AN113 Neurological - Peripheral Vestibular Disorder, Geriatric Vestibular Dysfunction (symptoms of circling, staggering, head tilt (e.g common head tilt in rabbits from middle ear infection, co-ordination, falling, rapid eye movement (nystagmus).
Various Neurological disorders
are conditions that stem from your pet's central nervous system, as well as the peripheral nervous system. The three main areas affected by canine neurological disorders are the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. With brain disorders, he says, symptoms can include seizures, head tilt, tremors or blindness. With the spinal cord, he has a different list of symptoms."They include unsteady gait or complete paralysis with the front or hind limbs, problems with urination and loss of sense of pain in the affected limbs," he says. With nerves affecting the face, you may notice that your dog's face is paralyzed, that he can't blink properly, or that he might have lost some of his tongue function, explains Dr. Alleyne.
Geriatric peripheral vestibular disease is a condition that occurs more commonly in elderly dogs, affecting a dog´s vestibular system located in the inner ear.
Humans can develop a similar condition called BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), which can be successfully treated by physiotherapists or do the below "Semont Maneuver" on your dog who is showing these symptoms.
It may happen when you sit or stand too quickly, turn your head, or when you get out of bed (e.g dog bed). The symptoms usually last no more than a minute or maybe last longer. This condition is rarely serious, but it can be quite annoying. It is caused by the movement of small crystals in your ear that make you sensitive to gravity. When the crystals travel to the wrong location in your ear, it causes the canal in your ear to become sensitive to the position of your head causing mild or severe type of vertigo and nausea to vomiting.
Often a "certain jerk" movement by specialist @ a clinic will disperse & move the clump, leaving the canal free to function again. As we age unfortunately the ear fluid does thicken thus the problem.
Unfortunately it can be very severe in some cases, sudden loss of balance,fall,loss of consciousness, & severe violent vomiting.
Here is what you can try which will work if this is the cause of your symptoms.
- Sit on the edge of your bed. Turn your head 45 degrees to the right.
- Quickly lie down on your left side. Stay there for 30 seconds.
- Quickly move to lie down on the opposite end of your bed. ...
- Return slowly to sitting and wait a few minutes.
- Reverse these moves for the right ear.
Semont Maneuver for Dog or Cat
Sit up right in their bed or on couch. Putting your hands on either side of the head/face, gently turn the pets head 45 degrees to the right. Then gently and quickly guide the pet to lie down on your left side. Stay there for 30 seconds.
Then quickly and gently move your pet to lie down on the opposite end of bed or couch ...
Return slowly allowing your pet to sit up and wait a few minutes.
Then reverse these moves for the right ear.
Megan Day is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP).
Has successfully used this technique to treat my human patients for BPPV, and am finding good success in treating my canine patients as well. In fact, one sweet guy came in last week and couldn’t stand. He had started having nystagmus and dysequalibrium for about 24 hours prior. He had been worsening over that time to the point that the owners had to help him get up and carry him into the clinic. I performed the treatment maneuver and he was able to get up, and walk out of the clinic! He was still dizzy and not very steady on his feet, but he made great gains in one treatment!
The other dogs I have seen recently haven’t had as remarkable improvement immediately, but have improved significantly in the 24-48 hours post treatment. This is more of the response that I tell the owners to expect. I will most often perform another treatment 3-5 days after the first one, and then if there are any more lingering symptoms, we will start balance therapy to help bring their function back to normal or as close to normal as possible. I love to see these dogs walk (or get carried) in my door as the response is often quick and dramatic and I love being able to help these guys out! Oh, and I did treat this in a feline friend once as well!
Vestibulitis In CANINES, RABBITS but is also found to occur in CATS (rarer instances)
Peripheral Vestibular Disorder (if "ear infection" is not the cause)
Vestibulitis, or Vestibular disorder, is the inflammation of the nerves responsible for connecting the dog's inner ear to the brain. When such inflammation occurs, the vestibular disorder often may develop the following symptoms:
~ loss of balance,
~ often accompanied by spatial disorientation,
~ head tilt,
~ side-to-side eye movements,
~ circling around one way,
~ uncoordinated gait,
~ loss of appetite,
~ falling over and rolling.
