Treatment of Kidney Disease in Dogs with Herbal Remedies
Same like our kidneys, the dog’s kidneys are also very important. Because they play a great role in removing waste substance and toxins from the body, basically from the bloodstream. Another important role of kidneys is maintaining levels of fluids in the body and which in turn maintain the blood pressure levels in the dog’s body. Kidneys also help in building of hormones which aids in calcium metabolism and also helps in production of red blood cells. Overall the kidneys of the dogs work the same as that of the man’s kidneys. Dogs are such lovely pets that always try to keep you happy and healthy physically and mentally. So it is necessary that you also take care of them. So dog lovers today in this article we are going to discuss kidney disease in dogs and how we can prevent it with Ayurvedic Management. So let’s study further!!!!
Kidney Disease is generally a term that we can use for various kinds of kidney diseases. These conditions include kidney failure, renal insufficiency, chronic renal failure, Chronic kidney disease and insufficient kidney function. But we considered all these terms in one word because all these conditions are associated with improper functioning of the kidneys. We can also use this term for more conditions such as Nephritis, Kidney stones, Nephro toxicosis, etc. If this condition is caught initially then it is termed as Acute Kidney Failure and it is very easily reversible. If your dog’s kidney functions are impaired that can lead to a domino effect which leads to various other health issues. So further let’s know the causes and signs of kidney disease in the dogs and what kind of precautions you can take for them along with its successful Ayurvedic management.
SOME FACTS ABOUT KIDNEY DISEASE IN DOGS
Following are some of the facts about Kidney Disease in Dogs
- Incidence of Kidney failure is more in Spitz than in Pug among all other breeds of dogs.
- Male dogs are more affected than female dogs.
- Incident rate is higher in dogs older than 5 years of age.
- Kidney disease in dogs can be corrected the same as that a doctor does in men.
CAUSES OF KIDNEY DISEASE IN DOGS
Kidney problems can be Acute as well as Chronic. The Acute problem occurs in several days but the chronic one happens slowly and over time. Causes of Acute and Chronic kidney failure may also vary, so let’s have a look on causes for both types of Kidney diseases.
Causes of Acute Kidney Disease
Acute Kidney failure mostly affects your dog if they ingest a toxin accidentally. These toxins may include household cleansers, antifreeze or bad food. Also if any urinary obstruction is there then it may also lead to the same. With obstruction in the urinary tract blood flow decreases which leaves the kidneys of the dogs less oxygenated and also more prone to various infections. It may also result from severe dehydration, snake bite, heat strokes, leptospirosis, etc.
Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease most commonly seen in the older dogs and no exact cause is pinpoint as its onset is slow. Early symptoms of CKD may be easily dismissed or overlooked because of their mild nature. Dental disease is one of the leading causes of CKD in the older dogs. In dental diseases bacteria grows on the teeth of dogs, entering the digestive system of the dog while drinking and eating. While the dog’s kidneys are designed to filter the waste, bacteria may lessen the kidney function as the time passes.
SIGNS OF KIDNEY DISEASE IN DOGS
You are able to see the following signs which can reflect your dog is suffering from the Kidney Disease
- Drinking less or more water
- Change in frequency and Volume of urination
- Loss of interest in interacting
- Loss of interest in playing
- Decreased appetite
- Blood in urine
- Unexplained weight loss
- Signs of dental disease such as smelly breath, pale gums, mouth ulcers, etc.
HOW CAN WE PREVENT KIDNEY DISEASE IN DOGS
First and the important thing is to keep your dogs away from the chemicals. Kidney disease can easily be prevented in dogs if you are taking full care of them. Must take preventive measures that your dog is away from the success of your household chemicals such as washroom cleaners, door cleaners, etc. The thing to remember is that the dogs are chewers from nature, so to keep the chemicals in a closed room is not enough. Also don’t even think the child proof seals on the chemicals are safe for the dog. As we all know dogs can easily chew plastics and drink those dangerous chemicals so it’s better to keep those chemicals out of reach of your dogs. Besides, chemicals also keep your dogs away from medications and other dangerous products such as raisins, grapes, contaminated water sources, and ibuprofen like drugs. Other than that dental hygiene is also really very important as we all know chronic kidney disease is a result of poor dental hygiene.
