Herbal supplements

Info from www.WarrorBullz.com

MARSHMALLOW ROOT POWDER

This product is one of the safest most versatile herbs for dogs.

Here are some of the possibilities this natural herb may help with

. Heal leaky gut

. Kennel cough

. Inflammatory bowel disease

. constipation

. Diarrhoea

. Nausea & vomiting

. Raw transition

. Acid reflux

. Skin problems- insect bites, burns, cuts

. Joint problems- arthritis

Internal dosage:- root powder: ½ tsp of dried root per lb of food, sprinkled onto food once or twice daily.

Topical solution:- Mix ground herb or powdered marshmallow root and hot water to make a paste. Let it cool until warm to the touch. Put it on the affected area and cover with soft cotton to make a poultice.

You can also put the powder or herb inside the soft cotton and tie off to make a sac. Soak it in warm water and dab it on the wound until it cools.

Diuretic - increases the flow of urine to help remove water and salt from the body

Antimicrobial - destroys and inhibits the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Anti-inflammatory - reduces redness, swelling and itching associated with inflammation

Expectorant - helps remove mucus from the respiratory tract

Hypoglycemic - lowers blood sugar

Immunostimulant - increases the immune system’s ability to fight disease

Taurine Powder

Of course this is not a herb but an amino acid one of the building blocks of proteins. It is the second most abundant in muscle meat after glutamine.

100% pure Taurine Powder is a human-grade supplement which may be added to your pets diet to help with deficiencies. It is an essential amino acid for cats.

 And even dogs can be deficient in taurine in some circumstance though they can produce some in the body they may not produce enough for optimal health (spaniels). Dogs may also be lacking in this amino acid if they are not eating enough fresh meat or eating cereal based diets such as processed foods.

Amino acids are essential for health and there are 22 amino acids present in the body which are the basic building blocks of protein. They are essential to the proper functioning of the body.

Taurine deficiency can cause blindness* (as in the cat food scandal in the US in the 1970s) deafness poor muscle development and heart disease in particular dilated cardiomyopathy.

Essential amino acids are a group of amino acids that cannot be synthesised in the body and must be obtained from the diet. This is especially true for cats and the reason most cat foods contain added taurine.

Some meats such as rabbit and lamb muscle meats have relatively low levels but the organ meats such as beef kidney and hearts contain larger amounts. This is one of the reasons we recommend feeding a variety of meats and adding organ meats to a raw food diet.

Most if not all commercial pet foods have added taurine after cooking but storage for long periods can reduce this and errors can occur. So for cats and dogs particularly those prone to heart disease it may be advisable to add taurine to the diet. It is not harmful to supplement and may be beneficial to both raw, home cooked and commercially fed pets.

TAURINE POWDER SUPPLEMENT FEEDING SUGGESTION:

25mg/kg bodyweight daily mixed into moist food.

(1/4 teaspoon = 1000mg taurine)
Cats/Small dogs: Very small pinch, approx 250mg
Med Dogs: 1/8 teaspoon, approx 500mg
Large Dogs: 1/3 teaspoon, approx 750mg
once a day or less often if the diet contain taurine

References further reading:

1. Ettinger et al 1970, Picon et al, 2. Torres et al JAP&AN 87(9-10) 359, 3. Fauscettti Job AVMA 223 (8) 1141, 3. C Brady Feeding Dogs 2020

www.naturalpetcare.co.uk, https://dcmdogfood.com, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30543707/, https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/taurine-diet-and-heart-disease-in-dogs/
This last article discusses grain free dog foods and suggest the DCM problem may be more complicated than simple taurine deficiency

Fenugreek Powder/ Tablets


Uses historically and Research;

Anti-histamine properties

Reduces inflammation so helps with bronchitis and arthritis and gastrointestinal problems

To reduce blood glucose for diabetes

topically apply on wounds TO REDUCE INFLAMATION

To promote milk production

Anti-inflammatory treats itchy inflamed skin and runny eyes, seasonal allergies.

Use with marshmallow root for kennel cough.

Avoid in pregnant animals and not recommended for Hypothyroid animals.


Dosages
Dried and Ground Herb (Such as on the right above from WarriorBullz) 25-200mg/kg tid
Suggested dosage: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per 10 kg two or three time daily
It can be applied to wounds mixed as a paste - 50gm in 250ml hot water, cooled and then applied externally

Dried herb 35-200mg/kg Three Times daily ideally (tid)
Tea 30g of the seeds approx 1 teaspoon per cup (250ml) of boiling water steep until cool then give 1/4 to 1/2 cup per 10kg
Tincture 0.5 to 1ml per 10kg


References

Veterinary Herbal Medicine Wynn and Fougere
CITV
Ribes et al 1984 & 1996

www.naturalpetcare.co.uk
other references available

Organic Bee Pollen

Unlike honey, bee pollen is a product of bees that’s still widely misunderstood. But this nutrient-dense powerhouse supplement is packed with vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, protein and fats – and it’s a great dietary addition for both humans and their canine companions.

It has one of the most complete nutritional profiles in the world, made up of 35% protein and 50% carbohydrates. It’s also high in chromium, cobalt, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, iron, folic acid, and much more!
Bee Pollen is gathered by worker bees and mixed with nectar and bee saliva.

