Knowledgeable, Results Oriented, Natural Care for Dogs and Cats


$5.95 Flat Rate Shipping by Priority Mail because you want your order FAST!

Request Catalog Request Catalog

A Thousand Lifetimes A Thousand Lifetimes

Core Degenerative Myelopathy Pkg

$101.80
DH11394
+

Our Core Degenerative Myelopathy Package consists of the four supplements for dogs that we consider to form the foundation of our Natural Degenerative Myelopathy Protocol. This supplement package for dogs with DM is a research-based protocol developed by a certified Master Herbalist working alongside a certified Canine Nutritionist. It is the most complete supplement protocol that supports dogs with degenerative myelopathy* and from the feedback we receive we conclude the most successful available. It has taken more than a decade of experience working with animals to assemble.

It consists of the supplements Myelin Sheath Glandular, Nerve Tonic, Immune Balance and our Daily Multi Plus. You may follow the links to view the product pages for more information on these supplements for your dog with DM as well as individual product ingredients. This is not an inexpensive protocol, however, this is a serious condition and we have incorporated many years of research and experience working with animals to develop this degenerative myelopathy protocol for your dog and we hope you are pleased with the results!

For more information about this condition please view our Natural Degenerative Myelopathy Protocol. You may select from our list of other recommended supplements for dogs with DM, that can be found on our Degenerative Myelopathy page to use in addition to our Core Package or rely on these four supplements for DM alone. We are here to help so feel free to Contact Us if you need more assistance.

The Core DM Package is designed to provide the supplements for your dog with degenerative myelopathy to get you started. After this initial purchase you may wish to purchase supplements individually as they each will last varying lengths of time. You may purchase the largest DM supplement package below if you desire as there are discounts built in as you move up in size.

Core Degenerative Myelopathy Package Sizes

Small Package (Recommended for animals up to 25 lbs)

Myelin Sheath Glandular - 120 caps (2-4 caps daily)
Nerve Tonic - 2 oz (60 ml) (3 ml daily per 25 lbs)
Immune Balance - 2 oz (60 ml) (3 ml daily per 25 lbs)
Daily Multi Plus - 3.5 oz (99 gram) (Approx. 2 grams per 30 lbs daily)

Medium Package (Recommended for animals 25 - 50 lbs)

Myelin Sheath Glandular - 120 caps (2-4 caps daily)
Nerve Tonic - 4 oz (120 ml) (3 ml daily per 25 lbs)
Immune Balance - 4 oz (120 ml) (3 ml daily per 25 lbs)
Daily Multi Plus -  3.5 oz (99 gram) (Approx. 2 grams per 30 lbs daily)

Large Package (Recommended for animals 50+ lbs)

Myelin Sheath Glandular - 120 caps (2-4 caps daily)
Nerve Tonic - 8 oz (240 ml) (3 ml daily per 25 lbs)
Immune Balance - 8 oz (240 ml) (3 ml daily per 25 lbs)
Daily Multi Plus - 12 ounces (340 gram) (Approx. 2 grams per 30 lbs daily)

Degenerative Myelopathy Help Sheet for Dogs

A copy of this information is included with your package purchase!

1). Daily Multi Plus

This is the supplement that provides the enzymes and probiotics necessary for proper digestion and immune system health. It also provides organic, whole food nutrition to improve the overall health of your dog or cat.

How much should I give?

Provide 1/2 teaspoon in each meal per 30 lbs. Mix with water so it is not dry. Serving size does not have to be exact. Err on the side of more rather that less.

How long should I provide this supplement?

This supplement should be given with every meal for the life of your pet.

2). Nerve Tonic

This formula provides a highly-researched blend of nervines that help to repair and protect damaged nerve tissue as well as circulatory tonics that help to improve circulation throughout the body - from the brain to the hind quarters.

How much should I give?

Provide 1 ml per 25 lbs three times daily. Squirt directly into mouth by pulling out lower lip at corner of mouth. Do not tilt head back because your pet can breath some in. If this is difficult dosage can be placed in a small amount of special food or even main meals if necessary. It is best to give away from meals when possible. When your animal’s condition improves you may be able to reduce the frequency to two times daily. On the other hand if your animal does not respond as hoped increase the dosage by 50% three times daily.

How long should I provide this supplement?

Use daily for one month then go on a 5 days on 2 days off schedule. Use this schedule for the life of your animal. If your dog shows a decline on off days you may have to give only one day off weekly or even use daily if necessary depending on your dog’s condition.

3). Immune Balance

This remedy is used to help balance your animal’s immune system in the presence of an autoimmune condition.

How much should I give?

