Category: Mucormycosis in Dogs

What is Hepatitis in Dogs? Treatment by Herbal Remedies


Liver is an important organ of the body of an organism. It does various functions. Liver disease is common these days. Fatty liver is the commonest among all due to the unhealthy food consumption. Dogs which generally eat what their masters eat and due to various other infections suffer from liver diseases. Among them, Hepatitis is what we are going to discuss in the text below. Some dogs develop ascites and hepatic encephalopathy in advanced stages. Few dogs have jaundice. Let’s have a look at hepatitis on dogs in detail and also discuss the management of the same in the contemporary veterinary sciences and  what Ayurveda has to offer. Let’s get started.

Hepatitis in Dogs


Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver or liver cells. This can result from various causes. This can be caused by infections that can be due to viruses or bacteria. Breeds that are predisposed to develop this condition are  Springer Spaniels, maltese, Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, Skye Terriers, Standard Poodles, Doberman Pinschers, Bedlington Terriers, Chihuahuas and West highland White Terriers. The common forms of hepatitis are acute hepatitis, non-specific reactive hepatitis and chronic hepatitis. Let’s have a look at the causes, types, signs, symptoms, investigations and management of hepatitis in dogs.

Causes of Hepatitis in Dogs

  • Infections
  • Toxins
  • Reaction against endotoxin
  • Liver hypoxia
  • Hepatic copper accumulation
  • Idiopathic

There are Two Types of Hepatitis

Infectious Canine Hepatitis

Canine chronic hepatitis is an intense infectious illness caused by the canine adenovirus 1. This infection focuses on the kidneys, liver, lungs, spleen, blood vessel lining and other organs as well. Symptoms may vary from mild fever, mild thirst to death.

Canine Chronic Hepatitis

Canine chronic hepatitis is related to infectious canine hepatitis. It intends that at some point, the inflammation and cell death has occurred.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Congestion
  • Watery discharge from nose and eyes
  • Deficiency of blood clotting
  • Blindness
  • Sight fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Thirst
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Eye inflammation
  • Vomiting that is occasional
  • Pain in abdomen
  • Spontaneous bleeding
  • Bruised or reddened mouth and nose
  • Severe depression

Severe cases

  • Swelling in the neck, head lymph nodes
  • Seizures
  • Red rashes/spots on the skin
  • Death


  • Blood tests
  • Antibody test
  • Immuno-fluorescence scanning
  • Liver biopsy is a definitive diagnostic method


  • Broad-spectrum antibiotics
  • Anti Inflammatory medication
  • Immunosuppressive medication
  • Protect the dogs’ eyes from bright light if clouding in the cornea has developed.
  • Intravenous fluid therapy

Ayurvedic aspect and management of Hepatitis in Dogs

Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal or life science that has been serving mankind from ages. Ayurveda focuses on the lifestyle and diet in order to correct a condition. Ayurveda is based on three basic doshas or energies i.e. vata, pitta and kapha. These within normal limits define health whereas derangement shows presence of a disorder. Thus maintaining normal limits of the same means establishing health.

Pashu Chikitsa

In India, some of the animals are considered as vehicles of God and Goddesses and they are praised as well. So, it is obvious that they are given appropriate attention and love for animals is indeed evident. Though there is no clear reference found in the ayurvedic textbooks, some of the ayurvedic practitioners have treated many cases of animal diseases. With their expertise in the same, they are practising well in veterinary science and attaining desired results with herbal medicines. They have mentioned their good work in their books which validates the positive management of the veterinary diseases with  herbal medicines.

Coming to hepatitis in dogs, in Ayurveda this can be correlated with hepatitis in humans. In Ayurveda, liver is pronounced as ‘Yakrit’. Pitta dosha stays in the liver and associated organs. Most of the liver disorders are due to pitta dosha aggravation. Aggravation of the pitta dosha results in various liver ailments including fatty liver, hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver. Aggravated pitta affects activity of the enzymes that are responsible for digestion, metabolism and absorption. Hence the condition is correlated with pitta dosha aggravation.

The management depends on the lines of balancing pitta dosha and managing the symptoms of hepatitis as well. The medications such as arogyavardhini vati, panchanan vati, triphala churna, motha churna, vishaladi churna, phalatrikadi kwath, draksharishta, beejakarisht, kumaryasava, lohasava, panchatikta ghrita, drakshadi ghrita, vyoshadi ghrita, danti ghrita, katukadya ghrita, dadim ghrita, haridradaya ghrit, amalaki avaleha, darvyadi leha, mustak churna, avipattikar churna etc are effective in the management of  hepatitis in dogs.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Hepatitis in Dogs

Planet Ayurveda is an eminent ISO 9001:2015, USA-FDA, GMP certified company. Planet Ayurveda is an ayurvedic company that’s sole motto is to spread Ayurveda’s wisdom or knowledge around the globe. Planet Ayurveda is also a manufacturing unit. Planet Ayurveda manufactures a number of ayurvedic formulations as mentioned in the various textbooks and ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. Planet Ayurveda’s products are free from any kind of adulterants and are the purest one. Products are available in different forms such as tablets, capsules, jams, powders, syrups etc. Therefore, one can use these as per one’s comfort. Planet Ayurveda’s products are free of additives, glues, colours, chemicals and artificial sweet enhancers. Planet Ayurveda products are halal certified and gluten free. Planet Ayurveda presents its products that effectively manage hepatitis in dogs.

