Holistic Alternatives for Canine Eye Disease
RERFERENCES

Nitric Acidum

Thuja occidentalis

Carbo Animalis

Garlic: Friend or Foe

Silicea terra

Conium maculatum

Calcarea carbonica

ACONITUM NAPELLUS

Arsenicum albun

Asafœtida

Conium maculatum

Ipecacuanha

PHOSPHORUS

Rhus toxicodendron

Silicea terra

Sulphur

European Mistletoe in the treatment of cancer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye Disorders

 

These are suggested treatments for canine disease. All Things Canid is not responsible for the success or failure of these alternative treatments. Each animal and each disease presentation is unique. Research each alternative treatment and consult with a certified Naturopath. If you would like an individual holistic counseling session, Please contact Dr. Debra Venable-Ball.

 

 

 

 

 

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This is an ongoing process. Check back for added information and more ailments.

On the left are articles which will help explain each vitamin, mineral, herb, or remedy listed. Research thoroughly each suggestion and speak with a trained naturopath to help you further understand these natural remedies.

Eye Orbital Tumor

 

 

Eye orbital tumors cause eye protrusion in a forward direction. The eyelids and conjunctiva becomes swollen. Inflammation of the cornea often occurs. Progressive pressure causes congestion behind the eye. The eye globe stops moving in tandem with the uneffected eye. There is usually no pain with this disorder. These tumors are usually malignant and fast spreading. It affects the bony eye orbital structure. To improve the chances of survival, removal of the eye is recommended.

See articles at the left for supportive treatment before and after eye surgery.

Homeopathic

1. Homeopathic Nitric acidum 200c: Neoplasm bleeds when washed, ragged edges. Dogs may have foul smelling urine or feces. Easily chilled and prone to diarrhœa. Dogs needing this remedy are headstrong and irritable.

2. Carbo animalis 30C: The neoplasm grows slowly. Older dogs needing this remedy are confused on waking in the mornings, perfers to be alone, easily frightened, and anxious.

3. Thuja 30C: Eyelids are dry and scaly, agglutinated at night. Symptoms occur on the left side. Dogs are easily exhausted and emaciated. These dogs are very sensitive.

Herbal Treatment

1. Curcumin, extracted from the spice turmeric, has preventive and therapeutic anti-cancer properties. Clinical studies have shown that curcumin in turmeric is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals which cause inflammation and blocks the cancer promoting enzyme that stimulates the growth of head and neck cancer.

2. Garlic has long been known to have anti-cancer properties due to its ability to disrupt the function of cancer-causing agents.

3. Green tea boosts and stimulates the immune system. It is an antioxidant and astringent and has been shown to be an effective herb for cancer.

4. Melatonin lessens tissue wasting and diminishes weight loss, fatigue, weakness, and depression. It enhances immune function, improves wound healing, and improves quality of life and survival rates.

5. Selenium modulates gene expression to suppress a protein involved in tumor onset, growth, and metastasis. Selenium is the only mineral known to have antitumorigenic and preventative properties. Too much selenium can be harmful, however. A safe supplemental dosage for both prevention and treatment of cancer would be 2 to 4 mcg per kg (1 to 2 mcg per pound) of body weight daily.

Eyedrops

1. Colloidal Silver: Place one to two drops into the eye once or twice per day where irritation leads to infection.

Nutritional Supplements

1. Vitamin D

2. Vitamin K

3. Vitamin C

 

 



 

Corneal Eye Tumor Dog

 

 

Corneal eye tumor are uncommon. They occur on the surface of the cornea and can be confused with keratoconjunctivits. The tumors occur in deep corneal tissues as well. Treatment includes laser photocoagulation, cryopathy, and sclear grafts. If the tumor has matured, removal of the eye may be required.

Homeopathic

1. Silicea terra: Dogs needing this remedy are easily confused, anxious, and tire easily.

2. Conium maculatum: Dogs needing this remedy are often confused after waking from a nap. They are anxious and peevish. These dogs may have a history of repeated eye styes and are sensitive to light.

3. Thuja Occidentalis 30C: Eyelids are dry and scaly, agglutinated at night. Symptoms occur on the left side. Dogs are easily exhausted and emaciated. These dogs are very sensitive.

