Showing posts with label dog kidney supplements. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dog kidney supplements. Show all posts
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Supplements Help 16 Year Old Black Labrador With Kidney Problems

Bodie

Bodie


"Our black lab Bodie, turns 16 on Monday. He has had a lifelong skin problems stomach issues, and with his age, has elevated kidney levels. We started Bodie on AskAriel.com's supplements when he was a year old. We have tapped into Susan’s expertise & products for over 15 years & have been so happy with her knowledge & love of animals. AskAriel's kidney, probiotic, & amazing omegas have helped support Bodie’s improvement so much. " Linda, CA.

Kidney disease can affect both cats and dogs, especially as they get older. The kidneys play an important role in maintaining the body's overall health by filtering waste and excess fluids from the blood.  They also regulate electrolyte balance and produce hormones that regulate blood pressure and stimulate red blood cell production.

In older dogs, kidney disease commonly occurs due to the gradual decline in kidney function over time. This decline is often associated with aging and can be exacerbated by factors such as genetics, diet, infections, toxins, and certain medical conditions. As a dog ages, the kidneys may become less efficient at filtering waste and maintaining proper fluid and electrolyte balance.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is particularly prevalent in older dogs and is characterized by the gradual loss of kidney function over an extended period of time. Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs may include increased thirst and urination, decreased appetite, weight loss, vomiting, lethargy, and changes in urination (such as increased or decreased frequency or changes in color). Early detection and management can help slow the progression of kidney disease and maintain a good quality of life for affected dogs. 

Treatment typically involves dietary management (feeding a lower phosphorous diet),  fluid therapy for hydration and supplements to support kidney function. Natural supplements, such as antioxidants, which help reduce oxidative stress, omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil supplements, have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the kidneys, amino acids, B vitamins, herbal supplements, probiotics, and phosphorus binders, can aid in supporting kidney function in dogs with kidney disease. These supplements may help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, support circulation, maintain overall kidney health, and regulate phosphorus levels. It is also important to have regular veterinary check-ups and blood tests which can help monitor kidney function so that treatment plans can be adjusted.

Author:  Susan Blake Davis
Revised and Updated 4/28/2024
Originally Published on 7/6/2022

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Rescue Puppy with Giardia And Heart Disease Lives To Be 10 With Help From Natural Supplements



“My precious Romo passed away.  Romo lived to be 10 years old despite having a tough start.  He was 4 months old when I rescued him. He had Giardia, had been bitten on his leg which caused an infection, and he had a seroma from his vaccinations since they gave him all his vaccinations at the time he was neutered.  Romo was a very loving, kind and extremely smart dog. He developed dilated cardiomyopathy and kidney disease when he was about 5 years old. I changed his diet to homemade and started him on a supplement regimen which include the following products from Ask Ariel:

Purrfect Pet CoQ10 for Dogs
Power Probiotic for Pets
Kidney Health Protein Support for Pets
Resveratrol for Dogs
Renelix Dog and Cat Kidney Formula 


I believe the supplements and changing his food slowed down the progression of his heart disease and I was able to reverse his kidney disease. His kidney function and kidney values returned to normal.  His vets said he had kidneys of steel. His heart disease and kidney disease I feel did not contribute to him passing away, all blood work was normal and heart was stable.  We don't know the reason for his passing, but I miss him every day and my love for this special dog will never die.  Love you Romo, you will never be forgotten. "

Cindy F.  - Illinois 

What is dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs? Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart condition that can affect dogs. It is characterized by the enlargement (dilation) of the heart chambers, particularly the left ventricle. As the chambers enlarge, the heart muscle becomes thin and weakened, leading to a decrease in the heart's ability to pump blood effectively.

The exact cause of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs is not always clear, but it is believed to have both genetic and nutritional components. Certain breeds, such as Doberman Pinschers, Boxers, Great Danes, and Cocker Spaniels, are more predisposed to developing DCM.

Symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs can include:

Coughing
Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
Fatigue or weakness
Fainting or collapsing
Abdominal distension
Increased respiratory rate
Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
Diagnosis typically involves a combination of physical examination, imaging techniques like X-rays and echocardiography, and sometimes electrocardiography (ECG) to assess the heart's function and rhythm.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Kidney Disease Supplements Help Beautiful Labrador Pippi Feel Better!

Pippi
    
"Here is a picture of my Pippi.  She is so gentle and loving.  The kidney supplement protocol did wonders for Pippi.  Even the vet was excited!  She is doing so well.  We got her test results back and her results were NORMAL!!!  Thank you for all your help.   Please tell Susan how grateful we are for all her research and work she's done to make the Kidney Disease Protocol."

Rebecca, ME

At the age of 10 Pippi was diagnosed with Kidney Disease. Her mom Rebecca sought out a holistic dog kidney disease protocol to help control the disease. The natural supplements she used to help Pippi's kidney disease were Kidney Health, Renelix, Power Probiotic and Purrfect Pet CoQ10.  We are happy to report that Pippi is still enjoy her long walks and senior years with the help of Ask Ariel 's dog kidney supplements.




Friday, November 30, 2018

Supplements For Kidney And Liver Disease Help Senior Dog Feel Better!

Henry Higgins

"Henry had been abandoned as a puppy in a rest area in Nevada, next to a busy highway.  My husband and I were traveling through and stopped for a late lunch, only to find no one else there besides this scared little fellow and the large trucks pulling in for the evening. We knew he would not make it through the night, so we coaxed him with a beef brisket sandwich and stopped at the next town. In the morning, we found out that people regularly leave animals at that rest area. No hesitation on our part, he was going home with us. 

Such a happy life for many years until around year 12 when he stopped wanting to eat and was throwing up if he did eat. I took him to the vet and had bloodwork and a urinalysis done. The results came back with elevated liver enzymes and protein in his urine. The vet said he was in the early stages of kidney disease and his liver was also not well. My vet recommended I look into the AskAriel site. I decided to stop all kibble and dog food and start feeding fresh cooked meats and vegetables.  I also started him on Kidney Health and Lypozyme, as well as Power Probiotic.  He began eating again and not throwing up and within a month his bloodwork and urinalysis was showing a definite improvement.  Within 3 months all his numbers were back in normal range.

I attribute his new lease on life to the support he gets from the AskAriel supplements and the clean diet that has eliminated the toxins that were flooding his body. It’s been almost a year now and his bloodwork and urinalysis continue to be perfect and Henry is celebrating 14 years old....we think! 

Thank you AskAriel for helping bring our beloved friend back to health!

Candiss and Rodger, AZ

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