Posted by Katie (Northport, NY) on 01/24/2015
I have a dog that loves to eat and he will eat just about anything, with the exception of a radish. He even eats raw beets and grapefruit and an occasional green smoothie. But some of the foods I give him are organic chicken, turkey, scrambled eggs, beef cubes, an occasional hamburger, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, rice, string beans, asparagus, parsley, squash, pumpkin, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peas, etc. I don't give him anything out of a bag or a can.
If your dog is not feeling well and you don't think your current supplements are helping him, why don't you look into the possibility of maybe trying an herbal based formula for him instead?
NHV Natural Pet Products (http://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com) is a website I came across a while back and I have been giving my dog their Milk Thistle product for his liver. I read on their website that their products are used and endorsed by the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Most of their supplements are in a glycerine-based tincture, not alcohol, which is what you want for a pet. Plus, it is my understanding that tinctures are absorbed more completely and quickly than a pill, which is another plus. They have recommended tinctures for heart conditions and for pulmonary edema on their website. One of their recommended supplements for heart conditions is something called Hearty-Heart, in which Hawthorne is one of the main ingredients (along with about 10 other supportive herbs). Another recommended supplement to be taken with the Hearty-Heart is Milk Thistle, which is probably especially important for any animal who has been (or is on) meds because it helps to detoxify the liver and kidneys by removing toxins, and also recommended is a Turmeric tincture which helps to improve the liver function and to support the heart and circulatory function, among other things. (So, it is interesting that you mentioned turmeric in your post). For pulmonary edema, they have a slightly different recommendation, which is also on their website. But I thought I would post this in case this is something you might want to look into. Plus, you can always contact them with any questions.