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Treatments for Dogs - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Herbal Support for Canine (Dogs) Health

Addisons disease is known as Hypoadrenocortism, and is an uncommon disorder. It is the opposite to Cushings disease but if managed correctly, your dog can still live a long and active life. It&rs...

Canine hip dysplasia is a very common degenerative joint disease seen in dogs. There are many misconceptions surrounding it. Dogs of all ages are subject to the symptoms of hip dysplasia and the ...

Some dogs and cats are prone to runny noses and sneezing, much like hay fever in humans. Allergic Rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal passages caused by allergic reaction to airborne substances.T...

Histiocytomas (benign tumor) Histiocytomas are common benign (noncancerous) tumors that occur in dogs younger than 3 years old. They are usually solitary (single lesions) but multiple histiocytomas c...

If your dog has this allergy, when they are bitten by a flea, the itching that results is from the injection of saliva. Their reaction is much more severe and prolonged than what “normal” ...

There are a few things that may help with an anal gland problem: Keep your dog lean: overweight dogs tend to have more problems with their anal glands.  Feed bones at least 3 times a week to...

Incontinence in dogs is usually associated with old age but it can happen to dogs of any age. It's important to figure out what the underlying cause is by taking your dog to the vet. Incontinence i...

Having an anxious dog can be very stressful for the dog, and the owner alike. It can be very hard to manage an anxious dog, and understand why they are so anxious and why they are reacting the way the...

This specific herbal treatment is especially effective for older dogs (often bitches, but not always) who no longer have normal control over their urination. The mix includes: Rosehips, Saw Palmetto,...

Arthritis affects one in five dogs over the age of seven. It is a painful degenerative inflammatory condition that affects the joints and can occur in your dog's neck, hips, shoulders, elbows and back...

Invertebral Disc disease is a condition in which the cartilaginous disc ruptures and intrudes into the spinal canal between the vertebras & compresses the spinal cord. The symptoms you are noti...

  Herbal approaches to parasites all revolve around discouraging rather than killing the parasites. Also herbs provide support for your dogs own systems defences.  I prescribe individual f...

  This mixture of Lung Tonics with Garlic and Kelp has been formulated to help with coughs and respiratory problems of all descriptions. I developed the mixture over 10 years ago and it has alwa...

Dogs can suffer from autoimmune diseases similar to human autoimmune diseases. It is when the body attacks its own cells and can affect your dogs whole body - skin, blood, joints and digestive sy...

Kennel Cough is a respiratory disease that is highly contagious among dogs. It is spread when dogs come in contact with other dogs who carry the bacteria (and may be asymptomatic) so it's commonly spr...

Bladder stones come in several mineral compositions. The most common stone types are oxalate and struvite and since the approach is completely different for each type, it is crucial to determine the s...

Kidney weakness shows in loss of condition and appetite, loss of interest and a certain dullness, possible intermittent vomiting, and/or thirstiness. What is really involved is the interdependent heal...

I developed my Circulation Blood Quality mix to address all conditions involving low iron and oxygen levels in the blood as well well as poor circulation generally.  The herbal combination I c...

The  common problems we treat in racing greyhounds are kidney problems. Why should this be so? Is it something we feed them? Is it a weakness of the breed? Is it something we do to them in t...

Skin problems in dogs and cats (and most other animals) are most effectively treated by dealing with the internal conditions which predispose a particular animal to a sensitive or unhealthy skin the f...

Kidney infections, known as pyelonephritis, can be very painful and could be life-threatening for your dog. It is caused by a bacterial infection that moves the bladder up the ureters (the tubes ...

The boil can be caused by an infected hair follicle, a grass seed, a sebaceous cyst, dietary insufficiency or toxins building up in the circulatory system and parking themselves under the skin as a bo...

In companion dogs we re finding an increasing tendency toward kidney and liver problems, which I ascribe to the chemicals in commercial dog food. I know there are various flavour enhancers which are u...

The structural system of a dog is made of bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. A dog's skeleton has an average of 319 bones - a tiny dog has the same amount of bones as a very large dog! Depe...

