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Your dog has been diagnosed with heart disease and put on heart medication, now what? Well, my friend, now it's up to you to keep him healthy at home. Start by putting him on a low sodium diet to minimize fluid retention and stop him from coughing and feeling discomfort. Special diets for dogs with heart disease are designed to ensure that all the dog's nutritional needs are met.
*Don't give your dog treats or scraps unless your vet okays it and, if your dog is overweight, you will likely be advised to keep him on a low-calorie diet—excess weight may put extra stress on his heart and lungs.