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The side effects of antibiotic use in pets

 

 

Many people are unaware of the fact that antibiotics pose many dangerous side-effects for pets. In 1928, Alexander Glemming introduced the world to the concept of antibiotics. Naturally, this was a medical breakthrough, and he received positive opinions from several in the medical community and the private sector. Times have progressed. Now, the flaws of antibiotic use in people and in pets, are coming to light.

 

One of the most common complications associated with the use of antibiotics in pets is resistance to the medications. This actually means that, over time, the medicine no longer provides any advantage to a pet. In addition to resistance, the actual infection that is occurring can become stronger and more resilient as well. This means that when the infection passes from one pet to another, it can wreak havoc.

 

 

Protective Care & Symptom Relief for Cats

FCV Protect

Homeopathic vaccine temporarily relieves feline flu symptoms including sneezing, nasal congestion & fever

FCV Protect Temporarily:

  • Relieves sneezing, nasal congestion and fever
  • Acts as an oral annual alternative vaccine
  • Alleviates weepy eyes and blocked nose
  • Opens airways and easy-breathing
  • Aids in respiratory system healing

FCV Protect should be administered at the first sign of symptoms for the short-term improvement of feline respiratory health and to provide support to the immune system – especially of vulnerable kittens and pregnant queens. This remedy is completely safe for kittens and pregnant queens – with no risk to the unborn kittens.

Panleuk-Free

Homeopathic vaccine temporarily relieves symptoms of cat distemper (feline panleukopenia)

Panleuk-Free Temporarily:

Panleuk-Free can be taken to support systemic health and prevent symptoms of feline distemper, or at the first sign of symptoms, for the short-term relief of gastrointestinal tract distress, including vomiting and diarrhea. Panleuk-Free is completely safe for kittens and pregnant queens – with no risk to the unborn kittens.

It is important to know and understand that our pets have a gastrointestinal system much like we do. In humans, the gastrointestinal tract is actually the source of immunity. This same holds true for animals, especially dogs and cats. The gastrointestinal tract is composed of "good" and "bad" bacteria. It is essential to have both so that the immune system is strengthened overall. When we provide our pets with antibiotics, this medication zooms in on the gastrointestinal tract and works to destroy the “bad” bacteria. Unfortunately, it also destroys the “good” bacteria.

Immunity and Liver Support is an herbal tonic to support healthy immune system and liver functioning in dogs and cats.

 

Animal testing has shown that once an antibiotic is no longer administered, the "bad" bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract grows back first, and rapidly reproduces at an extremely high rate. While the body does eventually put “good” bacteria back into this area, it takes a long time for this to occur. Ultimately, that means it will take your pet longer to heal. Several symptoms and conditions may arise in pets while taking this type of medicine, or after the dosage is stopped:

  • In some pets, the colon may be inflamed.

  • The white blood count escalate to a very high number.

  • Many pets become dehydrated once the antibiotics have stopped.

  • Skin problems may begin to develop under the coat.

  • The immune system of the animal may weaken.

  • Pets may experience nutritional deficiency when taking antibiotics.

  • Irritable bowel, constipation, and diarrhea may begin to affect the animal.

  • There is a chance that many pets will experience vomiting once consuming this medicine.

  • The medical condition that required the use of antibiotics may increase dramatically, with no recovery.

  • The natural healing process in the body is hindered, and slowed.

Now that you know the risks of side-effects when using antibiotics on your pet, consider alternative treatments and natural options that can be used in cases where medical emergencies arise. 

 

Protective Care & Remedy Relief for Dogs

Natural remedies can have an important role to play in helping to prevent illness as well as in promoting a faster recovery in a gentle, safe manner. Remember that canine colds are rarely as simple as they seem to be. Your timely attention will go a long way in making life comfortable for your dog and avoiding the progression of a mild condition into a life-threatening one.

