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Considering a natural option to dogs health

Here is a list of alternative remedies for some of our dogs’ common ailments that you may wish to consider:

Note that in order to provide dosage or the best remedy is best advised by a holistic Vet or a homeopath.

They are common symptoms associated with toxins, especially yeast and other food allergies. The constant stress of other chronic conditions can also result in diarrhea, constipation (or both), mucous covered stools and flatulence.
Digestive Enzymes can be appropriate but l suggest introducing digestive enzymes slowly. Yucca is a soothing herb as are Aloe and Slippery Elm Bark.
Several factors contribute to bowel upsets, including medications often used during a crisis, such as antibiotics, steroids and antihistamines. Eliminate any possible culprits such as
- Hard to digest pet food ingredients, such as plant cellulose – often soy castings, peanut shells
- Lack of exercise, especially with six hours or more of prolonged confinement
- Inadequate amounts of fluids ingested
- Excessive ingestion of fur due to licking and chewing
- Poor sources of dietary fibre

Cooked oatmeal added to meals or given alone with vegetable, fish or meat broth, provide excellent sources of fiber. Psyllium Seed or Husks is commonly used however when used on it’s own can harsh on the digestive tract.

It has been noted that Chinese mushrooms such as Reishi and Shiitake are an excellent source of fiber and is known for a curative potential in reversing chronic colon conditions.

Old fecal matter can become toxic (especially with bacterial infection) and can push the body to eliminate the irritation so that diarrhea results. Supplement with a high quality garlic supplement

Is a very effective anti-inflammatory. It’s stalk and roots contain steroidal saponins, which react in the body like chemical steroids, but without the side effects. Reduces tissue inflammation and pain.
Yucca encourages a range of motion in joints that assist in keeping it from freezing up.

Wonderful supplement for inflamed joints

Milk Thistle, Licorice, Alfalfa and Dandelion
Excellent remedies for liver and blood circulation. They can reduce free radicals that may irate joints.

Vitamin C
Reduces inflammation, strengthens ligaments, tendons and reduce allergy sensitivity. It is an excellent anti-oxidant. Many consider this one of the best joint and ligament vitamin.

A sulphur based product, reduces inflammation, assists with poor skin and coat conditions

Selenium and Vitamin E reduce inflammation

Helps replenish synovial fluid, an imbalance that can create the rubbing of bone upon bone, resulting in pain and encouraging more calcium build up – the repercussion of which is worse arthritis


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