Category: Eastern Herbal Medicine

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Thundershirt: An All-Natural Dog Thunderstorm Anxiety Remedy

A Thundershirt can be a very effective dog thunderstorm anxiety treatment. Thundershirts work by applying a gentle, constant pressure on the dog’s torso. This pressure has an amazing calming effect for many dogs. In fact, anxiety in animals has been successfully reduced by the use of pressure for many years in both humans and animals. For example, some dog trainers use specialized pressure wraps for a wide range of anxiety types. And, some veterinarians use “Squeeze chutes” to help keep cattle calm for vaccinations. In addition, people suffering from autism are even experiencing relief of persistent anxiety utilizing pressure therapy. From

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Bupleurum Health Benefits: Helps Stomach, Liver & Spleen

Bupleurum health benefits include harmonizing the stomach, liver, and spleen and clearing many of the conditions controlled by these three organs. Many of the herbal formulas used here at Natchez Trace Veterinary Services contain Buplerum as one of the main ingredients, so we thought you may be interested in the history, use, and effects of this amazing herb. One of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Bupleurum blends used in our clinic is Bupleurum Harmonize Stomach. Bupleurum Harmonize Stomach contains: Bupleurum (Chai Hu) – main ingredient  Angelica Tang Kuei (dang gui) Peony Root (bai shao) Atractylodes (bai zhu) Mentha (bo he) Ginger

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Prevent Cat Hairballs

 How to Prevent cat hairballs? Most people who own cats, especially long haired cats, can benefit from learning how to prevent cat hairballs. Hairballs are a common problem seen in cats.  They are caused by an accumulation of hair in the stomach of the cat which is eventually spit up in long tubular clumps that we call “hairballs”. This condition is a direct result of the significant amount of time that a cats spend grooming themselves. It has been estimated that cats groom themselves for up to one-third of their waking hours! HOW DO CATS GET HAIRBALLS? The problem begins

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Plants For Herbal Medicine

Why Use Herbal Medicine On Our Pets?

At Natchez Trace Veterinary Services, we strive to provide individual options for your pet. That is why we so often turn to Herbal Medicine in conjunction with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Standard Veterinary Medicine, and Alternative Medicine to find the perfect combination for your pet’s specific needs. Herbal medicine — also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine — refers to using a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside of conventional medicine. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research

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