Possible causes of head tilt (also known as torticollis or wry neck) are:
Middle/inner ear infection (otitis media /interna).
NATURAL SOLUTION: Use HAMPL Brain n Nerve 113-1 30ml dropsas well as the HAMPL Drawing Out 16 formula drops. Both are homeopathics drops that can be diluted in a cup of filtered water and oral syringe 0.5ml side of mouth as one dose.
The canine vestibular disease affects the body’s balance systems.
There are two (2) forms of the condition
1. peripheral vestibular disorder which is the more common, and
2. central vestibular disorder.
1. Peripheral vestibular symptoms
results from damage to the nerves of the inner ear that can be caused by infection, overzealous cleaning of the ears, trauma, stroke, tumors, certain drugs like... the aminoglycoside antibiotics, including drugs like amikacin, gentamicin, neomycin, and tobramycin.
Symptoms of the condition including:
loss of balance,
abnormal eye movements,
nausea and vomiting.
Treatment of the disorder consists primarily of supportive care and resolving any underlying cause. Geriatric dogs with the peripheral vestibular disease often need supportive therapy in the form of IV fluids and supplemental nutrition, help with eating, drinking.
These symptoms are very much the same as:
Other types of damages to the "nervous system" causing cerebral ataxia paralysis are often seen from use of chemical drug or food poisonings, feline or canine distemper, or side effects damages of the nervous system from certain drugs, vaccines, allergy reactions to drugs - vaccines, virus causing nerve damages causing cerebral ataxia paralysis and walking problems.
if the Vet diagnosis as having had a "STROKE" it may or may not be the case or "EAR INFECTION"
See (AN097 HAMPL Ear infection Treatment) When an "Ear infection" is either acute or chronic which continues for a longer period we see symptoms that can result from a peripheral vestibular disorder (a dysfunction of the balance organs of the inner ear) or "central vestibular disorder" (a dysfunction of one or more parts of the central nervous system that help process balance and spatial information). Other types of repair to nervous system causing cerebral ataxia paralysis.
The inner ear consists of a system of fluid-filled tubes and sacs called the labyrinth.
The labyrinth serves two (2) functions: hearing and balance.
1. The hearing function involves the cochlea, a snail-shaped tube filled with fluid and sensitive nerve endings that transmit sound signals to the brain.
2. The balance function involves the vestibular organs. Fluid and hair cells in the three loop-shaped semicircular canals and the sac-shaped utricle and saccule provide the brain with information about the head movement.
Signals travel from the labyrinth to the brain via the vestibulocochlear nerve (the eighth cranial nerve), which has two branches. One branch (the cochlear nerve) transmits messages from the hearing organ, while the other (the vestibular nerve) transmits messages from the balance organs. The brain integrates balance signals sent through the vestibular nerve from the right ear and the left ear. When one side is infected, it sends faulty signals. The brain thus receives mismatched information, resulting in "dizziness or vertigo"
~ Neuritis (inflammation of the nerve) affects the branch associated with balance, resulting in dizziness or vertigo but no change in hearing. The term neuronitis (damage to the sensory neurons of the vestibular ganglion) is also used.
~ Labyrinthitis (inflammation of the labyrinth) occurs when an infection affects both branches of the vestibulocochlear nerve, resulting in hearing changes as well as dizziness or vertigo.
Wobblers, CH, Distemper Canine Central Nervous System Damages
~ Central nervous system damages, incoordination, paralysis.
~ Wobbly cat syndrome or Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH).
~ Canine Distemper nerve damages, Wobblers.
~ Chondrodysplasia disorder, Chemical nerve poisoning.
~ Cerebral ataxia paralysis. Most Neuropathy issues.
Use Wobblers, Neuropathy Treatment Set of 3 - Below
1. HAMPL Brain N Nerve 94-1 30ml (1oz)
2. HAMPL Paralysis Gone 94-2 30ml (1oz)
3. HAMPL Systemic Infection 50ml
BACTERIAL AND VIRAL INFECTIONS
Inner ear infections that cause vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis are usually viral rather than bacterial. Although the symptoms of bacterial and viral infections may be similar, the treatments are very different, so proper diagnosis by a physician is essential.
