How to Take Care of a Senior Dog

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My dog is aging, and I’m worried they have heart failure. What are some tell-tale signs?

As dogs age, they can develop various health issues, including heart problems like congestive heart failure (CHF). It's important to recognize potential signs of heart issues in your aging dog, such as:

  • Coughing, especially at night or while resting
  • Labored or rapid breathing, especially after mild activity
  • Fatigue, reduced stamina, and disinterest in physical activities
  • Decreased appetite leading to weight loss
  • Swelling or fluid retention in the abdomen, chest, or limbs
  • Fainting or collapsing in severe cases
  • Restlessness, anxiety, or difficulty settling down
  • Bluish or grayish gums and tongue (cyanosis)

If your dog exhibits any of these symptoms, it is critical to check with a vet as they could be life threatening. "Breathe" supplement is a product that Dr. Ruth Roberts recommends it as it contains Cordyceps, Reishi, Artist Conk, Chaga, and Ashwagandha. These ingredients work together to support your dog's cardiovascular and respiratory health, boost their immune system, protect against harmful substances, and promote a sense of calm and well-being.