How CBD Supplement Could Help Your Pet's Health

Want Some Help Managing Health Problems With Your Pets? — Here's How CBD Can Help


CBD has become increasingly popular over the years, especially from the moment the world learned about its helping aspect when it comes to health problems.

The health problems don’t always adhere to us. It also includes our four-legged friends.

Here are some of the most critical problems your pet could have, which CBD might help combat.

What Is CBD Best At Doing?


One of the biggest benefits of using CBD and giving it to your pets is the pain-relieving aspect of this substance.

Pets, most often dogs, have problems with pain. Be it hip dysplasia, a broken limb, or chronic pain regardless of the origin, CBD can help.

Also, when given in the right amounts, it can serve as a stress reliever that can help dogs with high levels of stress and anxiety.

This is astounding for adopted dogs that have been through many traumatic situations, which is common with shelter dogs.

Seizures are becoming more common in house pets. But CBD can help your pets with that as well. It’s proven that with the relaxation that CBD provides your pet, seizure episodes are much less intense and less likely to happen.

In addition, it addresses potential inflammation problems that your pet might have. Studies show that CBD is amazing at reducing joint inflammation and relieving osteoarthritis aches and pains in pets.

This is crucial as many pets struggle with at least one kind of this problem.

How Much CBD Should You Give Your Pet?


As far as the dosage goes, this is probably the most important thing for you as a pet owner. We are all responsible for our pet’s wellbeing, and it’s the owner’s responsibility to take care of the dosage for all things, including CBD.

Here are some general guidelines about giving your dogs or cats CBD oil:

CBD Dogs Dose

These are some general guidelines for you and your pet, but there are some additional things to take into consideration when it comes to giving CBD to your pet.

The most important thing is not to jump straight into the strong dose category as well as starting slow.

We highly recommend starting with a minimum recommended dose and working your way up to the average dose if necessary.

Many pets are hypersensitive to this substance and they may not have a good experience at first. That’s why it’s important to give them small doses at first and monitor them to see their reaction.

CBD products often have the same recommendation written on them, so it’s not something that’s just a recommendation — it’s common practice!

Another important fact to direct your attention towards is the fact that over time, your pet will most likely develop an “immunity” to CBD.

This is why it’s important to start with small doses, so you can give your pet enough room to up the dose if necessary or if they developed resistance to it.

How To Know If CBD Is Helping?

Most pet owners that don’t have experience in giving their pets CBD are afraid they won’t understand whether it is good or bad for their pet.

Your pet might be wobbly at first, and a little disorientated, but what you should keep in mind is that it’s only natural for these things to occur once you start the CBD treatment.

Keep an eye on the reason why you started giving your pet CBD and see if they have any relief regarding that problem.

For example, if you started giving your dog CBD oil for their hip dysplasia or joint inflammation, keep track of how their joints or hips are doing. If you see them moving more freely or you notice less pain when they move the problematic area, that means that CBD is working!

If you don’t see any improvement over a certain period (
a week or so), that probably means you should up the dose a bit.

If you see your pet being extremely disoriented and having problems completing simple tasks, you should probably seek advice from their vet about using CBD oil and the recommended dosage.

Summary


CBD has been in use for a few decades now, and the amazing results it shows in both people and animals are astonishing.

Instead of leaving your pet struggling with a problem that’s easy to solve, you can help them by administering CBD and implementing it in their lifestyle.

Try it out and let us know how it went!

About The Author

Susan Deacon is the Community Outreacher for Formula Swiss - an all-natural, vegan-friendly source of CBD products from Europe.

3 Tips For Your Horse's Natural Wound Care

How To Care For Your Horse's Wounds With A Holistic Approach

Finding your horse with a wound is always unwelcome. But what can you do to help?

Does Your Horse Need A Vet?


First of all assess whether you need the vet. Every wound is different. Where it is on your horse's body, the length, the depth and any other symptoms will make a difference.
If you're in doubt whether you can manage it yourself, or it's clear your horse is in distress. Then speak to your veterinary surgeon as soon as possible.

How A Holistic Approach Can Help Equine Wound Care



There's many holistic approaches that you can use to help manage your horse's wound care.

In this post, get the lowdown on three of these. Always useful to know about, as you never know when your horse could get a wound, as they often do at unexpected times!

