Nutritional and herbal therapies in the treatment of heart disease in cats and dogs
Nutritional supplements such as L-carnitine and taurine have been found to be beneficial in dogs and cats with certain cardiac diseases. However, not all animals with cardiac disease respond to nutritional supplementation, which means that further work must be done to identify causes of cardiac disease. Herbal therapies have been used in dogs and cats based on information available from their use in humans. This paper reviews the possible benefits and side effects of L-carnitine, taurine, and herbal supplements.
Rebecca Elaine Gompf. "Nutritional and herbal therapies in the treatment of heart disease in cats and dogs" Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 40.6 (2005): 355-367.
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