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AN241 Pyothorax Infection (bacterial infection pus build up in the chest cavity). Severe Chronic pleural effusion (fluid accumulation between the body wall and lungs)

Code: AN241

  • All small species to prevent surgery.
  • Pyothorax Infection
  • Severe Acute or Chronic Pleural Effusion
  • One set of bottles is all you will need.
Set of 3
1. HAMPL Drawing Out 16 30ml
2. HAMPL Infection Fighter 71 50ml
3. HAMPL DuraAid 23 50ml
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  • All small species to prevent surgery.
  • Pyothorax Infection
  • Severe Acute or Chronic Pleural Effusion
  • One set of bottles is all you will need.
Set of 3
1. HAMPL Drawing Out 16 30ml
2. HAMPL Infection Fighter 71 50ml
3. HAMPL DuraAid 23 50ml
* After your first order of this set, to reorder "part of the set" once logged in use "YELLOW Tab" below.

Help Sheet

  • Pyothorax Infection  

    * Pyothorax refers to the presence of inflammatory fluid or "pus" within the chest cavity, which is the area between the lungs and the inner walls of the ribs.

    NATUROPATHIC SUPPORT
    If you use the HAMPL Drawing Out 16 drops and HAMPL Infection Fighter 71 which is a herbal antibiotic.
    This will help avoid any need for surgery if your vet is suggesting this. We had a client who had the vet open up their dog's chest and flush out puss.   Which can often end up causing severe chronic pleuritis.  * Download pdf HELP SHEET

    So what is Pyothorax?
    Pyothorax is literally pus in the chest cavity; there are various possible causes for swollen neck and chest which may include salivary glands, lymphatic system among other causes.  Pus in the chest cavity found in the lungs and chest may cause an infection. If not treated immediately, it can become aggressive and fatal. A buildup of neutrophils, which are white blood cells, can influence the function of a dog's breathing. Plants, bite wounds, and pneumonia may also cause pus in the chest cavity area. When the body is fighting infection pus can accumulate in the chest cavity resulting in pyothorax. Pus is the canine's natural immune response to an infection in the body, and when the white blood cells die, a thick whitish-yellow fluid will be left behind. This will impair lung function and is commonly seen in hunting dogs as well as sporting breeds such as the American Foxhound, Beagle, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Weimaraner, and Pointer.

    Symptoms of Pyothorax in Dogs
    Pus in the chest cavity area can easily be mistaken for a common cold in pets.

    Symptoms include:
    Appetite loss
    Breathing loss or changes
    Chest discomfort
    Coughing
    Previous fights with animals or visible puncture wounds
    Fatigue after exercise
    Fever
    Gum discoloration (bluish shade)
    Pet owners should be wary of bite wounds. Pus in the chest cavity can still build up even after a bite wound has closed.

    Types of pus in the cavity area can be linked to several different bacteria, including:
    Bacterial infections (ex. actinomycosis, nocardiosis)
    Bacteroides
    Corynebacterium
    Escherichia coli
    Fusobacterium
    Pasteurella
    Peptostreptococcus
    Streptococcus

    In addition, to bite wounds and particles in soil, bacterial infections can be spread from inhaling foreign objects, infections in the bloodstream, ruptured abscesses of the lungs and lung tumors.

    Causes of Pyothorax in Dogs
    While cancer and bite wounds are the worst case scenarios for buildup, there are other common ways that pets may struggle with this illness. For California pet owners, foxtails are one of the most dangerous types of grass for dogs to come in contact with. The razor-sharp needles from foxtail barley and foxtail grass can get into a dog's skin through the soft tissue. Their usual mode of transportation into a dog's body includes its ears, nose, paws, rear end and underbelly. Foxtail attaches easier to dogs with long fur, and due to the thickness of the fur, it may attach longer. If foxtail grass gets near a dog's ear, it can injure the dog's eardrum. Through the paws, the grass can get inside a dog's limb. But it's the nose and mouth where it has the best likelihood of meeting its target area into the lungs. For pet owners outside of the west coast, rural areas in any location can be detrimental, too. Some of the biggest targets for foxtails include fences, landfills, lawns, mountain trails, open fields, roadsides and vacant lots. Ripgut brome and Canada wild rye are also dangerous awns.

    Diagnosis of Pyothorax in Dogs
    If the animal needs to be treated for pus in the chest cavity, the veterinarian will first ask about strange behavior. The ears, eyes, nose, underbelly, and toes will be the first point of examination, before moving into deeper areas, such as the lungs. Depending on how far along the infection is, the diagnosis process may vary.