Do they work? Well as with absolutely any medication, whether synthetic or natural or with many chemicals or not, every horse and every wound is different. So a lot of the time - yes they will. And other times, it maybe no.

Read on to get some tips

1. Aloe Vera - this is a herb which has been used for centuries, including for veterinary wound care. Recent research* has found again that it can be helpful to improve wound healing, this time in donkeys but it'd equally apply to horses.
*(2022). 'Effect of Aloe vera gel on the healing of cutaneous wounds in donkeys', Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 36(2), pp. 425-432. doi: 10.33899/ijvs.2021.130479.1830

Read more about aloe vera for animals here

2. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) - This is a form of light energy, and sometimes known as cold laser therapy. It's used for several reasons, including to help with equine wound care.

Find out more about LLLT at my advice page here.

3. Manuka Honey - Honey can be applied to wounds. But Manuka Honey which comes from very specific places in New Zealand, is thought to have very helpful antibacterial properties.

Read more at Honey and other bee products at my advice page here.

Bonus Tip For Your Horse's Wound Care!


If your horse is stressed or anxious. Which can easily happen if they're injured. Then try Bach Flower Remedies which can be useful in helping the majority of emotional states, including in crisis situations.

Rescue remedy is probably one of the most well known. But there are 38 different remedies. Read my Bach Flower Remedies for Animals advice page here.

In conclusion - a holistic approach, herbal remedies and complementary therapies can all help with equine wound care. Speak to your vet for advice, and if you'd like a veterinarian who specialises in holistic approaches there are many around the world, so this could be an option too for you and your horse.

Like help finding a holistic veterinary surgeon or complementary therapist for your animal?
Please email me at info at taranet . co. uk

Please remember that if your horse, dog or other animal is unwell. Or on any kind of medication or other supplement. Then always speak to your Veterinary Surgeon first before using any supplement or therapy. Even natural ones. To avoid any possible issues.

And do you know someone who'd find this helpful? Please share, the more we can spread awareness of the benefits of natural therapies the better! :)

Find out more about other natural animal therapies here at Taranet. Or read other articles in this Natural Pet Health Blog. Take a look at the sitemap here to explore!

About the Author

Suzanne Harris is founder of this Taranet website at www.taranet.co.uk, and also provides business coaching to horse and dog care and veterinary professionals.

5 Ways Your Horse Can Enjoy Magnetic Therapy

5 Brilliant Ways To Help Your Horse With Magnetic Therapy



Is magnotherapy a therapy you've tried for your horse? Years ago, there were few product options. But now there's many different types of magnotherapy your horse can enjoy. Read more about magnotherapy in my advice page here.

In this post, find out more about some of the magnetic therapy product options for your horse. Although I've personally tried some of these with my own horse, this is an independent post which is not sponsored or has any affiliation with any brand.

There are dozens of different manufacturers offering many products. So shop around to see what will work best for your horse. Speak to your veterinary physiotherapist or veterinary surgeon for advice too, they maybe able to suggest the most suitable product for you to try.

Read on for a review of some of the options.

  1. EQU StreamZ ® magnetic horse bands

introduce a new technique in magnetism – ‘360º resonance technology’, which claim to be advanced magnetism for your horse.

According to their website, EQU StreamZ magnetism does not pulse, it spins! This unique process prevents an increase in temperature allowing the bands to be worn by the horse immediately after exercise and for long periods of time, including through turnout and 24/7.

My horse Tara started wearing these when she was aged around 30 years. And she used to wear them virtually all the time. I started letting Tara wearing them primarily to help with her arthritis and to help maintain and improve her mobility.

Price - around £70-£80 at https://www.streamz-global.com/

  1. Equilibrium Magnetic Chaps

these claim to have magnets where you want them in these magnetic horse boots. Which are designed to support mobility, aid joint function and maintain healthy tendons. Features listed include:

  • Includes 4 movable VITAflex® magnets to place where your horse needs them.
  • Use overnight as part of your horses’ daily routine for maintaining leg health.
  • Ideal for ridden horses, veterans, on box rest/standing in for long periods of time.
  • Use as an alternative to stable bandages to keep the legs warm and maintain circulation.

I've used these too with my horse Tara. And found them to be easy to use and to wash. They only can be used in the stable though, not the field!

