Herbs for Pets

Our pets deserve the same attention to their health needs as we doours , and providing a nutritious diet with whole foods supplements is a great way to ensure that your pet is getting what they need to stay healthy!  Regardless of what kind of pet you have, be sure to provide the highest quality pet food you can afford.  Artificial colors, flavorings, and chemical additives to any pet food is as harmful to our beloved animals as it is to us!  Read labels carefully.  Ask your Veterenarian for his or her recommendations.

If you are comfortable caring for a sick animal, you may want to consider some whole food supplements for your pet when they are feeling ill.  Our pets get sick, too, and not every illness requires a trip to the vet.  Of course, if you have any doubts about the condition of a sick pet, be sure to consult with your Veteranarian.

Although I am not an expert on the care of animals, I am comfortable treating my cats and dog when they are feeling under the weather.  Here are some of the herbs that I use for my pets.  Please note that if you do give your animals supplements that are made for humans, that you understand how to dose appropriately, as follows:

First, weigh your pet.  Take the recommended adult dose (number of tablets or capsules per day) and divide it by 150 (the average weight of an adult)  Multiply that amount by the weight of your pet.  For example, if a recommended daily dose for an adult is three capsules, 3 divided by 150 equals .02 capsules.  Multiply that by a 25 lb pet (.02 X 25) and the dose would be .5 capsules a day, or ½ of a capsule a day.  You can empty the contents of capsules into your pets food, or give them the tablets whole, if you are lucky enough to have a pet that swallows pills!

to be continued:  talk about food, supplements, and pet conditions.  NSP Products.  See

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