    Usual tests include Blood test Chest tap Chest X-ray Ultrasound Urinalysis Chemical blood profile If your veterinarian finds a foreign body in an X-ray they may request: Computed tomography (CT) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Depending on how aggressive the animal is during the diagnosis, sedation may be required. However, anesthesia may be a sufficient alternative. Antibiotics don't generally work alone and are not recommended for a sufficient recovery option. Chest drainage must work with the antibiotics or on its own. During the examination to see how severe the pus buildup is, the veterinarian will decide whether a less risky removal process, coupage, should be used or will the animal need thoracic surgery (chest-related surgery).

    Conventional treatment of Pyothorax in Dogs
    Coupage, which is more common for flu treatment, is a less risky alternative that requires the veterinarian to lightly pump the area where the pus may be found. The coughing resulting from coupage will usually cause any inflammatory cell products, mucus, and pus to come up through the mouth. Thoracic surgery that includes chest tubes, is commonly used to remove excess fluid from the pet's lungs so it can breathe easier, assuming the X-rays show that major surgery must be done. Fluid is flushed in to drain out the pus via chest tubes. The drained-out pus will then be examined using cytology to see how to best treat and remove it for good. Chest tubes may require a 24-hour, overnight exam process and are found on each side of the chest. Unattended dogs who move around may risk the tubes coming unclamped, which leaves the chest cavity at risk of the outside atmosphere. The dog will not be able to breathe if this happens. If chest tubes are used, it's imperative that the veterinarian has overnight services.

    If a veterinarian chooses antibiotic therapy, it may last approximately four to six weeks while chest drainage lasts overnight. Although the pet may be initially exhausted after the chest drainage, a veterinarian may recommend the pet exercise for a few hours for expedited healing and to help the animal breathe easier and better. The timeframe for older dogs to recover from thoracic surgery is on an individual basis, but puppies and kittens can recover within days. The timeframe for older dogs is on an individual basis and considerably longer than the week span of younger animals. Get rid of anything that could risk a secondary occurrence beforehand and definitely afterward. Make sure the dog is in a safe environment and away from the possible risk of battle with other animals, including wild animals that may enter a garden. Before investing in any future property, find out the risk of foxtail grass from real estate investors as well as veterinarians, who may already be treating animals in any particular neighborhood. Pet owners should mow down any spikelets, which have foxtails, and rake and throw them away. Avoid feeding a pet any cooked bones that could possibly get lodged in the esophagus.

    NATUROPATHIC PROTOCOL Support
    Pyothorax Infection and/or Severe Chronic Pleuritis
     * See pdf HELP SHEET


    Other health conditions

    CHYLOTHORAX
    Pets diagnosed with Chylothorax - a vitamin supplement called rutin may be a beneficial treatment in some cats with chylothorax. It is thought to stimulate cells called macrophages to remove the fat in the chyle and may reduce the amount of fluid accumulation. The best one to get is Now Foods, Rutin, 450 mg, 100 Veggie Caps.   As you can open the capsule and easily add a pinch of the powder in each meal given. Easy order online from  iherb.com

    HEART CONDITIONS
    You can use this formula if your pet is on diuretic drugs, which will assist in some cases much better than the drug without the side effects.  If your pet is on heart drugs, please see the Heart Support Set formulas Product AN022.   If your pet is still having fluid build when on heart drugs, then the drug is not quite efficient enough, why no support the heart function naturally as well.  *Download the pdf HELP SHEET so you can be better informed on how to support your pet in the best way as possible.

    MITRAL VALVE INSUFFICIENCY
    We have the natural medicines for this condition, acute symptoms and a second bottle for mitral health support longer term. * See Product AN305

  • Non-Drug Prescriptions - Set of 3 - for all species of Small species.   

    * Pyothorax refers to the presence of inflammatory fluid or "pus" within the chest cavity, which is the area between the lungs and the inner walls of the ribs.

    1.  HAMPL Drawing Out 16 30ml drops
    * draws out pus-infection from any part of the body, prevents infection spreading as well.

    2.   HAMPL Infection Fighter 71 50ml  liquid
     * herbal antibiotic

    3.  HAMPL DuraAid 50ml drops
    * help release fluid build up.

    * Download pdf HELP SHEET for further help and information.
  • General Dosing and Instructions 
Guide

    For all species, size, and ages.

    HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES

    (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.
    NOTE: 
 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 

faster action.

    HERBAL MEDICINES

    (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)

    NUTRITION

    (c)“NUTRITIONAL Mix 
” 
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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