Provide 1 ml per 25 lbs three times daily. Squirt directly into mouth by pulling out lower lip at corner of mouth. Do not tilt head back because your pet can breath some in. If this is difficult dosage can be placed in a small amount of special food or even main meals if necessary. It is best to give away from meals when possible. When your animal’s condition improves you may be able to reduce the frequency to two times daily. If your animal does not respond as hoped increase the dosage by 50% three times daily.

How long should I provide this supplement?

Use daily for one month then go on a 5 days on 2 days off schedule. Use this schedule for the life of your animal. If your dog shows a decline on off days you may have to give only one day off weekly or even use daily if necessary depending on your dog’s condition.

4). Myelin Sheath

Myelin sheath is a glandular supplement used to support the myelin tissue and nerve transmission in dogs with DM.

How much should I give?

Provide 1 - 2 capsules daily for smaller dogs (up to 35 lbs or so) and 2 - 4 capsules for larger animals (divide into morning and evening doses). This is a food and there is no set dosage. So if your animal is doing well on the current dose fine, if not you can safely increase dosage 4 times the suggested dose especially in larger animals.

How long should I provide this supplement?

This supplement should be given with every meal for the life of your pet.

Other Recommendations

Diet

It is important dogs with DM are fed a very nutritious diet that contains high biological value protein (meat!). This can’t be accomplished with a processed kibble diet so we strongly suggest a whole food diet for your dog with this condition. This can be a commercial raw (recommended) or cooked diet, involve a premix with your own raw or cooked meat or a home-prepared diet. If home preparing please research how to do this properly and make sure to add a calcium source like our Seaweed Calcium. Read our article How to Feed Your Dog in the Education Section of our website for more information.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom

This mushroom is a powerful natural brain food that helps to stimulate nerve growth factor (NGF) and regenerate damaged nerve cells.

How much should I give?

Provide 1/2 teaspoon daily per 25 lbs. Divide equally between meals if convenient. Mix with a little water before adding to meal or when in food dish and then blend into food well. If necessary you may safely increase dosage by 50%.

How long should I provide this supplement?

This supplement should be given with every meal for the life of your pet.

Biopreparation F3

This is a highly regarded supplement that can greatly benefit those animals struggling with DM. We recommend the F3+ Forte for this condition. It feeds cells on a cellular level providing thousands of natural nutrients directly into cells without the need for digestion while helping cells to efficiently detoxify. This can be placed in with meals, a little meatball made with a favorite food or in a little water used with a syringe. Follow the recommendations below for the Maintenance Phase for the life of your animal.

Weight

Maintenance

Under 15 lbs

1/2 capsule 2x daily

15 - 30 lbs

1/2 - 1 capsule 2x daily

30 - 50 lbs

1 capsule 2x daily

Over 50 lbs

1 capsule 2x daily and you may add a third capsule daily if you desire.

Chia Seed Oil

Myelin sheath is composed largely of fat. By supplying a good source of omega 3 fatty acids you are not only supporting nerve tissue but also helping to reduce inflammation in your animal’s body which can help reduce tissue damage caused by an autoimmune condition. Provide 500 mg of omega 3’s (not total oil content) per 25 lbs from a high quality chia seed oil or fish oil supplement with meals. Provide this supplement for the life of your animal.

GLA from Borage Oil

GLA is a fatty acid that is difficult to get from the diet alone. In addition, many animals do not efficiently synthesize this fatty acid from linoleic acid (LA) especially as they grow older or suffer from degenerative conditions. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of this fatty acid it can greatly benefit those animals with DM. Provide 240 mg GLA daily divided into morning and evening doses. Most supplements come in capsule form so puncture the end of capsule with pin or knife and estimate dosage as best you can. We will be providing our own organic borage oil in the near future, but as of now you will have to purchase this elsewhere.

Elk Velvet Antler

This is a favorite joint supplement that contains all recommended nutrients for joint maintenance and repair only in a natural, whole food form. Degenerative Myelopathy is not a painful disease but can put extra stress on front knee and shoulder joints. Some veterinarians will prescribe a pain drug, but this can have side effects that interfere with the function of a DM dog - elk antler would likely be a good alternative. In addition, and very importantly, elk antler also contains growth factors that can help energize the body and repair damaged nerve tissue. Provide 1/8 tsp per 15 lbs daily for the life of your animal.

Systemic Enzymes

These are enzymes taken between meals. When this is done the enzymes enter the blood stream where they digest debris and moderate inflammation. Systemic enzymes have also been shown to help break the antibody-antigen bond responsible for autoimmune activity. Use according to instructions on bottle or website.

Whey Protein Isolate

This is a highly bioavailable source of protein that can greatly benefit DM dogs. Biological Value (BV) pertains to the body’s ability to utilize nutrients. Much of the protein found in commercial kibble pet food is low-value and low-protein to boot! Adding whey protein to a lower protein diet, whether that be a kibble or home-prepared diet, can greatly benefit all animals and especially those with DM. Use according to instructions on bag or website.

