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Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder Disease

Natural remedies for the treatment of gall bladder disease in cats and dogs.

The immune system is a complex array of cells that are found throughout the body. Immune cells are designed to function in conjunction with one another to provide a fortified defense against unwanted invaders, such as allergens.

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.

The gall bladder is a balloon shaped organ that lies between the lobes of the liver and its sole function is the storage of bile. Bile is a yellow-green fluid which aids in the digestion of fats. Once the bile is produced in the liver, it is stored and concentrated in the gall bladder from where it is excreted into the small intestine via the bile duct.

Gall bladder disease can occur when there is some obstruction of the gallbladder or bile ducts that restricts the flow of the bile from the gall bladder. When this happens, the bile thickens and becomes more concentrated resulting in the production of gall stones and/or inflammation.

Gall bladder disease is not very common in pets and when it does occur it is often the result of an inflamed pancreas, known as pancreatitis.

Other causes include:

gall stones

cancerous tumors which press on the gall bladder

physical trauma such as being hit by a car

inflammation of the gall bladder which is often caused by bacterial infection

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies are used to prevent and treat liver, pancreatic and gall bladder problems, to expel toxins and promote overall liver health, to treat

infections that cause gall bladder problems, to cleanse the system and promote balance and wellbeing and improve liver, pancreas & gallbladder health in cats and dogs.

Love Your Liver - (learn more) promotes the performance, health and repair of the liver, kidneys and bladder, facilitates rental and digestive excretions, provides protection and detoxification from insecticides, toxins, vaccinations, an inappropriate diet and an excess of food, relieves symptoms such as pressure, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and flatulence, regulates kidney acid/alkaline levels, for hepatic lipidosis, Fatty Liver Disease (FLD),  Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), Feline Urological Syndrome (FUS) and Feline cholangiohepatitis.

Stix & Stones – (learn more) promotes 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 oxalate, provides pH modulation, for urinary system disorders and pathologies and for hepatic insufficiency.

Break It Up! – (learn more) eliminates liver, kidney, bladder and gall stones, crystals, grains and gravel (calcium oxalate, struvite, uric acid, cystine, calcium phosphate and silica stones ) with less pain and safely removes them from the body; for bladder and kidney infections and diseases, balances and normalizes liver enzyme levels, reduces uric acid and increases urination, for cystitis and prostatitis, infectious hepatitis and leptospirosis, Fatty Liver Disease, (hepatic lipidosis), Feline cholangiohepatitis, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), Feline Urological Syndrome (FUS), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (FIV), Leaky Gut Syndrome, Intestinal Dysbiosis and Intestinal Hypermerability.

Make sure your pet is on a high-quality, reduced fat diet. Diets high in fats are known to contribute to gallstones which can cause gall bladder disease.

Make sure your pet maintains a healthy weight as obese pets are far more likely to develop a number of health concerns including gall bladder disease and diabetes.

If your pet has diabetes, it’s important to manage it correctly in order to reduce chances of gall bladder disease and the complications that can occur as a result.

Related Products:

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.

Tinkle Tonic – (learn more) treats prostate disorders, supports urinary tract and prostate health and reduces prostrate symptoms including Prostatitis and BHP disease (Benign Hyperplasia Prostate), promotes prostate gland health, a healthy bladder, urinary tract and bowel movements, reduces swollen and enlarged prostrate glands, promotes strong and healthy urine flow, relieves pain, discomfort and difficulty when urinating; for incomplete urination, increased frequency of urination or reduction in the volume of urine, relieves painful and strained defecation, increases circulation and strengthens the immune system.

Probiotic Lean Machine - (learn more) contains healthy fatty Omega 3 acids used to support healthy body weight, used in the treatment of skin conditions and to promote healthy skin and coat, to support and tone the lymphatic system, to balance glandular activities including the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands, to support and maintain healthy thyroid function and to soothe the thyroid and endocrine system, for allergies, alopecia, allergic dermatitis, moist dermatitis (hot spots), to stimulate tissue repair and for all types of arthritis.

Conventional Remedies:

Because the symptoms of gall bladder problems are so vague and common to many other conditions, your pet’s veterinarian will need to do a thorough physical examination and run a few tests that will help to make an accurate diagnosis. You should expect the vet to do blood tests, urine analysis, as well as imaging scans such as an ultrasound before a diagnosis of gall bladder disease is made.

The first step of treatment is to determine the underlying cause of the gall bladder problems and treat that. When gall bladder disease is of the non-obstructive type, then it can often be treated with antibiotics, however, a common form of treatment for gall bladder disease is the removal of the actual gall bladder. Just like humans, animals can live a healthy life without their gall bladder provided that they eat a reduced fat diet; however, the operation itself is not without complications.

 

 

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