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Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Dogs / Irritable Bowel Syndrome in in Cats / Dog IBS / Cat IBS


Natura Petz supplements for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Dogs and Cats

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Dogs and Cats

Herbal nutrition to help address symptoms of chronic Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome and symptoms of digestive disorders.

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

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition in both cats and dogs. IBS refers to a group of gastro-intestinal disorders that causes irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the digestive tract and occurs either in the large intestine,  a condition called colitis; the small intestine, a condition called enteritis; or the stomach, which is called gastritis.

IBS causes a number of digestive upsets including abdominal pain, constipation, chronic diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and gas. IBS can become a serious problem when pets stop eating due to discomfort experienced. 

The cause of IBS is not fully understood but a number of factors seem to make the condition worse, including: 

Poor diet (poor quality proteins, fats, corn, wheat, soy, preservatives, lacking vitamins and minerals)

Food allergies

Stress

Overuse of antibiotics

Viral infections

Bacterial infections

Parasites

Eating spoiled food

Eating too fast

Eating too much

Swallowing foreign objects

Ingesting toxic chemicals such as household detergents, pesticides or fertilizer

Sudden diet changes

Food intolerance (i.e. lactose)

Anxiety

Nervousness

Excitement

If your pet displays signs of IBS then consulting a veterinary is necessary. While IBS is seldom life threatening, it is important to rule out other serious conditions and to help manage your pet’s unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms.

The first thing to consider if your pet has IBS is the diet they are currently eating. Many pets have intolerance to certain ingredients in their food and you may need to experiment with a variety of diets before finding one that suits your pet’s needs. Opt for high quality, balanced diets filled with unprocessed foods.

When we think of our pet’s diets, we often don’t factor in the treats, table scraps and human foods they so often eat. Avoid feeding your pet human food where possible and eliminate all treats and table scraps until you have the IBS under control. Among the things that have been frequently known to trigger IBS in pets include diets high in fats, spicy foods, processed foods, dairy products, preservatives and sugar.

Some pets are sensitive to the chemicals and heavy metals so often found in tap water. Try to substitute the tap water in your pet’s drinking bowel for filtered or bottled water.

Parasites are a common trigger for IBS, especially in young pets. Make sure you treat your pet for parasites if you think this to be a possible cause. Pets should be de-wormed every 3 – 6 months

Help your pet to de-stress as stress is a common cause of IBS. Pets often pick up on our stress and so the first step in reducing your pet’s stress is to manage your own. Anxious and shy pets are also extremely sensitive to change and may need a few extra measures to help calm them.

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

Herbal remedies help function as digestive tonic which help soothe and support the stomach lining, esophagus and entire digestive tract; help address symptoms of colitis, enteritis and gastritis; help promote native gut flora; help soothe stomach bloat and to provide symptomatic relief of digestive problems in the digestive tract; help soothe gastric mucus membranes and stomach bloat; help promote digestive & gastrointestinal system health and overall health and well being and help reduce imbalance in the body’s systems in dogs and cats.

I Feel Good –  (learn more) as a natural adaptogen, it helps to nutritionally tone the animal body and helps to reduce system-wise metabolic stress; helps promotes healthy immune response, reduces 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.

Joint Ease Super Dog & Cat – (learn more) contains a synergistic blend of plant and marine extracts that help promote preventative and reparative support to rebuild the tissue, joints, bones and muscles matrix; supports balanced immunity and limits whole body inflammatory response while promoting systemic healing; as a holistic, natural treatment for rheumatism; for arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), Intervertebral Disk Disease (IDD), Degenerative Myelopathy, arthrosis and related inflammation and pain; for muscle pains, strains, injuries and other degenerative joint related diseases; as a pain reliever for swelling and lack of mobility; for overall optimal health and function and as a natural alternative for tumors and cysts. Contains herbs and marine extracts recognized by the World Health Organization as some of the most important ingredients in the natural treatment of all forms of arthritis.

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); and may help remove plague and tartar upon application to help support healthy teeth and gums.

The Daily Paws  (learn more) is used as a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, multi-system nutritive for daily maintenance of all body systems, with emphasis on a healthy endocrine system, promotes healthy skin and shiny, glossy coats due to its high mineral and vitamin content, and is used to maintain body temperature, (important in immuno-compromised animals), and for a multiplicity of conditions and diseases including for allergies, arthritis, cognitive disorder and cancer, for urinary disorders to alkalinize (higher Ph) acidic urine and for blood purification; for its secondary support of a healthy bladder and strong connective tissue, important in cases of incontinence.

Conventional Remedies:

Gastritis is based on the symptoms presented as well as a physical examination. Certain tests such as blood tests, urine samples, feces analysis, and x-rays may be taken to determine the cause of gastritis. Sometimes additional testing which includes an abdominal ultrasound, radiograph or endoscopy may also be performed.

Depending on the cause of gastritis your vet may prescribe various medications. If your pet has been vomiting for more than 24 hours, he will most likely be dehydrated and require fluids to rehydrate his body. Your vet may also prescribe antibiotics, pain relievers and anti-emetics to relieve fever, vomiting and nausea.

Dogs and cats with acute gastritis may be given antacids such as Tagamet or stomach-soothing medications such as Pepto-Bismol. Your vet will also recommend that food and water be withheld for a certain period of time, followed by a bland diet like rice and chicken. In cases of chronic gastritis, your pet may require a change in diet permanently.

 

 

 

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