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Aloe Vera For Dogs

 Submitted by Nic on September 23, 2011

Aloe Vera is typically associated with skin care and various other remedies for human beings, but its health benefits are not exclusive to us. Since the Aloe Vera plant was commonly found in dry and arid climates, the gel from the leaves was first used to moisturize the skin and protect it from the elements.  The ancient Greeks and Romans discovered that this plant also had medicinal and therapeutic properties and so they started to use it to treat mild skin ailments and infections.

It was naturally not long before these therapeutic properties also came to be applied to our pets. While there is a lot of ongoing research dedicated to discovering this plant’s therapeutic value, it has been proven to have antifungal and antibacterial properties. Aloe Vera has in fact come to be so important to pet care that it is used as a primary ingredient in many pet care and grooming products.

Aloe Vera shampoos and conditioners are easily available and can be used on a regular basis as part of your pet care regimen. When choosing grooming products with Aloe Vera for dogs or cats, it is important to keep in mind that the product should be suited to the animal’s requirements.  

At a glance, it might seem strange to buy products containing aloe vera juice for dogs but it is important to note that Aloe Vera contains several nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E which are three antioxidants that combat free radicals within the body. Aloe Vera juice also contains calcium which means that it improves teeth and bone density of dogs. Aloe juice also contains amino acids that aid the process of muscle repairr

In order to provide your dog with quick relief from itching you can simply apply the gel to the affected areass It is best to use freshly extracted get obtained directly from the plant as this would ensure that it retains its full therapeutic propertiess Aloe Vera for dogs rash can be very effective but dog owners need to ensure that Aloe vera gel bought from any commercial establishment is 100% puree Its soothing qualities provide instant relief to dry skinn Aloe vera is a natural remedy for skin rashess Early treatment of itchy dogs’ skin should be treated with an external application of aloe Vera juice or gel to soothe the inflamed areaa This will also help the dog to get a fine healthy coatt If an owner does not pay attention to a dog’s dry skin there is a possibility that it would spread and become difficult to treatt Hence immediate application is vitall Some vets even suggest that dog owners can grow an aloe vera plant in the kitchen or a portion of the garden so that it can be used as and when requiredd
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