Manataka American Indian Council
Dog and Cat Digestive System Problems - Herbal Pet Health Care for Canine and Feline Stomach Pain, Discomfort
Domestic animals, like humans, are subject to the damaging effects of cooked and processed foods, food additives, environmental pollution and the stress of modern day living. All of these factors can affect digestive functioning and lead to a range of digestive disorders.
Many holistic vets also blame over-vaccination for the rise in chronic illness, including digestive complaints, in domestic pets. As pet owners, we try to do the best for our animals and to feed them healthy, nutritious food that will not harm them. However, advertising and the claims of pet food manufacturers have contributed to the misinformation surrounding what is best for our pets.
Commercial dried and tinned pet food is convenient and claims to be 'better' than any other form of food. In addition, our pets learn to like the food that we eat and who can resist those soulful eyes when a packet of chips or a cookie is around!
The result is that pets in today's world suffer from the same digestive complaints and disorders as their humans. It can be very distressing to watch your pet suffer from the pain and discomfort associated with chronic and acute digestive disorders, which are often very resistant to treatment.
There are many synthetic over the counter and prescription medicines to treat digestive complaints and disorders. These include anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, drugs that suppress the immune system, antibiotics and other medication for symptomatic relief.
While these synthetic medications may make a big difference to quality of life for animals suffering from digestive disorders and dysfunction, many also come with side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, headaches, diarrhea and even greater risk of infection. Immunosuppressant drugs may also lower the body's natural resistance to illness.
Holistic practitioners recognize that the whole animal should be treated to maximize health and reduce imbalance in the system caused by a variety of environmental and dietary stresses.
A combination of natural medicine, healthy diet and regular exercise will help your pet to return to digestive health.
Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice): Powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-allergenic and excellent tonic for the intestines, bladder, kidney and entire digestive tract. This herb is also very effective in the treatment of peptic ulcers, reducing pain and helping to heal the stomach lining.
Ulmus fulva (slippery elm): The bark of this excellent digestive herb is rich in trace minerals, manganese, iodine, protein and soothing mucilage. It is a very highly respected herb in naturopathic circles and is regularly used by holistic veterinarians to treat a range of chronic and acute digestive disorders as well as to improve the health of the digestive tract.
Althaea officinalis (marshmallow), Rice Powder. An excellent and well known remedy for digestive disorders and very effective in soothing painful and inflamed mucus membranes of the digestive tract
"Thank you for the help and guidance you have given me. My beautiful collie has not been so comfortable in years and is once more eating normally without all the pain and bloating we have been struggling with for so long. He just seems to be so much happier and healthier and we are so pleased that we followed your advice regarding Digestive Support and diet." - Alison, NJ
"Our much loved family cat has always had a difficult stomach and vomited at every turn. She has been on a restricted diet for many years, yet still always battled to keep down her food. Stress, weather - anything seemed to bring on a bout of vomiting. I wanted to tell you how much your capsules have helped to settle her stomach. We have tried many things - diet, medicines and vet's treatment but have not had the same success as we have now." - Deidre M.
"Thank you to your team with their kindness, help and support. After all the different things I have spent money on, the most effective has been your Digestive Support capsules. They are easy to administer without fighting and wastage!" - LRV
"PetAlive will definitely be my first resort from now on, before spending money on expensive medicines. My animals are my world and the natural way just makes so much more sense!!!! " - Gayle.
Digestive Support comes in convenient capsule form.
Capsules may be swallowed whole by larger dogs. However, most owners find that it is easier and more convenient to open the capsule and mix the contents with wet food or a treat.
This prevents stress to both pet and owner! Cats, especially, hate to have medicine forced down their throats and will happily eat the dried herb when it is mixed with a treat, a little fish or rolled into a butter ball.
Cats and small dogs: 1/2
capsule twice daily.
Caution: Safety during pregnancy and nursing has not been established.
How long will a bottle last?
Depending on the size of your pet, Digestive Support will last 15 - 60 days.
A 45-180 day supply of 3 bottles is offered at a discount see the Buy 2 Get 1 FREE special below.
How long until we see results?
In chronic conditions, results are usually noted within 3 - 5 weeks of regular use, although conditions associated with pain often respond sooner.
Improvement in acute conditions is usually seen within 24 - 48 hours. Animals that also suffer from chronic gas, flatulence and bloating will benefit from our Flatulence Preventer.
What else can help?
According to many experts and followers of holistic health, the best diet for dogs and cats is a raw diet. Cooked food, pasteurized milk and other processed foodstuffs are thought to be damaging to the health of animals.
Studies, like the famous 10 year Pottenger Cat Study, have clearly demonstrated that raw meat (in the case of cats) and a combination of raw meat and raw vegetables (for dogs) is the only diet that will keep animals healthy and disease free generation after generation.
Everything in the anatomy of dogs and cats points to a raw meat-based diet as being what they were designed for. They have sharp teeth, highly concentrated digestive secretions to digest raw meat and short intestines.
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