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How to Help Your Dog with Neurological Disorders Naturally

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Woman kissing a dog on the head in front of sunny windows. How to help your dog with neurological disorders naturally

Neurological disorders are not unique to humans. Dogs and other animals can also have these disorders. To help you support your dog with a neurological disorder diagnosis, here is how to help your dog with neurological disorders naturally. 

The causes of neurological disease in dogs are remarkably diverse. Some canine neurological disorders can be associated with genetic factors, parasites, toxic agents, tumors, etc. However, even with the evolution of animal medicine, some of the causes of neurological disorders are unknown.

Common Canine Neurological Diseases

Some of the most common neurological diseases in dogs are:

  • Epilepsy is marked by seizures. Canine epilepsy can be hereditary or acquired.
  • Degenerative disc disease, which is a problem that affects the intervertebral disc.
  • Spondylosis is characterized by the formation of osteophytes (bony spurs) that can bridge one vertebra to another. It is
  • commonly thought of as arthritis of the spine. However, unlike arthritis, this is a noninflammatory condition.
  • Cerebrovascular Accident, popularly called a stroke.
  • Canine distemper a viral disease that affects dogs, regardless of race or age.
  • Congenital anomalies such as hydrocephalus is a disease where the dog has an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid affecting only one or both sides of the brain.

Some breeds of dogs are more prone to have neurological disorders such as Pugs, Yorkshire, Maltese, and Pinschers.

There are many other diseases that can affect the neurological system in dogs, such as infections, inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases which can trigger neurological signals.

Some breeds of dogs are more prone to have neurological disorders such as Pugs, Yorkshire, Maltese, and Pinschers. They all have in common a small characteristic size and are categorized as Toy dogs.

Seizures, walking in circles, head tilting, and behavior changes such as aggressiveness, depression, or apathy are some of the symptoms that indicate neurological problems.

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There are many diagnostic tests that can identify if the pet has a neurological disease. For example, computed tomography, MRI, x-rays, etc. However, only a veterinarian, generally a neurologist, can give an accurate diagnosis of the pathology (disease) that is affecting a pet’s brain or nerves. For this reason, as soon as you observe any unusual behavior in your pet or signs that his/her health is not very well, it is essential to seek the help of a veterinarian.

Natural Support Regimen

NHV supplements that may be helpful to support a dog suffering from neurological diseases are:

Turmeric – Turmeric, also known as Curcumin, has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and lipophilic properties that may improve the cognitive functions in patients with neurological disease. It also has been used in various types of treatments for dementia and traumatic brain injury.

Petomega 3 – Studies have shown that Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 PUFAs) are assumed to have a beneficial effect on the function of the brain.

Multi Essentials – A plant-based multivitamin herbal extract that can nourish the body while strengthening the nervous system. It also helps fill nutritional voids, aids digestion, and enhances nutrient absorption. Multi Essentials also helps stimulate the metabolism, reduces fatigue energy, and promotes healthy skin and coat.

Natures Immuno – The medicinal mushroom in this blend have been widely researched for their extensive health benefits including being used as a treatment of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases. Studies have shown that these mushrooms may be valuable for protection against brain damage because of their antioxidant and have anti-inflammatory effects which can help prevent neuronal cell death.

Old Timer – An herbal formulation with anti-inflammatory and restorative actions. It has properties that can help with nervous system disorders.

We’re Here To Help

If you have any questions about your pet’s neurological health, please do contact our Pet Experts, who are always here to help you.

Dr. Amanda is also available to provide you with a second opinion through a veterinary consultation or help you ensure your pet has a balanced diet with a customized nutrition plan

Dr. Amanda Nascimento DVM, MVSc, PhD

Dr. Amanda Nascimento DVM, MVSc, PhD

Dr. Amanda completed her undergraduate degree in veterinary medicine in 2010 and graduate studies in veterinary pathology (MVSc. 2012 and PhD 2016) at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo. She completed her post-doctoral training at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine – University of Saskatchewan in 2018. Dr. Nascimento will be hosting her own blog series and sharing her knowledge with our extended NHV family.

Published: July 12, 2020

6 replies

  1. Kim McKinney says:

    I am currently fostering a 12 week old pup with distemper are there any holistic methods I could use?

