I had been working with herbs for people for years before I started utilizing them for our animals as well.
Part of this was that resources are scarcer for dogs and cats and chickens and horses and… and part of it was that I wanted to have a very solid basis in what the herbs did and how they worked before I started using them under a circumstance where I couldn’t get solid feedback.
It started with an anti-cancer tea for our oldest dog, and expanded from there. Thankfully, for the most part, our canine companions have been with us for long enough that the effects are pretty similar. In some cases, exactly so. There are a few things that are poisonous to them that are fine for us, and vice the verse – but it wasn’t a particularly difficult transition to make.
Ash’s Phoenix came about because I love dogs. I also have a soft spot for people who are good with them and treat them right.
A friend from Facebook had a Great Dane pup who was suffering from a “violent sickness of unknown origin.” Ash was in pretty bad straits: purging from both ends, eventually unable to eat, losing weight at a traumatic rate, and…. the kind of symptom set and circumstance that provokes a strong desire to do something to help.
At the time I was blending the tea, it was unknown whether the sickness was viral or bacterial. So I designed it to cover both ends of the spectrum, with hefty additions of things to help the damage caused by the purging, and some nutritive elements to get something resembling fuel back into him, as well as cover some potential depletions from medications.
Ash is still with us. Some of this was his amazing Human, some of this was the prescription meds, and some of it was likely the tea.
Now for the basics:
Organic Ingredients: Rosehips, Dandelion Root, Oatstraw, Calendula, Thyme, Marshmallow Root
Batch Size: 2 ounces
Options: Loose Tea (Bag)
Dosage depends on the weight of the dog in question. When ordering the tea, if you give us that information, we will personalize the labeling.
* At present we only offer our Dog’s Life teas as loose tea in a bag. If you would like a different option, please contact me directly.
**I am not a vet. I have studied texts written by holistic vets (most of whom either started in allopathic medicine, or use both methods in their practices.) I apply the same standard of research to my pet teas that I do the ones for their bipeds. This includes needing to know about any medications they are currently being given. However, as with human medicine, the information presented here has not been evaluated by the FDA or other agencies, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease from a medical standpoint.