Acetyl L-Carnitine

This is a supplement that may help to improve neurotransmitter activity in the brain and cellular energy in DM dogs. This is a supplement we recommend for those dogs that are not responding as well to our “Core DM” products and need more help. We do not carry this supplement and recommend 500 mg per 25 lbs daily with meals.

Colostrum

This is the Mother’s first milk that is a vital source of antibodies and blood proteins so important to new born mammals and is considered to be an “anti-aging” supplement for those that take it later in life. Contains anti-inflammatory peptides that help to balance the immune system that can be beneficial in the case of autoimmune conditions like DM. Colostrum also contains important growth factors that can help to increase lean muscle and repair damaged tissue. Use according to instructions on bottle or website with meals.

Exercise

Exercise is a very important part of a holistic approach to helping an animal with DM. It is very important for maintaining lean muscle, lubricating joints, maintaining the mind-body connection, maintaining lymphatic flow etc. Exercise, such as walking, should be structured for your animal’s conditioning. Your animal should not be pushed to the point of obvious stress and exhaustion.

About Medications

There are no known medications that help with DM. That is why veterinarians believe there is nothing they can do, because that is true. It is also true that there is no “cure” and that this is a condition that has to be managed. However, we don’t promise a cure, and instead we provide your animal’s body with the high-value nutrition needed to heal damaged tissue and rebalance itself for as long as possible.

Common Causes

Nothing “just happens”. There is always a catalyst. Even if your animal is genetically predisposed to DM there is always a “straw that broke the camels back”. Autoimmune conditions are caused or precipitated by an insult to the body, most commonly from a chemical or toxin. This can happen quickly as with autoimmune anemia (IMHA) or over time as with DM. Flea and tick pesticide treatments are a major factor. Reactions will be seen within hours or days of application. Vaccinations are another major factor with reactions generally seen anywhere from days to months after exposure. However, if your animal is more sensitive, household cleaners, lawn chemicals, mosquito fogging exposure and even skunk spray can be a trigger for an autoimmune condition to occur, or to occur at a younger age than in normally might have.

Please keep in mind that if your animal is predisposed to DM or has developed this condition, any exposure to the above will “super-charge” the autoimmune response and the destruction of nerve tissue. Speak with your veterinarian about an exemption from future rabies vaccinations. We recommend avoiding all vaccinations and instead titer and also to avoid any exposure to topical flea and tick pesticide products including collars.

Please Note: The majority of our supplements are basically herbs and whole foods, so a little more or less will not harm your animal. When determining the dosage estimate as best you can for the weight of your animal from our suggested serving sizes.

