All-Natural Eastern Medicine IVDD Supplements for Dogs
IVDD, also called Intervertebral Disc Disease, is a painful spinal disorder occurring after a dog suffers a herniated intervertebral disc.
Common symptoms of IVDD include:
- Difficulty urinating and/or defecating
- Inability or unwillingness to walk
- Knuckling on paws
- Painful neck or back
- Difficulty urinating and/or defecating
- Shaking or trembling (due to pain)
Luckily, Eastern medicine offers many quick and easy changes you can make at home to help you help your dog feel better.
In this article, we're sharing the Eastern Medicine IVDD supplements for dogs recommended in their Tennessee clinics.
Learn More About Dog Arthritis
The first thing Dr. Smith and Dr. Damron recommend is learning more about dog arthritis in general.
The reason is, most of the recommendations for dog arthritis help dogs suffering from IVDD as well.
In fact, they've even written an ebook explaining how to help your dog feel better, and are currently offering it for free.
Feed the Right Dog Food
The right food is the basis of overall health. And, feeding an energetically appropriate diet can vastly improve how your dog feels.
Our vets recommend home-cooking or wet food for best results.
Home-cooked diets and wet food help keep your dog hydrated, helping everything work better.
It also helps keep your dog from gaining too much weight.
In turn, less weight means less stress on your dog's bones and joints.
As mentioned earlier, one of the easiest ways to help your dog feel better is by feeding an energetically appropriate dog food.
If you want to be proactive, take a look at the food chart on the PET | TAO website to figure out your dog's specific needs and order the correct formula or cook the food at home.
Home-cooking may sound tricky, but it's surprisingly easy to do! The PET | TAO recipes page provides all the information you need to get started.
Ease Your Dog's Discomfort Naturally
When a dog suffers from IVDD, he or she is very uncomfortable.
Most vets recommend NSAIDs to help ease the discomfort. Unfortunately, though, NSAIDs often cause unwanted side effects.
For this reason, Dr. Smith and Dr. Damron recommend PET | TAO Comfort.
Comfort is a blend of Eastern herbs and Western nutraceuticals to help your dog feel better and make him/her more comfortable.
Support Your Dog's Joints
PET | TAO Harmonize Joint is a blend of Eastern herbs and Western nutraceuticals working together to lubricate and restore your dog's joints.
Our vets recommend PET | TAO Harmonize Joint.
Try Feeding Kidney
Although it sounds odd, feeding kidney can actually help your dog's bones and joints.
How? According to the TCVM Five-Element Theory, the Kidney meridian controls the bones and joints.
Therefore, feeding kidney supports arthritic health challenges in a "like treats like" manner, energetically helping your dog's natural healing process from the inside out.
Our vets recommend PET | TAO Freeze Dried Raw Kidney Treats.
Our vets also recommend you learn more about TCVM Herbal Remedies.
Chinese medicine offers many amazing natural solutions for IVDD.
Some good examples are:
- Corydalis Relieve Soreness
- Di Gu Pi San
- Duo Hui Ji Sheng Tang
- Double P II
These are just a few examples of TCVM herbal formulas available to help dogs feel better. In many cases, there are several different TCVM herbal formulas for each Western diagnosis.
You'll need the help of a TCVM-trained veterinarian to choose the most appropriate formula for your dog. In addition, TCVM herbal formulas require an authorization from your veterinarian.
Need Extra Help for Your Special Needs Dog?
If you ever feel like you need extra help in managing IVDD challenges naturally or with TCVM herbal formulas we can help.
TCVM Pet Supply co-founders Dr. Marc Smith and Dr. Casey Damron offer TCVM telemedicine consultations.
If you get a TCVM telemedicine consultation ($110), you'll get personalized TCVM recommendations specific to your pet, including:
- TCVM Evaluation
- Food Therapy Recommendations
- TCVM Herb Recommendations & Veterinary Authorization
- Supplement Recommendations
- Alternative Medicine Recommendations
If you reside in the Middle Tennessee area or would like to commute, you may choose an in-clinic appointment instead.
You can learn more about each vet and choose a clinic here. Then, contact the clinic you prefer to set up your consult:
We hope this information helps you, and wish you the best in helping your dog feel better.
If you have any other questions or if we can help you in any way, just let us know!
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