A specially selected blend of potent herbs that can help tackle both acute and chronic genitourinary problems. Suitable for UTIs, inflammation and incontinence.
Urinary tract infections (or UTIs) are common in dogs, however many bladder issues are actually from inflammation where there is no bacteria associated with them at all. As a result, a course of antibiotics won’t do much to help. As a result, antibiotics can cause long-term damage and it's best to avoid them whenever you can.
Urinary Tract Inflammation & Infection (UTIs):
UTIs can affect your dog’s kidneys, ureter, urethra and bladder.
They can quite often be recurrent and can even have a genetic/breed prevalence. Causes could be related to stress and diet but may also include immunological deficiency or fungal or protozoan infections. Other causes could include bladder stones, injuries, or tumours.
We would recommend that you have a vet diagnosis before starting this support treatment, to establish the root cause of your dog’s urinary issues to ensure that you are not missing a bigger problem or if your dog actually requires antibiotics.
As soon as the bladder gets inflamed for any reason, you'll notice that your dog frequently tries to urinate. He or she will often end up urinating in inappropriate places, such as throughout the home.
The bladder is composed of smooth muscle groups that are dependent on reproductive hormones. When hormone production is altered, the bladder can lose tone and urine dribble occurs. Herbs can not replace hormones, although some do contain estrogenic compounds. Predominantly, you need to use herbs to help strengthen and support the structure and function of the bladder and urinary tissues.
For older dogs or epileptic dogs, incontinence can be related more directly to neurological decline, so herbs that improve synaptic transmission and blood circulation to the brain are more suitable. In these cases we would suggest giving them either our “Fundamentals: Seniors” or “My Old Dog”, flaxseed oil blend.
Ingredients & Directions for Use
Shake bottle before adding to food. Give orally twice a day.
Dogs Under 10kg: 0.5 – 1ml
Dogs from 10kg to 20kg: 2.0ml
Over 20kg: 2.5ml
1 capful= 1ml
Not suitable for dogs with kidney disease. Not suitable for pregnant dogs, or puppies under 12 weeks of age.
This is used as a dietary supplement for urinary symptoms. It strengthens and nourishes the smooth muscle tissue of the urinary tract.
Bacteriostatic agent for treatment of chronic or acute cystitis.
Astringent and antimicrobial with a particular affinity with the genitourinary system. It is also a mild diuretic which is useful in the treatment of cystitis, as it increases urine production and waste elimination. It can also improve kidney function (Glomerular filtration Rate) due to the terpineol compounds.
Contains hydroquinones which are active chemical compounds which work against a wide range of pathogens, often implicated in urinary tract infections. It also works as an astringent, antimicrobial and diuretic.
Another herb with a particular effectiveness in urinary tract conditions. It can be very soothing to the tract by producing mucilage, whilst still providing astringent, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial actions, from its aucubin and saponin constituents.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is an herb in the buttercup family. It is full of antimicrobial elements that help to boost the impact of echinacea and and has an affinity with lower urinary tract.
Mucilage producing herb which soothes and protects internal mucous membranes. It is also diuretic and an astringent, which can help tackle chronic inflammation of any portion of urinary tract or kidneys, without causing added irritation to the kidneys.
It is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also contains trace amounts of potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, iron, and selenium. It is soothing, with added healing power and antimicrobial.
Supports the lymph system to eliminate waste materials. It has an affinity with the urinary tract. Furthermore, as an immunostimulant and antimicrobial it can be useful for treating bacterial or fungal infections of the bladder and urethra.