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Natural Remedies for Cushing’s Disease in Animals, AUS

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Cushing’s Disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, is a condition caused by excess production of hormones by the adrenal gland. Cushing’s Disease is most common in dogs and horses and, while there is no cure for the disease, there are many remedies which may have positive effects on symptoms when used in consultation and guidance of a veterinarian.

At Crooked Lane, we are committed to providing high quality Chaste berry for horses and dogs. Chaste berry is thought to have beneficial effects in horses and dogs with Cushing’s disease. Read on to find out more about natural remedies.

Cushing’s Disease Natural Remedies

At Crooked Lane, we believe that the treatment of Cushing’s Disease requires a holistic approach, with attention to diet, lifestyle, and the wellbeing of the animal. Natural products that you could discuss further with your health care professional are listed below.

  • Chaste berry, also known as vitex agnus-castus, is a tree berry used to enhance mood and said to improve hormone regulation, metabolic health, energy levels and to promote a healthy coat in dogs and horses.
  • Seaweed is rich in iodine, selenium and useful minerals which can benefit adrenal function and introduce antioxidants into the system. It is known to have immune and digestive benefits and may have the potential to reduce blood glucose and improve metabolism*

*Do not feed in excess, as Seaweed Meal contains the highest plant source of iodine which can affect thyroid balance. Do not feed to animals with hyperthyroid disease.

  • Fish Oil is rich in Omega 3 and antioxidants and may have a positive impact on canine immune and digestive function.
  • Dandelions are highly nutritious plants loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fibre.
  • Astragalus is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and has been used to protect and support the immune system.
  • Colostrum extracts are said to be of great benefit to dogs and horses with a wide range of immune problems including Cushing’s Disease.

Chaste Berry for Dogs and Horses in Australia

Managing Cushing’s Disease in animals requires a holistic approach which may include lifestyle changes which reduce stress for the animal, protection from extreme weather conditions and ensuring that they get adequate exercise.

Research suggests natural supplements such as Chaste berry for horses and dogs could be of benefit. It is always advised to consult your veterinarian before adding a supplement or making other dietary changes. Contact Crooked Lane today with any questions about Chaste tree berry.