Features January 2016 Issue

Using Herbs for Dogs

No one knows why most dogs are drawn to eat grass, but holistic practitioners believe that the impulse is an instinctive effort to address a deficiency or imbalance.

Using Herbs for Dogs

Home remedies work just as well on dogs as they do on you.

Increasing research proves that animals, including domestic dogs and cats, understand what it means to have an ailment, and can in fact self-medicate with remedies found in nature. Ever catch a dog eating grass, and immediately try to stop them? This is mysterious behavior, since we know grass makes dogs vomit 8 out of 10 times. But what if that's the whole point? As savvy pet owners, we ought to utilize more natural remedies for our pets because they are good for them, effective, and on some level, our pets actually seem to know them better than we do.

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