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Pet supplements for fistulas and perianal fistulas in dogs and cats. Fistula

Herbal remedies for fistulas and perianal fistulas in dogs and cats.

A fistula is an abnormal connection that forms between two tissues, organs, or vessels that normally do not connect. The condition is usually associated with an infection in the perianal region, which becomes inflamed and irritated. The disorder is painful and progressive for dogs and cats.

In its earliest stages, there may be only a few clinical signs and the condition may go unnoticed. Some cases are discovered during a routine physical examination or when a dog or cat is bathed or groomed.

Common symptoms of fistula include:

Diarrhea

Anorexia

Weight loss

Constipation

Withdrawal

Agitation

Aggression

Inability to control the bowels (fecal incontinence)

Ulcerations in the perianal region

As the disease progresses, the affected dog or cat will usually strain during defecation, and there will be blood in the feces. Behavior changes are common, and your pet may lose its appetite, also referred to as anorexia and may lick excessively at its tail and rectal regions. Some animals will be reluctant to sit, may be unable to move their tails normally and may become aggressive if their hindquarters are touched.

The cause of fistulas is not fully understood. The condition affects all breeds and genders of dogs and cats. For dogs, German Shepherds are most commonly affected by perianal fistulas.

Unneutered male cats may present more frequently, as well as cats with a broad tail base, or those that carry it low, are thought to have inflammation in the perianal region because it has less ventilation. There is also a higher incidence of this type of inflammation in cats that have sweat glands in the region.

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal treatments are used to boost immunity and address inflammation of skin tissues and structures in the body, to help promote wound healing via collagen production, to help inhibit irregular tissue growth, to help cleanse the system and support healthy cells in the body, to help mediate nerve pain related to wounds and skin ulcerations, to help support the body’s own natural restorative functions while having a tonic effect on the skin, bones, muscles and connective tissue, to promote healthy cellular response, to promote the healing of wounds, treating pain and injuries as well as chronic skin conditions.

Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em – (learn more) promotes healing for all types of wounds, including hot spots, abrasions, bites, cuts, scrapes, skin irritations, infections, hemorrhaging conditions, ulcers, provides cellular support of tissue, skin and coat, for gastrointestinal distress, as a neurasthenic that blocks the activation of nerve fibers and tissue response to inflammation, supporting the body's tissue repair mechanism to stop mutations, and in the treatment of all types of Lyme disease, including Lyme borealis, burgdorferi, borreliosis and Chronic Lyme disease (CLD).

Stix & Stones – (learn more) promotes improved kidney function, helps to break up kidney, liver, gallbladder and bladder stones and gravel (active stones, crystals and as a preventative), helps to safely remove stones from the body; treats urinary infections, for kidney and liver disease, tones and balances kidney, liver, intestine, pancreas, gall bladder function and health, reduces uric acid levels in urine, increases urination, blocks the formation of calcium crystals such as calcium oxalate and prevents them from entering kidney and bladder cells, provides pH modulation, for urinary system disorders and pathologies and for hepatic insufficiency.

Hepa Protect(learn more) supports the performance, health and repair of the liver, kidneys, bladder and gall bladder, repairs proper liver function and promotes bile flow, hepatic tonic, rehabilitates and detoxifies the kidneys and liver, tones and balances the connective tissue of the liver, kidneys and bladder, normalizes liver enzyme levels, regulates kidney acid/alkaline levels, for all types of stones and gravel of the liver, kidneys, bladder and gallbladder, for oxalate and struvite crystals and stones, reduces uric acid, for gall bladder inflammation, gall stones and gallbladder infections, for renal colic and renal calculi.

Shake Ur Groove Thing – (learn more) promotes healthy bowel function and purification, gentle parasitic detoxification and body clarification, used for cramping, pain, constipation, gas and bloating, supports correct balance of intestinal flora and helps calms the digestive system, for anal fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, food allergies and hypersensitivities, as a general skin support, and provides a healthy solution for waste and toxin removal, includingpesticides, environmental toxins, chemicals related to flea and tick products and drugs regimens such as NSAID’s and synthetic glucosteriods and corticosteroids.

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Conventional Remedies:

Your vet will likely perform a blood test as well aslook for inflammation, swelling, infection, and any signs of bacteria in the perianal region. In more serious cases, a biopsy of the area will be performed

Most treatment options are currently done on an outpatient basis. Warm packing of the area can help, as well as water soothing therapy (hydrotherapy) or cleansing the wound area to prevent infection.

You may need to modify your pet’s diet to include more fiber, which allows for a softer stool and less pain and discomfort when they defecate.

Surgery may be required and is used to remove any inflamed or damaged tissue. In severe and rare instances, the amputation of the cat's tail will be recommended to reduce inflammation and the likelihood of a recurring condition.

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