Following is the list of medicines that are effective in the hepatitis in Dogs

  1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna
  2. Liver Detox Formula
  3. Phyllanthus Niruri
  4. Livo Plan Syrup

Herbal Remedies For Hepatitis in DogsHerbal Remedies For Hepatitis in Dogs

Product Description

1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

Yakrit Plihantak Churna is a beautiful remedy formulated by Planet Ayurveda. It is a perfect remedy for liver disease. Yakrit Plihantak Churna is a blend of  bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), bhringraj (Eclipta alba), kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea) and kaasni (Cichorium intybus). All these herbs are hepatoprotective and rejuvenate the liver cells. It helps in various conditions related to the liver. It alleviates the inflammation of the hepatocytes and reverses the condition of hepatitis by removing the toxins and fighting microbes.With these properties Yakrit Plihantak Churna is very good in the management of hepatitis in dogs.

Dosage: 1/2 tsp twice–mixed with dog food.

2. Liver Detox Formula

Liver Detox Formula is a perfect remedy by Planet Ayurveda for detoxifying the liver. It is composed of various herbs such as kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), kaasni (Cichorium intybus), kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), makoy (Solanum nigrum), punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) etc. All these herbs have antiviral, antibacterial and rejuvenating properties. Thus, it helps in removing the toxins from the liver and body and these establish new hepatocytes. This also helps in alleviating symptoms of hepatitis effectively. Therefore, Liver Detox Formula is a must remedy to check hepatitis in dogs.

Dosage: One capsule twice to be opened and mixed with food.

3. Phyllanthus Niruri

Phyllanthus Niruri is a herb that is composed by Planet Ayurveda in capsules. Phyllanthus Niruri  contains the pure herbal extract of  herb bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri). Phyllanthus Niruri has amazing health benefits. It stimulates the liver and boosts its functions. It also alleviates the pain and other symptoms associated with hepatitis in dogs. With its anti-inflammatory property, it alleviates the inflammation of the liver cells thus checking hepatitis. It is a must herb for all liver diseases. Hence, Phyllanthus Niruri is of great help in the management of Hepatitis in dogs.

Dosage: One capsule twice to be opened and mixed with food.

4. Livo Plan Syrup

Livo Plan Syrup is a perfect remedy by Planet Ayurveda for various liver ailments. Livo Plan Syrup is made up of various hepatoprotective herbs such as Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri),  kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), kaasni (Cichorium intybus),, shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), patol (Trichosanthes dioica), sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), rohitaka (Tecomella undulata) etc. All these herbs are known to have good effects on the liver and spleen. Livo Plan Syrup has antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, hepatoprotective, hepatocytes regenerative properties. Diuretic property helps in managing ascites. Hepatoprotective action prevents and restricts the damage of the liver cells. Antiinflammatory action reverses inflammation, antiviral and antibacterial properties removes toxins and detoxifies the liver. Moreover, it aids the regeneration of the liver cells. With these properties, Livo Plan Syrup comes out to be the best remedy in managing hepatitis so well.

Dosage: 10 ml twice daily with plain water after meal

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Hepatitis in dogs is not so common but the breeds it affects are quite in numbers. The condition can occur due to various infections and some cases are reported of no cause. The symptoms usually vary from mild to severe such as loss of appetite to death of the dog. The management in contemporary medicine science is completely supportive. Whereas in Ayurveda, the condition is managed on the lines of dosha involved in causing the condition. The Ayurvedic management is curative and supportive as well. The  management depends on balancing the pitta dosha and alleviating the symptoms associated with hepatitis in dogs. The Ayurvedic herbs are effective enough to reverse the condition of hepatitis with their hepatoprotective and liver cell regeneration properties. The medicines mentioned above are very effective in the management of hepatitis in dogs.

Management of Mucormycosis in Dogs Through Ayurveda


There are various types of fungi present in the soil. The dogs usually spend a lot of time in mud and soil. This makes them more prone to catching infections and various pathogens. The mucormycosis is one such type of fungal infection which will be discussed in detail in the following article.


Mucormycosis is a combination of mold and fungal infections and diseases. The mucormycosis that infects the dogs will be explained in detail in the following article. The mucormycosis usually targets the skin along with the gastrointestinal tract. The dogs usually get contaminated from this infection through the medium of soil. When the fungus comes in contact with an injured dog, it enters the body and spreads rapidly. If an infected dog comes in contact with a human, the mucormycosis infection can spread to humans also. This infectious pathogen spreads rapidly in the body. It starts invading the walls of the blood vessels. The damage to blood vessels lead to reduced blood flow. This condition needs immediate diagnosis and proper management. A delay in medical intervention may result in extensive damage to the body and eventually lead to the death of the dog.

mucormycosis in dogs


There are various classes of fungi present in the surrounding environment. One such class of fungi is mucormycosis. It causes zygomycetes, etc. It is found all over the world. It usually feeds on dead and decaying matter. It dwells within soil. It can transfer from the soil to the animal dander (hair). Then this fungus infects the dog and spreads rapidly in its body. Eventually damaging the blood vessels and blocking the blood flow. If left unattended, this condition proves to be lethal.


