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Uterine Fibroids in Dogs and Cats

Uterine Fibroids in Dogs and Cats

Herbal treatments to help address symptoms of uterine fibroids in dogs and cats.

The immune system is a complex army of cells found through out your pet’s body that provides a fortified defense against unwanted invaders. It is an intricate system that keeps your pet healthy and protects them against allergens, viruses, bacteria, microbes, parasites, toxins, foreign fells and cellular mutations (healthy cells which have mutated into irregular cells). The immune system is tasked with protecting EVERY cell in the animal body. With so many pet parents wondering why and how to best support immunity in their dogs and cats, this article will highlight its role and provide practical suggestions. 

A healthy immune system is resilient and powerful and up to the task of supporting normal, balanced function. The immune system is not intended to be suppressed or stimulated.  But even an animal with a highly developed immune system can experience dysfunction or failure. In cases of dysfunction, an animal body requires whole body systemic support. If your pet’s immune system is weakened, every bodily system is at risk for disease. 

When your animal’s immune system is triggered, and if it is not in balance, it sends an alarm throughout the body. In cases of unbalanced immunity, your pet's immune system becomes overactive or suppressed and is no longer able to tell the difference between its own body or a foreign invader. As a result, the animal body basically attacks its own immune system, opening the door to inflammation, infection and autoimmune disease. Fibroids,or fibroid tumors, is an example of an autoimmune disorder. 

Female dogs and cats have a unique set of health needs related to reproductive matters than male dogs or cats. It is not uncommon for female dogs or cats to experience uterine health complications after giving birth to their first litter and often require veterinarian assistance. During pregnancy, a common complication is the development of a uterine fibroid. Uterine fibroids are growths or tumors which develop on the muscles of the uterus. Once developed, fibroids can cause pain and discomfort over a lifetime for your pet.

Forms of uterine fibroids include: 

  1. Subserosa- fibroids grow on the outside the uterine wall and can cause tissue compression on surrounding areas including the bladder and digestive system
  2. Intramural-fibroids are the most common and grow within the wall of the uterus
  3. Sub mucosal-fibroids grow inside the muscular wall of the uterus or womb

  4. Pedunculated-fibroids hang from a stalks outside of the uterine wall.
  5. Malignant fibroids are rare, known as leiomyosarcoma
  6. Rare forms of fibroids which metastasize but are not malignant, known as benign metastasizing leiomyoma

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

Herbal treatments are used to help boost immunity and address inflammation of skin tissues and structures in the animal body; to help treat and manage tumor growth; to help holistically treat uterine fibroids; to help cleanse all bodily systems and support healthy cells in the body; to help promote the body’s own natural restorative functions while having a tonic effect on the skin, bones, muscles and connective tissue; to help promote healthy cellular response; to help promote the healing of wounds, treating pain and injuries as well as chronic skin conditions.

I Cell-Ebrate Life (learn more) helps to promote healthy cell and cell membrane support; helps promotes connective tissue, skin and coat support and antioxidant protection against free radicals, which is important in disease prevention; helps standardize normal cell operation; encourages free radical scavenging of cysts, tumors and lipomas; may help address symptoms related to Lyme disease; provides nutritional, biochemical and plant botanical support of healthy immune cells; promotes optimal immune protection and systematic health and strength; supports bone, teeth and muscle health and integrity and for animals that need extra joint, immune, circulatory and vascular support.

I Want Liquid Immunity -  (learn more) contains water-soluble plant bioflavonoids that function as potent antioxidants which are important in disease prevention; used adjunctively for growth abnormalities such as tumors, cysts and lipomas (often related to poor diet, excessive medication, environmental toxicity as well as aberrant cellular mutations); provides antioxidant protection against free radicals; helps promote cellular health and to reduce catabolic waste; may help address symptoms related to Lyme disease; provides nutritional, biochemical and plant botanical support of healthy immune cells; promotes optimal immune protection and systematic health and strength; supports bone, teeth and muscle health and integrity and for animals that need extra joint, immune, circulatory and vascular support. Strongly anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-mutagenic.

Joint Ease Super Dog & Cat – (learn more) contains a synergistic blend of plant and marine extracts that promote preventative and reparative support to rebuild tissue, joints, bones and muscles; supports balanced immunity and limits whole body inflammatory response while promoting systemic healing; as a holistic, natural treatment for rheumatism; for arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), Intervertebral Disk Disease (IDD), Degenerative Myelopathy, arthrosis and related inflammation and pain; for muscle pains, strains, injuries and other degenerative joint related diseases; 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. Contains herbs and marine extracts recognized by the World Health Organization as some of the most important ingredients in the natural treatment of all forms of arthritis.

Get Well Soon  (learn more) is used holistically as an immune booster, an adjunctive cytotoxic therapy against cancer cells and complementary therapy in anti-cancer protocols due to its active content of Annonaceous acetogenins, for its significant anti-tumorous (slows growth), anti-cancerous activity (inhibits anaerobic cells while protecting healthy cells), broad-spectrum internal and external antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties against infection, for cysts and tumors, including fibrous, fatty, sebaceous tumors including cutaneous mast cell tumors (mastocytomas, mast cell tumors, sarcomas), lipomas, histiocytomas, adenomas hyperplasia and papillomas. Also used adjunctively and holistically for the following types of tumors: hind quarter, deep tissue, lesions, polyps, warts, basal and mast cell, bone, brain, heart, liver, kidney, bladder, mammary, skin, stomach, eye, ear, nose, mouth and leg tumors.

Conventional Remedies:

Not all fibroids cause pain or complications for your pet. Some disappear after pregnancy. Vet care is important to monitor the presence of fibroids. When fibroids continue and persist to cause your dog pain and hardship, then your vet may suggest removing the uterus to provide relief for your dog or cat.

In some cases, your veterinarian may need to do an ultrasound of your pet’s abdominal cavity to ensure there are no adverse health complications. When pain and complications are found to be of concern for your female dog or

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