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Learn how to use Chinese herbs for dogs and cats whom may be experiencing acute or chronic loose stools..
...Wonderful and safe for PUPPIES & OLD Pets.....and our CAT friends who are notorious for having loose stools.
Chinese herbs are very targeted and focused and have a complex organizational system. So in order to help with your dog or cat's loose stool (diarrhea) we need to first classify if the problem is of an acute
nature (been happening for three weeks or less) or if it's of a chronic
nature ( been going on longer than three weeks, or also if the diarrhea regularly occurs intermittently). Dogs and cats may experience the first type of diarrhea which is that of an acute nature and
is broadly classified in Chinese medicine as the inflammation of the small intestines due to some sort of acute infectious agent (bacterial, protozoal). Traditional Chinese herbal theory says that your canine or feline may have had an "external invasion of evils" (that would mean germs to me and you) and the resulting traditional medicine pattern is called "Damp Heat"
... This first type of diarrhea has the hallmark of very rapid onset....and it stinks really bad.
Traditional herbal theory says that your dog or cat that may be experiencing this "Damp Heat" diarrhea,
has herbs that will harden the stool for this type of digestive disorder, clear the diarrhea to work very quickly and are incredibly effective. The purpose of these herbs is to clear heat, and transform damp. This is a formula that would be used for short term, which means that your dog or cat would only use the formula for 7-10 days and by then the stools should be hardened by that time. The second type of diarrhea is of an chronic nature
and comes more from a place of deficiency. What this means is that the dog or cat's body itself is unable to properly transform food. And because of some internal weakness, rather than consolidate the food into a nice formed stool, the food is passed through the digestive tract without the benefit of proper absorption, thus we have a watery type of diarrhea. This chronic type of diarrhea may not have much of a smell,
and may even may contain undigested food particles
that can be seen within the stool itself. We call this diarrhea Spleen Qi deficiency diarrhea, or a weak digestive system if you will. The formula that hardens stools for a pattern based on a deficiency may be required for a period of one to three months. Some of common western medicine terms for chronic diarrhea are known as Colitis
and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD or IBS)
Confused? Don't worry about it...pick the formula you think best describes your pet's diarrhea. At the end of the check out process, we will prompt you to answer several questions about your pet. Fill out our "Ten Questions" form. From that information, we will double check your selection and perhaps also add herbs based on the information you provided.