Price - around £80 at https://www.equilibriumproducts.com or many leading equestrian supply shops sell them.

  1. Equilibrium Magnetic Horse Rug

these say they have the magnets where YOU want! Support your horse’s mobility, aid joint function and maintain healthy muscles with this unique Magnetic Horse Rug that you can leave on overnight.

My horse Tara never tried this particular brand of magnetic rug. However, when she had veterinary physiotherapy treatment, the physio lent me a magnetic rug to help Tara's back issues (kissing spines).

Price - around £250 at https://www.equilibriumproducts.com or many leading equestrian supply shops sell them too.

  1. Magni-Teque Magnetic Poll Band (Premier Equine Int. Ltd)

Magnetic Poll Bands are said to help to reduce tension and relax the horse's poll area. Just fit over your bridle or head collar headpiece.

Price - around £23 at https://www.premierequine.co.uk

  1. Activo-Med Combi Pro II Rug (FMBs)

The Combi Pro II rug is a dual therapy rug, combining powerful Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy (PEMF) with deep massage. It covers the main muscle groups in the horse from poll to tail, and can be used daily to support performance as part of your warm up / cool down routine. It is excellent for horses in rehabilitation, or with specific stiffnesses, injuries or general maintenance.

This therapy rug has various options, such as leg wraps, light therapy products and pads. Prices from £2,000 to £5,000 with options to hire too. Visit the FMBs website at https://fmbs.co.uk

Finally..
I hope you've found this helpful in learning more about some of the different magnetic therapy options for your horse. But remember to speak to your veterinary surgeon for advice if your horse is unwell in anyway before using.
Magnetic therapy is not a substitute for proper veterinary diagnosis and treatment.

Veterinary Research Into Effects Of Magnotherapy For Horses

Use of magnetic field in equine physiotherapy: a preliminary study. Jastrzębska E. (2020)

Like help finding a holistic veterinary surgeon or complementary therapist for your animal?
Please email me at info at taranet . co. uk

Please remember that if your horse, dog or other animal is unwell, has an open wound or is pregnant. Or is on any kind of medication or other supplement. Then always speak to your Veterinary Surgeon first before using any magnetic therapy product. To avoid any possible issues.

And do you know someone who'd find this helpful? Please share, the more we can spread awareness of the benefits of natural therapies the better! :)

Find out more about other natural animal therapies here at Taranet. Or read other articles in this Natural Pet Health Blog. Take a look at the sitemap here to explore!

About the Author

Suzanne Harris is founder of this Taranet website at www.taranet.co.uk, and also provides business coaching to horse and dog care and veterinary professionals.

3 Bach Flower Remedies to Help Your Horse Cope With Changes

3 Bach Flower Remedies to Help Your Horse's Sad Emotions



When your horse has had a massive change in lifestyle, they can go through different emotions. Veterinary research has taken place showing that horses do show emotions1.

So What Kind of Lifestyle Changes Could Your Horse Experience?



Examples include:

1. Change of yard. Even if your horse retains the same owner or rider, moving to another yard can be stressful.
2. Death of a companion. Horses form bonds and status within a herd. Even if there are only 2 horses. The death can be traumatic. Of course, if a horse "loses" a companion through that moving away to another yard, may have similar effect.
3. Sudden change of lifestyle due to illness. If your horse has a sudden injury or illness. It may mean the horse has to be in the stable or on restricted grazing.

Bach Flower Remedies are one of several complementary animal therapies helpful with emotions. Before using any Bach Flower Remedy it's a great idea to either complete an online introductory course. Or have a consultation with a professional Bach Flower Remedies for animals practitioner.

Additionally, really understanding your horse's normal behaviour and recognising the sometimes subtle changes is vital.

Here are 3 different remedies which may be helpful.

1. Agrimony - this is a mood remedy, and ideal for when your horse is trying to maintain a happy facade despite the lifestyle change. But will also perhaps develop negative behaviour. So when no-one is around, e.g. at night your horse will chew fences or the stable. When this is something they'd never have done before.

2. Gorse - this is a great remedy for uncertainty and a feeling of hopelessness. If your horse appears to be very sad and there's different things that could help, but not yet tried, then Gorse maybe useful.

3. Sweet Chestnut - this is a remedy that's useful when the anguish your horse is facing seems to be 'too much'. When no amount of cheering up despite having usual treats or attention works. Then this remedy maybe worth a try.

