Great things come in small packages, and this certainly rings true when it comes to the hawthorn berry.
The bite-sized fruit packs a punch when it comes to improving the cardiovascular health of both people and animals, and it has been utilized to treat heart diseases, improve digestion, and lower cholesterol levels for many years.
If you’re considering adding this tiny yet mighty berry to your fur baby’s heart health plan, I highly recommend it for several reasons. Here are the most notable benefits of using hawthorn berries for pets and the best ways to offer them to your four-legged friends.
The hawthorn berry is a nutrient-rich fruit native to North America, Europe, and Asia. It’s known for its mild sweetness, tangy flavor, and a wide variety of health benefits including:
The red pigment that gives hawthorn berries their vibrant color contains a plant chemical known as a flavonoid, a rich antioxidant that helps regulate cellular activity and improve organ function, especially for the heart. This compound is credited for its tonic effect on smooth muscles, which is why some sources have been coined as “cardiotonics” in the medical field.
Flavonoids are present in many fruits and vegetables, but hawthorn berries are the most abundant natural source.
It was a staple of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and still plays an integral role in the culture’s holistic form of healthcare. The hawthorn berry has also proven itself to be an invaluable remedy for animals with heart complications, and it’s endorsed by many veterinarians, including myself.
It’s an all-around versatile and well-respected medicine, and one not to be overlooked if you’re searching for a more natural solution for your pet’s heart ailments.
Cardiac support is very important for both dogs and cats, and the hawthorn berry is a great remedy and preventative for a variety of heart diseases. Here’s how your pet and their precious tickers can benefit from the cardiotonic
Hawthorn berries help improve heart muscle function, making them a godsend for physically active animals. Working dogs such as sled dogs, agility dogs, and bird dogs can greatly benefit from a daily dose of hawthorn berry.
The hawthorn berry dilates and relaxes blood vessels, improving blood circulation and the transport of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
If your pet suffers from a weak heart or irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmias, hawthorn berries can help normalize and strengthen the pulse. This can also prevent congestive heart failure.
Scientists and herbalists have been unable to identify why the hawthorn berry has this nearly miraculous effect, but many studies have shown that it can raise low blood pressure and lower high blood pressure.
Although hawthorn berries aren’t recommended as a form of heartworm treatment, they can serve as a great post-heartworm remedy since they help strengthen and clean the heart. They’re also used for pets that have endured a viral bacterial infection or chemotherapy.
There are many easy ways to offer hawthorn berries to your dog or cat. The best part? The berry’s naturally sweet taste makes it a delicious treat, so your pet won’t even know it’s medicine!
Here are the best ways to give your companion their daily dose of hawthorn berries:
The use of hawthorn berries for pets is considered very safe, and it has a very low risk of side effects. However, if your pet is currently on heart medication, consult with your veterinarian about any possible interactions.
The doctor will be able to answer your questions and recommend an adequate dosage for your furry friend.
Most pet supplements are high in fillers and low in active ingredients, but I believe in letting nature support our pet’s body systems. That’s why I created custom-formulated supplements that are 100% vegan and made with only the purest active ingredients like organic hawthorn berries, turmeric, and lions mane.
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