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Dysentery

Dysentery

Herbal treatments to help stop dysentery and promote digestive and colon health in dogs and cats.

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.

Digestive dysfunction can result in abdominal cramping and pain in animals. Like humans, abdominal discomfort may be caused by an accumulation of gas in the abdomen and can be extremely painful. 

Pets occasionally experiences diarrhea, affecting dogs and cats of all ages and breeds. Diarrhea usually occurs when something irritates your pet’s stomach and is characterized by loose, watery stools that are passed frequently. Sometimes blood may be present in the stools.

Common signs associated with diarrhea:

Loss of appetite

Vomiting

Weakness

Fever

Urgent need to defecate several times a day

Straining after defecating

Diarrhea may be mild or severe. This condition affects loss of fluids within the body, which can lead to dehydration, acid-base imbalance or electrolyte interference. If diarrhea is accompanied by vomiting, fever and your pet refuses to drink water, this is cause for concern and you need to consult your vet as soon as possible.

Common causes of diarrhea:

Spoiled or rotten food

Eating garbage

Eating road kill

Overeating

Ingesting chemicals and toxins

Sudden change in diet

Food allergies

Reaction to medication

Serious causes of diarrhea:

Parasitic infestation

Bacterial infection

Viral infection

Fungal infection

Colitis

Ulcer

Pancreatitis

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Kidney disease

Liver disease

Stomach cancer

Diarrhea may be mild or severe and needs to be monitored because it affects loss of fluids within the body and can lead to dehydration, acid-base imbalance or electrolyte interference. If diarrhea is accompanied by vomiting, fever and your pet refuses to drink water, you should consult your vet immediately.

There are various causes of diarrhea that range from eating spoilt or rotten food, garbage or road kill, overeating, ingesting chemicals and toxins, sudden changes in diet, food allergies or a reaction to certain medications.

More severe episodes of diarrhea may develop because of parasitic infestation, bacterial, viral and fungal infection, colitis, ulcer, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney and liver disease, or stomach cancer.

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies can provide relief for both dogs and cats suffering from diarrhea, to promote firm stool formation, healthy bowel functioning, to address infection and to soothe the stomach, digestive and nervous systems.

Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em – (learn more) promotes healing for all types of wounds, including hot spots, abrasions, bites, cuts, scrapes, skin irritations, infections, hemorrhaging conditions, ulcers, provides cellular support of tissue, skin and coat, for gastrointestinal distress, as a neurasthenic that blocks the activation of nerve fibers and tissue response to inflammation, supporting the body's tissue repair mechanism to stop mutations, and in the treatment of all types of Lyme disease, including Lyme borealis, burgdorferi, borreliosis and Chronic Lyme disease (CLD).

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, for urine leakage and urinary incontinence, 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), Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS) and for Candida albicans.

Love Your Liver - (learn more)promotes theperformance, 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.

In order to prevent episodes of diarrhea occurring in your pet, there are a number of things that you can do and these include:

Feed your pet high quality, commercial pet food or a well balanced all natural diet that contains all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients

Avoid feeding your pet table scraps, bones or snacks and exclude bran, sugar and lactose products from his diet

If your pet has loose stools, give his stomach a rest by withholding food for at least 24 hours and water for 12 hours – this will help to ease an irritated stomach

After your pet’s fast, feed him a bland diet of cooked rice with skinless chicken and follow with small amounts of plain yogurt which contains natural bacterial cultures and soothes the bowel

Try not to make any sudden changes to your pet’s diet – introduce new foods gradually by adding it to old food. It should take 3 – 5 days to introduce a new diet

Inspect your pet’s stool daily for abnormalities such as loose stools, blood or mucus in stools

Ensure that your pet is de-wormed regularly

Keep your pet away from spoiled food and garbage cans

Make sure that your pet’s vaccinations are updated

Related Products:

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.

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.

Conventional Remedies:

The diagnosis of diarrhea is based on the symptoms presented, a thorough physical examination and review of your pet’s medical history. Your vet will take a fresh stool sample to check for internal parasites, blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound of the abdomen or endoscopy to determine the cause of diarrhea.

Mild episodes of diarrhea can be managed at home. This can be done by withholding food for 24 to 48 hours, but make sure that plenty of water is available to avoid dehydration. When diarrhea stops, feed your pet a bland diet of cooked rice with chicken in small amounts 3 to 6 times per day.

In cases of severe diarrhea, a specially formulated diet will be prescribed together with anti-inflammatory or antibiotic medications and intravenous fluids.

Afterwards, you can slowly return your pet to its normal diet. However, do not withhold food from puppies or kittens or administer any over-the-counter medications without consulting your vet.

 

 

 

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