Chinese Herbal Medicine for Pets

Chinese Herbal medicine utilizes herbal ingredients listed within the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica in certain combinations or formulas to treat particular disease patterns. These formulas are administered orally. There are powders, pill or capsule forms to give to cats and dogs. Chinese herbs are blended together to have a synergestic effect, unlike “Western” herbals such as Turmeric or Echinacea which are generallyused as individual herbal preparations. Historically, Chinese herbs were first likely used as herbal wine as far back as 4000 years ago. Chinese herbal medicines can be very effective at treating a variety of medical disorders including gastrointestinal, respiratory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, skin disorders and can be an addition to a cancer patient’s course of treatment.