There was a time when herbal medicines were all we had to help both our animals and ourselves. The knowledge gained from that time has not been forgotten. Even now, herbal medicines can help many illnesses that effect our animals, such as colic in horses, profuse bleeding wounds or restless and anxious signs in dogs. Unlike synthetic, manufactured drugs, herbal medicines do not have side effects. In addition, animals seldom argue or fuss when using an herbal remedy. When using herbal medicines, there seems to be a more specific remedy for an ailment that allows for a speedier recovery.
There is a strong note of caution. Please research what your animal can or cannot take. For example, St-Johns-Wort is toxic for horses whereas Valerian root is highly recommended for small animals with anxiety. We recommend an excellent book written by Juliette de Bairacli Levy, titled "Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable". For those with dogs, she has also written "The Complete Herbal Book for the Dog". In our store, we have indicated some herbal tinctures that are appropriate for animal use under the plant descriptions. A majority of the remedies for bones and bruises are animal safe. We offer oils for external application for injuries as well.
If you have questions, please consult a reputable herbalist who works withanimals and/or call your vet. In addition, if your animal is pregnant or nursing be sure to check with your vet before administering any medications.