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Benefits of aloe vera for dogs and cats

Herbs For Pets 3 min read
Lush green aloe vera leaves being chopped into a brown bowl.

Did you know that aloe vera for dogs and cats can be super beneficial for their health? It’s true! Though small, aloe vera is one of the mightiest succulents out there for both humans and pets alike! Keep reading to find out more about what this amazing little plant has to offer!

What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera is a succulent known for its powerful skin, digestive, and lymphatic system benefits. They’re perennial plants which means they’re continuously recurring throughout the year. Inside their green, fleshy, lanceolate leaves is a gel that’s 99% water. The jelly-like interior is also loaded with vitamins A, C, and E and minerals like calcium, potassium, and iron.

History of Aloe Plants

Aloes are cactus-like members of the lily family (Liliaceae) that are native to southern and eastern Africa. Wild aloes grow in the hottest of places, while indoor aloe plants only require about 6 hours of direct sunlight.

Aloe vera was used by Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra as part of their daily beauty regimen!

Historically, aloe vera has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties worldwide, including in Japan, China, Mexico, India, Greece, and Egypt.

By the 1800s, aloe vera was commonly used as a laxative in the United States but took a turning point some years later when it was shown to be successful in treating skin issues.

Nowadays, you may use a variation of this plant to recover from sunburns or a wound, as part of your daily skincare routine, or to help lower blood sugar levels.

Medicinal Properties of Aloes

There’s a reason why the Ancient Egyptians deemed aloes the “plant of immortality”! Aloe veras are rich in medicinal properties like:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Immuno stimulant
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Wound healing
  • Skin-soothing
  • Discomfort relieving
  • May stimulate skin cell growth

Aloe Vera for Dogs and Cats

While aloe veras can be beneficial in many different ways, as described in the list above, aloe vera gel cannot be ingested as is by pets unless pet-formulated. Incorrect use of aloe vera can cause diarrhea, vomiting, or lack of appetite in cats and dogs.

Calico cat sniffing wild aloe vera outside.

Aloe Vera in NHV Supplements

You can find aloe vera in almost all of our topical sprays for its benefits to the skin! NHV Ouch Away Spray, NHV Target Spray, and NHV First Aid Spray all contain aloe vera, as they can help to heal wounds, soothe irritated skin and bug bites, and can promote healthy cell regrowth.

You can also find aloe vera in our main supplement for FIV, FeLV and other viral infections, NHV Felimm, as it contains Acemannan, a powerful compound that works to increase the white blood cell count to destroy infectious organisms. Since aloe vera is packed with vitamins and minerals, it can also be beneficial for pets dealing with immune disorders, too.

All of our supplements, including Felimm, are formulated with herbs in pet-safe quantities. So as long as the recommended dosages are respected, your little one will only take advantage of the benefits of aloe vera without the possible risks associated with ingestion.

If you want to learn more about the many ways that aloe vera for dogs and cats can support your little one, or if you’d like more information on our products, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team of vets and pet experts is always here to help you with any of your questions or concerns. Click the button below to start chatting with us now!

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Published: October 27, 2022

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