The symptom of every disease differs from patient to patient in humans. Similarly, in dogs also, the symptoms will differ from individual to individual. The most common symptoms are as follows – vomiting, jaundice, pain in affected areas, etc. Various respiratory problems can also be seen such as pneumonia, etc. There may be development of various nodules in the body. The symptoms will depend on the severity of the condition. The strength of the immune system of the dog will also determine the presentation of the features. This condition should be diagnosed and managed in a timely manner. Otherwise, the consequences may be lethal.


The diagnosis of the condition of mucormycosis in dogs will include both the clinical examination and the laboratory diagnosis. The clinical examination will include history taking, and observation of symptoms, etc. The history taking will include information regarding the recent diet routine of the dog and possible sources of exposure in recent times. The lab diagnosis will include various lab tests such as urine analysis, feces examination, biochemistry reports, etc. A biopsy may also be required to support and confirm the diagnosis.


The management of the mucormycosis will depend on the condition of the dog. The usual treatment of mucormycosis will include administration of antifungal drugs and anti – biotics. Severe cases may need hospitalization also. This condition should not be ignored and needs timely management.


The mucormycosis in dogs occurs due to infiltration of the causative factors and resulting in an imbalance of the internal environment. The nidan (causes) lead to disturbance in the tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) levels of the body. So, the aim of management will include removing the nidan (causative factors) and balancing the levels of dosha through administration of ayurvedic formulations.


Planet Ayurveda provides various preparations of natural herbs such as gandhak rasayan, dermoplan syrup, mahamanjisthadi ghan vati etc. which are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in managing the condition of mucormycosis in dogs. All the herbal products manufactured here are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors and fillers. These products are hundred percent natural and are formulated by MD Ayurvedic doctors with deep knowledge of Ayurveda and many years of experience. The formulations are prepared strictly according to the procedures described in the samhitas (classical texts) and therefore are very effective in promoting health and curing the diseased state.


The Ayurvedic preparations that are helpful in improving the condition of mucormycosis in dogs are as follows-

  • Gandhak Rasayan
  • Dermo Plan Syrup
  • Mahamanjishthadi ghan vati
  • Kaishore Guggul

1. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is prepared by pure extract of Sulphur (purified). It shows great results on the overall health of the body. It helps to detoxify the body. It acts as an anti biotic, anti inflammatory agent. It is beneficial in various skin related disorders such as urticaria, acne etc.

Dosage: 2 tablets two to three times a day with lukewarm water.

2. Dermo Plan Syrup

The dermo plan syrup is prepared by mixing the following herbal drugs – Manjishtha (       Rubia cordifolia), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Chopchini (Smilax china), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Shobhanjan (Moringa oleifera), Khadir (Areca catechu), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Shahtara (Fumaria officinalis), etc. The combination of these medicines will help to pacify the excessive pitta dosha. These are very beneficial for the skin.

Dosage: 2 teaspoon two times a day or as prescribed by the Ayurvedic Physician according to the type of body.

3. Mahamanjisthadi Ghan Vati

The Maha manjistha ghan Vati is prepared by planet Ayurveda. It contains pure herbal extracts of the Ayurvedic herb Rubia Cordifolia (Manjishtha). It improves the overall blood circulation. It helps in purifying the blood. It is effective in managing mucormycosis in dogs.

Dosage – The Maha manjistha ghan Vati should be given 2 tablets two times a day.

4. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore Guggul tablets are prepared by planet Ayurveda. It contains pure herbal extracts of the various beneficial ayurvedic herbs such as Emblica officinalis (Amalaki), Terminalia bellirica (Bibhitaki), Terminalia chebula (Haritaki), Commiphora mukul (Guggul), Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi), Zingiber officinale (Ginger), Piper nigrum (Black pepper), Piper longum (Pippali), Embelia ribes (Vidanga), Baliospermum montanum (Danti), etc. It helps to improve the overall health of the dog. It is very effective in managing the condition of mucormycosis in dogs.

Dosage – The Kaishore Guggul tablets should be given 2 tablets two times a day.

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As described above, mucormycosis in dogs is a fungal infection that spreads rapidly and damages the blood vessels. The damage to blood vessels if not managed timely will result in hindered blood circulation. The mucormycosis needs urgent medical intervention; otherwise the consequences may be lethal. It can be concluded that the condition of mucormycosis in dogs needs urgent management. Also, it can be managed very effectively through the Ayurvedic preparations such as gandhak rasayan, dermoplan syrup, mahamanjisthadi ghan vati etc.