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.

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).

21 comments

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

Edvanir L.
Edvanir L.3 years ago

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

Lydia Weissmuller Price

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

Jarmila Bernathova

thx, interesting

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence4 years ago

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

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

KS Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Michele Wilkinson

Interesting.
Thank you