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Pet Supplements: Natural Herbs for Your Pet's Diet

Add nutritional herbs and supplements to your pet's diet to keep her healthy and happy.
By Mary L. Wulff-Tilford and Gregory L. Tilford
May/June 2010
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Can your pets use a pick-me-up? Try supplementing their diets with nutritional herbs.


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You can supplement a healthy animal’s diet with nutritional herbs. This simple dried formula complements pets’ diets with foodlike concentrations of protein, beta-carotene, iron, potassium,  calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins B, C, E and K.

Combine equal parts:

■ Spirulina (Spirulina platensis)

■ Nettle (Urtica dioica)

■ Dandelion leaf (Taraxacum officinale) 

■ Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

■ Powdered flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum)

Mix all ingredients and store in a glass jar. For adult dogs, feed 1 teaspoon per pound of food, once daily. For adult cats, use 1/2 teaspoon per pound of food, as an adjunct to a natural diet.

— Source: Herbs for Pets by Mary L. Wulff-Tilford and Gregory L. Tilford








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