Maintaining a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is pretty common in dogs and cats. Aging, obesity, breed, and nutrition all play a role. That's why it is important to spot the signs as early as possible.

The following symptoms are common among many types of heart diseases affecting dogs and cats.

  1. Persistent cough
  2. Fainting – which can look like a seizure
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Rapid tiring or fatigue
  5. Behaviour changes such as poor appetite, or isolation

You can keep your pets’ heart as healthy as possible by:

  1. Keeping your pet at a healthy weight.
  2. Regular cardiac exercises such as walking, running, playing, swimming, etc. can help your fluffy friends to stay happy and healthy.
  3. A balanced diet including Omega-3 fatty acids, Protein, B vitamins and amino acids such as Taurine are needed to support a healthy heart.
  4. Regular veterinary visits to help with an early diagnosis and to monitor your pet’s heart.
  5. Some breeds are more prone to heart disease, so being vigilant of their particular symptoms is crucial.