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Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome in Dogs / Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome in Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome

Herbal treatments to help treat Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome and to help prevent 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 liver, kidneys, bone marrow and the endocrine system for its effects on the adrenal and thyroid glands.

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome, also called IBS, is a fairly common condition in both cats and dogs. IBS simply refers to a group of gastro-intestinal disorders that causes irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the digestive tract and can occur in the large intestine (colitis), the small intestine (enteritis), or the stomach (gastritis).

This results in a number of digestive upsets including abdominal pain, constipation, chronic diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, bloating, and flatulence. In some cases, pets start to lose their appetite and weight-loss can result.

As with human irritable bowel syndrome, the cause of IBS in pets is not fully understood. There do however seem to be a number of contributing factors which seem to exacerbate the condition.

IBS may occur as a result of the following:

Poor diet

Food allergies

Stress

Overuse of antibiotics

Viral infections

Bacterial infections

Parasites

Eating spoiled food

Eating too fast or too much

Vigorous exercise or exercising too soon after a meal

Swallowing foreign objects or toxic chemicals such as household detergents, pesticides or fertilizer

Sudden diet changes

Intolerance to certain foods such as lactose

Anxiety, nervousness or excitement

Ingesting medications

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies function as digestive tonics while soothing and supporting the stomach lining, esophagus and entire digestive tract, to address symptoms of colitis, enteritis and gastritis, to soothe stomach bloat and to provide symptomatic relief of digestive problems in the digestive tract, to soothe gastric mucus membranes and stomach bloat, to promote digestive & gastrointestinal system health and overall health and wellbeing and to reduce the imbalance in the body’s systems in dogs and cats.

Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em – (learn more) LIQUID  POWDER  CAPSULES  helps promotes healing for all types of wounds, including hot spots, abrasions, bites, cuts, scrapes, skin irritations, infections, viruses, bacteria, fungi, germs, bleeding & hemorrhaging conditions; for holistic use for ulcers, ulcerative colitis, GERD, esophaghitis & other degenerative conditions of the larynx, throat & nerves; 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, nerve & joint pain and pain associated with wounds and injury; may help remove plague and tartar upon application to help support healthy teeth and gums; helps support 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; documented anesthetic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-viral, antidysenteric, antifungal, antihemorrhagic, antileukemic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antitumorous,  neurasthenic and vulnerary (wound healer); used holistically for all types of Herpes virus, 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. 

Yummy Tummy – (learn more) promotes antioxidant, natural plant steroids, prebiotics, probiotics, inulin, fiber, digestive enzymes and a plant based steroid, used holistically to help address digestive, urinary, bladder and gall bladder support, may be useful for all types of digestive disorders; works to help promote proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients, especially important for raw and home cooked diets; may help address bladder (cystitis) and kidney (pyelonephritis) infections; adaptogen content helps tone and strengthen the connective tissue of the bladder related to urine leakage and urinary incontinence; may help address GERD, acid reflux, Leaky Gut Syndrome, ulcers and ulcerative colitis; works to help heal wounds and lesions in the gut related to ulcers and Leaky Gut Syndrome; used holistically for Candida including systemic Candida 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) and Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS); strongly anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antibiotic, anti-Candidal and a natural plant based steroid.

Tummy Gladiator – (read more) contains prebiotics, probiotics, inulin, fiber and digestive enzymes and more, used holistically to help support a healthy digestive tract; to help maintain native gut flora, soothe stomach upset and support proper elimination; to lend nutritional support for balanced immune health; to help address GERD, acid reflux, Leaky Gut Syndrome and ulcers; to help heal wounds and lesions in the gut; to help support lymphatic function; may help fight stomach and urinary infections, as well as general infections found in the animal body, due to its natural plant based steroid content and healthy plant chemicals which are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antibiotic, anti-Candidal and a natural plant based steroid; may also help to block allergen occurrence by reducing histamine and mast cell response as well as related inflammation, the triggers for allergies.

I Feel Good –  (learn more) contains antioxidants, prebiotics, probiotics, digestives enzymes, fiber, inulin, fatty acids and adaptogens and is a potent plant-based anti-viral, which helps nutritionally tone the animal body, helps boost or balance immunity as needed, including soothing an over-stimulated immune system or boosting an under- performing immune system, helps to reduce all forms of system-wise metabolic and oxidative stress that undermine immunity; helps support water regulation and fluid balance in the body; helps reduce 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) and fever; may be an important anti-viral adjunctive in cases of Herpes virus; may help alleviate symptoms 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; as a gastrotonic to support stomach health; 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.

Practical, in-home suggestions:

 

The first thing to consider if your pet has IBS is their diet. Many pets have intolerance to certain ingredients (like people) 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. Avoid corn, wheat, soy, colorants, additives, etc.

 

Also consider treats. Avoid feeding your pet human food where possible and eliminate all treats and table scraps until you have the IBS under control. The known triggers of 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 support a stress free home environment. 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.

Conventional Remedies:

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.

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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