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Title: HERBS that HELP: Tell us of your experience with herbal supplements/meds
Post by: kaffe on September 07, 2007, 09:01:05 PM
Have you used herbs to treat your pet's medical condition or nutrional need?  Tell us about it:
1.  Pet's condition (be sure to say if you're talking about a kitty or a doggie!)
2.  Herb used or tried
3.  Results (if any; include side-effects) - good or bad
4.  How did you come by this herb treatment or herb protocol (vet, book, anecdotal report, other?)
5.  Contraindications that you know of while using this herb


Title: Re: HERBS that HELP: Tell us of your experience with herbal supplements/meds
Post by: dingbat on September 07, 2007, 09:06:18 PM
Kaffe

We have been using herbal treatments for years for our dogs. Have had good results, and some not so good, or nothing changed at all. Depends on what you are treating. We have worked with an herbal animal healer, done research and tried pretty much everything on them and us. Some works some don't. Way too many to list here, and I really don't remember them all, lets see there was slippery elm for upset stomachs and irritated bowel, one of ours is on blackleaf to fight yeast, have used probiotics for years. I can't remember the rest. I would recommend that people try that route. Keep in mind that herbs and supplements work best as preventative measures, after the fact they take a longer time to work than regular meds.

db


Title: Re: HERBS that HELP: Tell us of your experience with herbal supplements/meds
Post by: kaffe on September 07, 2007, 10:08:31 PM
Thanks for sharing DB! So, just a few questions if you dont mind:

Dogs:
1.  Slippery Elm for upset tummies and irritated bowels (dosage?)
2.  Black leaf to fight yeast (internal or external application?)
3.  Probiotics (I think most of us know what this is for - helps digestion)


Title: Re: HERBS that HELP: Tell us of your experience with herbal supplements/meds
Post by: dingbat on September 07, 2007, 11:08:09 PM
Thanks for sharing DB! So, just a few questions if you dont mind:

Dogs:
1.  Slippery Elm for upset tummies and irritated bowels (dosage?)
2.  Black leaf to fight yeast (internal or external application?)
3.  Probiotics (I think most of us know what this is for - helps digestion)

Slippery elm, probably 4-6 for a dog weighing 80-120#
Black leaf (internal) is being used as part of a whole treatment, along with antioxidants, enzymes and probiotics, we give a 130# dog about 12 drops a day. Externally we spray on a diluted antioxidant, and bathe him about 3 times a week with an antifungal shampoo.

We have also used probiotics to help with stopping diarrhea, usually about 6 at a time.

wife is asleep now, she would know more

db