My miniature dachshund Oscar is 14 yrs. old Aug.2019. He started having seizures a few years ago and was put on Phenobarbital. It control the seizures for a while and then in Oct.2017 he started to have cluster seizures causing him to be put on a 2nd medication, Gabapentin. The 2nd drug helped to get the seizures under control but I knew he had a need for better nutrition. I put him on a home prepared diet along with the multi-vitamins from Pet Health & Nutrition, Maria has been so kind and helpful with her recommendations. I have added Seaweed Calcium also due to putting him on a home prepared diet. Oscar started to get more wobbly and swaying more while standing due to age and seizure meds he has to take. He was falling more when hiking his leg along with having to sitting more during eating. We started the Core Degenerative protocol in June and he is so much better. Not falling or swaying as much and runs at times, just not for long, he is 14 yrs. old. We think it has made a huge difference in his overall health. We will continue to order the supplements as they are making his older life much more comfortable. Being a seizure dog is hard enough so if we can keep him active and still wanting to play with bugs in the yard and sniffing around all the plants outside I think he is a happy fur baby.Thanks be to God.
Dear PHNC TEAM,
This product has been a lifesaver for our boy. He was dragging his legs and we feared the worst. After researching holistic ways of treating myelopathy, I came across your site. As my husband and I prefer holistic and integrative medicine, we feel the same for our fur baby.
After purchasing the program, we noticed a difference after the first dose! It was amazing! Unfortunately, Teddy cannot skip dosing days, but as long as this keeps working, I don’t care! He’s worth every penny spent.
Thank you for giving our boy more time....
We are in 8 weeks now after diagnosis of degenerative myelopathy in a relatively young American Pitbull Terrier. Max is doing much better with the Core recommendation package. We took him off all medication prescribed by my vet which included NSAIDs, pain meds, muscle relaxers and even antacids. It was like he woke up again, his coat is shinny, he is playing and walking, able to stand for longer until he starts going down on his hind legs. We are so glad we found this page and started him on this protocol. Thank you.
We are in 8 weeks now after diagnosis of degenerative myelopathy in a relatively young American Pitbull Terrier. Max is doing much better with the Core recommendation package. We took him off all the vet prescribed medications. It was like he woke up again, his coat is shiny, he is playing and walking, able to stand for longer until he starts going down on his hind legs. We are so glad we found this page and started him on this protocol. Thank you
Your company is a God send. The way you are able to explain the ingredients in all your products and the proven medicinal purposes each serves is beyond compare. Not to mention how outstanding your customer service and quick shipping is. I have not seen another website like yours and the confidence it inspires in it's customers. There is nothing better one can ask for when dealing with an ailing pet. And because of your products, our guy was able to enjoy an incredible summer of swimming, going for walks, just enjoying life with only minimal symptoms of DM. My husband and I are forever grateful to you and your husband for your incredible work.
Thank you for your support. (thank you and thank God). It has been a year since Jasper was informally diagnosed with DM. We started your DM core supplements, I think around September. He has since gone on winter vacation with us to Nevada, to escape the harsh winters in Minnesota. Jasper's disease has progressed but much slower than expected, (a previous Boxer of ours only lasted 6 months, without any supplements) so we are encouraged and really attribute this slower progression to your DM Core supplements. Thank you again with all our hearts! Jasper's family
The day before we were leaving on vacation we started giving our 10 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback all 4 of these products that comprise the core degenerative myelopathy protocol. We instructed our dog/house-sitter to continue the routine as prescribed for each of the products. When we came home a week later, we could not believe the difference! The hind leg-shaking was nearly gone and he was running around like a puppy! He was able to get up from laying down with minimal effort compared to the laborious effort he had to put forth prior to starting the degenerative myelopathy protocol. We have been doing this routine for 4 weeks now and he is doing so well. Thank you for this product!!
I just wanted to tell you that after using your nutrition products for a month now, on our beloved GSD who has DMO has showed improvement. We know it will not go away, but at the very least we see a positive improvement. Thank you, we will continue to use your products
I have an almost 13 year old akita (ancient by most standards!) and in July he was officially diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy after bringing him to the vet because he started peeing in the house. He was knuckling and dragging his feet, but we assumed it was because he tore his cruciate ligaments (in both hind knees) twice each throughout his life and he had some nasty arthritis - he was pretty old, after all. The vet said there wasn't anything that could be done, that it was fairly common in older dogs and they prescribed us another medication to put him on that turns out could have some nasty long term side effects and we didn't want that at all. He was getting super wobbly and unstable on his feet, would not go up or down stairs at all and just seemed depressed in general. At this point in his life he wasn't super active or anything, but it was obvious it was taking a toll on him. My husband did some research and came across this site and we ordered the DM protocol along with a few other supplements. He is now much happier and the light has returned to his eyes. He is also a lot less lethargic and loves his walks just as much as ever, even if his stamina isn't what it used to be. Within a few weeks of starting this protocol, friends and family who would come visit were saying how great he looked and how much easier he was getting up on his own (still a bit tough sometimes) when he used to struggle badly. Maria has also been super helpful as well, gladly answering any questions or concerns I have. If you have any hesitations about starting this - just go for it. You will not be disappointed. I am looking forward to having my baby boy (old man) with me for at least a little bit longer.
I started my 12 year old Pit Bull Bonnie on the Degenerative Myelopathy Kit a year ago when I first saw signs of weakness in her rear leg’s and was told by her vet that it was due to two damaged disk in her back and that nothing could be done because of her age. That within 8 months to a year she would most likely become paraplegic. The was in june 2014 Bonnie is 13 (july 2015) and doing very well, she gets weak in the rear sometimes but not bad for a girl with a bad back and two bad knees. She can even ran when she wants to, thanks to your help. We couldn’t be happier thanks to your products we are still walking together each day.. Geraldine in MI
Write a review
Dog DM Myelin Supplement Testimonial

These products are truly the answer to a prayer! Just last month it seemed like time with my 14yr old Lab Scooby was sadly coming to an end. After being diagnosed with DM,I felt helpless as I watched him rapidly decline. Standing and walking were difficult for him and he fell often. He lost interest in playing ball and was often incontinent. Desperate to help him, I ordered these products, as nothing was available through veterinary medicine. To my amazement he began improving shortly afterwards. As time went on, my frail, listless buddy grew happy and strong again. After just one month, Scooby stands and walks well, runs after his ball and even JUMPS into the car again! Incontinent episodes are a rarity now. Don't hesitate to try these products. I hope you have as much success with them as I have had. I am so thankful I've been given more time with my best friend!!! Thank you Maria! Joan S.