ladyR, Great Dane, dob: 10/93, F,
Spayed, wt: 178(1998),
|In 1995 ladyR, was diagnosed with cardio 2 of 6.
I started supplementing right then.
We have done yearly echo-cardiograms. Every echo we got the same -
March 2000 I started her on Juice+. (in addition to
her cadre of other supplements)
January 2001 - WobenzymeN
It is only since adding these 2 supps to her 30+ supplement regimen,
giving only filtered water, and stopping heartworm preventative that
we got the reversal.
We have also been doing chiropractic, accupuncture and bi-weekly Adequan shots for asymptomatic Spondylosis. So who knows
if maybe the Adequan played a part.
Today ..... she does not have a gradable murmur, and most important ....
the size of her heart has gone from 71mm down to 58mm.
(58 is the largest area, other areas were 50 - 51 - 55 - 57)
Normal is 60mm.
Needless to say, her Primary Vet and her Cardiologist (JK Goodwin)
are just thrilled.
Cardiologist said all she has left is a barely audible soft mitrial sound.
She was never on any heart meds ! Just natural supplements.
We have conquered OCD (non-surgical), stopped chronic BLOATING and now
prevented Cardiomyopathy. Life is good, and I know God loves us !
1995 - Baseline of 71mm
2001 - 58 is actually the largest measure he could find. The others are 50, 51, 55, 57.
ladyR has been on CoQ10 300mg since 1995. Plus many other
heart support supplements..
See list below.
ladyR Heart / Health Supplementation Protocol
1995 HEART MURMUR 2 of 6
1999 still 2 of 6 ! ! !
2001 REVERSED !
Cardiologist said NO DRUGS for my girl because we have managed to stop the
progression of cardiomyopathy with supplementing.
Am thinking of adding a heart glandular and raw heart meat. (added
raw heart meat 2002)
The salient part of
this... I believe....is the supplements I added in 2000, the
addition of RAW MEAT to her
diet, and most important, in my opinion,
STOPPING ALL HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVE USE
has brought this about.
Since she was on most of all the other supplements for many years. (see Spleen)
Juice+ - equal to 4 lbs of raw fruit and veggies daily
She is fed raw.
No vaccines since '96.
NO Heartworm Preventative
Bi-weekly Adequan shots - 3cc for Spondylosis
WobenzymeN - systemic enzymes, also turbo charges supplements
FEEDING MANAGEMENT: Raw meat, raw veggies...and a meat based kibble.
1 cup of soaked/moistened meat based kibble with 1/2c. raw meat,
1/2c. leftovers of the day, with all these crushed supplements
it....TWICE a day.
2002- now 100% raw www.raw4dogs.com
EXERCISE: Daily walk, swimming 3+ times per week
THERAPY: Bi-Weekly Acupuncture and Chiropractic adjustment
MEDICAL: No vaccines. No Heartworm Preventative. No Anti-biotics.
CHEMICAL: No lawn or house spraying for bugs. No flea products.
with Tocotrienols 300mg Daily www.lifeextension.com
note: when ladyR was throwing 90% pvc's, I gave her
in a 7hr period, and her heart went to normal sinus rhythm.
Hawthorne Berries Extract - 2 Droppers Daily - To support heart
Natural E-1000 I.U. Mixed Tocopherols, 1 Capsule Daily
- To support heart health
Selenium - prevent cardiomyopathy
Vitamin C - Sodium Ascorbate (Non-Acid Ascorbate Acid) 1000 mg daily
Dog Bloom VITAMIN - MINERAL SUPPLEMENT FOR DOGS - 2 TBSP.
Magnesium - 1 500 mg capsule daily
To support heart
FASTRACK POWDER PROBIOTIC 2 tsp. PER MEAL daily
(Now using DOGzyme)
FASTRACK GEL CONCENTRATE 4cc weekly
(Now using DOGzyme)
Flaxseed Oil - 1 1000 mg Daily Good for heart, skin, stops shedding !!!!!!!
Cosamin DS - 4 caps Joint / bone support - lifetime, due to OCD, and now
Spondylosis, heart and arthritis
Spirulina & Minerals - 1 TAB DAILY Micro-nutrients
Milk Thistle - 30:1 Concentrate SILYMARIN 80% STAND
- 1 150 mg Capsule daily
Grape Seed Extract - 1 60 mg Capsule daily
- vascular health, prevent cancer
Pancreatin Enzymes - 1 1400 mg Daily To support digestion / absorbtion
L-Carnatine - 1000mg
Taurine - 500mg (low dose, she gets raw meat) To support heart
MSM Sulfur - 2000 mg Daily (this was upped to 4000mg
Lecithin - 1 TBSP daily protects and cover nerves, spinal or nerve problems,
for the older dog - protects heart.
Super Oxide Dismutase - incredible anti-oxidant and stops
Thymus Glandular - keeps immune system going
Juice+ = 2 fruit - 2 veggie
Wobenzyme N - 10 per day
Adequan - 3cc. bi-weekly
We almost lost ladyR in July. She woke up one day and refused to
eat or move.
We did x-rays suspecting cervical problems, and did an echo as an
Her heart function was in 90% V-tach.
It ended up not being her heart, but her spleen causing the arrhythmias,
as an ultra-sound showed her heart functioning perfectly.
She was diagnosed as having Hemangiosarcoma, and I was advised by
7 Vets to do right by her and have her put to sleep ASAP.
One Vet disagreed. I listened to that Vet and had her spleen
The pathology report came back BENIGN.
There is more detail on the her SPLEEN page.
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