Good medicine read Canine Heart Failure - WSAVA 2007 Congress
These are some other links I had booked marked when I was reading up for Kheper Blackwells Five-Minute Veterinary ... - Google Books The veterinary ICU book - Google Books Virtual Cath Lab Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia - definition of Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in the Medical dictionary - by the Free Online Medical Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
I'll check on my other computer to see if I have more.
Magnesium can mix with some heart meds, but this was some key points I gathered from reading up. Vit C is a ? mark too. There is are questions with it.
# Feed HIGH PROTEIN
# keep dog ideal weight so moderate fat
# L-Carnitine - helps stop cells in the heart muscle from deteriorating and aids in heart function - it is fond in animal proteins, red meats (heavy cooking can loss this nutrients) supplements can be giving 500mg per 20lb
# Tarine - found in most animal proteins, cooking can destroy it - cook meat lightly or get supplement 500mb per 50lb
# CoQ10 is an enzyme that helps sport hearth heath and lower blood pressure. it is also considered antioxidant in nature. 1mg per pound of body weight.
# Fish body oil or salmon oil contains omega 3 fatty acids
# Give Vitamin E with the fish oil
# Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C help the heart - vit c is said to synthesize carnitine.
# Do no restrict sodium unless your vet says to. This is mostly for the later stages of heart disease, or in case of certain medications.
I put this quick page together Kheper's litter mates. I need to update it. He is handling his Carvedilol dose wonderfully! He is up to 25mg twice a day, his heart rate is around 72bmp. No change in personality or tiredness Trying to understand Dilated Cardiomyopathy & What to do to try and prolong life.
The of course the thread on here https://www.dobermantalk.com/doberman...me-holter.html
They talk about supplements here as well.
If there are VT runs during exercise, my cardiologist said it would be restricted, but Kheper is not there yet. The holter test results and when his VPC's occured were very random, so no restrictions. Run everything past them. I also called around to some of the other Vet Universities to double check what I had Kheper on. The cardiologist were very helpful. Ours is fairly young, but she ran everything past her mentor, who was heavily involved in whippet heart studies. So far so good. Purdue has some good ones, they may take a little bit to call back, but it is converting to talk with them.
I also talked with some councilors at U of I in Urbana. The one lady was very helpful. It was so hard taking in the shock, I even when back on medication. One of the best things she told me was to make sure to keep my priorities straight. My priority was not be sad and let Kheper see me upset. My top priority is to make sure he is enjoying ever minute of his life. Every time I start to cry, or feel lost, I try to think this is NOT a priority right now. His quality of life is! I want him to be happy at all times.