When Dogster first published their 10 Healing Herbs for Hounds and Humans, we posted links for more information about Neem, Yarrow and Arnica Montana. Read on for the next few natural remedies from the top ten list, with links for more information and comparison pricing.
NOTE: Please consult with your vet or a veterinary nutritionist regarding dosage or when considering any new supplements for your dog.
4. Valerian Root
What: Valeriana officinalis L. is a time-trusted all natural sedative and sleep-aide.
Why: Valerian can be beneficial for dogs who experience high anxiety during thunderstorms, on the Fourth of July or when traveling, Valerian can induce several hours of stress-free slumber. You will need to hide the powder or capsules in a flavorful treat to mask the pungent odor.
5. Olive Leaf Extract
What: The extract of ground olive leaves (oleuropein) can be used as an all natural antibiotic.
Why: Antifungal properties in Olive Leaf Extract can help settle digestive issues if your dog experiences diarrhea from eating something rancid or other unexpected “treats” he found.
6. Milk Thistle
What: Silymarin, the extract of this flowering plant is a potent natural antioxidant for people and pets.
Why: Many contend that milk thistle can help extend life by boosting and protecting the liver. With eye and liver health being linked, Milk Thistle can help prevent or reverse cloudy eyes (nuclear sclerosis) in dogs.
Don’t miss Part 1 of Dogster’s Top Ten Herbals list, and stay tuned for more recommended all natural remedies for dogs.
Read about all 10 herbal remedies in the Dogster list!