“Natural Remedies for Pets”

Pet Health Care

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As an alternative to traditional medicine there are natural remedies for pets for getting rid of the mange, and other ailments such as; worms, cataracts, arthritis and skin problems, among others.

Today pet health problems are affected by the hazards of pollution, poor nutrition, and stress, and are becoming more and more vulnerable to chronic disease and bad health. 

If you really want to take good care of your pets well being, a diet leaning toward foods with less carbohydrates and more protein is beneficial. In addition to a good diet; proper, natural remedies for pets will result in a much healthier, happier and attractive pet.

Veterinarians are beginning to recognize the "health benefits of herbs" by using natural remedies for pets as a method of keeping them healthy as well as using them for enhancement and maintenance.  Herbs are loaded with nutrition - vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Before administering natural remedies for pets with a serious problem, I recommend you to consult with a competent veterinarian.

A growing number of people are using natural remedies for pets with very satisfying results with no adverse effects on their pet.  When using any natural remedies for pets it’s a good idea to practice two weeks on and one week off.  And do not give them herbs you would not use yourself.


Probably the biggest drawback to administering natural remedies for pets is that many herbs do not taste good in their natural state.  You can open the capsule or crush a pill and mix it with their food.  However, liquid forms (tinctures, infusions and teas) are the easiest and most quickly absorbed method of giving herbs to animals. Do not give your pets herbs containing caffeine, which definitely includes chocolate, this can be especially dangerous to dogs.

If you are willing to carry out a plan of action with natural remedies for pets you will find that they are very effective in treating and curing many types of common ailments. There are several different shops available where you can find natural remedies for pets; not just dogs or cats but other pets as well.



Common Pet Ailments


/Joint Problems

alfalfa, aloe vera, horsetail, rosemary


chamomile, peppermint, skullcap, valerian

Appetite Enhancer
alfalfa, fennel seed

Bad Breath

fennel seed

Cleans Arteries


Colds/Respiratory Infections

astragalus, coltsfoot, mullein

Digestive Problems

aloe vera, chamomile, fennel

Eye Problems

eyebright, meadowsweet, rosemary


aloe vera, fennel, licorice

Foamy Drool

hawthorn berry

Fungal Infections

Fur Balls



aloe vera

Kennel Cough

astragalus, coltsfoot


aloe vera, burdock, chaparral, horsetail, licorice




aloe vera, rosemary

Pain Relief

chamomile, dandelion, licorice, rosemary, valerian

Skin Conditions

aloe vera, burdock, chaparral, licorice

Sore Foot Pads

aloe vera

Strengthen The Heart

hawthorn berry




aloe vera, licorice

Alfalfa is rich in trace minerals and can be given to pets as an infusion, extract or dried bulk herb sprinkled onto there food. Common uses include allergies, arthritis, appetite enhancer and joint problems.

Aloe vera leaf split and rubbed into the pads of your dogs foot will sooth sore foot pads. Reapply frequently. Also aids in the healing of minor burns, poison ivy, minor wounds such as scratches and scrapes, and brings cooling relief to flea bites while reducing itching and scratching. And for pets with dry itchy patches of skin. Also effective on mange.

Aloe vera juice is useful for arthritis, over acid conditions and ulcers.

Astragalus root tea is useful as an antiviral in early treatment of colds and respiratory infections, including kennel cough. Taken as a decoction throughout the cold and flu season.

Burdock root tincture cleanses the blood and helps eliminate toxins and is good for dry and scaly skin. Good for mange and skin irritations.

Chamomile tincture is useful for pain and inflammation in the intestines and stomach. Common uses include easing digestive complaints, reducing intestinal gas, diarrhea and nervous excitibility in cats and dogs.

Chaparral as a decoction is used as an antiseptic wash for external treatment of fungal infections of the hooves, nails or skin.

Coltsfoot tincture is useful as a respiratory disinfectant, expectorant and cough suppressant in a wide variety of animals. Particularly useful in dogs with kennel cough.

Dandelion flowers have weak but useful analgesic qualities that are safe and gentle pain relief for cats; which cannot endure salicylates, compounds found in aspirin. Using a handful of flowers, make a weak tea and administer with a dropper.

Eyebright tea used as a wash is comforting to irritated eyes. Eyebright tincture is useful for cataracts, macular degeneration, pinkeye, retina problems and vision in general.

Fennel seed tea is a gentle antigas and anti-spasmodic. It relieves bloating, colic, gas, indigestion and increases appetite for those picky eaters. It acts as an antibacterial in the mouth reducing bad breath. Also, fennel, is one of the plants said to be disliked by fleas, and powered fennel has the effect of driving away fleas from kennels and stables.

Hawthorn berry tincture strengthens the heart and helps pets with foamy drool.

Horsetail tincture aids calcium assimilation and is useful for hair loss and keeps joints flexible.

Licorice tincture is useful for alleviating ulcers, coughs, ulcers and upper respiratory infections. An oil infusion applied externally is helpful in alleviating pain, joint swelling, eczema, contact dermatitis and flea allergies. Also helpful for mange. CAUTION: Do not use on dogs with heart disease or diabetic.

Kelp tincture is rich in trace minerals, aids calcium assimilation, cleans arteries and helps metabolism.

Meadowsweet tincture is excellent for soothing the conjunctiva and eyes.

Mullein leaf tincture common uses include congestion, lung ailments, lymphatic and nervous cough.

Peppermint oil applied to feet is used for calming animals as needed; as with thunder phobia. DO NOT USE ON CATS.

Psyllium is useful for fur balls. Adding a small amount directly into pets food is a good source of fiber and will help to bind with the fur and carry it out of the body. Make sure the animal drinks plenty of water.

Red raspberry leaf tincture aids in labor and delivery, strengthens the uterus, helps prevent hemorrhaging and enriches and increases colostrum.

Rosemary tincture is well known as a tonic and can be used to cleanse and sooth the eyes. It can easily help with pain relief, fights infections for wounds, minor cuts and burns. Oil of rosemary (diluted with water) is useful for treatment of rheumatism. Massage the affected area by working through the fur and into the skin.

To keep pets tick free, dry a bunch of rosemary sprigs in your microwave, strip off the leaves, grind in a blender - then rub the powder into your dog or cats fur and sprinkle around their play area.

Skullcap is effective for nervous tension, restlessness or general excitibility in cats and dogs. It does not cause drowsiness or slow the reflexes making it suitable for pets who need their survival instincts outside the house.

Valerian tea can help calm a pet during a thunderstorm or unfavorable events, like a trip to the vet. It also helps the body relax in the presence of pain and is useful for anxiety and insomnia.

Before administering any homemade remedy, herbal remedy or natural remedies for pets I recommend you to consult with a competent veterinarian for amounts and dosages for your particular pet.





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