Kidney Weakness - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

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 used which are hard on the kidneys and I am not sure about added salt as well. If your dog's coat is dull and their hydration is poor (which is tested by pulling a pinch of skin and watching to see how quickly it springs back), it could be that their kidneys are struggling...

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Herbs known to prevent urinary tract disorders have been used for thousands of years- Many of these Herbs, like Rosehips and Bearberry (Uva Ursi) having been recorded as being used by the ancient Chinese Egyptian, Roman, Greek and Indian civilisations.

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 health of the adrenal glands and the kidneys.

Clinical signs of chronic renal failure are not usually apparent until three quarters of the total number of nephrons have been destroyed, so the process may continue over many years and therefore damage may be quite advanced when all becomes known.

When a dog is overly stressed this results in the adrenal glands over stimulating the kidneys. Many dog owners mistakenly believe that it is a salt balance problem. As the process worsens, kennel wetting and tying up occurs. If this occurs in a racing grey hound they also experience poor form and reduced keeness.

Kidney problems are a very common health difficulty experienced by racing greyhounds. This situation has created an industry supplying electrolytes, diuretics and flushing agents to greyhound owners. These substances, although appearing to assist in the short term, actually further weakens the kidneys.

McDowells product recommendations

The Kidney Mix will act to completely rehabilitate the kidneys (as well as support the liver) and it includes: Alfalfa, Buchu, Dandelion, Echinacea, Garlic, Rosehips, Uva Ursi and Yarrow as well as the Bach Flowers Wild Rose and Rescue Remedy.

Kidney health will in turn allow your dog's adrenal glands to return to full potential as well, breaking the cycle of worsening health and form.

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