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Urinary & Reproductive Diseases

Urinary & Reproductive Diseases

Herbal remedies to support urinary and reproductive health in dogs and cats.

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. 

The endocrine system interacts with many organs and bodily systems, and the adrenal and thyroid glands plays a major role in providing critical trace nutrient support to all glands and tissue, and the adrenals can become stressed and fatigued, also affecting the liver, duodenum, and kidneys.

The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, and the bladder while the genital system includes the reproductive organs. While urinary tract infections are common in young children, there are other illnesses or diseases that can affect these areas of the body as well.

Urinary diseases

Bladder stones or uroliths are common in dogs and cats. The stones form in the urinary bladder in varying size and numbers secondary to infection, dietary influences, and genetics. Types of stones include struvite, calcium oxalate, urate, cystine, calcium phosphate, and silicate. Struvite and calcium oxalate stones are by far the most common.

Urinary tract infection, specifically cystitis or bladder infection is common in dogs and cats and usually caused by bacteria. Signs include blood in the urine (hematuria), difficulty urinating (dysuria), and frequent urination (pollakiuria). The most common types of bacteria cultured from the urine of dogs with cystitis are E. coli, Staphylococcus spp., Proteus mirabilis, Streptococcus spp., Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter spp.

Urinary incontinence is leakage of urine, usually due to incompetence of the urethral sphincter in dogs and cats, and ectopic ureter (a congenital condition in which the ureter enters the urinary tract posterior to the urethral sphincter) in puppies.

It is most commonly seen in large spayed females. The lack of estrogens in spayed dogs and cats has been linked to development of incontinence.

The genital organs are related to biological reproduction.The urinary system is responsible for removing waste products from blood and eliminating them as urine. The genital organs are involved in reproduction.

Reproductive diseases

Prostate disease in dogs and cats includes benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis (infection of the prostate), cancer, and cysts and abscesses.

BPH is the most common and is found in older intact (not neutered) dogs and cats. Signs include blood in the urine and straining to urinate and defecate. Neutering and spaying is the treatment of choice.

Prostatis can be associated with BPH. Bacteria causing prostatitis include E. coli, Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., and Mycoplasma spp.

Cryptorchidism is the result of one the testicles being retained in the abdomen or inguinal canal past a normal stage of development. It is a common occurrence in dogs and is thought to be a sex-limited autosomal recessive trait.

False pregnancy, or pseudocyesis, is a common condition in female intact dogs and cats. Signs include swelling of the mammary glands, lactation, not eating, and "mothering" small objects.

Pyometra is an infection of the uterus. It is a common and potentially fatal condition in dogs and cats. The main risk period for a female is for eight weeks after her peak standing heat (or estrus cycle) has ended.

Umbilical hernia is a failure of the umbilical ring of the abdominal wall to close. It is common and can be genetic or caused by traction on the umbilical cord or by the cord being cut too close to the body. Requires surgical correction. 

Inguinal hernia is a protrusion of abdominal contents through the inguinal canal, which is corrected through surgery.

Herbal Treatments:

Herbal treatments help to soothe and support the endocrine and reproductive systems; to support healthy gland function; for natural energy & vitality, to regulate the testes, to increase testosterone levels; to balance hormone levels & to promote breeding function.

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.

Tinkle Tonic (learn more) treats prostate disorders, supports urinary tract and prostate health and reduces prostrate symptoms including Prostatitis and Benign Hyperplasia Prostate disease (BHP), promotes prostate gland health, a healthy bladder, urinary tract and bowel movements, reduces swollen and enlarged prostrate glands, promotes strong and healthy urine flow, relieves pain, discomfort and difficulty when urinating; for incomplete urination, increased frequency of urination or reduction in the volume of urine, relieves painful and strained defecation, increases circulation and strengthens the immune system.

I AM A ROCK STAR - (learn more) supports adrenal gland health and response to stress and metabolic demand, supports glandular ability to rebuild and regenerate, promotes hormonal balance, regulates stress on liver, kidney and digestive functions by reducing thirst and excessive elimination, promotes cognitive function and memory performance, balances blood sugar levels, for natural energy in young and geriatric pets, increases muscle use, ability and stamina, provides anti-inflammatory and immune support, helps maintain healthy adrenal, central nervous, digestive, immune and reproductive systems.

Dog & Cat Kryptonite (learn more) supports hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) function, enables the body to respond normally to stress and metabolic demands while supporting the glands' ability to rebuild and regenerate, supports healthy energy levels and vitality, promotes cognitive function and memory performance, for lethargic, aging or convalescing animals, regulates the organs which secrete hormones, including the pituitary, parotid, thyroid and adrenal glands, the pancreas, and the testes; stimulates the hypothalamus, supports endocrine function, the central nervous, digestive, immune and reproductive systems.

Conventional Remedies:

For reproductive diseases, replacement of estrogens, phenylpropanolamine and surgery have all been used for treatment. Please consider that all of these options have serious side effects and that natural supplementation may have the desired effect for your pet.



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