TF-Defense Support iron absorption & maintain red blood cell integrity

TF-Defense Benefits:

  • Supports strength and integrity of red blood cells
  • Supports systemic iron absorption
  • Maintains liver health and functioning
  • Supports the immune system
Vi-Pro Plus Long-term immune system support to promote system integrity

Vi-Pro Plus Benefits:

  • Support the canine immune system
  • Maintain healthy respiratory functioning
  • Support a healthy digestive system and maintain firm stools
  • Maintain body temperature within the normal range
Immunity and Liver Support is an herbal tonic to support healthy immune system and liver functioning in dogs and cats.

Sneezing is not a good sign for healthy dogs. But at the same time, you cannot do much for the problem on your own. Because of the many possible causes, it is better to have your pet checked by a veterinarian. The relevant and appropriate treatment should then follow, if required. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, and vaccinations cannot protect dogs from all conditions that show symptoms similar to colds.

For example, dog flu is a recent disease, and the lack of prior exposure means that the dog’s immunity is unable to combat the new virus on its own. The disease can be transmitted even by dogs that do not show any visible signs of the disease. Transmission rates are extremely high because dogs do not have a natural immunity towards the disease, since the exposure to this disease has been very low.

Transmission of the infection occurs mainly in kennels, dog parks and day care centers, from an infected dog to a healthy dog. Respiratory problems including a discharge from the infected nose are primary symptoms. The virus is passed on through these secretions.

Veterinary assessment is necessary to rule out the following possibilities that are indicated in cases of frequent sneezing:

  • Infection - Infections may be viral, bacterial or fungal.
  • Dental Disease - It may be a case of a dental infection or an abscess in the gum line that has become infected. An infected tooth root abscess may have started to affect the nose.
  • Sinus Infection - It can also be a case of sinus infection, which is characterized by sneezing and a stuffy nose, watery eyes, coughing and gagging.
  • Foreign Objects - Sometime a small blade of grass may have lodged in the nostril, causing irritation, and the dog is trying to expel it by snorting. It may be difficult for you to remove and a veterinarian’s help becomes necessary.
  • Allergies - Environmental or food allergies may also cause sneezing.
  • Growth in the Nose - The dog may have developed polyps (a small vascular growth on the surface of mucous membrane) in the nasal passage or a nasal tumor.

Once it has been established that the symptoms relate to a self-limiting cold, supportive home care is as important as treatment, if any. If nothing serious is detected, then it is safer to adopt a holistic and natural approach to dog respiratory problems to alleviate symptoms and shorten recovery time.

Tips to Improve Immunity: Prevention is Better Than a Cure

While your pet may initiate certain behaviors regarding eating habits and exercise, through the evolution of domestication, many of these normal processes fall under the influence of our hands. Therefore, making just a few tweaks in routine may greatly benefit your pet’s overall health and well-being.

There is much that can be done to support a healthy immune system in pets. Here are a few tips:

  • Avoid exposure to toxins and chemicals as much as possible.
  • Don’t expose your pet to second hand cigarette smoke.
  • Give your pet a healthy varied diet – making sure to include lots of raw meat, fresh vegetables and fruit.
  • Use natural remedies known to support immune system functioning –Echinacea, astragalus, goldenseal, elder and garlic have played a significant role in maintaining a healthy immune system.
  • Ginseng is most suited for improving liver function, regenerating liver cells and ensuring general immunity against disease.
  • As always, lots of exercise - the benefits are multiple both for you and your pet!
  • Use Immunity and Liver Support capsules to boost your pet’s immune functioning and resistance against disease and infection.
  • If going to boarding kennels causes your pet undue stress, consider investigating other options. Stress can weaken your pet’s immune system and make him/her more susceptible to infection.
  • Talk to a holistic vet before immunizing your pet. Over-vaccination may stress the immune system unnecessarily.
  • Acupressure massage is also helpful in improving immune system and liver functioning.
  • Should your pet contract an illness, be a considerate pet owner and keep your coughing furry companion away from other pets.

 



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