Giving Herbs to animals. How do people give herbs internally to dogs and cats. I have charts to tell me the amounts for the weight of the animals, there are various ways of making the herbal preparations. Glycerites, oxymels, tinctures, teas, decoctions, oils, or dried. I have just offered my cat a taste of honey to see if I should give her herbs to her in a honey/vinegar oxymel. She wasn’t interested, too sweet I should think, so then I mixed in a little apple cider vinegar, still zero interest. I would love to know what others do. When it is to help a long-term chronic condition do you find it works to give in capsule form, or mix with food, or offer and they can choose if they take it or not. How do we ensure that they have the herbs to support them without taking all their choice away?
Hi Susy, self-selection 🙂 you can put down powdered herbs for cats, or chunks of root, or make a tea (decoction). The herbs you think they need, may well not be what they think they need, so there is no way to ensure that without removing choices, I’m afraid. Hydrosols are also a good option for supporting chronic conditions.