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5 Herbs to Improve Dog Health | Care2 Healthy Living

5 Herbs to Improve Dog Health | Care2 Healthy Living

Herbs have long been used to treat and prevent ailments in people, and apart from smelling good and adding an extra something to your cooking, certain herbs can help out your dog, too. Here are five that are very likely to help you save a few bucks on vet visits — and saving money is always a good thing. Image: takuma kimura / via Flickr 1. Aloe Vera This spiky leafed herb’s medicinal value has been appreciated since ancient times. You’ll be glad to know it’s also good for your dog. Aloe Vera can be either applied topically — using the natural gel in the leaves as a treatment for burns, scrapes, and minor irritations — or given internally to help with conditions such as gas , constipation , and infections.

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