Herbal Remedies for Dogs - Naturally Effective
Herbal Remedies for Dogs
are becoming increasingly popular as natural cures for our beloved pets. Herbs for dogs may be added as a daily supplement in the dogs diet in the form of chopped herbs sprinkled over their food, or essential oils rubbed into their coats to aid with anything from respiratory conditions, bad breath, nervous conditions or wind.
The fabulous fact about herbs is that they are easy and cost effective in providing additional fiber as well anti-viral and
anti-inflammatory properties to assist with dogs arthritis
and many other common dog health problems.
Dogs respond very well to herbal supplements.
Herbs which are safe for human ailments act in a similar manner on dogs, however, the dog digestive system is shorter and our small dog breeds are tiny in comparison therefore the dosage is substantially different. The dosage of
herbal remedies should be discussed with a Homeopath or Complimentary Health Veterinarians or follow the instructions on the pack.
One of the effective ways of supplying herbs to your dogs diet is in a tea-form. One teaspoon of dried herbs to a cup of water, left to draw, strained and added to their kibbles as a gravy. Fresh herbs can be added to their bath water for effective and safe treatment of skin problems or to repel fleas. Herbal remedies for dogs, come in the form of powders which can be sprinkled on their food or in a capsule form and coaxed down their
throat. Many herbs can be chopped and added to their food preparation or added to their bowl of food.
Herbal oils or tinctures are very strong
herbal extracts which may be administered in very small quantities. These concentrated forms of herbal supplements should be in very small quantities, for
a large dog just 10 drops at a time, our small dog breeds these drops would be greatly reduced to only 1 or 2 drops. Just one drop of essential oils gently massaged into the area of an arthritic joint can provide long term benefits with consistent use. For a sprained joint or after surgery these drops would be applied for a period of 2 or 3 weeks until the condition has improved.
Discuss your natural remedy plans with your vet although herbal remedies for dogs should not interfere with conventional veterinary medication. Normal dog
nutrition can be aided by the addition of regular chopped herbs in the food preparation.
Simply adding chopped parsley is an effective cure to
sweeten the breath. Rosemary, thyme and sage are antiseptic herbs which fight infection and reduce colic and indigestion and aid arthritic pains. Calendula provides calming and natural antiseptic properties for skin ailments. All herbs which are safe for humans are safe for your little pet, naturally in
Calming Herbs for Dogs - Relaxing Naturally - Nervous disorders
Herbs for dogs
- Wind - Smelly Gas Cure
Herbs for dogs and cats - Joint Support - Arthritis
Herbs for pets
- First Aid for Skin
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