DIAGNOSIS OF KIDNEY DISEASE IN DOGS
There are two common and basic tests for Kidney Disease in Dogs which is whole urinalysis and blood analysis. Urinalysis is done to evaluate the kidney functions in which low specific gravity of urine is one of the earliest signs of kidney failure. The other sign is proteinuria (protein in urine), so always keep detecting the urine of your dog to detect kidney disease. Whereas the blood reports show almost the condition of all internal organs. But for kidney disease two main terms to be noted, that are waste products present in the blood. So if blood is not properly purified by the kidneys, the levels of waste products get alleviated. These waste products are BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) and Creatinine, both indicating decreased functioning of kidneys. Other parameters that reflect kidney diseases are levels of globulin, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, red and white blood cells count.
AYURVEDIC VIEW OF KIDNEY DISEASE IN DOGS
Ayurvedic science is one of the oldest sciences which has been serving mankind for more than 3000 years. This science has the power to manage every health concern. We are talking about Kidney Disease in dogs, but this science is not lagging behind in managing the disease of animals also. The concept of Kidney disease in dogs is also the same as that in men. Ayurveda is such a science that is only based on Vata, Pitta and Kapha Dosha. So the management of each disease whether in man or dog is in the same way. To manage the health concerns of animals Ayurveda has a different Branch that is named as Pashu Chikitsa.
As per Ayurveda Kidney Disease in dogs is correlated to Mutravaha Sroto Dushti. The channels that are responsible for secreting the kitta bhaag (waste) to solid food and liquid food are known as Mutravaha Vikara. When these srotas get vitiated they lead to Mutravaha Srotas Vikara. Causes of Mutra Vaha Srotas Dushti – Drinking water on restricting the urine urge, consumption of food by restricting the urge of urine, excessive intercourse, indulgence in intercourse on restricting urine urge and trauma of Mutravaha Srotas. Pathogenesis of Mutravaha Sroto Dushti: Indulging into causes of Mutra Vaha Srotas Dushti leads to Vata pradhaan tridosha prakopa (aggravation of Vata, pitta and kapha – but mainly Vata dosha). These aggravated dosha accumulated in the mutravaha srotas and led to Mutravaha Vikara. Common symptoms of Mutravaha Sroto Dushti: Difficulty while passing urination, painful micturition and renal calculi.
Various herbs that helps in preventing as well as managing Mutravaha Sroto Vikara are mentioned as follows
1. Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris)
This is a well known herb for managing Uro-genital disorders. It has various properties such as Brihmana (nourishing), Vrushya (Aphrodisiac), Tridosha Samaka (balances tridosha), Krichraghna (reduces difficulty while urination), Basti shodhana (Cleanses and detoxifies bladder), etc. All these properties help in managing the symptoms of urinary disorders very effectively.
2. Varun (Crateva Religiosa)
Varun is a miraculous herb for the urinary system that has wonderful effects in kidney patients. The properties like Mutraghatahara (useful in urinary retention, dysuria), ashmarihara (effective in renal calculi) makes this herb effective in various kidney diseases.
3. Chandan (Santalum Album)
Chandan is one of the most coolant herbs with Rakta prasadana (aids blood detoxification) properties. This herb helps in reducing inflammation also, thus effectively managing Cystitis and Dysuria.
4. Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa)
Punarnava herb is Shotha Nashaka so aids in reducing inflammation. On the other side it is one of the best diuretic herbs so helps in releasing excessive water accumulation and lowering the blood pressure due to Kidney Diseases.
5. Makoy (Solanum Nigrum)
Makoy is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory herb, thus good for relieving pain and inflammation. It possesses diaphoretic properties which induce perspiration and excretion of toxins from the body in the form of sweating.
6. Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus Niruri)
Bhumi amla is one of the best stone breaking herbs and also prevents the formation of kidney stones. This increases the excretion of excessive potassium and magnesium and supports the overall kidney functioning too. Beside this it is a wonderful remedy for liver disease also.
The above are some of the most effective herbs for Kidney diseases in Ayurveda that can work in dogs same as that in men. Various other herbs are also useful in case of Kidney diseases. Now we will discuss the herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda that are made up with the above mentioned herbs and some other herbs which effectively helps in managing kidney diseases in dogs due to the above mentioned properties.
HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR KIDNEY DISEASE IN DOGS
Planet Ayurveda is one of the best herbal companies around the world. This company serves mankind and even animals with their wonderful herbal and herbo-mineral supplements. The products of this company are GMP certified, ISO certified, Halal certified and have many other certifications. Various supplements are formulated by Planet Ayurveda for managing various health concerns of the human being as well as animals. For managing the Kidney Diseases in Dogs following remedies are provided by Planet Ayurveda. Let’s have a look at how these remedies help in managing Kidney disease in Dogs.
- MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA
- RENCURE FORMULA
- PUNARNAVA MANDOOR
- VARUNADI VATI
- CHANDANADI VATI
1. MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA
Mutrakrichantak Churna is one of the herbal powders prepared by Planet Ayurveda. This herbal powder consists of a pure herbal blend of herbs such as Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata). This herbal powder is especially formulated for managing various kidney diseases even in human beings and dogs as well. This herbal powder consists of properties such as diuretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive properties. The properties help in relieving UTI’s, high urea, high creatinine and uric acids. This remedy helps in improving the overall functioning of the kidneys.
Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily with meals.
2. RENCURE FORMULA
Rencure Formula is a capsule formulation, specifically formulated by Planet Ayurveda for maintaining health of the kidneys. These capsules consist of standardized extract of herbs Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Kasni (Cichorium intybus), Palaash (Butea monosperma) and some others. The remedy helps in managing Kidney diseases in dogs by excreting the toxins out of their body. The herbs of these capsules prevent urinary infections as well as accumulation of more potassium and magnesium levels.
Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with meals.
3. PUNARNAVA MANDOOR
Punarnava Mandoor is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is prepared by Planet Ayurveda under the strict observance of M.D. Ayurveda practitioners. These tablets consist of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Vidanga (Embelia ribes) and some others. The remedy has effective diuretic properties that helps in eliminating excessive water from the dogs body. These tablets also aid in increasing the formation of blood cells that are decreased due to any of the Kidney diseases of dogs.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with meals.
4. VARUNADI VATI
Varunadi Vati is one of the best Ayurvedic medicines for Kidney Health. This remedy is prepared by Planet Ayurveda as per strict regardance to classical Ayurvedic texts. These herbal tablets are made with the help of ingredients such as Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), etc. The formulation maintains the overall functioning of the dog’s kidneys. The herbs present in these tablets makes it an effective remedy for relieving inflammation and preventing UTIs. Moreover it possesses cleansing properties which in cleansing the bladder of the dogs which prevents formation of Kidney Stones as well.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with meals.
5. CHANDANADI VATI
Chandanadi Vati is prepared by Planet Ayurveda as per classical Ayurvedic texts. These tablets include ingredients such as Pashanbhed, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Safed Chandhan, Karpur and various others. It aids in managing the kidney disease in dogs by cleansing the bladder of the dog and also relieves difficulty while urinating. So these tablets assist in reducing the symptoms such as change in frequency, blood in urine, etc.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with meals.
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Same to our kidneys, the dog’s kidneys are also very important. Because they play a great role in removing waste substances and toxins from the body, basically from the bloodstream. In this article, we discussed kidney disease in dogs and how we can prevent it with Ayurvedic Management. As per Ayurveda Kidney Disease in dogs is correlated to Mutravaha Sroto Dushti. The most effective Ayurvedic herbs for managing kidney diseases are Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Varun (Crateva religiosa), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), etc. Planet Ayurveda provides you with various herbal formulations that are made up of these effective herbs and aid effectively in the management of Kidney diseases in dogs.