A number of the commercially processed dog and cat foods on the market today have preservatives and fillers including sugar, salt and sodium complex. This is the pet equivalent of a “junk food” diet.
Did you know that some Aloe Vera Products can be safely used on your pets or other animals?
The regular ingestion of Aloe Vera, along with good nutrition, adequate exercise and caring owners can make a remarkable difference in the health and well being of a pet. Aloe Vera is known for its anti-inflammatory, healing and immune enhancing properties and has been effective in the alleviation of the debilitating symptoms of arthritis, hip-dysplasia, chronic vomiting, gas, dull coat, lethargy, as well as being an overall conditioner.
If your pet is receiving prescribed medicine we recommend that you discuss using the products below with your Vet as we do not advocate the use of these products as a substitute for conventional treatment or therapy. Complementary medicinal herbs should be used to compliment conventional veterinary medicine, not as a replacement without the Vet’s advice.
Aloe Vera is an excellent preparation to use for skin conditions such as allergies, abscesses, fungal infections, pyoderma, and many types of dermatitis. The oral gel can be given in the food, and the topical varieties applied directly to the skin. Aloe Vera promotes a decrease in inflammation as well as helping to remove dead cells and discharges. It enhances a suitable environment for regeneration of cells so promoting the healing of wounds.
Wounds and Burns
These respond particularly well to Aloe Vera. For a wound or burn to heal effectively it must be kept clean and moist with a supply of nutrients. It will also require air and may need protecting. Take care when removing dressings not to damage new cells. Aloe Vera can promote and enhance the natural healing processes.
Aloe Vera can prove beneficial in helping conditions of the digestive system, particularly where inflammation is involved. Conditions such as stomatitis, gingivitis, and oral ulceration may be helped with Aloe Vera. The most useful preparations for use in the mouth are those that are spray based and the gelly. More serious conditions such as vomiting and diarrhoea also often respond to oral administration of Aloe Vera Gel combined with bland diets. Always seek veterinary advice if symptoms persist or get worse.
A number of animal diseases have their origin in the immune system. The most common are asthma, hay fever, rhinitis, arthritis, and lupus. The oral administration of Aloe Vera may promote the strengthening of the immune system
Ear and Eye Issues
One of the most common ear conditions is otitis externa where infection and inflammation develop in the vertical and horizontal ear canals. These are often mixed infections of mites, bacteria, fungi, and yeasts and may also involve foreign bodies such as grass seeds. Aloe Vera gel, Aloe Vera Gelly and or Bee Propolis Creme in combination with the gel, may be useful in decreasing the problem
Always ensure that a vet sees the ear so that causes such as foreign objects and tumours can be dealt with if present. Eye conditions are potentially more serious and should always be examined by a vet.
A diluted solution of Aloe Vera can be helpful for conjunctivitis and keratitis