Meadowsweet is a great herb that has many uses for horses. The major use is for digestive problems like stomach ulcers. It soothes the stomach and works wonders for treating diarrhea. Meadowsweet is said to be one of the best digestive remedies available and is used often in holistic medicine. You can feed the dried herb to the horse or for a faster response you can take the dried herb and pour 1/2 pint of boiling water over it and let it cool. Then you can put everything over your
Starting the new year off right by diving into making a turmeric paste (aka gold paste) for my dogs. Turmeric has many benefits for all ages and breeds of dogs. My dogs age ranged from just over a year to 13 and they all get it. Below is the recipe that I used but one WARNING the turmeric powder will stain anything it touches. I should have taken a picture but my hands were stained gold. If it gets on your counter be sure to clean it up immediately. The
Horses LOVE peppermint! If you are looking for a festive treat to give your horse try peppermint. They will love it and it has many benefits as well. Peppermint essential oil should be in your barn first aid kit. It has many more important benefits aside from its great and refreshing taste.
Peppermint oil is a natural remedy to soothe upset stomach or also known as colic in horses. It can also be used for heartburn, diarrhea, relief for sore muscles, and indigestion. You can offer it to your horse in
Pumpkin has many benefits for dogs aside from being a great fall decoration. Please consult a vet or nutritionist before changing any diet plans. If symptoms of upset stomach continue for more than a week please consult a veterinarian.
5 reasons to feed dogs Pumpkin:
1. Pumpkin (in a can) is a great to use for dogs with upset stomachs and will help harden stool. This type of pumpkin should be purchased at a pet store or organic shop. Make sure that it is pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.
Another reason to love bees! Just a spoonful of…honey can benefit our companions in many ways. The sweet taste is amazing without all the sugar which makes it easy to feed because horses love sweet tasting things and so do dogs. The best kind of honey to feed is either local raw honey or better yet Manuka honey. Do not purchase store brands as many of them have added other things to the honey. Organic is always the way to go with anything you feed.
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Geranium is beautiful flowering plant and the oil from this plant has many benefits for our animal companions. Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) is a gentle oil that can be used to repel ticks as they do not like the scent of it. A great addition to any natural tick and flea repellent. The scent is sweet and light. It is a great oil to reconnect to your feminine side and useful for females to re-balance hormone. A great oil to use diluted in a carrier oil like cold-pressed sunflower oil for
Raspberries are a delicious and refreshing fruit. The leaves of the raspberry are beneficial to mares and females(dogs and humans). It has been used for centuries to help with strengthening, cleansing, and toning the uterus, which makes it a great herb to feed or take before pregnancy and in the last few weeks. It helps ease the birthing process and clean out the afterbirth. *Always consult with your vet before adding to feed as each animal is unique.
Raspberry leaves are very nutritional with vitamin C, magnesium, and as a
The weather has finally gotten nice and then all the bugs arrive… The worst are the biting flies, mosquitoes, and gnats for horses. No one likes these pesky bugs but they all are suppose to serve a purpose. Over the years I used chemical fly sprays and now realize that was not the best thing for my fur child. There are a lot of ingredients that are not healthy to breathe in or to apply to the skin. Also in my opinion they did not do that great of a