Naturopathic Treatments for Pets New Kensington PA

If your dog suffers from early heart disease, a homemade whole-foods diet (see next question) can be very helpful, as can various supplements that support the heart and circulatory system.

Holiday Park Animal Hospital
(724) 453-4957
1999 Golden Mile Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA
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Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Duncan Manor Animal Hospital
(412) 326-9961
1720 Ferguson Rd
Allison Park, PA
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Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Northview Veterinary Specialty Services
(412) 543-8890
223 Siebert Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
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Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Myoma Animal Hospital
(724) 453-4906
1230 Mars Evans City Rd
Mars, PA
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Elizabeth Toops DVM, MS, DACVD
(412) 366-3400
807 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 
VCA Fox Chapel Animal Hospital
(412) 543-8413
1152 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh , PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Exotic Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Northview Animal Hospital
(412) 543-8292
223 Siebert Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
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24-Hour Vet, Animal Flea Control, Bird Vet, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital
(724) 453-4908
13055 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA
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Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Sandra J. Sargent DVM DACVD
(412) 366-3400
807 Camp Horne Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Maxwell, Melissa M, DVM - Valley Veterinary Associates
(724) 339-1525
2847 Leechburg Rd
Lower Burrell, PA

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Practitioner's Corner—About Pets: Early Heart Disease

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By Donna Kelleher, D.V.M.

Q: My golden retriever has just been diagnosed with early heart disease. We’d prefer not to start him on medication yet. Are there alternative approaches that might help?

A: Since your dog is in the early stages of this disease, naturopathic treatments are likely to be very effective. (If the disease had progressed further, I’d recommend going with your vet’s recommendations for conventional drugs.)

A homemade whole-foods diet (see next question) can be very helpful, as can various supplements that support the heart and circulatory system. Introduce these substances one at a time, eventually working up to giving your dog daily doses of all of them: a half clove of fresh garlic; 200 mg of magnesium; 500 mg of calcium citrate; 500 mg each of the amino acids carnitine and taurine; 1,000 mg of fish oil; 180 mg of coenzyme Q10; and 200 IU of vitamin E. (These doses are for a 50- to 70-pound dog; reduce them proportionally if yours is smaller.)

The herb hawthorn can lower blood pressure, if that’s desired, but it may take six to eight weeks to work, and should not be given with glycoside drugs like digitalis. Motherwort and ginkgo biloba have both long been used as blood tonics. If your vet approves, give your dog 50 mg of either per 10 pounds of body weight.

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