My 13 year old Pom, who has been in great shape now has a Heart murmur. I am not wanting to have here put on a bunch of medications. I am wondering if anyone knows of a Holistic way to help my baby.I hear COQ10 then I hear Ubiquinol is better. I have heard Milk Thistle , and many others. I do not want to introduce her body with too many. Anyone have any suggestions? Maybe something that helped your dog. I really want my Molly to live more years. She does not have congested heart failure at this time. I also want the best dog food for her condition even if I have to make it.I have made some of here food but I keep hearing chicken is a high allergy. I need some sound advice. Greatly appreciated.
- This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Kathleen Q. Reason: Misspelling
My Pom just had an echocardiogram. I will know more Monday. But she did not have one until last October. I did get a reply here saying nothing can help. Is that true?
That may or may not be true, however there are a lot of things that you can do to keep her comfortable.
I would not rule out prescription medication.
Most heart murmurs in small dogs are benign (especially seniors).
Often it is age related.
If the condition was concerning I am sure your veterinarian would have recommended medication or referred you to a specialist.
Most supplements are scams and are a waste of money.
Most of my small breeds had heart murmurs, asymptomatic, no treatment required.
Go here, skeptvet dot com You can ask a question. Real vets tend to participate.
Use the search engine there to look up herbs and supplements.
Keep in mind that there are no veterinarians affiliated with DFA, all you will get is opinions.
No one here has examined your dog. No one is here in a professional capacity.
Have you consulted a specialist? That might be an option if you feel your veterinarian has not been helpful.
I tried to look up on that link you gave me and call me stupid but what I did see I could not understand. Molly saw a vet today for a paw she has been licking like crazy. He said her heart murmur is #4 out of 6. But believe me he had no knowledge of what to feed her or supplement her with.
There’s is a dog in training where I work. He is a Boston terrier puppy and they just found out about his murmur. They saw a specialist who simply recommended keeping stress as low as possible. Keep intense exercise to a minimum. Feed a good diet and hope for the best. He also told them he will most likely not live past 5 years of age as these things tend to be pretty hard on the dogs body unfortunately. I wish you the best of luck. Just keep him comfortable and calm as possible and enjoy him for as long as you can.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by haleycookie.
There are many people using Ubquinol and Hawthorne supplements on their dogs with heart issues and they say their dog is doing better. Just checking here as this is an informative site. Hoping someone has some input on this.
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