Natural versus Traditional Medicines for Dogs

Our dogs are so much part of our family that we often run to the vets at the first sign of anything unusual.  In addition, modern vet practices have evolved so much that they are able to help our dogs with a variety of health conditions.  However, there are times when we dog owners are probably right to consider other natural and herbal alternatives rather than pharmaceuticals because we know that every drug has a side effect and surgery can have long recovery periods.

Doing our best for our dogs is a personal choice but knowing what alternatives are out there is wise especially when there are natural alternatives to helping with skin problems, joint pain or strengthening of joints as well as digestive or kidney/liver issues.

So, does your dog eat grass?  Some experts believe that it is a dogs way of easing a sore tummy or stomach upset.  Other dogs regularly eat mud and it’s thought that this is because they are looking for other nutrients tht are missing from their diets.  Animals in the wild generally find plants and herbs to eat when they are feeling ill or weak. And, let's face it, many conventional treatments are made from plant derivatives.

In the past 5 years, an increasing number of herbal treatments have come onto the market and become popular and widely used. Pet owners are enjoying the benefits they bring and they are helping to improve the quality of many pets' lives. However, if in doubt, I always recommend checking with your vet first. It’s also important to remember that some herbs can be harmful to dogs but know that supplements and natural options like Nature’s Moor have never been found to be harmful.

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