Damage to the liver or interference with its functions can have many different causes since the liver plays a major role in most metabolic processes in the body... The liver is an organ that perfor...

The dog's digestive system was probably always sensitive and originally reacted to something in the diet, probably a chemical or preservative. The process of inflammation then made the system even mor...

Reasons to possibly consider our lung capacity mix:- Pulmonary oedema (fluid in lung tissue caused by congestive heart failure) may be the reason behind chronic coughing. A coarse, dry, hacking co...

There are many possible detrimental effects on a young pup when it is separated from its mother and siblings, 'processed' in a pet shop or kennel and placed in a new home... The total impact of all...

Canine internal worms – apart from tapeworms - are rarely seen. The best way to find out if your dog has worms is to have your vet perform a feacal ex am, rather than to just keep worming.  ...

A cat is more likely to dislocate, rather than break, bones. Broken bones are, however, quite common in dogs and are usually due to car accidents, road incidents (like falling from a car or trailer), ...

Maritime Pine Bark Extract has, for almost two decades, been our primary immune system tonic for dogs. It also forms an important part of all our Canine Cancer programs. Our Herbal...

There are two types of diabetes. Type I (also known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus). Requires daily shots of insulin. Type II (Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus). Dietary changes usu...

Following a life trauma or serious accident during work the nerve cells and plexuses of the central nervous sytem and peripheral nervous system and their surrounding sheaths may be damaged, this may r...

Diarrhoea can set up a pattern of physical irritation in the gut which is self-perpetuating. Eventually causing damage to the lining of the gastrointestinal system generally and especially in the colo...

This regimen is given during 48 hours prior to an event by mixing the dose with other treatments or water and syringing over the tongue.  This tonic is used, as the name suggests, and is adminis...

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder seen in dogs, and has been estimated to affect approximately 0.75% of the canine population (1). Your dog's epilepsy could be inherited (genetic or...

One of the functions of the pancreas is production of digestive enzymes. These are the enzymes that break down ingested foods into molecules the body can digest. These enzymes are carefully handled by...

Alternative medicine is very much do-it-yourself medicine much as was practiced by all those in charge of stock for the past several thousand years. It is only recently that we have been encouraged to...

Peritonitis in dogs is one of the most threatening digestive diseases. Peritonitis is an inflammation of the lining of the peritoneal cavity. Poor drainage in this area can mean death from blood ...

Kennel cough is so named because the infection can spread quickly among dogs living closely in a kennel or animal shelter. Kennel cough, also known as canine infectious respiratory disease, is an uppe...

The floppy, hairy ears of a poodle can make them more susceptible to ear infections. Poodles often have an excess of hair inside the ear canal and around the eye. Infection can appear when the na...

Heartworm is a dangerous condition and difficult to treat. Orthodox veterinary medical practitioners normally recommend Arsenic treatment at frightfully expensive prices and then hope for the best....

Because operations are carried out under general anasthetics and no memory is retained we are inclined to believe that we were not shocked by the procedure... I always point out to my human patient...

I discuss many of the issues faced by older dogs and make a variety of suggestions as to how their health may be enhanced. Their health and prospects are very much tied up with the owner, diet and all...

A dog’s prostate gland is situated between the bladder and the rectum. It mostly occurs in middle to older aged adult dogs, and only occurs in males. An enlarged prostate gland can affect your ...

Owning a dog is about committing to caring and being responsible for an animal for its whole life, including old age. A lovely quote is "An old dog teaches you lessons about patience, compassion and, ...

Rosehips are the seed pod of the rose (also called rose haw or rose hep) and are in the same family as apples and crab apples! Rosehips are one of the very best sources of natural iron and vitami...

A cataract can be seen as a cloudiness in the eye, caused by a change in the structure of the lens.The lens is contained in a sealed bag or capsule. As old cells die they become trapped within the cap...

The smallest, and often weakest, animal in a litter is known as the 'runt'. There's a long-standing myth that the runt was located in the centre of the uterus, furthest from the blood supply. But this...

