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Chronic Nerve Disease in Dogs and Cats

 

 

 


Pet supplements for Chronic Nerve Disease in dogs and cats

Chronic Nerve Disease in Dogs and Cats

Herbal nutrition to help reduce symptoms related to chronic nerve disease and nerve pain in dogs and cats.

Animals routinely experience irregularities in bodily systems, including the Central and Autonomic Nervous systems, requiring a nutritional correction to restore emotional balance, to promote relaxation and reduce nervousness, to balance the nervous system and other related systems throughout the animal body. 

Neurological diseases are conditions that originate in both your pet's central nervous and the peripheral nervous systems. There are many different types of neurological diseases, each characterized by specific symptoms. Although the cause of some neurological disorders is attributed to trauma and accidental injury, others may develop due to genetic predisposition, reactions to medicines or toxicity as well as underlying health conditions. Animals that exhibit unusual behavior patterns should be examined for neurological disease, which can cause uncontrolled actions and behaviors.

The central nervous system benefits from the structural protection provided by the vertebrae of the spine, and the bone of the skull. Peripheral nerves are more susceptible to injury or damage because they are exposed to any element your animal comes in contact with. The peripheral nerves are also spread over the entire body and are made up of motor, sensory, autonomic, and/or cranial nerves. Peripheral nerves are responsible for conscious, coordinated movement (somatic); for automatic physical responses (autonomic), and for the movement of the digestive system (enteric).

Common neurological diseases include:

Seizures

Epilepsy

Cervical disease

Degenerative myleopathy

Hepatic encephalopathy

Dementia

Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis (GME)

Seizures occur due to abnormal nerve activity in your pet’s brain. The type of seizure is determined by the symptoms exhibited and the length of the seizure. Seizures may occur due to liver disease, brain tumors or ingestion of toxic substances. Seizures whose cause is unknown are classified as idiopathic. Most pets are administered herbal or synthetic anticonvulsant medications to keep seizures under control.

Cervical disease can develop due to an accidental injury or spinal trauma during rough play. The symptoms of cervical disease include pain in the neck, inability to stand or walk and lack of sensitivity to pain.

Degenerative myleopathy is a deterioration of the nerves present in the spinal cord, causing decreased nerve function and leading to the development of various symptoms. Pets suffering from degenerative myleopathy experience discomfort while performing routine activities like climbing, running, urination and defecation, due to loss of muscle mass in the legs. The treatment includes moderate exercise and vitamin supplementation to increase the pet's quality of life.

Hepatic encephalopathy usually results from liver disease. It causes impaired brain function and changes in consciousness due to abnormal liver function. Pets suffering from hepatic encephalopathy exhibit symptoms that include hysteria, seizures and other uncontrolled behaviors. The treatment involves antibiotic medication to cure underlying health conditions and dietary modification. If the cause of liver dysfunction is diagnosed, the symptoms will subside once the primary cause is cured.

Dementia is more common in dogs and cats over the age of 10.  Symptoms of dementia include personality changes, cognitive dysfunction, fixed gaze and confusion. Your vet may prescribe certain medicines to control nerve impulses in the brain.

Granulomatous Meningoencephalomyeltiis (GME) disease is associated with inflammation of the cells present in the central nervous system. The symptoms vary and pet parents should contact their vet if their pet experiences facial paralysis, sudden seizures and collapse.

Polyneuropathy is a nerve disorder that affects multiple peripheral nerves and refers to the nerves located outside of the central nervous system, which include motor and automatic movement (called sensory motor nerve disorders). 

Motor nerve disorders and symptoms include:

Weakness or paralysis in all four legs

Weak reflexes or lack of reflexes

Weak or no muscle tone

Muscle deterioration (atrophy)

Nerve deterioration

Nerve pain

Muscle tremors

Trembling

Sensory nerve disorders and symptoms (pain/pleasure nerve receptors) include:

Inability to judge surrounding space

Weakness

Loss of consciousness 

Under-active thyroid gland

Paralysis of the voice box

Paralysis of the throat/esophagus, affects ability to eat and drink

Facial paralysis

Dizziness, instability

Dysfunctional autonomic nervous system (not under conscious control) and symptoms include:

Dry nose

Dry mouth

Dry eyes

Slow heart beat rate

Lack of an anal reflex

Nerve diseases specific to cats:

Primary feline hyperchylomicronemia is a neurological disease that results from excess levels of chylomicron and triglycerides (fat particles) in the blood. Nodules or lumps comprised of fat and oil masses may be found under the skin, and/or in the abdomen.

Primary hyperoxaluria (a congenital disease of the kidneys in cats) is a neurological disease that results in excessive oxalate. When combined with calcium, it hardens and forms stones and solid deposits within the body, especially the kidney. The kidneys become enlarged, and painfully sensitive.

