Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
Weakness in joints and spine which cause Inflammation and pain in joints, spine area can be often associated with a vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Thus continued vaccinations that severely deplete vitamin c and magnesium (stress), will make your dog more susceptible to injuries and tears.
Your dog’s spinal cord and connected nerve roots are contained within the spinal canal. When this canal narrows, compression on the spinal nerve roots results. The most typical area for this compression to occur is in the lumbosacral region where the pelvis and spine are connected, which is why the symptoms of spinal stenosis affect hind end function and mobility. Spinal stenosis can be a congenital condition, but it is more typically acquired later in life as the result of degenerative arthritis of the spine or intervertebral disc herniation. Spinal stenosis commonly afflicts large breeds, such as German shepherds and Rottweilers. Other causes of spinal compression include tumor growth in the spine and injury resulting from trauma.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
The compression of spinal stenosis is painful and debilitating. Dogs who are afflicted will show reluctance to mount stairs, jump into the car or climb on furniture. Lameness and weakness when walking and difficulty getting into the usual stance for defecation are typically observed as the rear leg muscles atrophy from minimal use. Your dog may appear stiff and slow to get up or lie down, and he may no longer be able to wag his tail when you greet him. Some dogs yelp if they make a move that incites pain.
If the condition is more advanced, with neurological signs, including fecal and urinary incontinence, also use the below formulas.
HAMPL Internal Repair 169-1 50ml (1.7oz) drops
~ Working on the repair and restoration of function of bladder paralysis, bladder spasms, stricture of rectum or bladder, and paralysis of the intestinal muscles, paralysis or prolapse of the rectum (anus) and sphincter causing the inability to go to the toilet and release stools and urine causing acute or chronic constipation or urinary blockage etc.
HAMPL Paralysis Gone 94-2 30ml Drops
Symptoms of "Paralysis" or just "general muscle weakness" or muscle and nerve weakness.
Important Vitamins and Minerals to use for all Spine Conditions
1. Lecithin (choline)
Help repair and protect the myelin sheath.
Myelin Sheath is composed of fatty substances and phospholipids which make up a portion of the nerve cell wall membrane. It may provide building blocks for the myelin sheath and nerve tissue in the spinal cord.
PROTECTION and REPAIR
ORDER THE Sunflower Lecithin (choline) (454g ) powder supplement from iherb.com
* Brand Now Foods (from iherb.com)
Small Animals - Add a good pinch to every meal, mix in.
Small dog - Add 1-2 teaspoons to every meal, mix in.
Med to Large dog or animal - Add 1 tablespoon to every meal, mix in.
2. Magnesium liquid (ReMag) 30ml (Product code AN284)
This is great for as a relaxant for muscles. As well as magnesium stimulates the hormone calcitonin, which helps to preserve bone structure by drawing calcium out of the blood and soft tissues back into the bones. This action helps lower the likelihood of osteoporosis, some forms of arthritis, heart attack and kidney stones. So, if you're taking lots of calcium and not much magnesium, you are susceptible to these conditions. Calcium actually depletes magnesium in the body. Most of us (and pets) are storing calcium in the blood and soft tissues, so we do not need any more calcium, it is magnesium levels that we need to build up.
These are the ones we use for ourselves and pets
PROBIOTICS for pets and humans
" ProBiotic 12 Powder" 200 Billion CFU’s (brand is - Seeking Health) from Seeking Health website or other websites also sell this.
"RAW Probiotics Ultimate Care" Capsules *100 Billion CFU’s (Band- Garden of Life). The above from Garden of Life can be purchased at www.iherb.com
It takes 2 months to fully restore gut flora.
4. Vitamin C
Can use "whole food vitamin c powder"or synthetic vitamin C called "sodium ascorbate" powder (from health food store) Vitamin C is dissolvable in water. And can be diluted in some goats milk or broth etc, and oral syringed. e.g. 2 teaspoons in half a cup of liquid. stir well then oral syringe 1ml for toy dogs, 2ml for small dogs, 3- 4ml for larger dogs.
