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Colitis Support (IBD, IBS, SBS)

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007

IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
SBS (Spastic Bowel Syndrome)
IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome)
Lymphocytic-plasmacytic Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Are some of the names for COLITIS symptoms.

Common Causes of Colitis

1. Parasitic - Whipworms reside in the upper colon (unlike hooks and rounds); protozoan parasites in some areas of the country are caused by Giardia, Trichomona, Amoeba and Balantida.

2. Foreign Body Colitis - We've all seen the dog that eats grass and straw. This indigestible fibre really irritates the large bowel. Any dog with pica (the compulsion to eat non food material) is a candidate for intermittent colitis.

3. Bacterial Colitis - Often is caused by Salmonella and Campylobacter.

4. Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( IBD )- This is an important group.
This disorder is due to an invasion of the wall of the large bowel by certain types of body cells. Eosinophilic Colitis is a good example. Another common cellular infiltration into the wall of the large bowel is due to lymphocytes and plasmacytes. This is referred to by veterinarians as LPIBD... Lymphocytic-plasmacytic Inflammatory Bowel Disease and is thought to be due in great measure to allergic reactions within the bowel and even throughout the digestive tract. The wall of the large intestine is invaded by the individual's own inflammatory cells in response to some triggering antigen. An allergen is any substance that incites an immune reaction.

5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Usually has a neurological or psychological origin. It is seen often in the hyper-excitable dog that is stressed, overworked, or apprehensive.

6. Typhilitis - Inflammation of the cecum which is a dead-end pocket branching from the intestinal tract where the small and large intestine join. (The medical term for this area is Ileoceco-colic junction.) This is located near where the human appendix would be, however dogs and cats don't have an appendix.

7. Cancer - The two most common types are lymphosarcoma and adenocarcinoma

Treat and prevent discomfort and pain naturally and effectively!

Colitis is an inflammation of the colon or lower bowel and is a complicated condition with many possible causes. The symptoms of colitis can also vary widely depending on the severity of the disease. When mild the symptoms of colitis may just be that the first motion of the day is firm but subsequent motions throughout the day or walk get softer. As the condition progresses you may start to see motions covered with mucus, jelly or slime. In moderate colitis the motions have mucus flecked with blood especially toward the end of the motion. The animal often strains unproductively after the passage of the motion.

If the colitis is severe then the animal may pass a red to brown diarrhoea which will result in rapid dehydration and collapse. This may also be accompanied by vomiting. It can be acute and natural treatment is needed as soon as possible.

Most people while they wait to receive their herbal Colitis formula and homeopathic remedies use Slippery Elm Powder (from Health store) mixed in water and given a tablespoon (med size dog) more for horses, orally as a soothing healing liquid meal.

Causes: The most common causes of colitis are dietary indiscretion usually involving dairy products, and rich food sauces, fat or liver.

A common cause of colitis in nervous animals is stress, this is often seen when such animals are kennelled for their owner's holidays.

Less common causes of colitis are dietary intolerance. Sometimes these dietary intolerances are temporary and sometimes they are permanent.
The presentation of undigested food in the colon for whatever reason can result in colitis.
In these situations it is important to address the cause of the food being undigested, be it a failure of digestion or a hypermotile bowel. Another uncommon cause of colitis like symptoms in the dog are bacterial overgrowths in the bowel, the most likely is a bacteria called Clostridia.

The initial treatment advice given by a Veterinarian for colitis is similar to that for vomiting and diarrhoea ie. starvation.

However this is usually unnecessary once you start our Natural remedies and diet suggestion. Diets which tend to protect against colitis fall into two types.

Hypoallergenic diets ie. diets with unusual protein and carbohydrate sources that your dog is unlikely to be sensitive to. These diets do not contain the allergens to which dogs are most likely to be sensitive.

Some of the foods to avoid in the case of dogs are beef, dairy products and wheat, which are common in commercial foods and kibble.

High fibre/low fat diets that result in an environment in the colon that encourages the growth of "friendly" bacteria. - We will provide a diet sheet guide when purchasing Colitis herbal treatments.


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AN # 83 COLIHOMEO Support Set of 2 $99.00
Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome. Complete healing IS possible and achieved when you use the natural formulas that soothe, heal and repair mucous membrane in bowel and large and small intestines.

Effective and natural relief and healing from chronic or acute diarrhoea, pain in abdomen from chronic inflammation of the large intestine (colon).

Formula 1 COLIHOMEO formula (50ML)
Formula 2. Colitis HERBAL SUPPORT (200ML)
SUITABLE FOR ALL SPECIES AND AGES.
I set will treat many animals or one small pet for a year.


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AN # 122 PROBIOITC - FLORA RESTORE 100ml $31.90

It has Acidophilus, Bifidus and the Bulgaricus, which means it has the three main types many animals and people may need. Probiotic bacteria may assist in gut mucosal barrier functions, which can provide relief from the symptoms of food allergies such as intestinal inflammation.
It also alters the gut flora composition in favour of bifidobacteria, which are the good guys.
IS A MUST FOR ANY PET who have had the chemical Antibiotics in the past or present.

PROBIOTIC - FLORA RESTORE 100ml Pills / 100ml liquid
INGREDIENTS: Nosodes Bacillus no 7, Candida Alb, Dysentery Co, Gaertner (bach) Giardia, Helicobacter pylori, Morgan(bach), Proteus(bach)Lactobacill Acid, Colostrum, Bifidobacter Adolescentis, alfalfa, 4C,30C.


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AN # 130 RESCUE REMEDY - Bach flowers 20ml $30.00

For humans and ALL Species and WILDLIFE
Use for any type of shock or stress. Through injury or attack or traumas.
Revive reptiles and birds that are in shock - due to shock or stress.
(Just put a couple of drops on body or head or drinking water)

Give drops every 5 minutes for 3 in total is all that is normally needed to bring about wellbeing from shock and stress.

This remedy can save you and your pet's life from dying just from shock alone!

The majority of deaths are not caused from the physical injuries, but die from shock.

*** Always have a bottle at home, in the car and on holidays.


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OR
AN # 102 ENDOCRINE BALANCE - MALE & FEMALE 50ml $25.00
To balance the energies within all glands making up the endocrine system in the female and the male animal.
1. Endocrine Formula 50ml
(Pituitary, Thymus, Parathyroid, Thyroid, Adrenals, Pancreas Hydrastis, Lymph, Ovary, Uterus, Vulva, teste).


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OR
AN # 118 SCOURING / STOMACH ULCER (Slippery Elm Powder) 50g $20.00
Scouring treatment for Kangaroos, foals, calves, and adult animals.
Slippery Elm Powder is used for inflammation of intestines, internal membrane anywhere in the body, ulcers, and stopping diarrhoea and scouring in young calfs, yearlings and joeys.
It is often used as a nutritional supplement as well, when eating solids is not possible. Always add filtered water to the powder and make a runny liquid paste, syringe and give orally.
Slippery Elm powder mix is also highly nutritious and is often used as a liquid supplement for convelesant animals.

 

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