Fats are a major source of fuel for the metabolism. Two major fats in the body are cholesterol and triglycerides. They attach themselves to proteins so they can travel through the blood stream... C...

Scouring, or diarrhea, is caused by the upset of the gastrointestinal tract. There are several causes and it's important to assess if it is acute or chronic and why it's happening... The best treat...

I developed my Circulation Blood Quality mix to address all conditions involving low iron and oxygen levels in the blood as well well as poor circulation generally. The herbal combination I chose f...

We have had a number of calls for help from kennels in Europe and United Kingdom where this illness has been emerging over the last 12 months. The complete treatment for this scouring type illness in ...

Tracheal collapse is a progressive disorder and a common cause of airway obstruction in dogs(1). The trachea, or windpipe, is a 'tube' made up of rings of cartilage. Sometimes these begin to collapse,...

Septicaemia is now more likely to be called Sepsis and is an overload of bacteria in the blood stream resulting from infection in another part of the body such as the abdomen, urinary tract or the ski...

Colloidal Silver was used and proven to be effective against hundreds of disease-causing bacterium by the 1940s. Its action as a broad spectrum antibiotic has never been matched by the modern pharmace...

Show dogs are typically the most pampered dogs! But they can often suffer health issues for several reasons - their purebred lines, stress and anxiety, diet, parasites and infectious diseases... ...

This complex herbal mixture is my primary rehabilitation tonic for dogs suffering critical metabolic stress resulting from over-medication, digestive problems, liver damage, poisoning, severe trauma, ...

Skin problems are one of the most common reasons owners take their dog to the vet. Dogs can develop sore and irritated skin for a variety of reasons.  Some common skin problems  Excess...

This complex herbal mixture is my primary rehabilitation tonic for dogs suffering critical metabolic stress resulting from over-medication, digestive problems, liver damage, poisoning, severe trauma, ...

Skin problems in dogs, cats and most other animals are most effectively treated by dealing with the internal conditions which predispose a particular animal to a sensitive or unhealthy skin the first ...

Cardiac pulmonary edema, also known as congestive heart failure, occurs when the diseased or overworked left ventricle isn't able to pump out enough of the blood it receives from your lungs. As a resu...

Hot Spots and Skin Sores are really a manifestation of a buildup of toxins under the skin seeking release through a local infective process. This is one avenue that the immune system uses to rid the b...

Conjunctivitis merely means inflammation of the conjunctival membrane. The cells of this organ are quite sensitive to many substances. Pollens are the most common agents resulting in an acute allergic...

This incredible herb is a member of the Elm (Ulmus) family. Native to Canada and the US, it can be found growing in the Appalachian Mountains. The inner bark is collected from trees which are at least...

Cortisone is a chemical (hormone) made by the adrenal gland, and is essential for life. They control allergies, inflammation, and many disease processes. Cortisone is released from the adrenal gland w...

The spinal cord can be damaged in many ways including trauma from an accident that cuts or crushs, damage from infection, lack of blood supply, or disease... The spinal cord is the main pathway of ...

Cruciate ligament injuries are common in dogs! These injuries can be avoided by bringing unfit or overweight dogs in to exercise slowly and carefully and also ensuring that your dog has the best diet ...

The spinal cord is the main pathway of communication between the brain and the rest of the body. It is a tube like structure of nerves that are protected by the bones of the vertebrae. Nerves enter ...

Cushing’s, which is also known as hypercortisolism and hyperadrenocorticism and your dog’s body makes too much of a hormone called cortisol.  There are three types of Cushing&rsquo...

The pet on glucocorticoids is likely to experience the following: Increased hunger Increased thirst (and possibly urinary incontinence if there is inadequate access to an area for appropriate urin...

Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease involving the spinal cord. It is thought to be an inflammatory, autoimmune disease, variable in its presentation and course, in which the immune system...

Ligament Damage, Tendonitis and Shin Soreness are best treated by using this specially prepared external cream in conjunction with the Tendon and Bone Treatment, which is given internally . The Tend...

