissue; for its nutritive content to address mineral deficiency; to help support veins and arteries and to help increase vascular elasticity; for its oestradiol compounds which may help address urinary incontinence.

Easy Flow – (learn more) helps support circulatory and lymphatic function to aid in toxin elimination in the body; encourages blood flow to remove waste products from the body which may help promote cardiac and circulatory function and may help reduce the risk of heart disease by maintaining hearth health; supports the strength of veins, arteries, heart, muscle cell healing and regeneration, for hypertension; supports healthy blood circulation to the brain; may help address symptoms of  varicose veins, aching joints and heavy, swollen legs; may help address symptoms of degenerative diseases including arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis, Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Heart Disease, Endocardiosis, Ischemic Heart Disease, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy by toning the cardiovascular system; may help fight infections related to heart; for mild heart arryhthmias and as a stroke preventative.


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.

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.




Leave Your Comments

How much is: