The litany of reasons not to use synthetic antibiotics for your pets has filled whole books. Here, we’ll just list a few of the major ones.
Chamomile is a wonderful calming herb with mild sedative, antispasmodic and carminative (relieving stomach gas and pain) activities.
The two most popular mints are peppermint (Mentha ×piperita) and spearmint (M. spicata). They have calming effects on the gastrointestinal tract.
Supplement your pet’s diet with beneficial bacteria whenever antibiotics are being used.
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Thyme makes a great herbal cough remedy.
After practicing traditional veterinary medicine for ten years, Randy Kidd opened Honoring the Animals, a holistic practice in Kansas City, Missouri.
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To prevent your puppy from getting sick, look into herbal antibiotics.
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