Meningitis - (inflammation of the cerebrospinal fluid)
Encephalitis - (brain inflammation)
Myelitis - (inflammation of spinal cord)Myelitis is inflammation of the spinal cord which can disrupt the normal responses from the brain to the rest of the body, and from the rest of the body to the brain. Inflammation in the spinal cord, can cause the myelin and axon to be damaged resulting in symptoms such as paralysis and sensory loss.
Inflammation of the meninges, the membranous covering of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), and inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) often are seen simultaneously (meningoencephalitis), although either can develop separately.
Immune System Weakness
Causes of meningitis, encephalitis, and meningoencephalitis include infection by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, rickettsia, or parasites. Pets that have a weak or compromised immune system are more susceptible to infections in general. Some practitioners have a general term as an autoimmune disorder. So we know the immune system is involved, and when the body has an acute shock or prolonged stress from the insult of toxic chemical agents or allergy reactions (prescribed drugs or household sprays, etc) in turn cause the inflammation and acute stress.
In dogs, especially adult animals, viruses, protozoa, rickettsia, and fungi are more frequent causes of meningitis and encephalitis than are bacteria. Meningitis and encephalitis are less common than infections of other organs because the nervous system has protective barriers. However, infections may occur when these protective barriers are injured or weakened.
Infections can also spread to the central nervous system (CNS) from the sinuses, the inner ear, vertebrae, or spinal disks; these infections may result from migrating foreign material (e.g. grass lawns), bite wounds, or other traumatic injuries near the head or spine. Brain abscesses also can arise from direct infections or from blood poisoning. Bacterial meningitis or meningoencephalitis is not common in dogs
The usual signs of meningitis are fever, neck pain and rigidity, and painful muscle spasms. Dogs may have these signs without any sign of brain or spinal cord dysfunction.
However, in widespread meningoencephalitis, depression, blindness, partial paralysis of the face or the limbs, loss of balance or motor control, seizures, behavioral changes, agitation, head tilt and circling behavior, difficulty eating, and loss of consciousness (including coma) can develop, depending on the severity and location of the inflammation.
Dogs with Meningitis with myelitis?
Meningitis and myelitis represent common and very infrequent viral infections of the central nervous system (CNS), respectively. Indeed, the number of cases of viral meningitis that occurs annually exceeds the total number of meningitis cases caused by all other etiologies combined. Focal CNS infections, on the other hand, such as occur in the spinal cord with viral myelitis, are much less common and may be confused with non-infectious disorders that cause acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). Viral infections of the central nervous system (CNS) encompass both acute and chronic conditions caused by a broad range different pathogens. The term aseptic meningitis describes a clinical syndrome characterized by meningeal inflammation not caused by an identifiable bacterial pathogen in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) (1). It also distinguishes a group of disorders that do not typically cause notable parenchymal involvement of the brain (encephalitis)or spinal cord (myelitis).
* If your dog has Meningitis and Myelitis
Recommend the Meningitis Set (AN026-B) in conjunction with the (AN094) Neurological Symptoms-CNS (central nervous system) Set ... Cerebral Ataxia, GME, (distemper damages) Neuropathy, Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH). Floppy Bunny Syndrome e.g.paralysis, head nodding, paralysis agitates- tremor, impaired muscular coordination.
The symptoms of meningitis in dogs may vary in type and intensity depending on how far the inflammation has progressed and which parts of the central nervous system are affected. Initial symptoms may include the following.
Neck or back pain or stiffness in the spine, noticeable by your dog holding their neck or back rigid
Muscle spasms in the back, neck, or forelegs
Eyes tracking from side to side or up and down
Sensitivity to touch
Unsteadiness while walking
Loss of appetite
Low blood pressure
Dullness or stupor
Severe unsteadiness or loss of muscle control
Confusion or disorientation
Abnormal levels of aggression or agitation
Reference: Maureen T. Long, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida.
Non-Drug Prescriptions - Set of 4 - AN026 (B) * Download pdf HELP SHEET
The cause of viruses, protozoa, rickettsia, and fungi are more common than bacterial infection.
