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Colic

Colic

Herbal treatments to help soothe and relieve stomach pains related to colic in cats and dogs.

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

Colic is the term used to describe abdominal pain that is caused by an accumulation of gas in the abdomen. Dogs and cats are just as susceptible to colic as babies. Colic affects pets of all ages and breeds, but young animals are particularly susceptible. It causes extreme discomfort, and if not treated immediately, has the ability to be potentially life threatening.

Colic is usually the result of feeding your pet incorrect foods, eating garbage, spoiled food, toxic or poisonous substances such as household detergents, pesticides or fertilizers. Colic may occur because of a bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections as well as systemic diseases such as liver failure, kidney disease, ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis or complications during pregnancy.

Warning signs that may indicate your pet has colic include abdominal pain, an arched back with feet tucked in; abdominal distension, loss of appetite, overall weakness, and restlessness and frequently your pet may thrash around on the floor.

If colic is acute, your pet may even collapse from the pain. Consult your vet immediately.

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal treatments are safe, gentle and effective in supporting healthy digestion, to absorb excess gas and toxins in the body, provide Prebiotic and Probiotic intestinal support and prevent flatulence and body, all without the harsh side effects of conventional medications.

Life’s An Itch (learn more) promotes optimal immune response, reduces acute and chronic seasonal allergies and irritations including contact, food, skin, atopic and parasitic allergens, reduces respiratory disorders, relieves wheezing, chest discomfort and sinus inflammation, soothes smooth muscles and tissues, alleviates respiratory congestion, as a bronchodilator, for asthma, coughs, pneumonia, laryngitis, esophaghitis (GERD, reflux), rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, COPD, relieves viral and bacterial infections, hot spots, swelling, inflammation, hair loss, soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats, and works to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infections.

I Want Liquid Immunity -  (learn more) contains water-soluble plant bioflavonoids that function as potent antioxidants which help to normalize the release of histamine from mast cells, reducing the adverse effects of allergies, used for growth abnormalities such as tumors, cysts (often related to poor diet and excessive medication), promotes cellular health and reduces catabolic waste, and maintains health in organs, connective tissue and cells.

Soothed & Serene – (learn more) is used to relax and calm all bodily systems, to soothe animals exhibiting all types of  destructive behavior due to anxiety, fear, grief, separation, pain, illness, allergies, aggression, socialization issues, electrical and thunder storms due to its calming, mildly sedative and nervine effects that can bridge nutritional deficiencies and relieve irregularity in bodily systems, restore emotional balance, promote comfort, relaxation, balanced mood and feelings of security.

There are a number of things that you can do to relieve the symptoms and prevent the onset of an episode of colic and these include:

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

Avoid feeding your pet sugary foods or table scraps

Make sure that your pet always has fresh, clean water available

If your pet has symptoms of colic, withhold food for 24 hours to rest the stomach

Avoid exposing your pet to spoilt food, garbage cans, chemicals or poisons

Avoid making any sudden changes to your pet’s diet – introduce new food slowly by mixing with old food so that your pet can become accustomed to it. Introducing a new diet should take place over 3-5 days.

De-worm your pet regularly

Related Products:

All Shins & Grins – (learn more) supports the skin’s ability to withstand environmental toxin, antigen and microorganism exposure due to its Vitamin C and antioxidant content, promotes optimal immune responsepromotes strong teeth, bone, skin and coat, reduces allergic (acute and chronic) skin reactions and irritations, hot spots and soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats, works to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infections and provides general mood support.

I Feel Good –  (learn more) promotes healthy immune response, reduces inflammation, provides dermal support and growth of healthy cells and tissues in the body’s defense mechanism, reduces the histamine trigger for contact allergies, seasonal and chronic allergens, pathogens, skin rashes, infections, hot spots, inflammation, swelling, hair loss, itching and geriatria (dull coat, lethargy), for all types of arthritis, including Degenerative Joint Disease, Osteoarthritis, Osteroporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and symptoms associated with rheumatism, including pain, strains, injuries, muscle pain, swelling and lack of mobility.

Conventional Remedies:

Your veterinarian will perform a thorough examination, complete blood count, biochemical profile and urinalysis. Testing may also include x-rays, abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy as well as parvo testing on puppies.

Treatment involves withholding food for at least 24 hours to allow the stomach to rest, followed by a bland diet of cooked rice and chicken. Water should be available at ALL times.

Some pets may require fluid and electrolyte therapy, antacids, anti-emetics and gastric protectors.

 


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