Dosing

You came to Holistic Dog Company because you want to care for your dog as well as you can. Providing the highest quality remedies to your pup is the best way to return the love! Accomplishing health improvements utilizing Chinese herbs lies in the successful application of herbs so that your dog is willing to ingest the herbs, despite the flavors that may take time to get used to. This is why we suggest adding the herbs to a high value treat made of meat or peanut butter for better compliance. You can simply add the herbs to dog food, but this may not prove to serve your pets wellness needs if they are not willing to consume their food.

Most conditions that dogs suffer from have more than one pattern of imbalance. Therefore, most dogs will be given 2-4 wellness formulas daily. Chronic health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, or heart disease require many months of herbal therapy for good outcomes.

Measuring Dose

A gram is almost a quarter of a teaspoon, however, the only true way of measuring a gram is by weight so you may want to consider purchasing a scale that measures grams. Exact measurements are not necessary, but you cannot expect to impact difficult, chronic health conditions if your pup does not receive enough herbs on a consistent basis.

The powdered herbs should be mixed with ground meat or peanut butter. Some dogs will tolerate the flavor of the herbs in their meals. However, making a high value squeeze treat will yield better compliance.

Dosing

1/2 gram herbs per 10 pounds daily; i.e. a 40 pound dog would receive 2 grams of herbs per day. This should be total herbs; example: if your dog is taking both Joint Flexibility Support formula and Wood Element formula, then the dose would be 1/4 gram of each per day per 10 pounds.

High Value Dog Treat Recipes:

The trick in making treats that can be put in a squeeze tube is in the consistency. If you are simply going to spoon the treat out of a container it is best to just go with straight pureed cooked livers or peanut butter to tone down the taste of the herbs. However, if you want to use a squeeze tube, you will want to mix both thick and thin ingredients into a consistency that is not too dry to squeeze through the tube, and not so wet that the treat drips out. Also, you will want to remember that the mixture will be thicker and harder to squeeze when stored in the refrigerator. Room temperature treat will be smoother and easier to squeeze out, but tubes would go bad pretty quickly if left out all of the time (with the exception of something like peanut butter). It helps to have two tubes and rotate them each day.

Thick Ingredients

  • Pureed cooked meat
  • Pureed boiled liver or liverworst
  • Cream cheese
  • Pureed cooked rice
  • Pureed cooked oatmeal
  • Pureed yams or sweet potatoes
  • Smashed banana
  • Mashed potatoes

Thickeners

  • Oatmeal, Oat flour
  • Rice flour 
  • Tapioca flour

Thin Ingredients

  • Broth-salt free
  • Water
  • Yogurt or sour cream
  • Milk or rice milk
  • Pureed vegetables
  • Apple sauce
  • Smooth Peanut butter
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Cottage cheese

Simple Meat Recipe

3/4 cup pureed meat (liver is best)

1/4 cup cooked oatmeal

16 grams (about 6 teaspoons) herbs per 10 pound weight of dog (example: 30 pound dog would require 48 grams of herbs in this recipe)

Blend together well and store in the fridge. Give 1 teaspoon two times per day to pup.

Simple Peanut Butter Recipe

3/4 cup smooth  peanut butter

1/4 cup canned pumpkin

16 grams (about 6 teaspoons) herbs per 10 pound weight of dog (example: 30 pound dog would require 48 grams of herbs in this recipe)

Blend together well and store in the fridge. Give 1 teaspoon two times per day to pup.

 

 

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