How Herbs Can Help Your Pooch

Let's discuss how herbs can help your pooch. Dogs can suffer from cuts, upset stomachs, and infections just like people. When treating your pooch you have the same option as when treating yourself, you can take medications that may include chemicals or you can do all natural treatments. One easy and beneficial way to do natural treatment of ailments is to grow herbs.

Herbs can be grown in a garden or in pots on a balcony or even on a window sill. The great thing about herbs is that they are pretty easy to grow, even if you have no gardening experience. Having herbs on hand can improve your cooking and your dog's health.

You've heard of Ginger before. The root of ginger is tasty, but ginger can also be made into a tea or tincture that can help your pooch if he has an upset stomach.

If your dog is sick or has an eye infections Goldenseal is a useful herb. This herb is a natural and powerful antibiotic. This can be used for stomach ailments too.

Cuts, scrapes, and burns are bound to happen to your dog or someone in your household. So, why not have Aloe Vera or Calendula Flowers growing. These herbs can both help treat wounds and irritations. The best thing about these herbs is that you don't even have to make them into a tea or anything. Break off an Aloe Vera leaf and topically apply the gel that comes out. With Calendula Flowers you can apply the petals to wounds.If your dog is sick or needs surgery and is going to be put on medication Milk Thistle may come in handy. This herb protects your dog's liver from damage.

Do a little research on growing your own herb garden and also research or consult with a professional so you know how to properly use herbs as treatments for your dog's ailments. If you have any questions give your veterinarian a call.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.