Herbal Remedies

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Using Herbs for Dogs is a helpful part of a holistic regimen that focuses on bringing an animal’s body back into balance. Herbal remedies can be used to alleviate symptoms, support weak organ systems or provide nutritious vitamins and minerals. Although herbs can be used in a reactionary manner similar to a Western Allopathic Medicine approach, e,g., to quell certain symptoms, herbal remedies for pets are better used in a holistic fashion. This means that herbs can be used to support weak areas in your dog’s constitution that need support to regain balance and proper function.

For instance, if you have a dog that experiences flatulence after eating you may focus on peppermint, Mentha piperita, for its ability to act as a carminative and eliminate excess gas. This would be looking at things in an allopathic fashion, using a medication (an herb in this instance) to eliminate symptoms. However, the best way to look at this situation would be to ask what could be causing the gas, because just to eliminate the flatulence does not get rid of the underlying problem.

A common cause of flatulence is incomplete or poor digestion. So, in this case it could be a few of things; one would be a lack of gastric secretions, such as hydrochloric acid; a lack of digestive enzyme secretions or a food sensitivity. So, instead of rushing to use an herb, or worse yet, hurrying off to the veterinarian for some medication, the best course of action would be to first try a dog food with a different protein and carbohydrate source. This would help to eliminate the possibility of a sensitivity to the pet food you have been feeding. It would also be helpful to switch to a raw food diet, if not feeding one already, because they are much easier for your dog to digest. A plant-based enzyme would also be helpful in this situation to aid your dog’s digestion.

You may be wondering how to use herbs for your dog in this instance. Well, after trying what was mentioned in the previous paragraph, if the symptoms such as gas and burping persisted, you could try a bitter tonic herbal remedy before each meal. In keeping with what was discussed earlier, you would want to try to support a weak organ system within your dog’s body. In this instance it would appear that your dog may have weak digestive secretions. What a bitter tonic will do is to strengthen digestion by firing up the digestive tract by promoting gastric, intestinal and gall bladder secretions. Whenever there is a flare up in the future, and your dog looks uncomfortable, now would be the time to use an herbal remedy with peppermint to help alleviate your canine’s discomfort.

I hope I have helped you get an idea as to the best way to use herbs for dogs, and that is in a supportive, holistic fashion, not as a stand alone panacea. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have concerning herbal remedies for pets, we will be happy to assist you further!

Our Allergy Relief Formula is the finest product available to help reduce symptoms associated with allergies in dogs and cats. Features burdock, nettle, ginkgo, dandelion, echinacea and licorice to reduce the inflammatory substances circulating in the body, modulate the immune system (because both a weakened and over-active immune system can be responsible), and support the adrenal glands and nervous system that can become weakened from the stress of chronic itching. No other allergy formula is as complete and effective as this one!


Aloha Medicinals K9 Immunity is a powerful treatment for dogs fighting cancer and serious infections. Used in thousands of dogs with cancer, and for more than 6 years in human patients, making this a serious supplement that you should consider adding to the course of cancer therapy your vet is recommending.

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Animals Apawthecary Alfalfa/Yucca Blend is an Herbal Holistic Treatment for Dog and Cat Joint Inflammation containing four time-honored herbs for arthritic joints. The active constituents of these herbs are extracted into a tincture making them much more effective and more easily assimilated by the body than dried herbs and very easy to administer. Alcohol Free!


Animals Apawthecary Bowser Breath is an Herbal Pet Breath Freshener that provides quick, safe and lasting relief from foul odors that are produced in the mouth or digestive tract of your animals. Made with a blend of time-honored breath-freshening herbs and a revolutionary patented extract of Champignon mushrooms that act by reducing levels of potentially harmful chemicals that may be contributing to your companion's bad breath, while adding a sweet, minty odor to their mouth.

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Animals Apawthecary Constitutional Blend is an Herbal Holistic Treatment for Pet Detoxification. This herbal blend is used to quickly detoxify the body and aid in the elimination of waste. A great benefit when there are skin or digestive issues. A short term remedy that is often followed with longer term use of Detox Blend and is similar in content to the famous Essiac formula. Alcohol Free!

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Animals Apawthecary Dandelion Milk Thistle Blend is an Herbal Holistic Treatment for Healthy Liver Function. Used to stimulate and protect liver function in dogs, cats and other animals that exhibit signs of liver stress or toxicity, such as high liver enzymes, vomiting, lethargy or skin inflammation and itching.

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Animals Apawthecary Detox Blend is an Herbal Holistic Treatment for Pet Detoxification. This Herbal Pet Remedy is used to gently assist the body in correcting chronic skin problems and other imbalances that may be related to liver dysfunction or poor waste elimination.


Animals Apawthecary Echinacea Goldenseal Blend is an Herbal Holistic Treatment for Pet Immune System Support. This Herbal Pet Remedy is used to boost the immune system and fight infections, especially of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract.

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Animals Apawthecary FidoDent is a Holistic Herbal Pet Oral Care Remedy. This Herbal Pet Remedy is used to fight gingivitis and other forms of infection in the mouths of dogs, cats, horses, and other animals.

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Animals Apawthecary FidoDerm offers Holistic Herbal Dog Skin Relief. Used on dogs and horses to relieve itching and promote healing of hot spots, flea and insect bites, minor abrasions, sun burn and other irritations of the skin. Not recommended for cats because of the essential oils that are used.

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Animals Apawthecary Ginger Mint Blend is a Herbal Holistic Treatment for Pet Digestion. This Herbal Pet Remedy helps relieve stomach upset that may be due to indigestion, excess gas, nervous stomach or travel sickness. Works quick! Keep one on hand so it is there when it is most needed.


