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Bleeding Disorders

Bleeding Disorders

Herbal remedies for relief of bleeding in cats and dogs.

A healthy digestive tract is critical to overall health and well-being. The digestive health of an animal can impact not only the breakdown and absorption of nutrients, but can also have a significant impact on other body systems including the immune system, the liver, bone marrow and adrenals.

If your pet has a bleeding disorder or has bloody stools, it may mean that there is a problem in the upper intestinal tract or stomach. Bloody stools are dark, tarry stools that contain blood.

Bleeding disorders occur more frequently in some breeds, including German shepherds, Doberman pinschers, standard poodles, Shetland sheepdogs, and golden retrievers.

Bloody stools often occur as a result of something that does not agree with your dog or cat’s stomach such as spoiled food, table scraps, garbage or road kill. Allergies to certain foods, a change in regular diet, ingesting poisons and toxins or a reaction to drugs may also cause blood-tinged stools.

Other causes of bloody stools include digestive related disorders such as diarrhea, colitis, inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD), stomach ulcer, pancreatitis as well as intestinal parasites. In addition, bloody stools may also be associated with, viral, fungal or bacterial infections, liver or kidney failure and cancer.

Bloody stools are not healthy or normal, and are an indication for concern and necessity to consult your veterinarian immediately. Diet is the first consideration. Feed grain-free, holistic food free of corn, wheat, soy, preservatives or chemical additives. By feeding your dog or cat a well balanced diet, exercising him regularly, taking him for routine veterinary visits and showering him with lots of love and attention will promote overall health and wellbeing.

If your pet is showing signs of listlessness, is vomiting blood or if there is blood in its stool, a trip to the veterinarian is definitely in order. Your pet may have a stomach ulcer. A stomach ulcer is a lesion that develops in the soft tissue lining of the stomach.

This occurs when the mucous lining of the stomach is compromised and harsh stomach acids start to corrode the actual stomach tissue. While stomach ulcers can develop in cats, the condition is far more commonly seen in dogs. One of the leading causes of stomach ulcers in pets is the use of pharmaceutical medications, particularly anti-inflammatory drugs, making stomach ulcers a common condition in pets suffering from chronic arthritis.

Symptoms to look out for include:

vomiting

blood in vomit

blood in stool (usually black tar-like stools)

loss of appetite

anemia

pale gums

weakness and lack of energy

abdominal pain (your pet may resist being touched around the stomach region)

Herbal Products:

 Herbal remedies are often a healthier, gentler alternative to treating blood-tinged stools than conventional medications. Natural herbs are safe to use and improve the overall health of your animal, and have a positive effect on the digestive system and also act as a natural systemic cleanser.

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).

Dog & Cat Kryptonite – (learn more) supports hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) function, enables the body to respond normally to stress and metabolic demands while supporting the glands' ability to rebuild and regenerate, supports healthy energy levels and vitality, for lethargic, aging or convalescing animals, regulates the organs which secrete hormones, including the pituitary, parotid, thyroid and adrenal glands, the pancreas, and the testes; stimulates the hypothalamus, supports endocrine function, the central nervous, digestive, immune and reproductive systems.

Serenity Zen Dog & Cat - (learn more) is used for its multi-level support to soothe, relax, calm and provide pain relief to nerves, muscles and all bodily systems (Adrenal, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Excretory, Respiratory, Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems), for anxiety disorders, allergies, digestive colic, storms, travel, boarding, vet visits, separation, restlessness, irritability, depression, ADHD and ADD, to maintain normal electrical balance in the brain, reduce neuro inflammation and modulate inflammatory response.

There are a number of things that you can do to prevent blood in the stools of your pet and these include:

Feed your pet high quality commercial food or an all natural diet without additives, preservatives or colorants

Encourage your pet to drink plenty of water to flush out toxins and cleanse the body’s system – always make sure that fresh, clean water is available

Detox your pet regularly

If your pet has bloody stools accompanied with symptoms of diarrhea, give his stomach a rest by withholding food for at least 24 hours and water for 12 hours( unless the weather is very hot – then give small amounts of water often) – this will help to ease an irritated stomach

After your pet’s fast, feed him a bland diet of cooked rice with skinless chicken and follow with plain yogurt which contains natural bacterial cultures and soothes the bowel

Avoid making any sudden changes to your pet’s diet – introduce new foods gradually by adding it to old food

De-worm your pet regularly

Keep your pet away from spoilt food and garbage cans

Make sure that your pet’s vaccinations are updated

Related Products:

That’s A Nice Looking Bone – (learn more) used holistically for Heart Disease (Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Disease), for all types of arthritis, osteoporosis, Degenerative Joint Disease and Intervertebral Disk Disease; for its genistein and daidzein isoflavone content which has a stimulatory effect on osteoblastic bone formation and an inhibitory effect on osteoclastic bone re-absorption and for bone mineral density, thereby increasing bone mass, and to support veins and arteries and to help increase vascular elasticity.

Hepa Protect – (learn more) supports proper liver function, metabolism, bile production and flow, rehabilitates the performance, health and repair of the liver, kidneys, bladder and gall bladder, 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, reduces uric acid, for gall bladder inflammation, gall stones and gallbladder infections, for renal colic and renal calculi.

Conventional Remedies:

Your veterinarian will give your pet a thorough physical examination and run some additional tests in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Blood tests, urine analysis, an ultra-sound or an x-ray will all help to determine if the symptoms are caused by an ulcer or some other gastro intestinal complication. The most accurate method of diagnosing an ulcer is an endoscopy which allows your vet to take a look inside your pet’s stomach.

The first step in treatment is to determine what caused the ulcer in the first place and try eliminating or treating the underlying problem. In addition, your veterinarian will probably prescribe medication aimed at reducing stomach acid and promoting the healing of the stomach tissue. This anti-ulcer medication will probably be prescribed for a course of 6-8 weeks.

 

 

 

 

 


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