Antiviral for Dogs and Cats
Antiviral formula for dogs and cats is a very effective way to support your animal's immune system* against a range of viral infections with which they may come into contact. This herbal remedy was originally formulated to assist cats suffering with a condition referred to as stomatitis, caused by the herpes 1 virus, but can be used as a remedy to support your animal when other viruses, such as canine influenza, are a concern.
We have used this formula for dogs with warts by applying topically to the warts themselves. Antiviral has been formulated by a certified Master Herbalist with immune boosting herbs like echinacea and cat's claw combined with herbs with antiviral activity such as calendula and licorice root to help support the immune system* of dogs and cats suffering with viral infections.
What to Look for in a Superior Antiviral Formula for Dogs and Cats:
✓ Organic Herbs
Our formula contains certified USDA organic herbs. Research shows organic herbs have higher amounts of important nutrients as opposed to conventionally raised plants. Organic farming methods are also better for the environment and of course do not have the levels of residual pesticides that conventionally grown herbs can have. We also do not use wild crafted herbs in our formulas as this practice can damage wild populations of herbs and you do not necessarily know where the herbs are coming from or how they've been grown. Instead, we prefer to be on the safe side and only obtain herbs from USDA certified organic farms.
✓ Natural Ingredients
Natural ingredients are going to be gentler on your animal's body when compared to synthetic chemical ingredients or medications. The proper natural constituents are able to provide the body with what it needs to heal and get better. This is in direct contrast to synthetic ingredients or medications that can be especially hard on the liver and kidneys. Medications are also designed to have a symptom suppressing action in line with the principles of allopathic medicine which is to create a diagnoses and then use drugs to suppress symptoms. Using this course of action can never result in true healing and is not really meant to.
✓ Alcohol-Free Tincture with ORGANIC Vegetable Glycerin for Animals
Our blend is formulated by a special process using low heat and organic vegetable glycerin. Tinctures are concentrated forms of a plant's constituents that are readily absorbed and utilized by your pet's body. Because your pet may not like the taste of alcohol, we use vegetable glycerin which gives our tinctures a sweet taste your animals will like. Vegetable glycerin is a carbohydrate but is metabolized differently than sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels. It is also an efficient menstruum which extracts valuable constituents from plants and makes them readily available to the body. In addition, we take the extra time and effort to use a low heat process that extracts many more constituents than just soaking in glycerin alone as is done by most other herbal companies. And, of course, the use of organic vegetable glycerin ensures your pet avoids genetically modified ingredients and herbicides in their natural medicine.
✓ Uses only Human Grade Ingredients
Our products are manufactured using human grade ingredients. In the pet industry this is far from the rule as many companies use pet quality ingredients, those considered "not fit for human consumption".
✓ Uses Fresh, High Quality Ingredients
We purchase our ingredients from some of the most highly regarded companies in their respective fields so you and your animals are ensured the finest quality supplements. In addition, we purchase in small quantities to make sure the products we provide to you are fresh and bursting with important nutrients. This is in direct contrast to many other products on the market that can spend a year or longer sitting in non-climate controlled warehouses before they even get to you.
Active Ingredients per ml
A proprietary blend of USDA ORGANIC extracts (1:5)...250mg
Echinacea Root (Echinacea angustifolia), Cat's Claw Bark (Uncaria tomentosa), St. John's Wort Herb (Hypericum perforatum), Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Garlic (Allium sativum), Calendula Flower (Calendula officinalis), *Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia aquifolium) and Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale)
Inactive Ingredients - Organic vegetable glycerin USP, distilled water. Alcohol Free!
*Replaces the oregano herb in this formula
About the Organic Herbs in this Formula
Echinacea Root - An immune system booster that increases macrophage T-cell activity that devours invaders and acts as the body's first line of defense. We use Echinacea angustifolia in our formulas as this species is believed to be the most effective in supporting the immune system out of the three species of echinacea used in herbal medicine.
Cat's Claw Bark - Contains powerful alkaloids that stimulate the immune response and act as antioxidants to rid the body of free radicals. Compounds found in Cat's Claw may also work to kill viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms that cause disease and may work to inhibit healthy cells from becoming cancerous.
St. John's Wort Herb - Hypericin, a constituent of St. John's wort, has been extensively studied as an antiviral that effectively inactivates many viruses.
Licorice Root - Inhibits the growth of several DNA and RNA viruses and inactivates herpes simplex virus particles. This antiviral action is believed to be related to this herb's triterpenoid content.
Garlic - Experiments have shown that garlic is highly effective at killing countless microorganisms responsible for some of the most common and rarest infections, including tuberculosis, pneumonia, thrush and herpes.
Calendula Flower - This antiviral herb has high amounts of flavonoids, which are plant-based antioxidants that protect cells from being damaged by free radicals. It also provides powerful antiviral activity. The dried petals of the plant are used in tinctures, ointments and washes to speed the healing of infections, burns and wounds.
Oregon Grape Root - This herb contains a powerful antiviral compound called berberine while also providing a bonus tonifying effect on the liver and gallbladder.
Ginger Root - This herb helps break down the accumulation of toxins in your organs while cleansing the lymphatic system, the body’s sewage system. This is important because the accumulation of toxins can make an animal more susceptible to viral, fungal and bacterial infections.
Provide 1 ml per 25 lbs 2 - 3 times per day. May be squirted directly in the mouth, placed in a small amount of favorite food (goat milk yogurt works well) or added to meals. It is desirable to provide herbal remedies such as this away from meals for better absorption when possible.
You may safely use up to 4 mls per 25 lbs 2 - 3 times daily for a short period of time depending on the severity of your animal's condition. As your animal's condition improves slowly decrease dosage to minimum effective dosage. Contact us if you have any questions.
To apply directly in mouth just pull out lower lip at back of mouth and squirt in desired amount. Don't tilt head back and squirt down throat or your pet may breath some in. Wipe off dropper before placing back in container. If your animal coughs afterwards it is a sign they are breathing some in and it may be best to place in food in the future.
Long Term Use: After the first two - four weeks when your animal's condition stabilizes or improves begin to use on a schedule of 5 days on and 2 days off as long as your animal's condition allows this schedule without deterioration.
Approximate Daily Servings per Container
|Container Size||10 lbs||25 lbs||35 lbs||50 lbs|
|2 oz (2 or 3 servings per day)
||60 or 40||30 or 20||22 or 15||15 or 10|
|4 oz (2 or 3 servings per day)
||120 or 80||60 or 40||45 or 30||30 or 20|
Storage: If to be used over a period of a few weeks store at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Refrigerate for longer term storage.
Important: If animal's condition worsens or does not improve or any unusual symptoms occur discontinue use and consult your veterinarian. Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.