Tag: treatment

Improve Joint Mobility and Reduce Pain Naturally without side effects!

24 July, 2018

Does your older dog show signs of stiffness or reluctance to exercise as much as they used to? Is your aged cat struggling to jump up on high furniture like they have in the past? Or maybe your senior horse is not moving as freely or takes longer to warm up in the cold weather. These may all be signs that your older animal’s joints are becoming stiff, sore and inflamed. Most pain-relieving drugs have side effects, especially when used long term, however there are a number of natural alternatives (see below) that we have had excellent results with. We…

Help with ‘puddle problems’ Urinary Incontinence

21 March, 2018

Does your dog or cat need help with ‘puddle problems’ Urinary incontinence ? A damp and smelly pet, or a pet who doesn’t quite make it to the litter box or garden can become a frustration, and the constant washing and deodorising can become a burden for the household dealing with the issue. What Is Urinary Incontinence? This “leaky” problem is basically the loss of bladder control in your pet. The severity can range from occasional light leakage and dampness, to the point where they can’t hold on to alleviate themselves in the right spot – outside for dogs or…

Laminitis and Founder – What to watch out for

6 April, 2016

There is a difference between laminitis and founder – Laminitis is inflammation of the laminae (which is the tissue that attaches the coffin bone to the hoof wall). Founder, is where the laminae have let go allowing the coffin bone to ‘sink’ within the hoof capsule. Laminitis nearly always precedes founder. Laminitis is a CHEMISTRY problem, which is relatively easy to rectify if action is taken early enough. However, once the laminae have ‘let go’, it is now a PHYSICAL injury or a mechanical problem which is a whole different kettle of fish to recover from. To rehabilitate a foundered…

Lethargic and Dragging feet

24 September, 2015

One day I noticed my horse had suddenly become very stiff, and was dragging his front legs and appeared quite lethargic. I knew something was wrong as he was normally very forward moving and this particular day, he just seemed really tired. I had only had Chief for about 5 or 6 months but he was always energetic. I had noticed he was spooking at things a lot more frequently than he had when I first got him, but didn’t make any connection with this at the time. I took him to our vet who said he was most likely tying-up so we treated…

Suspected Fractured Pelvis Recovery

24 September, 2015

Our 15 year old stock horse developed what we thought was arthritis around 3 months after we purchased him (he had been fully vet checked prior to purchase and passed with flying colors). He was intermittently lame which would come and go randomly and he would often drag his hind feet when walking and struggled walking down steep hills. Flash was a successful show jumper with his previous owner and we eventually had to retire him from jumping a year later as we didn’t want to put any more strain on his joints and he was struggling to lift his legs high enough to clear…