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Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis Pet Heart Health

Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis for Pet Healtharteriosclerosis dog and cat heart health

Herbal treatments to reduce hardening and blockage of the arteries in dogs and cats.

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which lipids, fatty materials such as cholesterol, and calcium collect along the walls of arteries that carry oxygen-enriched blood. This buildup is referred to as plaque, and over time results in loss of elasticity, and a narrowing of the inner space (lumen) of the affected arteries.

Atherosclerosis is a specific type of arteriosclerosis, but the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Atherosclerosis refers to the buildup of fats and cholesterol in and on your artery walls (plaques), which can restrict blood flow.

Over time the deposited fatty material thickens, hardens, and ultimately blocks the arteries. The material can also rupture, causing blood clots to form and travel to other parts of the body. Clots in the arteries of the legs may result in trouble with walking. This condition is uncommon in dogs and cats but has been reported in certain breeds, including the Doberman pinscher, poodle, miniature schnauzer, and Labrador.

Risk factors for this disease include age, age (dogs and cats older than nine years old are at greater risk) and gender. Male dogs are at higher risk for developing atherosclerosis. The presence of diabetes also plays an important role in the development of atherosclerosis.

Symptoms related to atherosclerosis include:

Poor appetite


Difficult breathing


Generalized weakness





Difficulty with walking – may be concurrent with pain in legs

Heart attack

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies can be used as stand alone therapies or as adjunctive additions to conventional therapies, depending on the health and wellness of your animal. Herbal remedies have been used for millennia as a cardio tonic, to reduce symptoms related to arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis; to improve the heart and circulatory systems, including healthy circulation and strong blood vessels, to support healthy blood pressure, and for their benefits to the heart, circulatory and nervous systems.

Kick Start My Heart(learn more) is used as a cardio tonic to improve the heart and circulatory systems, 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, to promote healthy brain function and for its benefits to the heart, circulatory and nervous systems.

That’s A Nice Looking Bone – (learn more) used holistically for 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 and for bone mineral density, thereby increasing bone mass, and to support veins and arteries and to help increase vascular elasticity.

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.

There are a number of things that you can do to support heart health in your pet and these include:

Feed your pet high quality commercial food or all an natural diet that contains the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients

Encourage moderate exercise and make sure that you do not over-exercise your pet

Maintain a healthy weight in your pet – overweight and obese cats and dogs are more at risk of heart disease

Always provide fresh, clean water

Incorporate an immune booster to your pet’s treatment plan to boost their immune system

Make sure that your pet is treated for heartworm infection

Visit your vet regularly for routine check ups

Reduce stress and anxiety in your pet

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Conventional Remedies:

You will need to provide a thorough history of your dog's health leading up to the onset of symptoms. Your veterinarian will conduct a blood profile, including a chemical blood profile, a complete blood count, and a urinalysis. For the diagnosis of atherosclerosis other more specific tests may be required depending upon the underlying cause of atherosclerosis. Radiography and ultrasound imaging are also very useful diagnostic tools that can be used to evaluate the heart, liver and other organs. Electrocardiography (ECG) can be used to assess the structure and functional parameters of the heart.



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