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!

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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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.


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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