The benefits

  • Antioxidants!!! Resveratrol, flavanol and lycopene found in bee pollen, along with vitamins A, B, C, K and E help to ward off infections by strengthening the bodies immune system. 
  • Bee Pollen also contains a variety of fatty acids which is necessary for growth in dogs and cats.
  • Food digestion and absorption of nutrients while regulating the immune system.
  • The health-enhancing value of bee pollen is expected due to the wide range of secondary plant metabolites (tocopherol, niacin, thiamine, biotin and folic acid, polyphenols, carotenoid pigments, phytosterols), besides enzymes and co-enzymes, contained in bee pollen. (3)
  • DETOX for dogs with allergies! It’s hepato-protective – It protects and promotes a healthy liver, and assists in the healing process for a compromised liver. This makes it a good option for dogs who need to detox.

 

  • Allergy protection – Bee pollen contains Quercetin, a natural antihistamine. When taken regularly, it may help reduce allergy as can local honey. In animals I believe the biggest benefits is orally. Pollen reduces the presence of histamine, decreasing symptoms. Dr. Leo Conway, M.D of Denver Colorado, reported that 94 percent of his patients were completely free from allergy symptoms once treated with oral feeding of pollen.
  • Improves blood flow to the nervous system helping to relieve stress and anxiety

 

  • It contains trans-cinnamic acid, which is a natural antibiotic.

 

  • It contains the plant pigment rutin, which offers cardiovascular support. This helps strengthens blood vessels and capillaries and is an natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Gram for gram, it contains more amino acids than beef, fish or eggs.
  • Immune Support. There are many nutrients in the pollen which can help boost the immune system. Dr Mercola of mercola.com claims that bee pollen has antibiotic-type properties that can help protect the body from contracting viruses. It’s also rich in antioxidants that protect the cells from the damaging oxidation of free radicals.

Suggested Feeding amounts:

Bee pollen can be added daily to your cat or dog’s food. The recommended amount for a 20 kg dog is 1 teaspoon per day. Start with about a third of this, and gradually increase to ensure he doesn’t have a sensitivity.
Cats 1/4 teaspoonful daily
It does not have to been given in exact amounts or every day
References and Further Reading:


Andrew Jones DVM
dogs naturally.com
3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27013064/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/bee-pollen
(5) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4377380/
www.naturalpetcare.co.uk

 

Diatomaceous Earth

Natural freshwater Diatomacaeous Earth
Natural Wormer
Certified for use in Organic Systems
100% Food grade
Non carcinogenic (unlike chromic oxide)
100% human grade. It’s a non-toxic, safe substance made up from crushed fossils of freshwater organisms and marine life.

Internal parasites can be controlled by giving Diatomaceous Earth internally. Another use for Diatomaceous Earth is the control of external parasites and flies. This is achieved by dusting your dog with Diatomaceous Earth, along with his bedding area and surrounding carpeted areas.

Non carcinogenic (unlike chromic oxide) it is a natural wormer.

6 Possible benefits of diatomaceous earth

Hardens poos which is good for dogs with anal gland problems

Kills Fleas and Ticks and Other Bugs. ...

Natural, Chemical-free Deodorizer. ...

Fights Internal Parasites. ...

Detoxifies the Body, Improves Gut Health

Reduces Bloating and Gas. ...

Healthy Supplement That Supports the Body.

Diatomaceous Earth

Suggested Feeding amounts

Cats- 1/4 teaspoon
Dogs- 1/2-2 teaspoon depending on size:

Under 10kgs - 1/2 teaspoon10-20kg 1/2 to 1 teaspoon 20- 40kg 1 to 11/2 teaspoons50kg plus 11/2 to 2 teaspoons

 

Golden paste 

A ready to feed Turmeric Supplement in the form of a Paste made with the highest quality ingredients. Specifically formulated to enhance the bio availability of Turmeric. Add to your pet’s daily feeds or alternatively when you feel the Turmeric supplement is required.  

TURMERIC - our turmeric is not irradiated or steam treated to preserve the key components. Our curcumin levels are 5.1% minimum.
COCONUT OIL - we use cold pressed and organic coconut oil
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - complete with 'the mother' apple cider vinegar includes compounds such as quercetin.
BLACK PEPPER - we crack our black pepper just before adding it to our paste
CEYLON CINNAMON - we use true (ceylon) cinnamon as this has a lower level of coumarin in.

  • It is a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • It is believed to have anti-cancer properties.
  • Can reduce blood clots.
  • Offers natural pain relief.
  • Has anti-bacterial properties.
  • It is a powerful antioxidant.
  • Has been used in the treatment of epilepsy in dogs.

 

 Feeding Guidelines: 
Small Dogs & Cats – Introduce into their diets with a pea size amount for the first week. Increase to ¼ teaspoon twice a day. 
Medium Dogs – Introduce into their diets with a pea size amount for the first week. Increase to ½ - ¾ teaspoon twice a day. 
Large Dogs– Introduce into their diets with a pea size amount for the first week. Increase to 1 teaspoon twice a day. 

Please note these are just guidelines, you can increase the amount until you see desired results. Excessive consumption may result in loose stools. 

Ingredients: Turmeric, cold pressed coconut oil, apple cider vinegar (with the mother), ceylon cinnamon, black pepper, citric acid, potassium sorbate.