Can you holistically help your pet with IBD?
Chronic vomiting, diarrhea, upset/painful stomach, acid reflux: these are some of the signs of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is way too common in our dogs and cats.
What CAN you do?
Well as an alternative option, you should consider trying our NEW 95% Curcumin Supplement, Dr. Jones’ Ultimate High Absorption 95% Curcumin for Dogs and Cats
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Dogs and Cats
The inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an inflammatory disease in the intestines with unknown cause, but hypersensitivities against food or bacterial antigens are suggested as pathogenesis. The clinical signs include chronic vomiting and diarrhea with weight loss. Other potential causes included overstimulation of the immune system from vaccines and other antigens.
What is inflammatory bowel disease?
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a syndrome rather than a disease. The syndrome is caused by a specific reaction to chronic irritation of the intestinal tract. Whatever the cause, the result is that the lining of the intestine is invaded by inflammatory cells. An allergic-type response then occurs within the intestinal tract. This inflammation interferes with the ability to digest and absorb nutrients. Most dogs and cats with IBD have a history of recurrent or chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea and may have a poor appetite.
What are the clinical signs of IBD?
IBD can involve any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but most commonly affects the stomach and/or the intestines. If the stomach is involved, your dog will experience chronic vomiting. If the intestines are involved, chronic diarrhea will occur. In some dogs, both parts of the digestive tract are involved and both vomiting and diarrhea occur.
If the syndrome lasts for more than a few months, poor appetite and weight loss are common. However, some dogs develop a voracious appetite in response to their inability to digest and absorb the food they are eating.
* Dietary therapy with a novel protein or hydrolysed protein
* Probiotics (ULTIMATE Canine/Feline have Probiotics)
* Anti-diarrheals (i.e. loperamide, immodium). Loperamide dose of 1mg/10lbs twice daily for 3 days
* Natural immunosuppressives: Cannabidiol (CBD), 3mg/10lbs twice daily
* Licorice root for short term, 1/4ml per 10lbs twice daily for 10 days. This is considered the natural steroid alternative
Slippery Elm is an herbal treatment prepared from the inner bark of the Slippery or Red Elm tree (Ulmus rubra). The term ‘slippery’ refers to the remarkable viscid gel that is formed when the powdered bark comes in contact with water.
Slippery elm is well known for its use as a protecting and lubricating herb for pets with gastrointestinal disease. The tannins in the herb reduce inflammation, and the oily mucilage components lubricate the digestive tract and assist in waste elimination.
Dose: 1/8 to 1/4 (0.125 – 0.25) of a teaspoon of the organic or wild-crafted slippery elm bark powder once or twice a day; or one 350-400mg capsule a day.
95% Curcumin for IBD
A new study has confirmed BCM-95 (Dr Jones’ 95% Curcumin), a high-potency turmeric extract, is more effective than standard curcumin in reducing the disease activity and inflammatory burden of colitis.
The study was published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports’ this month by Shusuke Toden of Baylor University, Dallas, Texas. The study compared the anti-inflammatory efficacy of standard curcumin and BCM-95 (CURCUGREEN) in a well recognized, imposed animal model of colitis.
The results found that BCM-95, which is composed of essential oil with curcuminoids, performed better than the standard curcumin in reducing the disease activity and inflammatory burden in the model.
Dr. Andrew Jones
P.S. There are many natural options for our dogs and cats with IBD, but it really is a frustrating disease to treat. It’s great to see that 95% Curcumin is an option.
P.P.S. About our new supplement… .
Dr. Jones’ Ultimate High Absorption 95% Curcumin (BCM-95 ~ Curcugreen) with BioPerine has marked anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. The supplement is in capsule form (powder in capsules). Each capsule contains 250mg Curcumin, with 30 capsules per jar.
Our supplement is very highly absorbable – BCM-95 (CURCUGREEN) is 700% more bioavailable than regular curcumin, and with piperine (BioPerine) added, absorption is enhanced even further (piperine has been shown to enhance absorption of curcumin by up to 2000%