The adrenal gland of a dog plays an important role in hormone production and is located in front of the kidneys. When the adrenal gland of a dog is compromised it causes what is know as Cushing’s Disease (Hyperadrenocorticism). A disease that is seen in adult and older dogs that cause the adrenal gland to over produce a hormone known as cortisol.
As the Adrenal gland is responsible for the endocrine system a disorder can affect the function of several vital organs. It also weakens the immune levels of the canine body resulting in bacterial infections, which show up as bladder infections.
NHV has put together a kit that consist of NHV Suprglan and NHV Milk Thistle that may aid in relieving symptoms associated with Adrenal Disorders.
NHV SUPRAGLAN is a dietary supplement that has been used for decades by thousands of pet owners. Supraglan is a natural herbal remedy that contains no additives or preservatives and is done in Glycerin, which makes it safe for long term use. The herbs in the formulae help regulate the adrenal glands production of the hormone cortisol, and supports the immune system so that your pet dog can fight infections of the bladder.
NHV MILK THISTLE is glycerin-based extraction of the herb milk thistle. This herb is known for its healing properties of the liver. It reduces the elevated enzyme levels that are found in dogs with Cushing’s syndrome. It is high in antioxidants and has been used on dogs to aid with liver and kidney damage as well as for skin problems.
- May reduce water consumption
- Help reduce your dogs hunger
- Support immune function
- May decrease urination
- Support skin and coat health
- May help control adrenal hormone production
- Detoxification of the liver
- May improves a dogs liver function
- Supports and detoxifies the kidneys
- Glycerin based and safe for long-term use
- item number
- 1.40 LBS
- 2 x 3.4 fl. oz. (100ml)
- life stages
- adult, senior, puppy/kitten
- made in
Borage –Strengthens and improves adrenal function, has beneficial properties for urinary issues and kidney inflammation.
Astragalus – a herb with anti bacterial and antiviral properties, supports the endocrine system, boosts the immune system and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It has been found useful in helping the body recover from the effect of steroids, which affects the adrenal gland.
Bistorte – A soothing anti-inflammatory herb that has a tonic effect on the liver and kidneys. In herbal medicine it has been used to aid in bladder infections.
Eleuthero – The root of this plant supports adrenal gland function and helps boost a slow metabolism, helps improve energy and studies have show that it improves the immune system.
Wild Yam – Acts as a liver tonic, normalizes hormone production and kidney support. Helps with restlessness and nervousness.
Licorice – Prevents the breakdown of the adrenal hormones. Improves digestion, helps improve immunity levels and supports liver function.
Dandelion – A highly nutritious food that stimulates liver secretions, kidney function and improves digestion. High in natural vitamins and minerals which are beneficial for overall health
Milk Thistle – In herb herb used for centuries to support, regenerate and remove toxins from the liver. Milk Thistle contains silymarin a compound that protects the liver and stimulates production of new cells. Milk Thistle has powerful antioxidant properties, which helps strengthen the livers resistance to toxic compounds.
In canines it’s been beneficial for kidney damage, as it has been shown to decrease the amount of time to heal while helping eliminate toxins.
Pet's Weight Dosage
To be taken twice daily. All NHV supplements are designed to be used together, and can, therefore, be given at once for convenience.
Select your pet's weight to determine the correct dose.
To be taken twice daily. Determine your pet’s weight and then use the easy chart below to determine the correct dose. This is the minimum dosage.
Pet's Weight Dosage
0 - 15 lb = 0.5 ml
16 - 30 lb = 1.0 ml
31 - 45 lb = 1.5 ml
46 - 60 lb = 2.0 ml
61 - 75 lb = 2.5 ml
Over 75 lb = 3.0 ml
For small animals (rabbits, ferrets), avians and reptiles use 1 drop for every 2 lb of body weight.
How to Administer
Shake well before use.The easiest method is to use the dropper provided and place the drops into your pet’s food or favorite treat. You can also use the dropper and squirt directly into the pet’s mouth. Some pets can be finicky, if this occurs consider hiding the drops in foods most pet’s love such as fish, chicken or yogurt or a favourite treat. If your pet only eats dry food then soak a few kibbles at feeding time.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and well-being of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently, therefore it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect, however this will vary from one animal to the next.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and contain no artificial additives, preservatives or coloring. Shelf life after opening is 6 months and must be refrigerated after opening.
Cautions and Contraindications
Do not use Supraglan in pregnant or nursing animals. Speak to your vet before using our products. A second visit is recommended if your pet’s condition does not improve, or deteriorates after continued use of the supplements.
All information provided by NHV Natural Pet Products is for educational purposes only.
If the adrenal hormone production begins to regulate, will this continue without the support of the Adrenal Support Essentials Gold kit? Or will the supplements always be needed to maintain production control?
Every case is different, but for the most part pets with conditions like Addison's and Cushing's will require treatment and/or supplements for life. If you do choose to try to wean off of the supplements or medications, you should only do so with close monitoring by your veterinarian.
The product description says Supraglan may reduce hunger and urination, can this become dangerous over-time? What can I do to help this?
One symptom of Cushing's disease may be increased hunger, thirst and urination. This is due to the overproduction of corticosteroids in the body. Supraglan can help to balance this system, bring the appetite and other symptoms back to normal. Supraglan does not have a direct effect on these symptoms, meaning it will not decrease the appetite, drinking or urination of a dog who does not need that type of balance.
Can I freeze these supplements after opening to increase their shelf life?
We don't recommend freezing the supplements as this can alter their properties, potentially making the herbs less effective.
Is there any other recommendations you have for more pet who has Adrenal disease?
Nutrition and diet play a vital role in your pet's health no matter the condition. If cooking for them at home is an option, then we would recommend a nutritional plan with Dr. Amanda. Each plan is fully customized to your pet's age, breed, and health condition.