Anti-Lyme Protocol for Dogs and Cats
*Last Update: 6/12/2012 – Check back for future updates!
There are some excellent natural products on the market to address Lyme Disease in Cats and Dogs. Here is a simple protocol to follow to assist in healing.
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Antibiotics: If your pet has taken a prescription antibiotic, the gut will need to be rebalanced. Use Fast Balance GI after finishing antibiotics to achieve the quick replenishment. BE SURE to order the correct size for the body weight of your animal.
Basic Protocol – Acute Infection:
- Support the Gut and Bowel to enhance immunity: Use Probiotics: Start with Fast Balance GI if you have administered prescription antibiotics. Then switch to Acetylator or another probiotic for pets.
- Kill Pathogens: Use a broad spectrum anti-microbial, like Neem Plus for Pets if your pet is experiencing acute Lyme Disease.
- Best to administer 1/2 hour or more prior to meals. Administer the last dose prior to bed.
- Prevent Biofilms: Use MSM for pets and Seacure for Pets (fish protein) – in some studies, MSM as well as fish muscle supplements are shown to prevent the adhesion of pathogen biofilm to tissue.
- Address lameness and muscle aches: Incorporate MSM or Vetri-CMO.
- Support and detox the liver: Use Trifal Vet – Triphala for pets. Triphala helps clean and nourish the liver and gastrointestinal system. Triphala is an Ayurvedic formula that is adaptogenic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal, anti yeast, antihistamine, and anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant. For cats, you may use Vetri-Liver Feline if you prefer.
- Incorporate EFA’s into the diet. (OmegaPet EFA is a tasty choice, formulated for dogs only, or, Ultra EFA for dogs and cats.)
- Address skin rash – If there is a persistent EM rash or granuloma at the site of the insect bite, apply Tea Tree Salve for at least 3 days (dogs only). Then switch to topical Neem Oil until the rash subsides. Careful with Tea Tree Oil products, as the essential oil can burn sensitive skin. Don’t use on cats.
**A note on alcohol in tinctures intended for humans: Animals can’t metabolize levels of alcohol and it’s best to find tinctures made with Glyerines and Glycerites instead of alcohol or purchase products made for pets (that have the acceptable level of alcohol). At this time, we do not carry Cat’s Claw tincture made exclusively with glycerine.
Cats: Cats cannot metabolize alcohol or essential plant oils (no tea tree oil). Tea tree oil may burn sensitive skin in cats and many breeds of dogs.
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**Locate healing protocols for Lyme Disease and tick illness at www.HerbsForLyme.com