Prevent & Resolve Digestion Issues Part 1

(Continued from the March 2013 holistic email newsletter)

There are some supplements and herbal remedies that may offer relief for digestion problems.  If your animal is bloated, please get to a vet right away.

Supplements

  • For an upset stomach, gas, IBS or toxicity, try Willard’s water  or activated charcoal. (tablet or powder form)
  • For diarrhea, consider ground flax, canned pumpkin puree or activated charcoal.
  • For constipation, look into Willard’s water and canned pumpkin puree. 
  • Consider probiotics.
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Herbs

  • For an upset stomach, gas, IBS or toxicity, consider peppermint tea, alfalfa dried or as a tea, chamomile or dandelion tea, ginger or apple cider vinegar.  If you are interested in a ready made product, Digestive Support is a natural  remedy that soothes stomach bloat and promotes digestive and gastrointestinal system health in dogs and cats.  
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  • For diarrhea, look into aloe vera juice, cinnamon powder, chamomile, slippery elm, ginger, vervain, sage with honey or apple cider vinegar.  If you are interested in a ready made product,  RuniPoo Relief promotes firm stool formation and healthy bowel function, plus soothes the stomach.
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  • For constipation, try burdock root, yellow dock, goldenseal, chamomile, dandelion, slippery elm, ginger, aloe vera juice or apple cider vinegar.   If you are interested in a ready made product, Natural Moves is an herbal remedy that promotes regular bowel movements and a healthy digestive system.
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  • For gastric ulcers, comfrey and marshmellow may help. 

Helpful Tips

  • Remember that it is important to muscle test to determine what is the best primary diet for your animal first, and then muscle test to see if any supplements or herbs may help.  If you do not know how to muscle test, consider our instructional ebook
  • You will also want to muscle test to determine how much you should give (amounts will vary depending on type of animal and their condition) and for how long.  You can find recommendations online or check with your holistic vet. 
  • Keep in mind that these traditional herbs are likely to be more gentle on your animal’s stomach than Chinese herbs.  But herbs are powerful so you will just want to closely monitor your animal for any sensitivities. 

Next month, part 2 will talk about homeopathic remedies, essential oils, flower essences, crystals, color therapy and acupressure points that can help digestion issues. 

Blessings!

Kim