Note: As Vitamin C does not stay in the body for long, and what the body does not need will wee it out. So best to repeat vitamin C 3 to 4 times a day for a month or longer to get fast good results.
Research has shown that high doses of vitamin C given orally or in meals has been shown to reduce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. We have had great improvement seen when vitamin C is restored back into the body.
What does Vitamin C do?
Vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory that helps reduce and prevent inflammation and swelling
Skin Conditions, weakness in joints and spine which cause "Inflammation" and "pain in joints", spine area can be often associated with a vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Thus continued vaccinations that severely deplete vitamin c and magnesium (stress), will make your dog more susceptible to injuries and tears. This is an important part of pain relief, since most pain from acute injuries and chronic muscle, bone and joint pain results from inflammation. In addition to helping relieve pain, Vitamin C stimulates collagen growth. Collagen forms the connective tissue cushion between joints. This cushion is the tissue that is eroded in dogs who have arthritis and other degenerative joint disorders. The collagen must be healed and regrown in order for your dog to regain her mobility and to experience long-term pain relief. By stimulating the growth of collagen, Vitamin C encourages joint tissue to heal and grow, restoring the cushion between joints.
This is important for dogs who have arthritis, hip dysplasia and other conditions that damage the cartilage between the joints.
Unnecessary (over-vaccination) can and will severely deplete the body of Vitamin C.
Just to bring this awareness to you, if you have recently allowed a vet to give your pet a vaccination (over-vaccination), then this would be the cause of such pain now. Unfortunately, your vet will not associate this pain - acute or chronic - (or should we say admit) that many health joints, skin disease conditions are from side effects of vaccinations.
Ask your vet to order this inexpensive accurate (in-clinic) test: Biogal brand "VacciCheck" in-house titer test kit.
Find another Vet who is willing to help you provide the safest inexpensive way of keeping your pet well.
Non-Drug Prescriptions - Set of 3 - for all species and age.
1. HAMPL InterVerta Disc 92 50ml drops
Contains homeopathic, nosode, sarcode complex: Hypericum (nerve repair or nerve pain), Nux Vom, Mag Phos (cramping), Arnica (injury, bruising). Organ sarcode lymph 1M, Nerve spinal lumbar sarcode L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, 12X, Alumin. Silic 30C, (spine, brain, nerves of spine weakness), Cicuta Virosa 30X, 1M, (Cerebro-spinal meningitis, had retracted, spine rigid, concussion, paralysis, neck injury of spine), (NAR) Back pain formula 6X,10M, (NAR) Brain tissue salts10M, Nerve Spinal Cervical C1, C2, C3, C4 (nerves of neck -cervical) 1M, Nerve, Spinal, Cervical, Lumbar Nerves sarcode 12X, 6C, MM, HAMPL Spasms formula, (DR) Muscle, ligament, cartilage formula 1M, Nat Phos 30X, Causticum 12X, Bones of the Cervical spine Sarcode in a 30X,10M, and Nerve, Lumbar, Spine Disc, Sacral organ nosode 12X, 200C, 10M, (DR)Thracirculo formula MM (circulation) Rhus Tox 12X, 10M, (NAR) Spine and Brain STEM nosode 12X, 200C, 10M, Ruta Grav 12C,10M (tendons and muscle tears and damages), Spine Dorsal nerves, Disc, Vertebra sarcode 10M, Myristica 6C, 50M (joint disorders, abscess infection), Actea spicata CM (small joints), Strichninum Sulph 30C with HAMPL Muscle Inflamm 259 formula (for fast pain relief from acute inflammation and spasms).
2. HAMPL Herbal Anti-Inflammatory 50ml liquid
Contains herbal formula: Wild lettuce, Guaicum, Corydalis, Turmeric, Boswellia, Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum)
For all species profession practitioner herbal extracts.
Felines: Diluting drops in some hot water before adding to meals, to evaporate any alcohol content.
