Autoimmune Condition

We deal with problems like Autoimmune Conditions frequently with numerous clients from all over the country. Our experience with issues like this has helped us become one of the few places people can go for answers to help solve tough issues with their dogs and cats.

We have helped hundreds of animals just like yours - it is what we do! See what others have to say about us by reading some of The Pet Health and Nutrition Center Testimonials. Feel free to request a Personal Online Consultation or contact The Pet Health and Nutrition Center if you have any questions. We are here to help!

Our Natural Autoimmune Condition Protocol

From our experience there is no single miracle cure for a particular disease state. That is why we use a variety of supplements that all have different effects on the body to produce resolution of the imbalance. The important thing here is that they are TRULY all-natural, whole food nutrients that require little energy by the body to utilize, provide a big nutritional punch and have no scary side-effects! This is especially true when dealing with sometimes hard to alleviate conditions.

Recommendation #1 - Balance the Immune System

Autoimmune conditions involve an immune system that is over-reactive and begins to develop antibodies against its own tissue. What we want to do here is to try and bring the immune system back into balance and regulate it so it is not so destructive. These product recommendations support the thymus gland, the master immune gland, and also provide anti-inflammatory aspects which we will discuss more later.

Product Recommendations:

Immune Balance for Dogs and Cats

Thymus Glandular for Dogs and Cats

Recommendation #2 - Reduce Inflammation

Damage to tissue in the body results in inflammation. This is exactly what happens in autoimmune conditions as the body attacks and destroys various tissues (depending on the particular condition) resulting in extreme levels of inflammation. We want to reduce this inflammation and thereby reduce damage occurring throughout the body and lessen any discomfort as well.

Product Recommendation:

Systemic Enzymes for Dogs and Cats

Recommendation #3 - Reduce Autoantibodies

Circulating immune factors are suspected to be one of the major factors contributing to tissue destruction in autoimmune conditions. These autoantibodies as they are called are the culprits and a major suspected cause is vaccinations. Studies have shown that the more vaccinations your animal gets the more circulating autoantibodies that animal has. If you suspect or know that your dog or cat has an autoimmune condition they should no longer be vaccinated! You can get an exemption letter for the rabies vaccine from your veterinarian. If they will not provide you with a letter to give to your town or county, I suggest you find another vet.

In addition, research has shown that systemic enzymes, particularly the proteases, break the bond that holds these circulating autoantibodies together, reducing or eliminating their destructive effects, so they can be very helpful in the case of autoimmune conditions.

Product Recommendation:

Systemic Enzymes for Dogs and Cats

Recommendation #4 - Repair the Digestive Tract

Abnormal bowel permeability has been associated with autoimmune conditions. This condition, also called Leaky Gut, allows food and bacteria to slip through the digestive tract into the bloodstream due to abnormal intestinal permeability. This results in an immune system response and increased levels of immune complexes in the blood. It is believed that these antigens (substances) are similar to antigens found in tissue. So antibodies formed to attack and rid the body of these antigens actually attack the body's own tissue by mistake. This permeability is caused by, or increased, by the use of NSAIDs so their use should be discontinued. What we want to do in this instance is to provide the body with nutrients that it needs to heal and repair the lining of the digestive tract and that is what this next product does.

Product Recommendation:

Repair and Strengthen

Recommendation #5 - Improve Digestion with Plant Enzymes and Probiotics

Poor digestion can lead to larger than normal products passing through the digestive tract as mentioned above. In addition, small intestine bacterial overgrowth has been associated with cases of autoimmune conditions. When this occurs the equilibrium of microbial flora in the small intestine is out balance. This occurs because of the use of antibiotics or NSAIDs, that damage intestinal flora allowing opportunistic bacteria and fungi to travel up from the colon. These other organisms interfere with digestion and secrete toxins. We have to increase the efficiency of your dog or cat's digestion and provide sufficient levels of probiotic organisms to bring the small intestine back into balance. We have the perfect enzyme and probiotic formula for this job.

Product Recommendation:

Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics for Dogs and Cats

Recommendation #6 - Acidify the Gut for Optimum Digestion

Many animals we see are having problems with hypochloridia, or low stomach acid output. Feeding a kibble diet raises the alkalinity of your pet's stomach resulting in incomplete digestion, but dogs and cats can have problems digesting other food as well. This contributes to many inflammatory issues in the body such as autoimmune conditions, irritable bowel issues, arthritis and allergies. In order to acidify the gut many people use apple cider vinegar. We prefer our Probiotic Digestive Tonic for this purpose because it is rich in lactic acid that creates an optimal environment for digestion as opposed to acetic acid in apple cider vinegar.

Product recommendation:
Probiotic Digestive Tonic for Dogs and Cats

Recommendation #7 - Provide Whole Food Nutrients and Antioxidants

Tissue damage leads to inflammation and the production of free radicals. These particles are a primary cause of premature aging and disease. We want to provide your animal with high quality antioxidants to neutralize these free radicals to not only fight tissue damage but prevent damage to cellular DNA. We also want to provide high quality nutrients that the body can use to heal and repair itself. Nutrients from whole foods are much more bioavailable to your animal's body and don't place a work load on the liver and kidneys as do synthetic vitamin and mineral supplements.

