Holistic Hound Fundamentals Genito-Urinary
Support for Bladder and Urinary Tissue
Dogs of all ages can experience urinary issues, whether it be UTIs or incontinence. Holistic Hound Fundamental Genito-Urinary has been crafted with herbs, specifically targeted at strengthening and supporting the bladder and urinary tissues.
- UTIs are a relatively common issue, particularly in female dogs. They can be painful and sometimes hard to treat. When we see UTI like symptoms (such as frequent urination), we often assume our dog has an infection. Sometimes what we are seeing is the result of inflammation in the urinary tract. If inflammation is the cause, the traditional treatment of antibiotics won’t help the issue.
- Urinary Incontinence is another common issue in dogs. Urinary incontinence can be caused by altered reproductive hormones. Although herbs cannot replace the hormones, they can work to strengthen and support the muscles of and around the bladder to reduce leaking and incontinence.
We recommend that you consult your veterinarian before using this tincture, to make sure that your dog gets the proper diagnosis and doesn’t require additional medication or antibiotics.
For some dogs, incontinence can be caused by cognitive decline (seniors or epileptics). For these cases we recommend supplements targeted towards senior health like My Old Dog or Fundamentals Seniors.
Ingredients in Holistic Hound Fundamental Genito-Urinary:
- Saw Palmetto
This is used as a dietary supplement for urinary symptoms. It strengthens and nourishes the smooth muscle tissue of the urinary tract.
Bacteriostatic agent for the treatment of chronic or acute cystitis.
Astringent and antimicrobial with a particular affinity with the genitourinary system. It is also a mild diuretic which is useful in the treatment of cystitis, as it increases urine production and waste elimination. It can also improve kidney function (Glomerular filtration Rate) due to the terpineol compounds.
- Uva Ursi
Contains hydroquinones which are active chemical compounds which work against a wide range of pathogens, often implicated in urinary tract infections. It also works as an astringent, antimicrobial and diuretic.
Another herb with a particular effectiveness in urinary tract conditions. It can be very soothing to the tract by producing mucilage, whilst still providing astringent, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial actions, from its aucubin and saponin constituents.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is an herb in the buttercup family. It is full of antimicrobial elements that help to boost the impact of echinacea and has an affinity with the lower urinary tract.
Mucilage-producing herb which soothes and protects internal mucous membranes. It is also a diuretic and an astringent, which can help tackle chronic inflammation of any portion of the urinary tract or kidneys, without causing added irritation to the kidneys.
It is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also contains trace amounts of potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, iron, and selenium. It is soothing, with added healing power and antimicrobial.
Supports the lymph system to eliminate waste materials. It has an affinity with the urinary tract. Furthermore, as an immunostimulant and antimicrobial, it can be useful for treating bacterial or fungal infections of the bladder and urethra.
Directions for Holistic Hound Fundamental Genito-Urinary:
Give orally twice a day. Shake and put over food. 1 capful = 1ml.
Dogs Under 10kg: 0.5 – 1ml
10kg to 20kg: 2.0ml
Over 20kg: 2.5ml
Cats: 0.25 – 0.5ml
This supplement is not suitable for pets with kidney disease, pregnant animals or those under 12 weeks of age.