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Animal IBD Aids Westbrook ME

Treating any species conventionally for inflammatory bowel disease involves risks from medications that often fail to resolve the problem. Those caring for animals with chronic diarrhea, vomiting and malnutrition continue to seek alternatives. Fortunately, many methods offer reasonable safety and potential effectiveness.

Forest Avenue Veterinary Hospital
(207) 370-4938
973 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
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Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Exotic Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Cumberland Animal Clinic
(207) 615-0683
212 Greely Road
Cumberland, ME
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Surgery

Robbins, Jeff, Dvm - Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital
(207) 761-8033
1041 Brighton Ave # 12
Portland, ME

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Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital
(207) 761-8033
1041 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME

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Ruksznis, Amy L, Dvm - North Deering Veterinary Hosp
(207) 797-4855
456 Auburn St
Portland, ME

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Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic
(207) 370-1992
192 Brackett Street
Portland, ME
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New Patients Welcome!
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Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Large Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Stoneledge Animal Hospital
(207) 797-4292
607 Bridgton Rd
Westbrook, ME

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Portland Veterinary Specialist
(207) 780-0271
2255 Congress St
Portland, ME

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Forest Avenue Veterinary Hosp
(207) 797-4840
973 Forest Ave
Portland, ME

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North Deering Veterinary Hosp
(207) 797-4855
456 Auburn St
Portland, ME

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Natural Aids for Treating IBD

Treating any species conventionally for inflammatory bowel disease involves risks from medications that often fail to resolve the problem. Those caring for animals with chronic diarrhea, vomiting and malnutrition continue to seek alternatives. Fortunately, many methods offer reasonable safety and potential effectiveness.

IBD takes place on the intestinal battleground, where pro-inflammatory cytokines and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species overwhelm colonic antioxidant defenses. 1 Signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) proteins may enter the fray by inducing transcription of proinflammatory genes that encode for inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) or adhesion molecules. 2

Putting an end to the crisis without medications requires that natural healing methods can, in some way, successfully interfere with the inflammatory cascade. Acupuncture makes this happen neurophysiologically; herbs and supplements achieve this biochemically.

Acupuncture
Offsetting inflammation with acupuncture occurs through neuromodulation of the autonomic nervous system. With a neuroanatomically directed needling protocol, acupuncture treatments augment parasympathetic function and reduce inflammation. 3 , 4

Herbs and Supplements
New research points to several supplements that may benefit IBD patients. This list includes food components and spices, such as omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils, the amino acid glutamine, curcumin from turmeric, licorice, pl...

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