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Toxocara Canis in Dogs and Cats

Toxocara Canis in Dogs and Cats / Roundworm

Herbal treatments to help de-worm and to help eliminate stomach bloating due to round worm infestation in dogs and cats. 

 

The immune system is a complex army of cells found through out your pet’s body that provides a fortified defense against unwanted invaders. It is an intricate system that keeps your pet healthy and protects them against allergens, viruses, bacteria, microbes, parasites, toxins, foreign fells and cellular mutations (healthy cells which have mutated into irregular cells). The immune system is tasked with protecting EVERY cell in the animal body. With so many pet parents wondering why and how to best support immunity in their dogs and cats, this article will highlight its role and provide practical suggestions. 

A healthy immune system is resilient and powerful and up to the task of supporting normal, balanced function. The immune system is not intended to be suppressed or stimulated.  But even an animal with a highly developed immune system can experience dysfunction or failure. In cases of dysfunction, an animal body requires whole body systemic support. If your pet’s immune system is weakened, every bodily system is at risk for disease. .  

Roundworms are common intestinal parasites that affect both cats and dogs. Most puppies and kittens are infected with roundworms at birth or within the first few months of life as the worms are often transmitted in the uterus or while nursing from their mothers.

Roundworms are cylindrical, cream colored worms that can grow as long as seven inches and can cause a number of symptoms for your pet such as vomiting, diarrhea, reduced nutrition and swollen bellies that are common to infected puppies and kittens.

Female roundworms can produce up to  staggering 100,000 eggs in a single day. The eggs are passed in the stool. It takes about a month for the egg to become infected and can remain infectious for almost a year. Your dog or cat can acquire the egg through eating something infected with roundworms or through grooming, referred to as Phase 1 of infection.

Once your pet ingests the roundworm, he/she become a host to the egg, allowing the roundworm egg to invade surrounding tissue. This is the second phase of roundworm development. Once it embeds in tissue such as the lungs, it begins the third phase, known as the larva stage. 

In the third stage, the larva embed into tissue in the throat. Animals cough them up, commonly swallow them again, allowing the eggs to hatch into worms in the intestines and surrounding soft tissue. Once the mature worms are back in the intestines, they begin to mate, shed eggs and the cycle of infection begins again.  

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets for this disease or condition - human grade meets highest safety criteria for pets)

Herbal nutrition may help to prevent roundworm infection by boosting/balancing immunity; and may also help expel roundworms from the body; may help act as a digestive tonic and help rid the system of worms by promoting regular digestive cleansing; may help to restore digestive health after parasitic infestations; may help to discourage pests and ma act as natural parasite repellant by preventing adherence and infestation in tissue walls; may help support nutrient assimilation and help promote digestive, skin and immune health as well as the deeper stages of, detoxification and blood cleansing.

Shake Ur Groove Thing  (learn more) promotes healthy bowel function, purification, gentle parasitic detoxification and body clarification; waste and toxin removal, including pesticides, environmental toxins found inside and outside the home, chemicals related to flea and tick products and drugs regimens such as NSAID’s and synthetic glucosteriods and corticosteroids; helps remove inorganic synthetic and derivative compounds from an animal’s cell walls to help reduce toxic load in the body; also used for cramping, pain, constipation, gas and bloating; helps support a correct balance of native intestinal flora and helps calms the digestive system; promotes immune balance and helps to limit inflammation, which is important in disease prevention; used holistically for anal fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, food allergies and hypersensitivities and as a general skin support. 

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

Get Well Soon  (learn more) is used holistically as an immune booster, an adjunctive cytotoxic therapy against cancer cells and complementary therapy in anti-cancer protocols due to its active content of Annonaceous acetogenins, for its significant anti-tumorous (slows growth), anti-cancerous activity (inhibits anaerobic cells while protecting healthy cells), broad-spectrum internal and external antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties against infection, for cysts and tumors, including fibrous, fatty, sebaceous tumors including cutaneous mast cell tumors (mastocytomas, mast cell tumors, sarcomas), lipomas, histiocytomas, adenomas hyperplasia and papillomas. Also used adjunctively and holistically for the following types of tumors: hind quarter, deep tissue, lesions, polyps, warts, basal and mast cell, bone, brain, heart, liver, kidney, bladder, mammary, skin, stomach, eye, ear, nose, mouth and leg tumors.

I Want Liquid Immunity -  (learn more) contains water-soluble plant bioflavonoids that function as potent antioxidants which are important in disease prevention; used adjunctively for growth abnormalities such as tumors, cysts and lipomas (often related to poor diet, excessive medication, environmental toxicity as well as aberrant cellular mutations); provides antioxidant protection against free radicals; helps promote cellular health and to reduce catabolic waste; may help address symptoms related to Lyme disease; provides nutritional, biochemical and plant botanical support of healthy immune cells; promotes optimal immune protection and systematic health and strength; supports bone, teeth and muscle health and integrity and for animals that need extra joint, immune, circulatory and vascular support. Strongly anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-mutagenic.

Other suggestions:

Because it is not always possible to know when your pets have been exposed to infected roundworm larvae, check your pet regularly for infestation. An indoor cat is low risk and may only need treatment once a year, where a dog that if outdoors often and interacts with other dogs may need treatment every three months.

Roundworm larvae can be transmitted to humans and can cause damage to body tissue. Washing your hands after handling pets and cleaning litter boxes and outdoor waste are good preventatives.

Prevent your pet from interacting with other animal’s feces and rodents to help avoid infection. If your cat or dog hunts, your pet may be at great risk of infection.  

 

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