Bruce's skin was a chronic problem despite conventional treatment and his diabetes was poorly controlled for many years. Within six months of introducing herbal remedies and stem cell treatment his quality of life improved significantly with respect to the skin, diabetes and his general vitality.
Bruce is a 9 year old male, desexed Pitbull Terrier who presented with diabetes and chronic skin infections.
History: Bruce was diabetic for 5 years (difficult to control) he had chronic (years) skin allergies and interdigital pyoderma (histology confirmed Chronic Suppurative Podo-dermatitis, he had bleeding sores between his toes), antibiotics were ineffective in treating the feet (numerous cultures undertaken, no resistances noted to antibiotics used – long courses), chronic conjunctivitis, anal and lip papilloma virus (warts) and anal gland infections. Response to conventional treatment was poor. In the past prednisone (prior to diabetes) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories had been used. His water intake was elevated and he was very lethargic.
Treatment Goals: To control the diabetes and try to reduce the insulin requirements. To maintain a more stable glucose curve. To improve the skin. To detoxify the body and treat potential gut health imbalance. To strengthen the immune system, restore balance and improve vitality.
Herbal tinctures based on the individual needs of Bruce over the course of treatment were prepared to address the treatment goals.
Bruce has been on herbal treatments now for 12 months. His skin has improved significantly over this time and his insulin requirements dropped by 3 IU twice daily.
In the last 6 months we also changed his diet to a completely homemade diet for diabetic dogs and incorporated stem cell treatment into the regime. He is now the best he has been in years. His quality of life has improved significantly and his diabetes is well controlled.
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