Product Recommendation:

Biopreparation Microalgae for Dogs and Cats

and/or one of the following:

Male Vitality Multivitamin for Dogs and Cats

Female Vitality Multivitamin for Dogs and Cats

Recommendation #8 - Supplement with Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Inflammation causes pain and also leads to the creation of free radicals as mentioned earlier. Another way to counter this inflammation in your pet's body is with omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3's are anti-inflammatory as opposed to inflammatory omega 6's and 9's found in grains and factory farmed meat (used in most pet food). Fish oil is a good source of EPA & DHA omega 3 fatty acids, but it is important to choose your supplement wisely. Fish oil can be contaminated because of our oceans, so you should purchase a well known and highly respected brand, not just any brand for this particular item. Nordic Naturals produces the finest fish oil in its natural triglyceride form, which studies have shown is the preferred form of fish oil.

Product Recommendation:

Nordic Naturals Omega 3 Pet for Dogs and Cats

Recommendation #9 - Provide a Healthy Diet

Diet plays an important role in your animal's long term health. Feeding a raw whole food diet is the biologically appropriate way to feed an animal. If you do not want to feed raw, or can't for some reason, then sticking as close to whole food as possible is always best. An animal that suffers with an autoimmune condition is almost certainly going to have a more difficult time digesting a kibble pet food.

View our recommendations here:

How to Feed Your Dog

How to Feed Your Cat

If this all seems complicated, and you would like personal guidance dealing with an autoimmune condition for your dog or cat, we would be happy to help. Philip is a Master Herbalist who specializes in conditions such as this. He will provide you with a holistic protocol specifically for your animal. If you would like personal guidance please click here: Pet Health Consultation.

BioPreparation
  $25.95

BioPreparation is a very special nutritional supplement for animals FAR superior to ordinary manufactured vitamin supplements! This is the original formula developed and tested with over 20 animal species in Russia.  An all-natural, whole food product composed with four of the most nutrient dense algae found on earth.


Colostrum Powder
  $23.95

We offer the finest 100% human-grade Bovine Colostrum Powder available for your dogs and cats. Certified True Colostrum by Cornell University, it is 6-hour, first-milking colostrum. Our Colostrum powder is tested ORGANIC free of herbicides, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and steroids. It is the finest available for your pets being low heat, spray dried to preserve all the natural benefits and no excipients or chemicals are ever added.


Our High Potency Digestive Enzyme and Probiotic Formula has been created specifically for dogs and cats. It is formulated with higher amounts of the enzymes and probiotics needed to help your animals properly digest raw food, kibble, canned and home-prepared diets. This is a superior enzyme formula with 13 specialized enzyme strains and the addition of 5 billion CFU per gram of 13 species of beneficial bacteria.


Our Female Daily Vitality Blend is the finest organic, all-natural, multivitamin and antioxidant formula available for your dogs and cats. In addition to the organic, whole food ingredients that provide tonifying support for individual organ systems, are two specific herbs called Black cohosh root (Cimicifuga racemosa) and Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus) included specifically to support balanced hormone levels in your female companion. We prefer getting nutrition from whole foods as opposed to synthetic vitamins for many reasons, and this formula does just that!

 


Our Immune Balance Formula was developed by a certified Master Herbalist as a powerful anti-inflammatory and tonic for the thymus gland, the master immune system gland. This is just what we want in the case of an autoimmune condition as an over-reactive immune system damages the body’s own tissue resulting in dramatically increased levels of inflammation.


Our Male Daily Vitality Blend is the finest organic, all-natural, multivitamin and antioxidant formula available for your dogs and cats. In addition to the organic, whole food ingredients that provide tonifying support for individual organ systems, is a specific herb called Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) included specifically to support balanced hormone levels in your male companion. We prefer getting nutrition from whole foods as opposed to synthetic vitamins for many reasons, and this formula does just that!


Nordic Naturals Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement for Pets contains the health-promoting and anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA derived from 100% wild anchovies and sardines. These nutrients are important for supporting healthy skin, coat, joints, brain, heart, and eye health. Convenient at home or when traveling. Product of Norway.


Organic Detox Tea
  $12.95

Our Organic Detox Tea is a powerful, detoxifying herbal remedy that helps the body remove impurities from the blood and assists the lymphatic system in removing toxins. Often allergies, skin conditions, lipomas and other conditions result from an overburdened liver and kidneys. This results in toxins being stored in tissue, or in the body attempting to push them out through the skin resulting in commonly seen skin imbalances.

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Our Liquid Probiotic Formula ushers in a new era of probiotic supplementation for dogs and cats. This pet probiotic supplement features 12 live and active lactic acid probiotic cultures. These cultures are not freeze-dried, as with most probiotic supplements, but instead are living and thriving in a nutrient rich lactic acid liquid known as a microbial consortia.

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Our Repair and Strengthen has been formulated to repair damage done to the digestive tract and help build lean muscle. This formula was created for the many clients we have worked with that have a long history of NSAIDs or corticosteroid use. These drugs damage the lining of the digestive tract and in severe cases lead to ulceration of the gastric mucosa and anemia. It contains colostrum for its anti-inflammatory proline-rich polypeptides, special cold-processed whey protein for its immune boosting properties and glutamine content and freeze-dried organic aloe vera for its wound healing qualities.

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Our Systemic Enzyme Formula was developed after years of work with systemic enzymes on various pet and human imbalances such as arthritis, injury, allergies and candida. This special formula is one-of-a-kind, there is nothing else quite like it on the human or pet market. It contains a blend of enzymes that will work to help with a number of different challenges that many animals will unfortunately experience in their life times.


Using the Thymus Glandular Supplement from New Zealand as part of glandular therapy for pets is one of the simplest, safest and effective Holistic modalities available to us. Thymus tissue supports and nourishes a stressed, weakened or underperforming thymus gland which plays a central role in cell mediated immunity and the prevention of autoimmune disease.

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