Demodectic mange is caused by an external parasite (the Demodex canis) that is present in low numbers on all healthy animals. Whether or not a pet shows symptoms of this disease depends primarily on t...

Obviously not being Vets we are not able to totally advise with regards to vaccinations. We can though most certainly give an opinion. The immunity that a puppy obtains from it's mum wears out somewh...

We all know about the Pancreas because we know it is involved in Diabetes and that it is somehow responsible for managing blood sugar through producing a substance called insulin. Diabetes Mellitus i...

This mixture is given by syringe as a drench directly into the mouth or throat best mixed with cold Rosehips Tea or water. This treatment is all that is required to assist the dog's own immune system ...

There are a few steps you can take to provide your critically ill dog with the best possible nutritional support. The ideal diet for a critically ill canine would consists of a variety of fresh meats,...

Blood clotting is a natural process in which blood cells and fibrin strands clump together to stop bleeding after a blood vessel has been injured. Eventually the clot will form a protective scab over ...

Chronic inner ear infections do plague some dogs more than others. Dogs with floppy ears, Cocker Spaniels, Vizlas, Poodles, Blood Hounds, Dachsunds and Setters for example, are more prone to regular i...

Owners often overlook early symptoms or assume the changes are a normal part of the aging process. Obvious weight loss or gain are usually the problem that takes the dog to their veterinarian... Th...

I am always pleased when Veterinary Surgeons, involved with cases which I am treating, express an interest in the herbs and approach I use. This is as an opportunity to bridge the gap between the ort...

There are many sources of tick infection found in canines. Lyme disease, Tracker dog disease, Ehrlichiosis and Biliary infection are some of the names you might be familiar with that result from tick ...

Eye infections, irritations and injuries are best treated by providing nourishment, healing and antiseptic herbs directly to the eye itself. My eyewash formulation does just this, and is made up of ...

There are many sources of tick infection found in canines. Lyme disease, Tracker dog disease, Ehrlichiosis and Biliary infection are some of the names you might be familiar with that result from tick ...

Fatty tumours, or lipomas, may be large or small and can occur anywhere, but are most commonly found in the armpit, side, and abdominal area. Fatty tumours can grow to enormous sizes and because of th...

The endless quest to get your dog to run faster pre-occupies all greyhound owners and trainers - and it fascinates me! I am neither an owner nor a trainer but I am in regular contact with hundreds of ...

This optimum plant-based hemp nutrition is easy to digest, leading to elevated health in your pet. This product is 100% legal and contains CBD and THC within the legal limit, so you don’t have t...

This highly specialized blend of herbs was developed especially for the racing greyhound asked to perform at peak, week after week. Specifically, it contains herbs which maintain the health and stre...

Fertility has been a preoccupation with herbal medicine forever and the ancient herbalists were just as concerned about the fertility of their domesticated animals as for themselves. Therefore, in...

There are major advantages in reducing the shock caused by panic, accident or injury or by any acute illness condition. Homeopathic treatments plus herbal anti-inflammatories and tonics all help the...

The stud dog in work has special requirements and it is important that he is healthy and keen in order to perform at his best and produce the most viable sperm. His emotional wellbeing is just as i...

Some dogs sleep on a trip and some become excessively nervous or stressed. If the trip is to a racetrack or the competition arena, some dogs can be so excited during the trip that they are exhausted a...

Our canine friends suffer hugely from any infestation of fleas unfortunately there is very little which is safe and which works to protect dogs from fleas and any of the natural deterrents have to be ...

A great proportion of companion dogs live indoors and any signs of wetting accidents should be checked out immediately. Dribbles or puddles on floors or carpets, wet bedding or damp fur around the rea...

Recurrent ear infections are not primarily bacterial at all. The ear canal is a nice warm moist environment which is an ideal host for a fungal (yeast) infection. In most dogs the ear canal has a bend...

Many dogs, mostly small breeds, tremble or shake for no apparent reasons. Most vets, when pressed, can think of obscure diseases that can cause such trembles but in most cases the dog tests healthy...

