My Mom is a BIG fan of herbs – for humans AND for pets, WOOF! She prefers using herbs, essential oils , and flower essences as her natural healing modalities of choice. That means that MOI has had experienced all three in addition to bodywork that includes TTouch , massage, and regular chiropractic care, WOOF!
But when she helps clients with their pets she always makes sure they first have the most important ingredient going on FIRST which is a raw meaty bone diet for their carnivore pets. That is first and foremost, WOOF! I’m glad bepaws food is my favorite thing on earth hehe. “Diet is the essential key to all successful healing. Without a proper balanced diet, the effectiveness of herbal treatment is very limited.” (Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D in The Way of Herbs, page 47).
To assist you in learning more about herbs you can not only read these articles AND go to our Herbal Remedies Page and look through our Amazon.com book widget to find books to assist you. One of the best is Herbs for Pets! And yes when we purchase herbs we do get them from Mountain Rose Herbs An article from Mountain Rose Herbs
As caregivers for our animal friends, we take great pride in their wagging tails, thick fur, and sparkling eyes. Instead of rushing to the Vet for minor ailments, you can make herbal preparations to treat your dog or cat at home! This article covers herbal remedies for 10 of the most common conditions, and discusses how to know when to take your pet to the Vet. http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/newsletter/10/march/petremedies.php
Herbs take up some good space in our gardens AND in our pantry in my home. Right now we have some calendula flowers macerating in oil to make an nice oil infusion that can be mixed with beeswax to make a salve, or just to keep around for those inevitable emergencies.
If you are in doubt on how to use herbs with pets, remember they are medicine – natural yes, but medicine. Pharmaceuticals were originally derived from the constituents of herbs so remember that. So when in doubt leave it out and seek the advice of a qualified, certified herbalist, holistic veterinarian, or animal naturopath instead.
Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, NATURALLY healthy day, WOOF!