Canines: fine to mix into meals or some (unsweetened applesauce) or sardines and hand feed.
Two-legged species: add 20 drops to juice twice a day.
3. HAMPL Cachexia 318 30ml drops * for muscle loss
Contains homeopathic, nosode complex: Alfalfa 3X, Ars Alb 16X, Carcinosin nosode 1M, Hydrastis 1X, 200X, LM10, Nux vom 12X, 12C, 30C, Scirr nosode 12X.Muscle wasting & weight loss - even if appetite is good or not good. e.g Cachexia (cancers and other degenerative conditions)
General Dosing and Instructions Guide
For all species, size, and ages.
(a) “HOMEOPATHICS”are sold in either a clear liquid or tiny white pills or granules – both have no odour or taste) Easy “application dosing” for all species:
- Homeopathic DROPS (clear liquid) DRIP or APPLY 3 to 4 drops, pat into fur/skin with bottom of bottle. i.e. back of shoulder blades (not orally) which is regarded as one dose for all size species and ages. Note: Liquid homeopathics are more suited for feline, toy dog, fish, birds and other small species
- Homeopathic PILLS (white pills) crush a pill (or whole) and add to gum/pouch of mouth to dissolve in saliva. Does not need to swallow it.
- Homeopathic GRANULES (white grain) and a small light sprinkle or a pinch to meals, or stir into water trough or bowl.
Casual repeat dosing can add to water bowl or feed dish or water trough for wildlife or farm animals.
Refer to Bottle Label for suggested frequencies repeat dosing needed per day.
NOTE: the rule is one must “repeat a dose” more frequently with less time in between each application dose, which is more important than the amount given each time. Repeat application will provide faster action.
(b) “HERBAL MEDICINES ” (brown liquid – strong odour & tasting) ”Application dosing” for all species and sizes: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat : add herbal drops (as recommended on bottle label) to some (unsweetened apple sauce or apple juice) for canines and oral syringe side of mouth. Can add other vitamins (crushed) Alkaline green powders etc. to mix.
Refer to Bottle Label for amount of drops per species size. e.g 60 drops = 1 teaspoon
What I do for example: If I was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to a small bowl add some boiled water (about a teaspoon) to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
(c)“NUTRITIONAL Mix ” Giving vitamins and supplements (tablets or powders) Note: always crush tablet before adding to food or liquid mix. Felines or small animals: make up 1 cup of mixture, adding approx. a pinch of some type of Green powder (alkaline powder) or Chlorella powder (cleansing of toxins) or 1/4 Teaspoons of Slippery elm powder (to mask the taste) with 1 teaspoon of herbs if you are having to also give herbal medicines (i.e. brown liquid) Med to large animals: add twice to three times the amount.
DOSING: Feline or small animal: using an oral syringe draw up 1ml and gently small sips. Or add a teaspoon to meals if they don’t mind eating it with meals (mix well into food) Do not put in Fridge. Room temp is best as too cold is dislike by felines.
DOSING: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat: try mixing well into food and hand piece before feeding main meals. Or dose same as suggested for felines, but add three times as much herbal medicines and vitamins to 1/2 cup of water or (unsweetened) apple sauce or apple juice.
What I do for example: If i was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to 1/2 cup of boiled hot water to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …. smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
Slippery Elm Powder If needing to add or use Slippery Elm powder
FOR CONDITIONS like …. diarrhea, stomach ulcers, or sore inflamed mouth or mouth ulcers, constipation, or IBS (i.e. colitis), plus it can also been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids.
CONVALESCING ..can been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids or not eating very well. ~ Add a small amount of powder to the mix to enough to make a runny liquid mix, if you put too much of the powder it will become thick and gluggy, if this happens you will need to add more liquid to it. Can add crushed vitamins and herbal medicines to this as well. OPTIONS: Oral dose in syringe or add to meals three times a day or more to maintain normal health again, then can stop or reduce frequencies.
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