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5 Herbs to Improve Dog Health

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5 Herbs to Improve Dog Health

Herbs for Common Dog Ailments

Herbs have long been used to treat and prevent ailments in people, and apart from smelling good and adding an extra something to your cooking, certain herbs can help out your dog, too. Here are five that are very likely to help you save a few bucks on vet visits — and saving money is always a good thing.

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1. Aloe Vera

This spiky leafed herb’s medicinal value has been appreciated since ancient times. You’ll be glad to know it’s also good for your dog. Aloe Vera can be either applied topically — using the natural gel in the leaves as a treatment for burns, scrapes, and minor irritations — or given internally to help with conditions such as gas, constipation, and infections.

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7:04AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Good to know

2:19PM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

11:33PM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

Some stuff is good for everyone - humans and pets alike.

3:12PM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

interesting !

10:20AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

I think this is great that we have natural remedies for our pets. I will certainly try the aloe on my dogs wounds next time he is injured.

6:40AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

I'm not sure I would know how to administer these, but I found it interesting.

6:02AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

thanks....great info

4:27AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

interesting

2:05AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Wonderful article! Thanks for posting for us!

11:53PM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

Interesting, thanks for posting.

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