Heart Tonic for dogs and cats provides the most time honored, organic herbs to strengthen and tonify the heart and related blood vessels. Formulated by a certified Master Herbalist, this formula will:
✓ Organic Herbs
Our formula contains certified USDA organic herbs. Research shows organic herbs have higher amounts of important nutrients as opposed to conventionally raised plants. Organic farming methods are also better for the environment and of course do not have the levels of residual pesticides that conventionally grown herbs can have. We also do not use wild crafted herbs in our formulas as this practice can damage wild populations of herbs and you do not necessarily know where the herbs are coming from or how they've been grown. Instead, we prefer to be on the safe side and only obtain herbs from USDA certified organic farms.
✓ Natural Ingredients
Natural ingredients are going to be gentler on your animal's body when compared to synthetic chemical ingredients or medications. The proper natural constituents are able to provide the body with what it needs to heal and get better. This is in direct contrast to synthetic ingredients or medications that can be especially hard on the liver and kidneys. Medications are also designed to have a symptom suppressing action in line with the principles of allopathic medicine which is to create a diagnoses and then use drugs to suppress symptoms. Using this course of action can never result in true healing and is not really meant to.
✓ Alcohol-Free Tincture with ORGANIC Vegetable Glycerin for Animals
Our blend is formulated by a special process using low heat and organic vegetable glycerin. Tinctures are concentrated forms of a plant's constituents that are readily absorbed and utilized by your pet's body. Because your pet may not like the taste of alcohol, we use vegetable glycerin which gives our tinctures a sweet taste your animals will like. Vegetable glycerin is a carbohydrate but is metabolized differently than sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels. It is also an efficient menstruum which extracts valuable constituents from plants and makes them readily available to the body. In addition, we take the extra time and effort to use a low heat process that extracts many more constituents than just soaking in glycerin alone as is done by most other herbal companies. And, of course, the use of organic vegetable glycerin ensures your pet avoids genetically modified ingredients and herbicides in their natural medicine.
✓ Uses only Human Grade Ingredients
Our products are manufactured using human grade ingredients. In the pet industry this is far from the rule as many companies use pet quality ingredients, those considered "not fit for human consumption".
✓ Uses Fresh, High Quality Ingredients
We purchase our ingredients from some of the most highly regarded companies in their respective fields so you and your animals are ensured the finest quality supplements. In addition, we purchase in small quantities to make sure the products we provide to you are fresh and bursting with important nutrients. This is in direct contrast to many other products on the market that can spend a year or longer sitting in non-climate controlled warehouses before they even get to you.
A proprietary formula containing the following USDA Organic herbs in a 1:5 ratio of herb to menstruum:
Hawthorn Berries (Crataegus laevigata), Ginkgo Leaf (Ginkgo biloba), Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceus), Dandelion Leaf (Taraxacum officinale), Garlic (Allium sativum) and Motherwort Herb (Leonurus cardiaca)
Other Ingredients: Organic vegetable Glycerin, Distilled water. Alcohol free!
About the Organic Ingredients in this Formula
Hawthorn Berries - Considered one of nature's best and safest heart and vascular tonics backed by substantial scientific study. This herb will help to dilate blood vessels allowing blood to flow more freely relieving stress on the heart while providing bioflavonoids that offer protection against free-radical damage.
Ginkgo Leaf - Another vascular tonic that helps to inhibit platelet aggregation factor (sticky blood that clots easily) and increases blood flow in capillary-rich tissue found in the brain and extremities.
Astragalus Root - One of our favorite adaptogens that helps to increase vitality and build immune strength to assist those animals suffering with various heart ailments.
Dandelion Leaf - A gentle and safe diuretic that aids proper water elimination while maintaining appropriate potassium levels. A good choice that may allow you to avoid the use of, or lower the dosage of, diuretics that can have numerous side-effects when working in coordination with your veterinarian. If your animal continues to have water retention issues even after using this formula, in addition try providing some dandelion leaf tea daily!
Garlic - One of the oldest remedies known to us, this herb is very effective for maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels. The amount of garlic in this formula is well within levels considered safe for dogs and cats.
Motherwort Herb - A superb tonic herb for nourishing and strengthening the heart muscle and related blood vessels. Considered a specific for tachycardia (heart palpitations) especially when brought on by anxiety or other such causes.
Provide 1 ml per 25 lbs 2 - 3 times per day. May be squirted directly in the mouth, placed in a small amount of favorite food (goat milk yogurt works well) or added to meals. It is desirable to provide herbal remedies such as this away from meals for better absorption when possible.
You may safely use up to 4 mls per 25 lbs 2 - 3 times daily for a short period of time depending on the severity of your animal's condition. As your animal's condition improves slowly decrease dosage to minimum effective dosage. Contact us if you have any questions.
To apply directly in mouth just pull out lower lip at back of mouth and squirt in desired amount. Don't tilt head back and squirt down throat or your pet may breath some in. Wipe off dropper before placing back in container. If your animal coughs afterwards it is a sign they are breathing some in and it may be best to place in food in the future.
Long Term Use: After the first two - four weeks when your animal's condition stabilizes or improves begin to use on a schedule of 5 days on and 2 days off as long as your animal's condition allows this schedule without deterioration.
We recommend you purchase enough for at least 2 - 4 weeks to get an idea if this remedy will work for your animal. Use the chart below as a guide.
Approximate Daily Servings per Container
|Container Size||10 lbs||25 lbs||35 lbs||50 lbs|
|2 oz (2 or 3 servings per day)
||60 or 40||30 or 20||22 or 15||15 or 10|
|4 oz (2 or 3 servings per day)
||120 or 80||60 or 40||45 or 30||30 or 20|
Storage: If to be used over a period of a few weeks store at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Refrigerate for longer term storage.
Important: If animal's condition worsens or does not improve or any unusual symptoms occur discontinue use and consult your veterinarian. Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.