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Intestinal Health

Intestinal Health

Herbal remedies to help support intestinal 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 the adrenals, which are part of the endocrine system 

As with humans, intestinal health in dogs and cats is difficult to maintain and diagnose. 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.  Dogs and cats of all ages and breeds may be affected by abdominal pain, although some breeds are likely at greater risk than others.

Digestive dysfunction can occur for a variety of reasons, but the main causes tend to be related to being fed table scraps, foods that are sweet, sugary or fatty, or foods that contain corn, wheat or soy. If a new food is introduced too quickly into the diet, it can also cause digestive upset.

Our pets are also often subject to the harmful effects of processed foods which contain preservatives and additives. Animals are also exposed to environmental pollutants and the stress of modern living, which can all affect digestive functioning and can result in a number of digestive upsets.

One of the biggest culprits related to digestive upset are commercial canned and dry foods that are often promoted as “natural” or “healthy.” Often, grocery store and big box chain stores offer foods full of grains, meat by-products and chemical and preservatives additives that wreak havoc on the animal body.

Digestive upset may also be related to your pet eating garbage, spoiled food, road kill or ingesting toxins such as garden chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, bleach or household detergents. In the case of suspected toxin ingestion, this is an emergency situation and you must contact your vet immediately.

Some pets and breeds may also naturally have more sensitive stomachs and digestive systems, and may be prone to a number of digestive problems such as stomach inflammation, frequent vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and bloating.

Chronic and acute digestive upsets are unpleasant for both you and your pet because they are difficult to diagnose and treat, leaving both pets and pet owners feeling helpless and uncomfortable.

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies are used as a digestive tonic, to relieve a variety of digestive disorders and upsets, to soothe stomach bloat and painful and inflamed mucous membranes, to promote digestive and gastrointestinal system health, to cleanse your pet’s systems by getting rid of excess bile, mucus and other impurities, to restore digestive comfort, prevent nausea and help prevent vomiting, to relieve motion sickness and provide balanced digestion and calm, happy cats and dogs during travel.

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.

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.

Dietary intolerance is a leading cause of digestive upset in pets. It only takes intolerance to a single ingredient in your pet’s food to cause digestive complaints such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Opt for high quality, balanced diets filled with unprocessed foods, and if necessary, experiment with a few different diets to find one that most suits your pet’s digestive system.

Make sure your pet has plenty of fresh clean water available at all times. Many cats are fussy water drinkers and may only drink from water sources other than their water bowel, such as from running taps, baths, or your drinking glass. Keep at least two sources of water around for your pet.

Food and water bowels should be made from glass, ceramics or stainless steel, and not plastic. Plastic is porous and can harbor bacteria. Bowels should also be washed regularly with hot water.

Many pets will refuse to eat if they are feeling ill. This natural fasting process give’s your pet’s digestive system time to rest and heal, so don’t worry too much if your otherwise healthy pet skips a meal. If however, your pet doesn’t eat for 48 hours, or shows other symptoms of illness, then a trip to the vet is necessary.

Certain foods such as onions and chocolate are toxic for pets and should never be given as treats. Other human foods can also cause digestive upsets such as very spicy, or rich foods. Next time your pet lashing those pleading eyes at the dinner table, just say "no" or opt for a healthy pet treat.

Furballs can seriously disrupt the digestive system and cause a number of digestive complaints. It is therefore important to manage furballs with regular grooming and natural supplements, if they are a problem for your pet

Related Products:

Shake Ur Groove Thing – (learn more) promotes healthy bowel function and purification, gentle parasitic detoxification and body clarification, used for cramping, pain, constipation, gas and bloating, supports correct balance of intestinal flora and helps calms the digestive system, for anal fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, food allergies and hypersensitivities, as a general skin support, and provides a healthy solution for waste and toxin removal, includingpesticides, environmental toxins, chemicals related to flea and tick products and drugs regimens such as NSAID’s and synthetic glucosteriods and corticosteroids.

Joint Ease Super Dog & Cat – (learn more) contains plant and marine extracts that promote preventative and reparative support to rebuild tissue, joints, bones and muscles, supports healthy immune and inflammatory response, for rheumatism, for arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, Degenerative Joint Disease, Intervertebral Disk Disease and arthrosis, for muscle pains, strains, injuries and other degenerative joint related diseases, for pain, 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.

I Feel Good –  (learn more) promotes healthy immune response, reduces 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 mobility.

 

 

 

 

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