In serous labyrinthitis, bacteria that have infected the middle ear or the bone surrounding the inner ear produce toxins that invade the inner ear via the oval or round windows and inflame the cochlea, the vestibular system, or both. Serous labyrinthitis is most frequently a result of chronic, untreated middle ear infections (chronic otitis media) and is characterized by subtle or mild symptoms.
Less common is suppurative labyrinthitis, in which bacterial organisms themselves invade the labyrinth. The infection originates either in the middle ear or in the cerebrospinal fluid, as a result of bacterial meningitis. Bacteria can enter the inner ear through the cochlear aqueduct or internal auditory canal, or through a fistula ( a vestibulocochlear abnormal opening) in the horizontal semicircular canal.
Viral infections of the inner ear are more common than bacterial infections, but less is known about them.
An inner ear viral infection may be the result of a systemic viral illness (one affecting the rest of the body, such as infectious mononucleosis or measles); or, the infection may be confined to the vestibulocochlear nerve.
Usually, only one ear is affected.
Some of the viruses that have been associated with "vestibular neuritis" or "labyrinthitis" include herpes viruses (such as influenza, hepatitis, and Epstein-bar virus, herpes). Other viruses may be involved that are as yet unidentified because of difficulties in sampling the labyrinth without destroying it. Because the inner ear infection is usually caused by a virus, it can run its course and then go dormant in the nerve only to flare up again at any time. There is currently no way to predict whether or not it will come back.
Non-Drug Prescriptions - Set of 3. Vestibular Symptoms (neurological). Naturopathics for all species.
1. HAMPL Brain~N~Nerve 113-1 30ml (1oz) drops * this formula is the same as AN094-1
Contains Homeopathic, sarcodes and tissue salts complex:
Pasterulla bacteria nosode 30Xm 1M, 10M,
Conium Mac 4X, 6C, 1M, (paralysis ataxia, and vertigo in the elderly patient),
Belladonna 200C (fever, hot, circles to the left, vertigo along with pain and stiffness in cervical back),
Cicuta Virosa 12X, 30X, 30C, 200C, (turning to either the left or right all the time, .. brain issues),
Plumbum Phos 10M (locomotor ataxia),
Rhus tox 12C, 1M (paralysis, vertigo and circling to the right),
Canine Distemper Nosode 200C (detox),
Euphorbium 12X, (vertigo, turning to the right or left side all the time),
Ferr Phos 6X, 1M,
Nat Sulph 6X, 200C (tissue salt for vertigo, earache, inflamed liver, spinal meningitis, head symptoms)
Arnica 4X, 12X, 10M (from trauma)
Gelsemium (vertigo with extreme dizziness),
Cocculus Ind (nausea, vomiting),
Phosphorus 4X, 12X, 200X, 1M (paralysis agitan, brain disorder).
Organs sarcodes 6X-
upper motor neurons.
Example - Active Ingredients:
Aurum Sulph - constant heading nodding, paralysis agitans (a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination)
Conium Mac - paralysis ataxia
Belladonna - fever, hot, circles to the left, meningitis
Cicuta Virosa - turning to either the left or right all the time, brain issues
Plumbum Met - locomotor ataxia, brain disorder, ganglion, paralysis, progressive muscular atrophy.
Rhus tox - paralysis, vertigo and circling to the right
Euphorbium - vertigo, turning to the right or left side all the time
Nat Sulph - tissue salt for Vertigo, epilepsy, head injuries, earache, inflamed liver, spinal meningitis, head symptoms. ... and others.
Alumina - locomotor ataxia, paralysis, paraesthersia, throat disorders, cerebro-spinal axis causing disturbance in coordination and tendency to paretic muscular states.
~ Circling to the left or right, head tilt and vertigo, vertigo with the sensation of objects turning in a circle, vertigo associated with ear issues, nausea or vomiting from vertigo, loss of balance while walking, visual disturbance, ataxia, vertigo in Meniere disease. Will also help boosts brain cells, or any brain damage, peripheral vestibular or geriatric vestibular syndrome.
2. HAMPL Low Blood Pressure 113-2 30ml (1oz) drops
Contains homeopathic contain:
Hypotonia (DR) formula 200C, 10M,
Crataegus Oxy 200C (heart tonic),
Carbo Veg 1M (shock, heart, headache etc),
Nerve Cranial 8 Auditory (vestibular) branch 1M.
NOTE: also add a 1/2 teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt into water bowl once a week. This will help prevent or treat low blood pressure.
3. HAMPL Inflammation herbs 113-3 50ml (1.7oz) liquid
Contains HERBAL LIQUID EXTRACT blend:
HAMPL Herbal Muscle Inflammatory AN264
HAMPL Infection Fighter 71 herbal mix.
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General Dosing and Instructions
For all species, size, and ages.
(a) “HOMEOPATHICS”are sold in either a clear liquid or tiny white pills or granules – both have no odour or taste)
Easy “application dosing” for all species:
- Homeopathic DROPS (clear liquid) DRIP or APPLY 3 to 4 drops, pat into fur/skin with bottom of bottle. i.e. back of shoulder blades (not orally) which is regarded as one dose for all size species and ages. Note: Liquid homeopathics are more suited for feline, toy dog, fish, birds and other small species
- Homeopathic PILLS (white pills) crush a pill (or whole) and add to gum/pouch of mouth to dissolve in saliva. Does not need to swallow it.
- Homeopathic GRANULES (white grain) and a small light sprinkle or a pinch to meals, or stir into water trough or bowl.
Casual repeat dosing can add to water bowl or feed dish or water trough for wildlife or farm animals.
Refer to Bottle Label for suggested frequencies repeat dosing needed per day.
the rule is one must “repeat a dose” more frequently with less time in between each application dose, which is more important than the amount given each time. Repeat application will provide
(b) “HERBAL MEDICINES ” (brown liquid – strong odour & tasting)
”Application dosing” for all species and sizes:
Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat : add herbal drops (as recommended on bottle label) to some (unsweetened apple sauce or apple juice) for canines and oral syringe side of mouth. Can add other vitamins (crushed) Alkaline green powders etc. to mix.
Refer to Bottle Label for amount of drops per species size. e.g 60 drops = 1 teaspoon
What I do for example: If I was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to a small bowl add some boiled water (about a teaspoon) to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
Giving vitamins and supplements (tablets or powders) Note: always crush tablet before adding to food or liquid mix.
Felines or small animals: make up 1 cup of mixture, adding approx. a pinch of some type of Green powder (alkaline powder) or Chlorella powder (cleansing of toxins) or 1/4 Teaspoons of Slippery elm powder (to mask the taste) with 1 teaspoon of herbs if you are having to also give herbal medicines (i.e. brown liquid)
Med to large animals: add twice to three times the amount.
DOSING: Feline or small animal: using an oral syringe draw up 1ml and gently small sips. Or add a teaspoon to meals if they don’t mind eating it with meals (mix well into food) Do not put in Fridge. Room temp is best as too cold is dislike by felines.
DOSING: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat: try mixing well into food and hand piece before feeding main meals. Or dose same as suggested for felines, but add three times as much herbal medicines and vitamins to 1/2 cup of water or (unsweetened) apple sauce or apple juice.
What I do for example: If i was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to 1/2 cup of boiled hot water to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …. smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
Slippery Elm Powder
If needing to add or use Slippery Elm powder
FOR CONDITIONS like …. diarrhea, stomach ulcers, or sore inflamed mouth or mouth ulcers, constipation, or IBS (i.e. colitis), plus it can also been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids.
CONVALESCING ..can been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids or not eating very well.
~ Add a small amount of powder to the mix to enough to make a runny liquid mix, if you put too much of the powder it will become thick and gluggy, if this happens you will need to add more liquid to it. Can add crushed vitamins and herbal medicines to this as well. OPTIONS: Oral dose in syringe or add to meals three times a day or more to maintain normal health again, then can stop or reduce frequencies.
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