1. HAMPL MenoSeizure 26(B)-1 30ml
Contains homeopathic: ant,tart, 200C, apis 6C, 1M, arg.n 6X, croh,h, glon 10M, hell 12C, 10M, tarent, verat alb, Aconite 12C, 12X, 200C
2. HAMPL Meningitis 26(B)-2 30ml
Contains homeopathic: Apis Mell 6C,1M, Bell 200C, Hell 12C,10M, Nat Sulph 10M ( meningitis after head injury or trauma),Stram, Zinc, Phos 10M, Verat alb 6C, Op 12X, , Staphyloccinum nosode CM ( meningitis, brain abscess) Gels 12X, 200C, (NAR) Pain formula 10M, Aurum Sulph 6C, 12X, (nodding of head), Ferr Ars 10M (enlarged spleen and Liver, anemic), (NAR) Circulation formula 50M balance, Cactus 10M ( heart, circulation), HAMPL Brain Nerve 94 -1 formula.
Symptoms of - incoordination or paralysis, circling to the left or right, head tilt, and vertigo, ataxia, constant nodding of the head. Paralysis agitans (a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination). Will also help boosts brain cell or any brain damages.
3. HAMPL Herbal Meningo 26(B)-3 50ml liquid
For viral, protozoa, fungi, rickettsia bacterial infection.
Contains herbal liquid extract: Chinese skullcap, Isatitis root, Olive Leaf, Echinacea Aug, Usena Barb, Cryptolepsis, Yarrow
Herbal Medicinal Uses
Chinese Skullcap (Scutellaria Baicalensis) has been used for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunoprotective, anti-cancer, anti-microbial, anti-viral, and circulatory conditions. It is, by itself, strongly antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. sedative properties.
Isatis Root - an herbal antibiotic, meningitis.
Olive Leaf - multiplication of a broad range of viruses, bacteria, yeasts, fungi, and other parasites, meningitis, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), encephalitis.
Echinacea Aug - a natural antibiotic, as well as antiviral, antifungal.
Usnea Barb - antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, a muscle relaxant. This common lichen is antibacterial and antifungal, staph infection, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, immuno-stimulating, immuno-regulator.
Yarrow- affect the kidney, spleen, liver fights bacteria and fever.
Cryptolepsis - For systemic infection, Antiparasitic, Antiprotozoal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti Microbial, Antibacterial.
4. HAMPL Drawing Out 16 50ml drops
Contains homeopathic possible brain abscess or other infection needing to come out.
* If nerve pain, spasms, or/and neurological symptoms
e.g. CNS (central nervous system) Cerebral Ataxia, e.g.paralysis, head nodding, paralysis agitates- tremor, impaired muscular coordination.
Also use in conjunction with homeopathics:
AN094 CNS Set of treatments (for above symptoms),
AN267(A) Spasms drops.
AN058 Sciatica - Nerve Pain drops
RICKETTSIA caused? (or if the vet is unsure) .. it won't hurt to also, request this and use it.
HAMPL Fever Bite Rickettsia 234 30ml (1oz) * PROTECTION OR TREATMENT
Contains homeopathic, nosode complex: Acon Nap 10M (shock, hemorrhage, acute violent symptoms), Brown Dog Tick Nosode 200C (ehrlichiosis), Isotonic Plasma Sarcode 200C (blood detox), Organs 12C, CM, Arse Met 10M, (weakness, infection), Homeopathic Lymes 4 Bacteria sarcode 1M, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever nosode (rickettsia) 200C, Morgan Gertner Nosode 1M (bacteria) Belladonna 6X,30C,10M (acute fever), Echinacea 3X, 200X,10M, Gunpowder nosode 10M, Cm (holds infection so prevents spreading), Botulinum Nosode 10M, Tuberculinumi Nosode 6X, Argentina Virus 12X, 200C (bleeding), Shigella bacteria Nosode 12X.
Convulsions - from meningitis in cerebrospinal or encephalitis.
For the general unknown cause of seizures (neurological - neurotransmitters over- firing)
See - Canine - Equine Seizures Formula Set AN026 (A) or Feline Seizure Set AN008
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.