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Kim,

      We want to first thank you for fostering your little pup, they’re so lucky to have you to look after them.

      For puppies with distemper who haven’t been vaccinated yet, we recommend giving our supplements at a dosage of 0.25 ml to start as their immune systems aren’t fully developed yet. Here are some suggestions that we think could help:

      Safe before vaccinations

      Multi Essentials is our multivitamin that’s packed with essential vitamins that can help to fill dietary gaps, reduce lethargy, and supports a healthy metabolism.

      Here’s more on Multi Essentials for you: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/multi-essentials-dog-vitamins

      Next we have Petomega 3. This is our fish oil supplement that can help to promote healthy skin and coat, a healthy immune system, and supports kidney health as well.

      Here’s more information on Petomega 3: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/petomega-3-omega-3-for-dogs

      Natures Immuno is our medicinal mushroom blend that can provide your little one with a variety of different health benefits including helping pups fight off infections, balanced immune system function, and heart health.

      More information on Natures Immuno for you here: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/natures-immuno-medicinal-mushroom-blend-dogs

      Only after vaccinations

      Milk Thistle is a powerful yet gentle supplement that can help to support liver health and regeneration while also promoting detoxification of the liver and kidneys.

      More info on Milk Thistle for you: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/milk-thistle-for-liver-disease-in-dogs

      We know this is a lot of information to take in so please take your time to review everything. We’re always here to help if you ever have any questions. Sending you and your sweetie lots of love and healing vibes!

  2. Kara Stegall says:

    I adopted a puppy who is now a distemper survivor. She has developed a severe jerking/muscle twitching in one of her legs. What would be the best supplement for her? She’s about 9 months old and has had 2 round of her distemper vaccine.

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Kara,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us.

      We couldn’t be more grateful to you for taking such great care of your sweet little one. We’re sure she’ll appreciate you for the rest of her life!

      We have a few suggestions that we think could help to keep your sweetheart as comfortable as possible:

      First, we have Natures Immuno. This is our medicinal mushroom blend that can help to support a weakened immune system, fight chronic viral infections like distemper, and can also aid in cardiovascular health.

      Here’s more information on Natures Immuno for you: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/natures-immuno-medicinal-mushroom-blend-dogs

      Next, we can suggest Felimmm. This powerful yet gentle supplement can help to fight off viral infections, encourages detoxification of the lymphatic system, and can help to reduce inflammation.

      More information on Felimm for you: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/felimm-for-canine-viral-infections

      Next, we have Old Timer. This supplement can help your little one as the herbs found in this blend can help to support joint health, reduce inflammation, and can help to improve energy levels.

      More info on Old Timer for you: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/old-timer-for-arthritis-in-dogs

      Lastly, we suggest our fish oil Petomega 3. This supplement can help to promote healthy skin and coat, immune system health, and joint health.

      More information on Petomega 3 for you: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/petomega-3-omega-3-for-dogs

      We know this is a lot of information to take in so please take your time to review everything and feel free to reach out to us should you have any questions at all. Sending lots and lots of love to your little survivor!

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

  3. Melissa Myers says:

    Our dog Duke may have some degenerative neurological problems. He’s almost 12. We’re waiting on the vet to update us. What supplements would help with neural pathways, inflammation, and bone health?

    Thanks NHV!

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us.

      We want to first thank you so much for looking after your boy Duke. He’s so lucky to have you and we bet he must be sooo cute!

      We reached out to our vet team for you and they have a few suggestions that they think may help your sweet guy:

      First, we suggest Petomega 3 to support the neural pathways. This fish oil supplement can also help to support healthy skin and coat, joint health, and supports the immune system.

      Here’s more on Petomega 3 for you:

      https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/petomega-3-omega-3-for-dogs

      Next, we recommend Turmeric. This powerful yet gentle supplement can help with reducing inflammation and discomfort, while also supporting important organs like the heart and liver.

      More on Turmeric here:

      https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/turmeric-for-dog-cancer-symptoms

      Lastly, to support Duke’s bone health, we recommend Old Timer. This blend can help to support bone and joint health, ease inflammation, and can help to improve energy levels.

      More on Old Timer for you:

      https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/old-timer-for-arthritis-in-dogs

      We know this is a lot of information to take in, so please take your time to review everything. Please also feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all. Wishing you and Duke all the very best!

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

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