This is the name of the most practical and down to earth book I have read on the care and feeding of Dogs. It was written by Dr. Ian Billinghurst, a Vet who now practices in the same town in which I l...

We are currently hearing of many dogs experiencing this particular problem. It can be recuurent if they are using antibiotics. This particular formulation is specific for clearing up any urinary trac...

  I recommend this program to protect your dog against contracting one of the 'super bugs' while undergoing surgery, intravenous treatment or otherwise staying over at a Veterinary Hospital. I...

This particular formulation is specific for clearing up any uterine or pelvic cavity infections in a breeding bitch. A history of past infections will leave toxins within the system, which can interfe...

The history you describe is an indication of an accumulating blood. Toxicity problem, where the body stores toxins it is unable to clear from the blood under skin causing it to become itchy, reactive...

he whole question about viral and bacterial involvement in respiratory infection is one which has been skewed for a very long time as the medical profession had nothing but antibiotics to offer. Or...

Green stools could be caused by a variety of reasons. If the green stool occurs along with vomiting and/or diahorrea, the dog may be showing symptoms of an irritated bowel. A dog's stool may be affec...

Imagine turning up to every meal excited and hungry only to get the same dried up pellet over and over again. Dog's traditional diets were meat and bones and you can do no better than these. The dog ...

The wetting patterns of Greyhound Racing Dogs are often the first indications of something going wrong with their health. Wetting in the Kennel: The Greyhound, by nature, is a fastidious animal and ...

If you haven't started weaning the puppies then your bitch will still be producing milk. Begin introducing the puppies to soft moist foods that are easily digested. Try minced meat, rolled oats porri...

Periodontal disease, or 'gum disease', is one of the most common progressive disease in dogs, caused by a bacteria in the mouth that damages gums, bones and supporting structures. The best way to beat...

'Collie Nose' problems may result from either one of two causes (and don't target just Collies!). Discoid Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune disease, which can eventually lead to squamous cell carci...

There are very specific herbs to support the heart insofar as its electrical regularity and the strength of the muscle are concerned. Heart problems have been a concern of mankind since time began. ...

The best food for your dog may vary depending on his individual needs. The basic diet, however, should consist of mostly succulent, raw, meaty bones with the addition of some organ meat, plus a little...

Heart murmurs found in dogs are often nothing more than a defect in a valve which has been there since birth and not picked up until a checkup of some sort. However, murmurs can also signify that the ...

Wheatgrass Active's Skin Recovery Cream is a blend of our wheatgrass formulation and a superior cream that produces an effective, yet gentle recovery formulation to protect, repair and revitalise your...

That's when your dog's heart has trouble pumping blood to the rest of its body. Symptoms of possible heart issues Your dog has a hard time breathing or exercising Increased respiratory rate Ca...

This natural extract derived from wheat grass sprouts offers a phenomenal rate of healing when used as first aid and follow up treatment on open wounds. Serious bleeding and dirty wounds can be first ...

Heartworm is a dangerous condition and difficult to treat. Orthodox veterinary medical practitioners normally recommend Arsenic treatment at frightfully expensive prices and then hope for the best. ...

 For a severe infestation, or when taking on a new dog with an unknown worming history, it is best to have on hand the kit consisting of Worming Mix, Senna Extract and Slippery Elm Bark Powder.&n...

Heat stroke is a condition that results from excessively high body temperatures which leads to abnormalities in the animal's body that can lead to death. It is most common in pets left in locked cars ...

This mixture of traditional anti-parasitic herbs works by toning up the wall of the gut while at the same time expelling worms. Regular use leaves the gut healthier than before and more able to manage...

Dogs, being primarily carnivores, have a much shorter and faster digestive tract . Dogs don’t  usually eat weeds, except for grass, when they feel a little unwell. How can we assume that ...

For a severe infestation, or when taking on a new dog with an unknown worming history, it is best to have on hand the kit consisting of; 50 ml Worming Mix, 25 ml Senna Extract and 150 gm of Slippery E...

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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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