14 year old Cavalier Katie is all hearts for NHV Hearty-HeartInspiring Pet Tails 2 min read
Heart Disease and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Cardiomyopathy, or heart disease, is far too common, and unfortunately certain breeds are predisposed to heart conditions. One of these breeds is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. There are many different types of cardiomyopathy. One of the most common conditions of the heart is degenerative valve disease, also known as a heart murmur. A heart murmur occurs when one of the valves in the heart doesn’t close properly, which allows some of the blood to flow backwards. This valve defect can be genetic, which is often the case in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, or it can be caused by plaque deposits on the valve, or a thickening of the valve. These heart murmurs can eventually lead to heart failure.
Supporting Dogs with Heart Disease
Heart disease can be treated, but unfortunately there is no cure. It is possible for dogs to live long lives after diagnosis, depending on the stage of the heart disease. We recently heard from some pet parents who have been supporting their CKC Spaniel with NHV Hearty-Heart and the results have been fantastic!
Katie the Cavalier’s dad shared this message with us:
I would highly recommend NHV for all your pets supplements! Thank you for keeping our 14-year-old alive much longer than the veterinarian had expected. She was diagnosed with heart failure two years ago and she’s still going strong. He said most King Charles Cavaliers only make it a month or so after diagnosis. He said (in amazement) whatever you’re doing keep doing it! We will continue as long as possible with NHV!
We also learned that Katie likes to keep herself super clean, so mom and dad loosely tie her beautiful locks up with a scrunchy while she eats or enjoys a treat…. too cute!
Update April 2019: Our hearts are broken as we let you know little Katie has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We know this beautiful girl is dearly loved and missed by her family. We thank Katie’s family for allowing us to support her and be a part of her special journey.
NHV Hearty-Heart helps to support the heart muscle itself as well as the entire circulatory system and pulmonary system (lungs) It helps your pet maintain good energy levels and eases restlessness. For breeds like Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, who are prone to heart disease, Hearty-Heart can be used as a life long prevention and support for the heart. It’s never too soon to start! A little prevention can go a long way to keeping your pet happy and healthy for many years.
Published: August 20, 2018