Animals Apawthecary Hawthorn Plus Blend is a Herbal Holistic Treatment for Pet Heart and Circulatory Support. This Herbal Pet Remedy is used for circulatory support in dogs and cats that may benefit from the antioxidant and strengthening activities of the three time-honored herbs. Alcohol free!

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Animals Apawthecary Herbal Ear Rinse is a safe, all-natural, highly effective herbal pet ear care product for dogs and other animals. Animals Apawthecary Herbal Ear Rinse helps fight bacteria, fungi and mites as it flushes away excess ear wax, dirt, and other debris from the outer ear.

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Animals Apawthecary Nettle helps provide support for a healthy upper respiratory tract. Nettle is a nutritious herb with a full complement of vitamins and minerals, though its most beneficial aspect may be its ability to moderate the body's inflammatory response to allergens, thereby limiting the symptoms we commonly refer to as allergies!


Animals Apawthecary OL-Immune Formula is a Herbal Holistic Treatment for Pet Immune System Support. Animals Apawthecary Ol-Immune is used to boost the immune system and provide broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity without compromising digestive flora. Used systemically for a variety of low grade infections. Serves as a better tasting alternative to the Echinacea Goldenseal Formula, especially where cats are concerned.


Animals Apawthecary Phytomucil Blend is a Herbal Holistic Treatment for Pet Gastrointestinal Distress. This Herbal Pet Remedy is used to relieve symptoms of constipation, diarrhea and various forms of gastrointestinal inflammation and is also useful for coughs. The mucilage in the herbs coats and soothes the lining of the respiratory and digestive tracts offering effective relief.


Animals Apawthecary Senior Blend is a Herbal Holistic Tonic for Senior Pet Support. Animals Apawthecary Senior Blend is formulated to strengthen functions in the nervous, digestive, circulatory and immune systems of older dogs and cats. Senior Blend is often used as a tonic in animals with diminished kidney function.


Animals Apawthecary Spring Allergy Tonic is a Herbal Holistic Treatment to support an animal with seasonal allergy symptoms. Features herbal extracts renowned for their anti-inflammatory and blood cleansing attributes that help maintain a healthy inflammatory response to allergens!


Animals Apawthecary Tinkle Tonic is an Herbal Holistic Treatment for Pet Urinary Tract Support that contains ethically wildcrafted and organic herbs that soothe, lubricate, fight infection and reduce inflammation in the urinary tract and aid with the removal of urinary crystals*. Alcohol free.


Animals Apawthecary Tranquility Blend is a Herbal Holistic Treatment for Pet Anxiety. Used to safely calm dogs, cats, and other animals during acute episodes of anxiety, such as those encountered during car trips, thunderstorms, visits to the groomer, etc, without diminishing alertness. Alcohol free.


Animals Apawthecary Vitality Blend is a Herbal Holistic Treatment for Pet Immune System Support. Used to boost immunity and improve the body's response to stress. The Vitality Blend is used for working dogs, show animals, old and debilitated animals and as a preventative prior to boarding. Alcohol free.

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Our Antimicrobial Formula is the ultimate herbal blend for boosting your dog or cat's immune system and assisting their body with eliminating pathogenic organisms. Formulated using organic herbs, this blend supports the body's own immune response against Giardia, Salmonella and other bacteria, fungi and viruses that are common causes of diarrhea and other illnesses in our pets.


Aunt Jeni's Allergy Aid helps to make your pet more resistant to the most common triggers of allergic reactions. Assists in giving your pet long term relief from pet allergies naturally, without dependence upon painful shots or harmful steroids.

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Buck Mountain Botanicals Bugleweed contains bugleweed extract and can be useful for animals with mild hyperthyroid conditions. Studies have shown that bugleweed slows the release of the hormone thyroxine from the thyroid gland making it useful for hyperactive conditions.

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Buck Mountain Botanicals Lepsilyte is formulated from organic extracts of skullcap and valerian that together can significantly reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. For centuries herbalists have recognized skullcap and valerian for their gentle sedative and antispasmodic properties.

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Buck Mountain Botanicals Organic Astragalus is one of the best known and most widely used herbs in Chinese medicine. Astragalus is known as a versatile herb because of its immune strengthening qualities and ability to help an animal's body adapt to stress.

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Buck Mountain Botanicals Organic Black Walnut Hull is one of the most effective and safest worming agents provided by the plant world. The active constituent Juglone makes Black Walnut effective against a variety of intestinal worms including tapeworms, externally for ringworm and success with heartworm (under the guidance of a Holistic veterinarian) has been reported.


Buck Mountain Botanicals Organic Grindelia is well known among Western herbalists for its usefulness as a respiratory herb. Grindelia is composed of substances that act as expectorants and reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract making dry, hacking coughs more productive while assisting with symptoms of asthma and kennel cough.

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Buck Mountain Botanicals Organic Hawthorn has multiple high efficacy for cardiovascular ailments. Hawthorn berries have long been considered one of nature's best and safest heart and vascular tonics.

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Buck Mountain Botanicals Organic Licorice is an herb with many diverse benefits which include demulcent and expectorant attributes and effects similar to hydrocortisone which make it useful as an aid for rheumatoid arthritis, Addison's disease and other inflammatory conditions.

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The Silymarin in Buck Mountain Botanicals Organic Milk Thistle acts largely on the liver and kidneys. Organic Milk Thistle offers well known protection against hepatotoxins and is most popular for its ability to stimulate production of new liver cells to replace damaged ones.

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Buck Mountain Botanicals Organic Valerian features Valeriana sitchensis, the most potent of the valerian relaxing nervines and long used as a sleep aid and anxiety reducing agent. Valerian is most likely the most widely recognized natural, herbal sedative.

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