What About "Rescue Remedy" for Your Horse?


You may've heard of this - which isn't a single remedy. In fact it's a combination of 5 different bach flower remedies. It's really a 'crisis combination formula', and is commonly known by some suppliers as Rescue Remedy.

This is more ideal for immediate shock/crisis situations. Although it may potentially help at the immediate time of the change/shock, one of the remedies above, is likely to be more helpful on a longer term basis.

Read more about Rescue Remedy in this post.

References Veterinary Research
1. Trösch, M., Pellon, S., Cuzol, F. et al. Horses feel emotions when they watch positive and negative horse–human interactions in a video and transpose what they saw to real life. Anim Cogn 23, 643–653 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-020-01369-0

Like help finding a holistic veterinary surgeon or complementary therapist for your animal?



Please email me at info at taranet . co. uk

Please remember that if your horse, dog or other animal is unwell. Or on any kind of medication or other supplement. Then always speak to your Veterinary Surgeon first before using any supplement or therapy. Even natural ones. To avoid any possible issues.

And do you know someone who'd find this helpful? Please share, the more we can spread awareness of the benefits of natural therapies the better! :)

Find out more about other natural animal therapies here at Taranet. Or read other articles in this Natural Pet Health Blog. Take a look at the sitemap here to explore!

About the Author

Suzanne Harris is founder of this Taranet website at www.taranet.co.uk, and also provides business coaching to horse and dog care and veterinary professionals.

How Sunflowers Can Be A Healthy Option For Your Horse or Dog

Love The Brilliance Of Sunflowers For Your Horse Or Dog



Have you ever considered sunflower seeds as a supplement for your horse or dog? Or how they can be a great skincare ingredient for your animal?

Here's why they can be useful for your horse or dog's health!

First of all what are sunflower seeds?



As the name suggests they are seeds from the sunflower. Sunflowers are usually large vibrant plants. And their flower can contain hundreds if not a couple of thousand of seeds.

They can not only taste great. But the seeds have a variety of nutritional benefits.

What nutritional benefits are there from sunflower seeds?



They contain several vitamins and minerals such as:
  • Thiamine
  • Vitamin E
  • Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B3
  • Selenium
  • Plus others too!

Sunflower seeds can be fed as a dietary supplement to your animal.

Or you can find sunflower seed oil in skincare lotions for animals too. Veterinary research (below) has even demonstrated benefits of sunflowers in equine and lamb wound care too.

Veterinary research has taken place to show benefits of feeding sunflower seeds.



This includes:

Are there any issues with feeding sunflower seeds to your animal?



Yes there can be. Depending on how they're given to your dog or horse, and how many.

For instance, the shells of the seeds should be removed before feeding to dogs. They're difficult to digest and can cause health issues. Also don't season them! If people eat them, they may season them, don't season them for our dogs! Get more information at Emergency Vet USA here.

As with any food or supplement. Do feed to your animal within the guidelines advised by your veterinary surgeon or professional animal nutritionist. It's possible to feed too many sunflower seeds. This is of course the case with many feeds.

It's important to remember that just because a product is natural, that it's not always best to use a lot of it. Sometimes less is more!

Where to buy sunflower seeds for your horse or dog?



You can find sunflower seeds in good pet or equine feed stores. Always choose sunflower seeds which you can be assured are of high quality as possible.

Companies such as Dorwest Herbs include sunflower in some of their skincare balms too.

If you're unsure if your animal can benefit from sunflower seeds or oil. Then do speak to your veterinary surgeon for advice first.

Like help finding a holistic veterinary surgeon or complementary therapist for your animal?

Please email me at info at taranet . co. uk

Please remember that if your horse, dog or other animal is unwell. Or on any kind of medication or other supplement. Then always speak to your Veterinary Surgeon first before using any supplement or therapy. Even natural ones. To avoid any possible issues.

And do you know someone who'd find this helpful? Please share, the more we can spread awareness of the benefits of natural therapies the better! :)

Find out more about other natural animal therapies here at Taranet. Or read other articles in this Natural Pet Health Blog. Take a look at the sitemap here to explore!

About the Author

Suzanne Harris is founder of this Taranet website at www.taranet.co.uk, and also provides business coaching to horse and dog care and veterinary professionals.