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Red Clover for Dogs & Cats: Is It Safe?

Herbs For Pets 2 min read
red clover for dogs and cats

Yes, red clover for dogs and cats is safe when administered appropriately. In fact, this perennial plant presents numerous health benefits to our furry friends! Packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals like calcium, red clover is highly nutritious. Without further ado, let’s find out what makes this herb special and helpful for your pet!

What is Red Clover? Where Did It Come from?

Red clover has historical medicinal use to address human conditions like asthma, cough, and even cancer.

Red clover, scientifically known as Trifolium pratense, belongs to the legume family. It also goes by various names, including cow clover, meadow clover, and wild clover. Native to Europe, Western Asia, and parts of Africa, this herb can usually be spotted in sandy soil.

Besides its role as a feeding crop and green manure, meadow clover has historical medicinal use to address different human conditions, including asthma, cough, and even cancer.

Medicinal Properties of Trifolium pratense

You might have noticed red clover listed in remedies used to address a number of respiratory issues. This is because the herb is a strong natural expectorant and diuretic! It helps the body remove mucous and extra fluids that may cause coughing and bronchitis. Moreover, red clover is beneficial for furkids dealing with skin, blood, and liver problems.

A dog in the center of a grassland full of red clover for dogs with his tongue out

Red clover has blood-purifying properties that help support your pet through traditional cancer treatment like chemotherapy.

Additionally, this versatile plant offers outstanding support for pups and kitties with cancer. That’s due to the presence of genistein, a substance with anti-tumor abilities. The blood-purifying properties of cow clover may also help your pet through the taxing process of traditional cancer treatment like chemotherapy.

Due to its anti-cancer and blood-cleansing properties, our veterinary team has added red clover to NHV BK-Detox. This extract helps detoxify your little one’s blood and vital organs to promote gentle healing.

Precautions with Red Clover for Dogs & Cats

While red clover is generally safe, we don’t recommend using it on pets with clotting disorders or internal/external bleeding. In addition, it is essential to administrate the right dosage and use it in moderation. That is why we recommend our formulation, as they are specifically designed for pet usage, ensuring their well-being and safety.

Should you have any further questions or concerns about red clover for dogs & cats, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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Published: January 2, 2024

2 replies

  1. Veronica Hasler says:

    My 16 yo Jack Russell/Dachshund has developed high cholesterol, triglycerides, and high ALTs in the past 16 months or so. I believe it could be from the arthritis medication injections I had her on and her liver not processing them adequately. I have since taken her off all medications and am changing her diet to a high Omega 3 and vegetable with some grain. I’m also using a Chinese red clover oil to rub on her joints to help with inflammation when she runs too much. I’d like to try to detoxify her liver in a safe manner and find something that will work for her arthritic pain. Do you have something that could work?

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Veronica,

      Thank you for your question. We’re sorry to hear your pup is dealing with all that ❤️ We have a few suggestions.

      For liver detoxification support, we would suggest Milk Thistle, which is a well-tolerated liver and kidney support for dogs.

      Omega 3 isn’t typically recommended for pets with high cholesterol levels because it can potentially exacerbate the issue. Instead, for pets in this situation, we would suggest considering alternatives like Old Timer and Yucca for arthritis support. Another option could be Old Timer, Yucca, and Turmeric for comprehensive anti-inflammatory support. These three formulas can be found in our Arthritis and Joint Pain Super Relief Kit.

      These alternatives offer beneficial properties without the potential drawbacks associated with Omega 3 for pets with high cholesterol.

      We also offer personalized nutrition plans for more in-depth advice about your pet’s unique dietary needs, in case you may find that useful

      We hope this helps! Let us know if there is anything we can clarify for you. We’re rooting for your pup!

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