Organic Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets)

Herbal remedies can help promote a calm and relaxed state, help soothe and nourish the nervous systems, tonic actions may help address nerve imbalances, including neurotransmission imbalance and may help nutritionally help regulate and repair nerve deterioration, may help reduce pain associated with neuralgia and neuropathy, may help your pet cope with anxiety and nervousness by working on a variety of bodily systems to provide whole systemic support, relaxing the Central and Autonomic Nervous Systems, allowing your animal to distinguish between a safe vs. fearful situation, help soothe stress, fear and nervous anxiety during stressful situations & everyday disturbances, may help address the sudden and immediate symptoms of stress, such as quivering and panting, help relieve the anxiety and tension related to stress.

Dog & Cat Kryptonite– (learn more) helps support hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) function, helps enable the body to respond normally to stress and metabolic demands while supporting the glands' ability to rebuild and regenerate, may help support healthy energy levels and vitality, helps promote cognitive (brain) function and memory performance and contains critical trace nutrients and antioxidants which may be important preventatives for cognitive decline; may be especially useful for lethargic, aging or convalescing animals due to its amino acid and protein converting phytochemical content, may help regulate the organs which secrete hormones, including the pituitary, parotid, thyroid and adrenal glands, the pancreas, and the testes; may stimulate the hypothalamus and thyroid glands when underperforming; may help support overall systemic endocrine function, including its impact on the central nervous, digestive, immune and reproductive systems; for its support of cognitive (brain) function, particularly in degenerative conditions. 

Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em – (learn more) promotes healing for all types of wounds, including hot spots, abscess, abrasions, bites, cuts, scrapes, skin irritations, infections, viruses, bacteria, fungi and germs; for bleeding & hemorrhaging conditions, ulcers, GERD, esophaghitis & other degenerative conditions of the larynx, throat and nerves; as a neurasthenic for nerve pain and pain associated with wounds and injury; documented anesthetic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antidysenteric, antifungal, antihemorrhagic, antileukemic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antitumorous, antiviral, neurasthenic and vulnerary (wound healer); for DNA and RNA viruses; used holistically to address respiratory viruses A and B (RSV) and influenza virus A (FLU-A) and para-influenza (PIV); inhibits bacterial and microbial skin fungus infections related to Staphylococcus aurous, S. epidermis and other gram negative bacteria such as enterobacteria, citrobacteria, salmonella; helps provide 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 gum.  .

Joint Ease Super Dog & Cat – (learn more) contains a synergistic blend of plant and marine extract adaptogens that help promote preventative and reparative support to rebuild tissue, joints, bones and muscles; supports balanced immunity and limits whole body inflammatory response while promoting systemic healing and balanced immunity; 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.

Bionic Body – (learn more) is used holistically for its adaptogenic (read, repair and restore functions) for its immune boosting and anti-inflammatory support; as an antioxidant and for its free radical scavenging (disease preventing) actions; for its nutritive content which may help to nourish the body and strengthen and revitalize bones, eye, teeth, skin and coat; works to stimulate collagen production, a primary building material of bones; may help prevent dental disease; for its plant actions to help strengthen bones, cartilage, joints, muscles, sheath surrounding nerves and muscles, connective tissues & blood vessels & helps to reduce joint inflammation, while activating a cartilage-protective biochemical, potentially helping to preserve healthy cartilage in aging joint; for its anti-allergen natural plant chemicals which may help to fight off allergies and infections; for its prebiotic and probiotic content to help support native gut flora and healthy digestion.

Serenity Zen Meal Topper – (learn more)  is used holistically for its nutritional content to help carry out a read/repair and restore function for imbalance in the body systems; may help relax and calm an anxious, stressed dog or cat due to its calming, mildly sedative and nervine effects which may help relax the Central Nervous, autonomic, sympathetic ("fight or flight"), somatic and parasympathetic ("rest and digest") nervous systems; may help relieve stress triggers in the animal body and its natural plant based tonic actions may help bring all body systems into balance by helping promote feelings of comfort, security and relaxation by soothing the brain, relaxing muscles, and normalizing heart rate and blood pressure; may help reduce general stress and anxiety as well as behavioral responses related to introduction to a new home or family; adaptogen and nutritional content may help reduce restlessness, separation anxiety, stress, panting, whimpering, pacing, panic attacks and depression by cooling stress related protein and excess cortisol production in the body and may help reduce anxiety and fear related to vet, grooming and boarding visits, thunder and lightning storms and fireworks and loud noises; nutritional content may help reduce motion and car sickness commonly experienced by dogs and cats; may help diminish destructive behaviors such as aggression or urine marking; adaptogen content may help relax and soothe the adrenal, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory & respiratory systems, helping to nutritionally and adaptogen content helps support balance in all bodily systems when your pet is anxious or stressed; suitable for all life stages of dogs and cats.

Conventional Remedies:

Your vet will conduct a physical examination a blood and urine test as conduct diagnostic tests such as MRI scans, X-rays and ultrasounds to determine abnormalities present in the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the body.

Disclose herbals and supplements to your vet in the event synthetic mediations are recommended.

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