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Cholesterol in Dogs - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

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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.

Cholesterol values in the dog are not thought to have as much significance with regards to the health of the heart as they do in humans. Elevated levels of cholesterol are seen in a variety of disorders including hypothyroidism and diseases of the liver, kidneys, cardiovascular, diabetes and stress.

Cholesterol is a waxy fat that is present in all animals. Two sources contribute to the amount of cholesterol in the body. First, the liver manufactures a percentage while the remainder is consumed through animal products. The correct balance of the different types of cholesterol is essential for optimal functioning of all body systems. Longterm problems that result from excess cholesterol can include atherosclerosis, coronary disease and stroke.

Symptoms of High Cholesterol in Dogs (1)

  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Cloudy eyes
  • Fatty deposits under the skin
  • Fur loss and scratching
  • Seizures

McDowells Program

The herbs in my cholesterol treatment for dogs includes Fenugreek, Dandelion, Garlic, Fennel, Rosehips, and Agrimony as well as the Bach Flowers Chestnut Bud, Honeysuckle, Heatherand Wild Rose. These herbs work together to increase lymphatic circulation and the digestion of fats, stimulate and support the liver and pancreatic enzymes and metabolically alters cholesterol to be water soluble.

 

References

(1) High Cholesterol in Dogs
https://wagwalking.com/condition/high-cholesterol

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