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Eye Problems in Dogs and Cats

Eye Problems in Dogs and Cats

Herbal remedies to help relieve common eye problems and promote healthy eyes in cats and dogs.

Natura Petz supplements to help support eye health in dogs and cats.

Nutrition is directly related to bone, teeth, skin and coat health as well a coordinated effort by the immune systems and other tissues and organs in the body. Plant botanicals help support the process of free radical scavenging, the skin’s ability to withstand the effects of environmental exposure to toxins, antigens and microorganisms by maintaining proper liver, adrenal, immune, and intestinal function; protect the skin and all connective tissues, including the joints; to reduce inflammation throughout the body, including the joints, acidify urine, improve immune function and build resistance to allergies.

Our pets are subject to many of the same eye conditions that we are, including glaucoma, corneal ulceration, cataracts, dry eye, retinal degeneration and eye infections such as conjunctivitis. What differs is the lower rate of diagnosis for eye diseases and irregularities, which if treatment is not given, often results in long term damage or visual impairment, including blindness.

Symptoms and severity of eye diseases are not easily detected in our dogs or cats. For example, a dog or cat with red eyes and discharge may get treatment for infection, whereas a pet with a continual squint may not get treatment despite having a serious eye condition. 

Signs and symptoms of eye problems requiring immediate treatment may include:

Red eyes

Painful eyes (often associated with squinting, pawing or rubbing at the eye; eye tearing, and appetite or behavior changes)

Cloudy eyes

Yellow discharge

Green discharge

Blood in or around eyes

Excessive tearing

Bulging of the eyes

Dilated pupils

Difference in pupil size between eyes

Pupils that do not react to light changes

Eye inflammation

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies can help to promote eye health, reduce inflammation, support vision, and clear eye infections due to their eye-cleansing and detoxifying effects on eye tissues; provide immune boosting properties; help to relieve pain and soothe eye discomfort, help to support healthy eyes and maintain problem free vision and shiny and bright eyes.  

Yummy Tummy – (learn more) promotes Probiotic digestive, urinary, bladder and gall bladder support, for all types of digestive disorders, promotes proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients, for bladder (cystitis) and kidney (pyelonephritis) infections, tones and strengthens the connective tissue of the bladder related to urine leakage and urinary incontinence; for Candida including systemic Candida as a natural, plant-based steroid alternative, provides important support for cramping, pain, discomfort, Gastroenteritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD), prostate inflammation, BHP, prostatitis, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) and Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS).

I Feel Good –  (learn more) as a natural adaptogen, it helps to nutritionally tone the animal body and helps to reduce all forms of system-wise metabolic and oxidative stress that undermine immunity; natural adaptogens help promotes healthy immune response, including soothing an over-stimulated immune system to achieve balance or boosting an under-performing immune system to achieve balance;  helps reduce all types of 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, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and symptoms associated with rheumatism, including pain, strains, injuries, muscle pain, swelling and lack of mobilityreduces all types of inflammation, particularly from the heart to brain; plus contains prebiotics and probiotics useful in balancing digestive health and function plus much more. Recognized as one of the most important medicinal plants in the world, particularly related to supporting balanced immunity and limiting inflammation and inflammatory conditions.

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; stimulates collagen production which directly affects bone mass, bone strength, cartilage, joints, muscles, connective tissues and blood vessels (important for cases of arthritis) as well as eye and teeth health (important for macular degeneration and dental disease); promotes optimal immune response; promotes strong teeth, bone, skin and coat; may help reduces allergic (acute and chronic) skin reactions and irritations, hot spots and soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats; may work  to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infections and provides general mood support; may help fight infection in the animal body.

I’m Allergic to Needles – (learn more) is used for proper pancreatic support, health and function, charged with producing proper insulin levels, for all types of diabetes I and II, to reduce glucose levels in blood and for insulin resistance, to improve the glycemic index in pets with diabetes, to regulate metabolic stress, and maintain proper liver metabolism, circulation, bile production and flow, for hepatic (liver) immune function, useful in regulating excess weight and fatty deposits and may help regenerate liver and pancreas cells and detoxify the liver and pancreas.

Other suggestions:

Good nutrition is vital. Feed your pet a premium holistic diet that includes whole foods, vitamins and minerals.

Have your vet check your pet’s eyes during regular check ups

When your pet ventures outside, check when they return for any debris or matter that may affect their eyes. 

Keep your pet's nails trimmed, especially if you have dogs and cats, in the event they get into a disagreement. Keeping nails trimmed can help prevent corneal scratches. 

Conventional Remedies:

One a veterinary examination has determined the type and cause of your pet’s eye problems, natural herbal and homeopathic remedies can be used as an alternative to or in conjunction with conventional treatments, depending on the condition.

 

 

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