Nowadays, owners and breeders have to deal, more than ever, on health care and ensure appropriate medical and daily care and food. Many of the animals eating problems, often having to do with the lack of basic nutrients. Often, excessive eating can lead to health problems. Also, an incorrect feed composition leads to overweight and therefore inconvenience such as:
Many problems can be alleviated by adding some Aloe vera juice to food. However the plant is not a universal remedy, but acts as a nutritional supplement that performs an important task in prophylaxis, postoperative recovery both as complementary care of diseases.
Uses for Aloe vera juice:
Aloe vera juice is appropriate for all animals and should be thoroughly mixed with food. Some animals, such as cats, prefer it in the water.
Aloe vera is ideal for use in coat and skin of cats, dogs, horses etc. External factors like the heat, cold, dirt and moisture can damage the skin of animals, so, is necessary to protect it, as well as bacteria, poisons, parasites or ultraviolet radiation.
Skin is composed of several cell layers. Sometimes serious diseases can occur in the form of infections and allergies. Aloe vera can be used in almost all types of skin irritation. Due to its properties promotes the healing process in the damage caused by:
Even the scars can be greatly improved by applying Aloe vera repeatedly.
Dog intestinal cleansing:
Aloe vera can be used prominently in animal intestinal sanitation. For the cleansing of the body, we must give the dog, every day, 1 ml. per kilogram of Aloe vera pure juice, with food, for three months. Example: A 30 kg animal. receives 30 ml. of juice in a day.
Coat and skin care:
Aloe vera is very effective in the daily care of the skin and coat. Apply Aloe vera before brushing the animal, and let stand briefly on it coat. Then you will see it coat will be easier to comb and brighter, especially long fur.
The Aloe vera spray is used as a natural defense against mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. For example, apply to the animal before the ride. In case your pet does not like the sound of the spray, apply the product by hand and massage for all skin.
First aid for wounds:
Every day can cause injuries, either playing in nature or with other animals. These wounds should be cleaned, mainly, with water and a soft aloe vera shampoo, or soap to avoid infection that can be caused by foreign bodies (dirt, sand, small stones, etc.) Due to this careful treatment, the wound treated with Aloe vera juice will cure approximately three times faster than with traditional preparations. Its healing properties accelerate the cell renewal process and prevent consequent infections.
For an Aloe vera pure juice (at least 80% ), the daily minimum amount:
|Animal species:||bodyweight||Minimum daily dose|
|Hamster, mouse||50 - 100 g||2 ml|
|Rat, chinchilla, guinea pig, rabbit, hare dwarf||400 g - 2 kg||4 ml|
|Cat||3 - 6 kg||10 - 20 ml|
|Dog||1 kg||1 ml|
|Sheep, Pig||aprox. 150 kg||100 - 120 ml|
|Cow||aprox. 500 kg||200 - 250 ml|
|Horse||aprox. 500 kg||200 - 250 ml|
|Calf, Pony, Pony||100 - 200 kg||100 - 150 ml|
Aloe vera was used successfully in the eighteenth century, in various diseases of horses. It was the first time a plant was receiving an adjective Animal and it was called “Aloe horses”. In 1840 George Skevington and F. D. Day (both blacksmiths), published their experiences with the use of Aloe vera in horses. They tried different diseases and skin allergies with the “saving plant” (mud fever, psoriasis, eczema …), but also other kind of problems like intestine diseases, stomach problems or parasitic infections.
In 1950 a researchers team reported, the first time in a medical journal of veterinary, about antibacterial effect of Aloe vera.
1975 was a milestone in the history of Aloe vera for pets:
Dr. Robert T. Northway (California, USA) managed to finish the first clinical study on the internal use of Aloe vera. He had examined the effect oral (mouth) of Aloe vera in 42 dogs, 25 cats and 4 horses for six years. According to this study the properties of the plant developed qualities even stopped inflammation and chronic bacterial infections. Also stopped extending yeast fungus such as Candida, and bacteria such as staphylococcus, and Corynebacteria entreptococos. In 67 of 71 cases treated, Dr. Northway obtained better results than conventional therapies. He also could not find any negative effects. In 1996 Peter Green (English veterinarian), used Aloe vera successfully in the treatment of disease PVLS, still in horses. PVLS has been described as a disease-causing a state of chronic exhaustion of the animal. However, the symptoms were not very clear. David Urch (another English veterinarian), also had good results with the domestic application of Aloe vera in the fight against PVLS. In 83% of cases treated with Aloe vera, he obtained a cure effect.
Only 40% of cases, the symptoms could be softened by the prolonged use of medical preparations. David Urch wrote his longstanding experience with Aloe vera in his book “Aloe Vera Natures Gift: Aloe Vera in Veterinary Practice” (1999). This book documents the most amazing healing successes in all pets and animals useful to man.
(Source: Adviser “"Aloe vera - More animal health and vitality," Michaela Krenz).