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Natural Treatment for Pet Burns and Scrapes

Natural Treatment for Pet Burns and Scrapes

Many of us use juice from the aloe vera plant to soothe sunburn or take the sting out of scrapes. But what you may not know is that aloe vera is good for our dogs and cats, too.

Find out how leaves from the aloe vera plant can help your cat or dog heal quickly from scrapes, cuts, and burns. It’s safe and easy to use!

Aloe vera plants are a variety of succulent that is decorative and easy to grow in the house. Keep one in a pot on the countertop or table so you‘ll always have a leaf handy when you need one.

The next time your animal companion suffers from a burn, cut, or scrape, simply clip off a piece of the fleshy aloe leaf, slit it open, and apply directly the wound.

Although we recommend growing your own, you can also buy 100% pure aloe vera gel from your local health food store.

CAUTION: Dr. Kidd does NOT recommend giving aloe vera internally to your pet.

Read more: Pets, Everyday Pet Care, Remedies & Treatments

Adapted from “Dr. Kidd’s Guide to Herbal Cat Care" by Dr. Randy Kidd (Storey Books, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Dr. Randy Kidd. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from “Dr. Kidd’s Guide to Herbal Cat Care" by Dr. Randy Kidd (Storey Books, 2000).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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2:29PM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

10:43AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

They will lick it! How's that safe??

7:41AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

If Aloe Vera is toxic to dogs and cats, how do you use it externally without them licking it?

3:14AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

thx, interesting

4:33PM PDT on May 3, 2012

Great idea! I've used aloe with my ponies, works every time:)

4:22AM PDT on May 3, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

11:11AM PDT on May 1, 2012

Thanks for the info.

12:36AM PDT on May 1, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:03PM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:49AM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

Interesting.
Thank you

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