Just as in us humans, inflammation in dogs is a healthy response to an adverse condition. It is likely that both you and your vet are unaware of what that is, but be assured that your dog knows very well. And is responding appropriately.
Instead of opting for dangerous and harmful drugs, which is all mainstream vets generally come up with, it behoves you well to take stock of all the causes. You can never heal or resolve any health condition until you isolate the cause and correct that.
Common Causes Of Inflammation In Dogs
These generally come in two categories. The acute and the chronic.
Acute causes of inflammation are typically injury and acute expressions of poor health, such as a cold.
Injury can be from an insect bite, causing swelling of the site, intense itch and even anaphylactic shock in those who have an allergy to that insect. The swelling and inflammation is the body’s best attempt to prevent entry of the substance the insect injected the dog with.
Any injury that is serious enough to impede movement, such as joint and ligament injuries, tend to stimulate the healing response, which starts with inflammation. If the injury itself did not slow the dog down, then the inflammation is likely to. Without any outside support, this would make the dog rest enough to allow healing.
A fever is an inflammatory response to something that is trying to invade the body. A healthy dog will be able to put up a strong fever, which is likely to do exactly what it was intended to do. This means a strong fever is not something to be feared, just monitored.
The chronic causes of inflammation in anyone, normally comes from poor food. Commercial dog food is, in the majority of cases, poor food, regardless of the price, who sells it, what assurances it comes with or how pretty the picture is on the cover.
The human food market is a lucrative one. This means all the good stuff goes to that market. The dregs, the sweepings on the floor, as the saying goes, go to the animal food market.
Much of the food is inappropriate for dogs. Although dogs are not true carnivores, they are at the carnivore end of the omnivores. Their spiky teeth, together with other anatomical signs, tell you that their main diet is raw meat and bones, in the wild.
However, in times of famine, dogs are able to live on plant based food – berries, roots, etc, although that may be supplemented with the odd earth worm they can find or carrion.
When you look at the ingredients on most commercial dog food, you’ll see a lot of plant based food often with very little animal protein. It’s much cheaper to produce and the public is easily reassured.
However, years of an inappropriate diet inevitably leads to health issues. And often they start with inflammation.
People Are Becoming More Adept At True Diagnosis Than Mainstream Vets
It’s truly heartening to see people use their own wisdom and instinct. People are much more interested in searching for truthful information now, than relying on the ‘experts’, who often fail them. The ‘experts’ are often torch bearers of corporations, so can’t be trusted to give unbiased information.
Natural Solutions To Inflammation In Dogs
The single best natural solution to any inflammatory process, whether acute or chronic is to feed your dog a diet that closely resembles the one they evolved on – a balanced diet of quality, raw meat and bones. You can start this immediately, with very little outside help.
What this will do is to restore your dog’s immune system to the level they should have. Every health disorder revolves around the health of the immune system. That is the priority to restoring health, whatever the condition is, however dire it is supposed to be.
The next thing to do is to use the holistic health care system of homeopathy. Homeopathy is a complete holistic health care system that works by supporting the body’s best efforts. In helps to restore the immune system to its rightful full capacity. It works quickly. It has no side effects. It works across all levels – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. It can heal old traumas, be they physical or psychological.
You can learn to use many of the common homeopathic medicines for acute injuries, bites, fevers and colds yourself, should you be interested.
However, for the chronic injuries and other conditions, you will need the expertise of a professional homeopath.
It pays you to understand what inflammation in dogs means, so you can take proactive action and save yourself much anxiety and keep your bank balance in tact.