Homeopathic treatment for Cushing’s disease in dogs is getting more recognition. It is a form of treatment that encompasses natural methods like herbal remedies and acupuncture to control the cortisol level in your dog’s body.
Why Use Homeopathic Treatment?
- Avoid the Side Effects of Traditional Treatment
Traditional treatments for Cushing’s disease are pretty invasive, especially if the disease is caused by tumors. Unfortunately, this disease is mostly appeared in old dogs, which mostly cannot stand invasive treatments like surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Even if your dog is not getting surgery and his disease can be managed with medications, the medications can cause side effects. For example, Lysodren can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Homeopathy treatment will not cause side effects because they work with the body’s immune system. As a result, it will encourage your dog’s immune system to fight the disease instead of relying on chemicals.
Please note that Homeopathy treatment cannot make the tumor disappear. However, it will help reducing the symptoms of the disease which can help improving your dog’s quality of life. Acupuncture also can be used to improve the function of endocrine glands so that the cortisol production can be controlled. Besides, even surgery and radiation are not always effective, or possible, to remove the tumor.
- Improve Your Dog’s Diet
The purpose of homeopathic treatment is not only to cure Cushing’s disease, but to improve your dog’s health in general. Cushing’s disease is not something that can be cured in a day or two. It needs long term treatment and relying on chemical’s for too long can be dangerous for your dog.
Homeopathic treatment in the other hand, incorporates natural methods and ingredients. It is not only about consuming herbal medicines or getting acupuncture, but also watching what your dog eats. Simply changing what your dog eats can do magic in treating Cushing’s disease. Feed your dog healthy and natural raw foods and then make sure to prevent grains and foods that contain additives.
Natural Herbs for Dog’s with Cushing Disease
There are some herbs that are often used in homeopathic treatment for Cushing’s disease in dogs. They can easily be found and holistic vet also often prescribe it to treat Cushing’s disease.
Dandelion is very effective in keeping your dog’s adrenal gland healthy. If the disease makes your dog lost a lot of hair, it can also help regrow the hair thanks to its vitamins and minerals.
This herb will not address the core problem that is the adrenal gland or cortisol level. However, it will reduce some of the symptoms of the disease, mainly the thirst and frequent urination which will help your dog feeling more comfortable.
Astragalus will help balancing your dog’s adrenal function as well as strengthening his immune system.
Even though homeopathic treatment for Cushing’s disease in dogs has been proven safe, make sure you consult and check your dog’s condition to a holistic vet first. It is necessary to ensure that your dog can get the most effective treatments that will address his illness faster.