Popular Supplements and Their Uses


Here are some of the natural pet care supplements used today, and their uses:

  • Glucosamine and chondroitin are some of the most commonly used natural health supplements for pets. They are not herbal in nature, but derived from animals products. They are used, with great effectiveness, to treat the symptoms of arthritis
  • Echinacea stimulates the immune system
  • Aloe is applied to the skin to relieve itchy rashes, sunburns, and dry skin. It helps heal cuts and prevent their infection
  • Ginger is used as an anti-inflammatory, and aids in stomach upsets. It’s good for car sickness in pets. It’s also good for digestive problems, including upset stomach, gas, and diarrhea
  • Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It helps prevent and fight off infections and illness. It can also help prevent illnesses brought on by old age, such as arthritis; some even claim it prevents cancer
  • Milk thistle is used in the treatment of liver disorders
  • St. John’s Wort is used to treat viral infections and neural disorders in pets
  • Ginko is used to treat cognitive dysfunction, and what amounts to senile dementia in pets
  • Slippery elm is a digestive aid that is good for upset stomach and constipation in pets