4. Calcarea carbonica: Skin problems do not heal well. Itching of lids, swollen, scurfy. Sensitive to cold, prone to diarrhœa, and flabby. These dogs are anxious and easily confused. Dogs needing this remedy are apprehensive especially in the evening.

Eye drops

1. Colloidal Silver: Place one to two drops into the eye once or twice per day where irritation leads to infection.

Nutritional Supplements

1. Vitamin A is essential for the health of the eye. Supplementing with Vitamin A will accelerate the healing process.

2. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system which assists in the healing process.

3. Vitamin E is essential for the health of the eye. Supplementation will speed healing.

 

 

Uveal Melanoma

A melanoma is clinically characterized by malignant growth of melanocytes, cells that are dark in appearance due to the inclusion of the melanin pigment. Uveal melanomas arise from the front of the iris’ surface then extend to the ciliary body and choroid. They are flat and diffuse. Uveal melanomas are the most common primary intraocular neoplasm in dogs. They are usually benign and unilateral, affecting the anterior uvea most often, but they can become cancerous and spread from the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Choroidal melanomas rarely metastasize. Management rather than surgery is indicated unless the size of the mass quickly increases, the mass spreads within the eye and visual function is impaired, or the tumor spreads outside of the eye.

Homeopathic Remedies

1. Calcarea carbonica: Skin problems do not heal well. Itching of lids, swollen, scurfy. Sensitive to cold, prone to diarrhœa, and flabby. These dogs are anxious and easily confused. Dogs needing this remedy are apprehensive especially in the evening.

2. Aconitum napellus is indicated in dogs which are fearful and do not like to be touched.

3. Arsenicum album is indicated when the eye isred, swollen and infected. There is purulent discharge and a burning sen­sation, but warm compresses ease the pain. The lids may be “crusty” and eye­lashes could fall out. Dogs needing this remedy are restless, changing places often. These dogs also exhibit fearfulness.

4. Asafoetida is indicated for dogs who are over sensitive, are given to pacing, and easily excitable. These dogs are prone to have problems after eating such as loose, smelly stool. They often belch and have gas. They are very sensitive to being touched.

5. Conium maculatumis indicated for dogs which exhibit photophobia. These dogs are timid and do not like being left alone.

6. Ipecacuanha is indicated for dogs which are never satisfied. For example they will beg for a bisquit or a ball, but will abandon it as soon as they receive it. These dogs are also irritable. These dogs often experience stomach upset and are prone to fatness.

7. Phosphorus indicated for dogs which have a history of skin problems and is sensitive to light and noise. There may be edema in the eyelids. These dogs are thin and usually have lighter coat colors. They exhibit a nervous personality and are fearful.

8. Rhus toxicodendron is indicated when the lids inflamed, agglutinated, and swollen. Yellow pus discharge. Itching. These dogs are listless, never comfortable, always changing position.

9. Silicea terra: Prevents recurrent styes. Dogs needing this remedy are nervous and excitable.

10. Sulphur is indicated where there is burning and itching with ulceration at the edge of the eyelids. Skin is dry and unhealthy. Inflections after minor skin injuries. Eats large amounts but does not gain weight. These thin dogs are dirty, hate taking baths, are irritable and lazy.

11. Thuja occidentalis is indicated where the eyelids are dry and scaly, agglutinated at night. Symptoms occur on the left side. Dogs are easily exhausted and emaciated. These dogs are very sensitive.

Herbal remedies

1. Curcumin is an extract from turmeric spice.

2. Cordyceps is a mushroom which has been shown to inhibit melanoma growth.

3. Garlic

4. Green tea extract has a potent extract EGCG.

5. Melatonin is a pineal hormone.

6. Mistletoe herb has lectins which kill cancer cells.

7. Quercetin is a flavonoid.

8. Rosemary extract contains carnosol which has antioxidant and anticarcinogen properties.

9. Tea tree oil inhibits the in vitro growth of melanoma cells.

Eyedrops

1. Colloidal Silver: Place one to two drops into the eye once or twice per day where irritation leads to infection.

Nutritional Supplements

1. Vitamin A is essential for the health of the eye. Supplementing with Vitamin A will accelerate the healing process.

2. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system which assists in the healing process.

3. Vitamin E is essential for the health of the eye. Supplementation will speed healing.

 

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