Canine Herbalist

What is a Canine Herbalist?

The use of plant-based medicine has been incredibly important throughout history; Chinese medicine has used it for centuries. Modern science has now shown that many herbs do indeed carry remarkable health benefits. A Canine Herbalist uses plant-based remedies and treatments to help re-balance your pet and restore their authentic, healthy state. During your first visit, your dog will be assessed, including a full medical history, and a customised treatment plan formulated. Herbal medicine and nutritional supplements provide a simple, cost-effective solution with incredible health benefits.

How does it work?

The power of herbs lies in their wealth of protective polyphenols – plant compounds with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Herbs are a gentler approach to healing than medications and may take longer to appear to work but with fewer side effects. Depending upon the condition for which they are prescribed, improvements may take two weeks or longer. For acute problems, a short course is all that may be required. For more chronic conditions, herbs may be prescribed for several months to help the body achieve homeostasis and wellness.

Canine Herbs may help with:

  • Allergies
  • Anal gland issues
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive conditions in pets, including diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Eye andear infections, including itchy ears in dogs
  • Heart, kidney, liver, or pancreatic disease
  • Skin conditions, including itchy skin, inflamed skin, and hot spots
  • Yeast infections

How will my pet respond?

We find that most disorders respond very well to naturopathic treatments if they are taken for 12 weeks, matching the natural blood renewal lifecycle. Correctly prescribed nutrient supplements and high-quality herbal medicines can help to avoid the need for invasive procedures.

Elke’s Story

“Elke, our golden Labrador, was diagnosed with ‘atopy’, a hypersensitivity to a variety of commonplace and otherwise harmless substances in the environment. Apparently it is quite common, with the feet, belly, folds of the skin, and ears most typically affected. Licking the paws, rubbing the face, and frequent ear infections are the most common signs of allergies. That is when I discovered Paws Connect. I have used naturopathy to treat my eczema over the years with great success, but I will admit I hadn’t considered it for my dog. So, Elke and I headed over for a visit. Elke was happy from the moment we arrived. I didn’t know a lot about animal naturopathy, but as it is natural, I thought it was worth a try. I left with a bottle of ‘Canine Skin’, which aids in the relief of skin conditions causing itchiness and irritation. All I had to do was add a few drops to water and syringe into her mouth twice a day. Not exactly labourintensive. Now for the results…it took almost a week for my husband to comment that Elke was not scratching as much. I had noticed a day or two earlier, but I kept that to myself. It has been two weeks now and she is scratching far less than she ever has. The bonus is that less scratching means less shedding – not much – but you’ve got to be grateful for small mercies.”

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