When starting with herbs and natural remedies I strongly advise to contact an herbalist, homeopath and or holistic vet.
Using herbs/ natural remedies on your own can worsen problems or create new ones.
Herbalists, homeopaths and holistic vets know exactly what they are doing as they are trained in the use of herbs and remedies and are able to advise you with what the right Herb/ remedy is for your pet’s condition and give you the correct dosage.
With every Herb/ remedy I address, I try to be as accurate and thorough as I can be with the information provided and where research is available on safety rating dosage etc I will write it on the page, but in a lot of cases research data is limited or non-existent.
The FDA (USA), MHRA (UK) do not regulate herbs and dietary supplements like prescription drugs. Herbs and dietary supplements can be sold without any proof of effectiveness or safety. All medical literature is evaluated to determine effectiveness ratings based on scientific evidence.
Each product is rated for a particular use or condition.
If a product is used to treat more than one condition, you may find different effectiveness ratings for each use.
A product has passed a scientific review (similar to and as rigorous as the review of drugs done by the FDA/MHRA) and found to be effective for a specific use.
Reputable scientific references generally agree that the product is effective for a specific use and at least two scientifically rigorous studies (involving at least several hundred patients) found the product to be likely effective and the studies are published in scientific journals.
Scientific references suggest that the product might work for a specific use and at least one study found that the product might be effective.
Scientific references suggest that the product might not work for a specific use and at least one study found that the product might not be effective.
Scientific references generally agree that the product is not effective for a specific use and at least two scientifically rigorous studies found the product likely to be ineffective and the studies are published in scientific journals.
Most scientific references agree that the product is not effective for a specific use and no reliable studies show the product to be effective.
If claims are being made about a product but there is no scientific info available about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the product,
Natural Treatments Interactions
Talk with an herbalist, homeopath or holistic vet before giving any or combination.
Interaction Severity Levels:
Major Do not take this combination, it can cause serious adverse outcome
Moderate Be cautious with this combination, an adverse outcome could occur.
Minor Be watchful with this combination, there is a possibility of an adverse outcome.
Although a lot of plants are used by herbalists and homeopaths, I would still like to address that plants can be poisonous and that if you think your pet has eaten a plant (or part of) to seek professional advice
The ASPCA has a full list of poisonous and non poisonous plants here