Strengthening your pet's immune system
When your pet's immune system is on top of its game, they’ll be running and playing happily without a care in the world. When their immune system is suffering though, they may be slouching around and not seeming themselves. Whilst it is important to deal with whatever is causing your dog an issue, it is arguably more important to keep their immune system at full strength at all times so that it can work better to fight off viruses, bacteria and infections. There are many natural nutrients, vitamins and minerals that can do this, as well as beneficial botanicals known to aid the immune system.
Can echinacea boost your dog's immune system?
A type of herb that comes from blue coneflowers, echinacea has been used for years to help with low immune system related issues such as colds, flus and respiratory infections. Before antibiotics were invented, the plant was used for similar reasons, but working in a different way. Rather than the herb fighting against bacteria within the body, it helps to strengthen the body's natural immune system so that it can be covered from the beginning. This can work the same in cats and dogs, making it a great natural ingredient to add to their diet to help strengthen their natural immunity.
When to give your pet echinacea
As echinacea works to help fortify and strengthen your pet's immunity, the best way to use the herb is not once they are already suffering, but as a preventative measure before it’s even happened. For this reason, it can be best to give your pet echinacea on an ongoing basis or when you believe they could be exposed to illness (such as when going to the kennels). As the plant works to prepare the body’s immune system against incoming bugs, it is recommended to use on and off for periods of time to really keep your pet's immune system fired up and ready.
To make things as quick and easy as possible when giving your pet a supplement, Echinacea for dogs and cats come in simple capsules. These can either be given to your pet whole, or, for those fussier four-legged friends, the capsules can be carefully opened and added to their usual meal. If your pet is still a bit cautious, you can try mixing it up to make sure they eat every last bit.
(up to 10kg)
Echinacea Extract 4:1, Bulking Agent: Brown Rice Flour, Anti-Caking Agent: Magnesium Stearate, Vegetable HPMC Capsule.