Effective Help for Tick-borne Illnesses
Effective Help for Tick-borne Illnesses
Use PetAlive TF-Defence to:
- Aid with recuperation after Biliary (Babesiosis) and Ehrlichiosis
- Support cats and dogs with Haemobartonellosis
- Support your pet’s liver during recovery from illness
- TF-Defence may be used on its own, or along with conventional veterinarian treatment
What is TF-Defence?
Biliary is an infectious tick-borne disease that affects dogs and cats and is caused by a blood parasite, Babesia canis (in dogs) and Babesia felis (in cats). Babesia is a single cell parasite which divides and multiplies in red blood cells. The red blood cells are destroyed when the parasites are released into the bloodstream where they subsequently infect further red blood cells. This destruction of red blood cells results in anaemia and may be fatal if left untreated. Infected animals are classically listless, have a poor appetite, a high fever, rapid breathing and a characteristic water-hammer pulse with pale mucous membranes due to the anaemia. In advanced cases, jaundice may develop due to liver damage and the gums, whites of the eyes and skin take on a yellowish hue. Confirmation of Biliary is obtained by identifying parasites on a blood smear. The incubation period between infection and the onset of symptoms is six to twenty one days and relapses may occur after treatment. The conventional treatment of Biliary involves specific agents which destroy or suppress the specific blood parasites. Your pet may also need fluid therapy and if too many red blood cells have been destroyed a life-saving blood transfusion may be indicated. Biliary is a serious, life-threatening disease and requires prompt, intensive veterinary treatment if complications are to be avoided. The adage “prevention is better than cure” is an absolute for Biliary and certainly in high risk areas the disadvantages of using tick repellants on your pets are far outweighed by the potential heartache that you may experience and the suffering that your pet may endure in the event of contracting this often fatal disease. Use a veterinary approved tick repellant and follow the instructions carefully.
Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne disease of dogs that affects the white blood cells in your dog’s body. It is caused by a parasite called Ehrlichia canis which can be seen on a blood smear during certain stages of the disease. This tends to be a chronic disease and is characterised by anaemia, enlarged lymph nodes and an enlarged spleen. Infected dogs tend to be listless and may have minor bleedings of the skin and mucous membranes. In chronic cases, marked suppression of the bone marrow occurs and the prognosis for survival is poor. Ehrlichiosis is common in all dogs, especially in spring and summer when ticks are active. As for biliary, prevention is better than cure so use a veterinary approved tick repellant as required. Haemobartonellosis is an infectious blood disease of cats (and on rare occasions dogs), affecting the red blood cells in the body. It is caused by a parasite known as Haemobartonella felis which is thought to be transmitted by cat bites and possible also insect bites such as flea bites. Infected animals sometimes show no clinical signs but remain carriers and are therefore a risk to other pets. Signs of an active disease include fever, lethargy, anaemia, weakness, vomiting and occasionally jaundiced mucous membranes. Diagnosis is confirmed by a blood smear and conventional treatment includes an extended course of antibiotics and in severe cases a blood transfusion may be needed. As part of a holistic approach to treating your pet, natural remedies can help to build and strengthen your pet’s immune system, encourage the elimination of toxins and generally improve the overall health of your animal. All vital components of the recuperation journey following any parasitic disease of the blood cells.
Used in conjunction with conventional treatment they can lessen the toxic effects of conventional medication and shorten your pet’s recovery time. Natural remedies have been proven to enhance liver function and protect the liver from further damage. In any parasitic, blood disease the liver is placed under huge amounts of strain as it deals with all the toxins released when blood cells are broken down by the parasites. TF-Defence combines herbal and homeopathic ingredients which are known to assist in the effective recovery from Biliary and other parasitic infections of the blood in pets. It will also help to strengthen immune system functioning to help your pet fight against the infection. TF-Defence may also be used along with conventional veterinarian treatment to aid in recovery from parasitic infections of the blood.
PetAlive TF-Defence contains the following 100% herbal and homeopathic ingredients: Silybum marianus (Milk Thistle), Crotalus hor. (200C), China (6C), Ferrum Phosphate (D6) (Ferrum Phos.), Aconite (6C), Lactose: inactive ingredient
PetAlive TF-Defence comes in convenient dissolvable granule form. The tiny granules are easy to administer to pets of all sizes and personalities and are simply sprinkled on the back of the tongue and left to dissolve. No fuss and bother!
Cats and very small dogs: Large pinch of granules sprinkled into the mouth.
Small to medium dogs: Two pinches sprinkled into the mouth.
Medium to large dogs: 1/4 cap of granules sprinkled into the mouth.
Administer every hour for up to 10 doses or until improvement is noted. Thereafter administer three times daily for approximately 7 – 10 days.
Please consult your homeopathic or holistic vet for proper diagnosis if you suspect that your pet may have a parasitic blood infection. Home treatment of these serious illnesses is not recommended.
Note: In the case of chronic illness, we strongly recommend PetAlive Immunity and Liver Support and PetAlive Energy Tonic, depending on your pet’s specific needs.