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Gallstones

Cholelithiasis (see Gallstones)

Herbal treatments to prevent gallstones and cholelithiasisand to prevent infection of the kidneys and urinary tract in cats and dogs.

In renal challenges, the kidneys not only need to be supported but consideration should also be given to support of the liver, cardiovascular system and autonomic nervous system., facilitate the support and natural rehabilitation of the kidneys and other important tissues. 

Gallstones, also know as cholelithiasis, is a medical condition resulting from the formation of stones in the gallbladder. Gallstones are typically made up of calcium or other secreted substances. Gallstones occur in dogs and cats but our pets usually have lower cholesterol and calcium stone composition than in humans. Miniature Schnauzers, Poodles, and Shetland Sheepdogs may be predisposed to gallstones.

Dog and cat gallbladder stones are usually formed as a result of poor diet or metabolic dysfunction. When dogs and cats have gall bladder stones, they present urinary problems.

Symptoms

In some pets, there are no apparent symptoms. However, if there is an infection in addition to the gallstones, a dog or cat may display vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, and jaundice.

Causes

Interruption of bile flow

Sludging

Bile supersaturated with pigment, calcium, or cholesterol

Inflammation

Infection

Tumor

Shedding of cells

Stones create inflammation and encourage bacteria growth

Low protein leads to the formation of gallbladder stones

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies have proven to be highly effective in the treatment of gallbladder infections and other urinary related problems, for its anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties to reduce urinary tract infection, to reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system, for the treatment of severe cystitis, for urine retention that may occur with prostate problems and to reduce symptoms of burning urine.

Stix & Stones promotes improved 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 crystals such as calcium oxalate and prevents them from entering kidney and bladder cells, provides pH modulation, for urinary system disorders and pathologies and for hepatic insufficiency.

Break It Up! eliminates liver, kidney, bladder and gall stones, crystals, grains and gravel with less pain, (active stones and as a preventative), and safely removes them from the body; for bladder and (upper urinary tract or bladder), kidney infections, balances and normalizes liver enzyme levels, reduces uric acid and increases urination, for cystitis and prostatitis; for the following stones: calcium oxalate, struvite, uric acid, cystine, calcium phosphate and silica stones; for liver and kidney disease, for infectious hepatitis and leptospirosis, Fatty Liver Disease, (hepatic lipidosis), Feline cholangiohepatitis, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), formerly called FUS (feline urological syndrome), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (FIV), Leaky Gut Syndrome, Intestinal Dysbiosis and Intestinal Hypermerability.

Hepa Protect supports proper liver function and metabolism, bile production and flow, rehabilitates the performance, health and repair of the liver, kidneys, bladder and gall bladder, rehabilitates and 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, including oxalate and struvite crystals and stones; reduces uric acid, for gall bladder inflammation, gall stones and gallbladder infections, for renal colic and renal calculi.

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Conventional Remedies:

Your veterinarian will confirm or rule out diseases of the liver, pancreatitis, inflammation of the bile duct or gallbladder, and a gallbladder distended by an inappropriate accumulation of mucus.

Your vet will perform a complete blood count to look for bacterial infection, obstruction in the bile duct, or other underlying factors that could be causing the symptoms.

X-rays are not usually very effective in looking at the gallbladder, but your veterinarian will probably want to use ultrasound to make an internal visual examination. Ultrasound imaging can detect stones, a thickened gallbladder wall, or an over sized bile tract. This can also be used as a guide for the collection of specimens for culture.

Surgery may be an option in some cases. 

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