Looking into allergies and joint problems with a natural approach.
Max was an elderly Labrador with systemic yeast infections that caused itching, inflammation, hair loss and a foul odor. His guardians, William and Cynthia Ofca, took him to mainstream veterinarians, where the prescribed treatment was always the same – antibiotics and prednisone. Max’s skin issues would subside for a little while, but they always came back again – with a vengeance.
It wasn’t until the couple took a more natural approach to Max’s care that he began to get better. The new regimen included a healthier whole meat-based diet, along with several supplements, including probiotics, antioxidants and an immune support product. Max gradually stopped scratching and biting himself, and his hair grew back. Overall, he was happier and healthier.
“We spend the majority of every day talking to customers about how to resolve allergies or skin problems,” says Jae Kennedy of Nzymes.com (BioPet Inc.), adding that Max is just one of the many animals the company has helped. “From years of research, we have found that when a dog or cat is diagnosed with allergies, they are most often dealing with an overgrowth of yeast in their gut (often called leaky gut syndrome). While prescription medications temporarily help the symptoms, they cannot address the underlying problem of yeast, and in fact make the problem worse in the long run.”
The company’s Healthy Skin Kit Program, which features antioxidants, enzymes, probiotics and immune system support, was created with the help of nutritional consultants and holistic veterinarians. It’s what got Max on the road to recovery. “It builds the health of animals, addressing the gut and immune system,” explains Jae. “It gives the body the nutrients it needs to work.” Simply put, when the animal’s immune and other systems are working properly thanks to the right nutrition, the body heals itself. “In the case of skin problems, this happens through a detoxification process in which the overgrowth of yeast is pushed out through the hair follicles.”
Joint problems are another issue Nzymes.com regularly helps its customers with. “Daily ‘degeneration’ from toxin and free radical buildup erodes joints by contributing to the breakdown of synovial fluid. Joint pain problems that dogs and cats experience are normally related to the loss or breakdown of the synovial fluid needed to cushion and lubricate joints. A lack of critical enzymes like superoxide dismutase (and its cousins) contributes strongly to synovial fluid degradation. The result is wear or damage to cartilage, along with inflammation, soft tissue damage and pain.” The company’s Antioxidant Treats for Pets or Sprouted Granules provide a natural way to regenerate synovial fluid for better lubrication, naturally reducing inflammation and returning many animals to a more youthful state.
Jae says that customers sometimes share videos of their dogs’ progress on the company’s supplements. “One shows ten days of progress, going from a dog being completely lame to running upstairs. This kind of result reminds us daily of why we do what we do.”
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