Showing posts with label immune support. Show all posts
Showing posts with label immune support. Show all posts
Monday, June 23, 2014

Lipomas - Fatty Tumor Lumps on Dogs

Have you ever felt a lumpy bump under your pets skin?  Your first reaction might be panic, does my dog have a tumorous cancer? The most common cause are Lipomas, which are a benign tumor, often referred to as a fatty tumor. They are more common in overweight female dogs and certain breeds are more likely to develop them including: Doberman Pinschers, Schnauzers (miniatures), and Labrador Retrievers. The fatty tumors usually show up  on the torso, neck, upper legs and armpits. It's a way for the body to get rid of toxins when the body cannot eliminate them through other ways such as the kidneys, livers and intestines.  

The first step is to visit your veterinarian to make sure it is a Lipoma and not something more serious.  Often a fine needle aspiration or biopsy will be done to confirm that it is a Lipoma.  Your veterinarian will work with you to monitor the size and determine if surgical removal is needed.

Holistic care can help lipomas.  Omega 3s such as  Amazing Omegas, and liver support supplements can help your pet eliminate toxins and help prevent another fatty tumor.  Many times the fatty tumor is developing due to a lack of essential fatty acids (good Omega 3) in the diet.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

When Does a Pet Most Need A Probiotic?

When Does a Pet Most Need A Probiotic?
Probiotics have been scientifically proven to benefit all pets, young and old.  However, there are times when a cat or dog especially needs a boost to their immune system.  Here are some examples:

  • Pets that have been on antibiotics (antibiotics kill off the friendly bacteria as well as the bad bacteria
  • Pets with any type of digestive problems (loose stool, constipation, bad breath, vomiting, inappetance, picky eating)
  • Pets that have allergies or who have had a steroid shot
  • Pets with liver or kidney problems
  • Pets with ear infections, urinary tract infections and upper respiratory infections
  • Pets having seizures (seizures are often triggered by allergies)
  • Pets that are eating a raw food diet

Power Probiotic, is a multi-strain probiotic formula, scientifically tested in high heat, guaranteed to survive your pet's stomach acid and easy to administer. Power Probiotic is easy to use---just open the capsule, mix this tasteless powder into your pet's food---it is safe for even the  tiniest pets and is helpful even if a pet is taking multiple medications.