Thyroid Conditions - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

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...

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The clinical symptoms of this disease are multisystemic i.e. it's a condition that affects many organ systems of the body and relates to increased or decreased metabolic rate.

For hypothyroidism other signs include:

  • A slow heart rate
  • Constipation
  • Anemia
  • Muscle weakness and atrophy
  • Nerve disturbances
  • Edema
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Lethargy
  • Some dogs may show behavioural changes

McDowells recommendation

My recommendations are to start your dog on a Thyroid Regulator (same as Human)
The herbs in this mix include:- Oats, Dandelion, Bladderack, Nettle, Blue Flag and Ginseng. To this mix I add the Bach Flower Remedies; for an overactive thyroid include Scleranthus, Impatiens,Cerato, Chestnut Bud and Pine, for an underactive Thryroid I add the Bach Flowers Wild Rose, Olive, Sweet Chestnut and Sclernathus.

It is recommended that you place your dog on a diet of raw meat, raw chicken necks and wings, definitely NO PROCESSED food and snacks. You can also add some freshly cooked vegetables and rice as well.

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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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