Natchez Trace Veterinary Service strives to combine the best of Eastern, Western, and Alternative Medicine to create unique treatments that are gentle yet effective and will maintain balance and harmony in your pet’s body. Because we offer so many options, we often see clients with geriatric pets that are not getting relief from standard veterinary treatments.
One of the challenges that many of our clients face is arthritic pain management as their pets age. Many older pets already have compromised immune systems and decreased organ function creating the need for something gentle and less toxic than standard pharmaceuticals for use on a daily basis. Our clinic has found success in providing homeopathic arthritis pain relief for dogs and cats with a product called Zeel.
Zeel is manufactured by Heel, a company originating in Germany. This homeopathic formula was originally created for (and is still used in) treating humans, but has been found to also be an effective remedy for dogs and cats. This remedy is a homeopathic blend that supports healthy connective tissue function and provides pain relief inflammation, stiffness, arthritis, and osteoarthritis while helping the body recover from damage to connective tissue, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. It is available in several different forms including injectable, ointment, tablet and oral vial. We use the tablets most often in our clinic as they are small and easy for our clients to administer to their pets.
Zeel has been clinically tested and found to be a virtually side-effect free, non-habit forming, safe and effective treatment for general arthritic pain relief as well as a treatment for arthrosis (gonarthrosis in particular), polyarthritis, spondylarthrosis, scapulohumeral, and periarthritis. It is considered to be an excellent alternative to Vioxx and Celebrex and has been found to work as well as COX 2 Inhibitors. Because patients taking COX 2 inhibitors have reported undesirable effects including dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, edema and gastric complaints, Zeel appears to be a nice holistic alternative with practically no side effects. Studies have even found Zeel to be safe for children. Zeel is only available through licensed professionals.
The Key Ingredients in Zeel
Each 300 mg tablet contains: Silicea 6X 3 mg, Arnica montana, radix 1X 0.6 mg, Rhus toxicodendron 1X 0.54 mg, Sulphur 6X 0.54 mg, Sanguinaria canadensis 3X 0.45 mg, Cartilago suis 4X 0.3 mg, Embryo suis 4X 0.3 mg, Funiculus umbilicalis suis 4X 0.3 mg, Placenta suis 4X 0.3 mg, Dulcamara 2X 0.15 mg, Symphytum officinale 8X 0.15 mg, alpha-Lipoicum acidum 6X 0.03 mg, Coenzyme A 6X 0.03 mg, Nadidum 6X 0.03 mg, Natrum oxalaceticum 6X 0.03 mg
If you are interested in learning more about how this product can help your pet, please call us at:
- Natchez Trace Veterinary Services (Belle Meade) (615) 750-2248
- Natchez Trace Veterinary Services (Franklin) (615) 790-8100
- HappyHerbalist.com. (n.d.) Extracted July 19, 2012 from http://www.happyherbalist.com/zeeldegenerativearthritisosteoarthritisfibromyalgia.aspx
- Heel: Healthcare Designed by Nature. (n.d.) Extracted July 19, 2012 from http://www.heelusa.com/practitioners/clinicalresearch/studies.aspx?id=