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Renal Support in Dogs and Cats

Renal Support in Dogs and Cats

Herbal nutrition to help support the kidneys and to help reduce symptoms related to renal (kidney) disease in dogs and cats. 

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.
Kidney disease, also known as renal disease, commonly affects dogs and cats. The kidneys perform vital functions in the animal body, including filtering the blood and removing waste products. If these organs do not function properly, waste products accumulate in the body causing your pet to become very ill.
There are two forms of kidney disease, acute renal disease and chronic renal disease. In acute renal disease, symptoms occur suddenly and are often a result of toxicity, infections and changes in the body that restrict the blood supply to the kidneys. Acute renal disease is sudden and severe.
Chronic renal disease (CRD) occurs gradually, usually over a along period of time, often without any specific signs of illness. If left untreated, kidney failure can occur and result in serious health complications for your pet.
Common symptoms of kidney disease include:
Increased water consumption
Increased urination 
Increased volume of urine
Lack of urination
Decrease in urination
Voiding urination during the night
Blood in the urine
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Loss of appetite
Weight loss
Lethargy
Hunched over posture accompanied with a reluctance to walk
Poor skin and hair condition
The causes of kidney and/or renal failure and include:
Fungal infections
Viral infections
Bacterial infections
Parasites
Aging
Inflammation
Trauma
Autoimmune diseases
Cancer
Congenital diseases
Amyloidosis (a disease caused by the abnormal deposits of certain types of protein in the kidney)
Inherited disorders
Toxic reaction to certain medications

Helpful suggestions:

Feed your pet high quality diet that contains the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals
Make sure your pet has access to filtered, clean water and encourage to drink often
Encourage your dog to urinate often by taking him outside at regular intervals
Make sure that you cat has access to a clean litter box
Ensure that your pet exercises regularly to maintain overall health and wellbeing
Incorporate immune-building supplements into your pet’s diet to strengthen the immune system and potentially avoid disease and infection
Avoid exposing your pet to chemicals and toxins
Have regular veterinary check ups to maintain the overall health of your pet

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

Herbal remedies can be highly effective in helping to address kidney disease and dysfunction; to help improve kidney and urinary function and support; to help purify and cleanse the blood; to help remove waste and to reduce water retention; to help promote kidney, liver and urinary tract health and to help maintain healthy blood pressure.
Stix & Stones – (learn more) 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; helps to treat urinary tract infections (bladder and kidney 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. This product has been proven to be 90% effective at addressing urinary tract infections, and all types of stones, gravel, calculi and crystals in dogs and cats.

Hepa Protect – (learn more) 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; helps to protect red blood cell formation, useful in diseases such as ehrlichia, ehrlichiosis.

Love Your Liver - (learn more) promotes the performance, 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.

I Feel Good –  (learn more) promotes healthy immune response, reduces all types of inflammation, provides dermal support and growth of healthy cells and tissues in the body’s natural 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; plus contains prebiotics and probiotics useful in balancing digestive health and function and much more. Recognized as one of the most important medicinal plants of the whole world, particularly related to supporting balanced immunity and limiting inflammation and inflammatory conditions.

Conventional Remedies:

The diagnosis of kidney disease is based on the symptoms,  a physical examination and review of your pet’s medical history. Diagnostic tests will be conducted and likely will include blood tests, urinalysis, x-rays and ultrasonography. 
Your vet will prescribe various medications to reduce the workload on the kidneys.
Dietary changes such as a low protein, sodium and phosphorus diet including drinking plenty of fresh, clean water will be recommended.
Hospitalization may be required where intravenous fluids, medications and nutritional support will be administered. In severe circumstances, kidney dialysis and kidney transplants may also be performed on cats and dogs, but are costly. 

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