Feverfew - Herbs for Dogs and Cats

feverfew for dogs and cats
In this article:
  1.  Health Benefits for Feverfew
  2. Side Effects
  3. Dosing Guideline

Health Benefits of Feverfew for Dogs and Cats

A 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.
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. 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. Dosing Guideline

     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
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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Article by Karen Rosenfeld.
 

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