Heart disease can appear suddenly with severe symptoms, or it can manifest more slowly, with chronic, less obvious symptoms.
Both situations can be dangerous for your pet and should be closely monitored by your vet, who will be able to give you the best nutrition advice. Heart disease has different stages, which means your vet may recommend different nutritional strategies. Your dog might also need medication.
In general however, vets will recommend a diet with lower protein content for dogs with heart issues. It's therefore very important that the proteins your dog gets are high in quality and easy to digest. Because we choose our protein sources carefully, all our food has these kinds of high-quality proteins. You might want to consider one of our senior recipes for your dog if they suffer from heart disease. Don't worry, you can give senior food to adult dogs.
Vets also sometimes recommend a diet high in omega 3, in order to decrease inflammation. However, the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 should not be higher than five to one, which means our dog and cat food both fit the bill. Important: our organic dog food has a ratio higher than five to one, and should therefore be avoided for dogs with heart conditions.