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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 Blend is formulated by a certified Master Herbalist and features nettle leaf, ginkgo leaf, ashwagandha root, licorice root, burdock root and dandelion leaf to help 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 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 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 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 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.


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.


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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Buck Mountain Botanicals Thyrolite contains bugleweed extract, lemon balm extract and levocarnitine and can be useful for animals with hyperthyroid conditions. A comprehensive product for moderate to severe cases of hyperthyroidism.

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Buck Mountain Botanicals Wound Aid for Pets is formulated with organic yarrow, Achillea millefolium, harvested in full bloom, dried and powdered. It is liberally applied to open bleeding, oozing or otherwise raw wounds. It is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and accelerates wound healing with reduced formation of scar tissue. A favorite! Keep one on hand so it is there when needed!

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Buck Mountain Botanicals Wound Balm for Pets is an organic herbal wound aid featuring an emulsion of the extracts of burdock root, echinacea root and yarrow herb in olive oil and beeswax. This wound balm is one of our favorite products and best sellers due to its broad application and effectiveness.

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Buck Mountain Botanicals Wound Wash for Pets is formulated with organic whole leaf Aloe vera gel and Tea tree oil which are put into solution with a natural surfactant. This product is to be applied liberally as a wash and disinfectant for wounds and can be left on the wound to accelerate healing.

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Our Constipation Relief Formula contains an effective blend of organic herbs and soluble fibers that help to lubricate the digestive tract and gently encourage peristalsis (muscle contractions) that move waste material along on its journey.

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Detox Blend
  $12.95

Our Detox Blend is an organic herbal remedy to assist the body's own detoxifying system. This formula contains herbs that assist the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system in removing toxins that can otherwise build up in the body promoting all sorts of disease conditions ranging from skin issues to more serious disease like cancer. This formula uses organic glycerin, is alcohol-free and has been formulated specifically for animals by a certified Master Herbalist.


Our Diarrhea Relief Formula contains the perfect blend of organic herbs and soluble fibers to give your dog or cat the relief they need and help to heal their digestive tract at the same time.

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Our Female Incontinence Formula is a highly researched formula, developed by a certified Master Herbalist, that addresses two of the more common issues leading to urinary incontinence in female dogs and cats: hormone imbalance and cognitive dysfunction. The organic herbs selected for this blend are well known for their ability to support and balance the endocrine system and act as a cerebrovascular tonic.


Heart Tonic
  $12.95

Our Heart Tonic provides the most time honored, organic herbs to strengthen and tonify the heart and related blood vessels. Formulated by a certified Master Herbalist, this formula will provide antioxidant protection to the heart muscle, help to increase nutrient and oxygen circulation throughout the body and help to steady or strengthen a weak or erratic heartbeat.


Herbal AloeForce Skin Gel 4oz a combination of raw aloe vera leaf select herbs, ionic colloidal silver, green tea and hyaluronic acid.  Designed to be absorbed through all skin layers.  Naturally calming, soothing, nourishing, toning and more.

Health Care for your pet's skin!

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Our Herbal Defense for Cats formula is one that we feel you will find head and shoulders above other similar products. This special spray features organic herbs with unique attributes that will provide protection against the itching, irritation and infection that can be related to flea, tick and mosquito bites.

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Herbal Ear Wash
  $15.95

This Herbal Ear Wash features an effective, soothing blend of gentle and refreshing herbs. Formulated to cleanse and refresh your pet's ears while eliminating ear wax and odor and helping to prevent infections. Gentle enough to use as often as needed. No artificial chemicals, colors or preservatives.

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Our Immune Balance Formula was developed by a certified Master Herbalist as a powerful anti-inflammatory and tonic for the thymus gland, the master immune system gland. This is just what we want in the case of an autoimmune condition as an over-reactive immune system damages the body’s own tissue resulting in dramatically increased levels of inflammation.


Internal Powder
  $14.95

Our Internal Powder helps to support and strengthen the body's resistance to parasites like fleas and other biting insects. We avoid the use of yeast in the Internal Powder because of issues so many dogs and cats have with that ingredient, and instead rely on organic herbs that are high in thiamine (B1) and sulfur compounds. Both constituents have been shown to stregthen the skin and induce a taste that biting insects dislike. This will help prevent the itching and inflammation associated with flea and other insect bites in a natural and safe way.


Itchy Skin Spray
  $22.95

Our Itchy Skin Spray for Dogs and Cats is a superb formula for all those itchy canines and felines! It contains a blend of organic herbs that are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, pain relieving and help to heal damaged skin. Developed by a certified Master Herbalist, this formula works quickly to help heal many different types of skin problems.

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Keys RediCare Healing Spray for Dogs is an all natural, chemical-free healing spray for skin disorders, allergies & Irritations. Keys RediCare also repels fleas, ticks, flies, mites & mosquitoes! Developed for dogs and their handlers returning from Hurricane Katrina and aimed to relieve the dogs' discomfort, rashes, itching and skin disorders.

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Liver Tonic
  $12.95

Our Liver Tonic blend was formulated to help dogs and cats that are suffering with a sluggish or toxic liver. Since the liver is the  primary detoxifying organ, it often suffers the most due to our toxic environment. Contains organic herbs and has been formulated by a certified Master Herbalist to have a tonifying and gentler detoxifying effect on this very important organ.


Our Male Incontinence Formula is a highly researched formula, developed by a certified Master Herbalist, that addresses two of the more common issues leading to urinary incontinence in male dogs and cats: hormone imbalance and cognitive dysfunction. The organic herbs selected for this blend are well known for their ability to support and balance the male endocrine system and act as a cerebrovascular tonic.


Nerve Tonic
  $12.95

Our Nerve Tonic is an all-natural, alcohol-free herbal tincture that offers support for debilitating nervous system conditions. Formulated by a certified Master Herbalist using organic herbs, this nerve tonic helps prevent and repair damage to delicate nerve tissue. Contains St. Johns Wort, an herb renowned for its ability to repair nerve damage, along with nerve tonics like skullcap, oat and ginger that have a strengthening and tonifying effect on the nervous system.


Organic Detox Tea
  $12.95

Our Organic Detox Tea is a powerful, detoxifying herbal remedy that helps the body remove impurities from the blood and assists the lymphatic system in removing toxins. Often allergies, skin conditions, lipomas and other conditions result from an overburdened liver and kidneys. This results in toxins being stored in tissue, or in the body attempting to push them out through the skin resulting in commonly seen skin imbalances.

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