Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Feverfew - Herbs for Dogs and Cats


Safe to use as a daily dietary supplement,
alternative medicine for most dogs and cats.

In this article - Feverfew
(Tanacetum parthenium (not to be confused with Tansy)

1. Health Benefits
2. Cautions
3. Side Effects
4. Drug Interactions
5. General Guideline for Daily Herbal Intake

 
1.0 Health Benefits partial list…

  • Allergies;
  • Anemia;
  • Antiseptic application to skin;
  • Arthritis;
  • Asthma;
  • Bone disorders;
  • Cancer;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Dizziness;
  • Gingivitis;
  • Inflammation in joints and tissues;
  • Liver disease;
  • Tinnitus;
  • Nausea;
  • Psoriasis;
  • Upset stomach, gas


Feverfew can be used in various forms:
  • Dry powder;
  • Infusion - tea;
  • Tincture (use alcohol free only);
  • Supplement - capsule, pill.

Choosing a good product…

Not all feverfew products (dry powder, capsules, infusions - teas and tinctures) are effective as some do not contain any or enough parthenolide Look for a product that contains at least 0.2% parthenolide, the naturally occurring volatile oil in feverfew that inhibits the release of serration, histamine and other inflammatory substances that cause spasms and inflammation of blood vessels.


2.0 Side Effects…

Feverfew can cause irritation of the mouth when taken in fresh leaf or dry leaf form over the space of multiple days, if a reaction occurs, switch to capsule or infusion form. Consuming a leaf or two constitutes a medicinal dosage – for small dogs use only part of a leaf per day.

3.0 Cautions…

  • Don’t use on pregnant or lactating dog or cats;
  • Don’t use if your dog or cat is on a medication that is broken down or changed by the liver;
  • Don’t use if your dog or cat has an environmental allergy to ragweed or related plants (i.e. marigolds, daisies, etc.);
  • Don’t use if your dog or cat is on an Anticoagulant, Anitplatelet drug.


4.0 Drug Interactions…                                              

  • Anticoagulant, Anitplatelet drugs.


5.0 General Guideline...
Daily Herbal Intake Based on Dog’s or Cat’s Weight
     Weight
Dry Powders

Teas
Capsules/Tablets
Tinctures
1-10 lbs
a small pinch up to 1/8 tsp
less than 1/4 cup, 1-3 times/day
1/2 capsule, 1-3 times/day
1-3 drops, 2-3 times/day
10-20 lbs
1 larger pinch - 1/8 to ¼ tsp
1/4 cup, 1-3 times/day
1/2-1 capsule/tablet, 1-3 times/day
3-5 drops, 2-3 times/day
20-50 lbs
2 pinches - 1 teaspoon
1/4-1/2 cup, 1-3 times/day
1-2 capsules/tablets, 2-3 times/day
5-10 drops, 2-3 times/day
50-100 lbs 10-
2 pinches - 2 teaspoons
1/2-1 cup, 1-3 times/day
1-2 capsules/tablets, 3-4 times/day
20 drops, 2-3 times/day
Over 100 lbs,
up to 1 tablespoon
up to 1 cup 3 times/day
adult human dose
adult human dose


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Important Note

1.0 Use of Foods, Herbs, Alternative Medicines:

Safe use of items and protocols in the article above, is your sole responsibility.

Foods, herbs and alternative medicines have health issue, condition and conventional drug interactions. Safe use of all substances and protocol are your responsibility.

Before you use any substance or protocol do your research. Check for cautions, contradictions, interactions and side effects. Do not use substances or protocols not suitable to your animal's individual circumstances.

If your animal has an underlying condition substances and protocols may conflict.

2.0 Definition of Holistic…

Food, herbs, alternative medicines are NOT ‘holistic’ they are a substance and MAY, or may NOT be ‘NATURAL’.

If you use a ‘natural’ substance (ie. an herb) you are using a natural substance, not a holistic substance.

Holistic is not defined by use of one or several substances. Holistic is an approach.

Definition of “holistic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press

Adjective

"relating to the whole of something or to the total system instead of just to its parts"

"Holistic medicine attempts to treat the whole person, including mind and body, not just the injury or disease."

Holistic is a way of approaching life, and within that health, and well-being.

3.0 Expectation a natural substance remedies a health or behavioral situation.

A natural substance used to treat symptoms. But, if factors causing the underlying issue remain you do not have a remedy.

Remedy requires a comprehensive approach. It is necessary to identify root cause. Remove items that trigger, cause or otherwise contribute to issues. Holistic approach includes design, implementation to treat, remedy and maintain long-term health.

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Wishing your dog and cat the best of health!

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