Why Does My Dog Smell Like Fish?

If you live by water or a fish pond then it might make sense why your dog may have a fishy smell about him. However, since most of us don’t let our dogs play in a fish pond, why is it that they still have a fishy smell about them? Well, lets think… Has your dog gotten into any fish oil or fish products lately? If the answer is no, then there is something else that might be going on inside your dog. There is a chance that your dog may be suffering from a blocked or full anal sac(s). Why Does My Dog Smell Like Fish? A common reason is your dog might be suffering from an infected or Read More...

Coconut Oil for Dog Constipation is it Beneficial?

Coconut oil may be beneficial to a dog struggling with constipation. However, there are many factors that might cause constipation in dogs. Some of these factors may include: Poor absorption of nutrition. Pain or discomfort in the digestive system. Inflamed tissues along the digestive tract An overgrowth of bacteria or fungi in dog's digestive tract. If a dog is suffering from constipation due to these factors, then coconut oil may be beneficial. Yeast Infections can Lead to Constipation in Dogs? The digestive tract is full of bacteria that help break down and digest your dog's food. When in check, these bacteria are extremely helpful in the digestion process of a dog. However, if your dog's digestive system becomes unbalanced or Read More...

Why Does My Dog Chew His Feet?

By SilverLiningHerbs Cleaning Method: Believe it or not, but dogs are actually a very clean animal. They preferred being clean, over being dirty. That does not mean that they will jump right in the bathtub, but it does mean that when they have some downtime on their paws, they will take this time to give themselves a good old tongue bath. Dogs use their paws a lot doing the day. In fact, their paws can get very dirty, depending on what they did throughout the day. Dogs will use their teeth and tongue to clean up their feet. Depending on what is on their paws, they can appear to get very aggressive with their paws, when they are clean them. Read More...

Slippery Elm for Dogs with Digestive Issues?

Slippery Elm may promote great health in dogs! This herb has been around for a long time and has been used to treat wounds on the skin including burns, boils, wounds and other similar skin conditions. Slippery Elm Bark has also been shown to help digestive issues that dogs suffer with on a day to day basis. These issues include: diarrhea, constipation and inflammation. Today we want to share with you how Slippery Elm can benefit your dog. Dogs Digestive System Did you know, that unlike humans, the digestive system does not begin inside a dogs mouth? Meaning that dog's saliva, contains no enzymes in it that can break down food. The digestion of food begins in the stomach of Read More...

Red Raspberry Leaf for Horses

Is the herb red raspberry leaf good for horses? Yes, it is. Red Raspberry leaf is one of the many herbs we use at Silver Lining Herbs for our horse products. The raspberry leaf is said to increase the fertility of a female. It may also help in regulating and decreasing cramps in the menstrual cycle. Given this, it is no wonder why you will find this herb in our #14 Mare Fertility and #31 Mare Moods herbal product for horses. Now let's dive into this herb and see what is so special about it. Raspberry Leaves May Help With a Mares Fertility It is thought that the red raspberry leaf helps in fertility. Not just for horses, but for Read More...

Red Raspberry Leaf for Dogs

Red Raspberry leaf is an herb that may be used for dogs. More particularly, this herb may provide many benefits to a female dog. It is speculated, that raspberry leaves may help with fertility and heat cycles in animals. I have written a blog titled Red Raspberry leaf for horses. In that blog I talk about why red raspberry may help with fertility and heat cycles. If you would like to find out how this herb may help with fertility and dog's heat cycle, I would suggest clicking on the link above. Just remember, the information found in that blog, applies to dogs a well. However if you don't want to read that blog, down below is a summary of Read More...

Slippery Elm for Horses

The bark from a slippery elm tree may be beneficial in helping to maintain a healthy digestive tract in horses. Slippery elm bark may help sooth and ease the pain caused gastric ulcers. It may also help in preventing gastric ulcers in horses altogether! You might be wondering, at what age are ulcers common in a horse? Gastric ulcers can affect a horse at all age of life. Even a fold that is just two days old may be affected by ulcers. Luckily there are things you can do to help protect your horse from getting ulcers. Here at Silver Lining Herbs, we are big believers that the best way to help out a horse is the natural way, through Read More...

Parsley for Dogs

Parsley may provide many potential health benefits to your beloved dog. Parsley is know to be a nutritionally rich herb. The primary nutrients that parsley provides are: calcium, chlorophyll, cobalt, copper, iron, potassium, riboflavin, silicon, sodium, sulfur, thiamine, vitamins A, B, C and K. Parsley is often times recommended as a preventative herb. It is so nutritious that it may help with prevention of infections and disease. Parsley may help the kidneys with problems. Its essential nutrients may help cleanse the blood filtering system. It may also be good for liver problems caused by jaundice. Let's break down the nutrition found in parsley and the potential benefits they may offer to a dogs overall health. Parsley Provides Vitamins A - Read More...

Valerian Root for Dogs

Why use valerian root for your dog? Valerian root is an herb that has been around and used for medical purposes for a very along time. Valerian root is an herb that may help improve sleep, promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. If your dog deals with stress or anxiety, valerian root may help in reducing their stress level. You may be asking yourself how? Well recently valerian has been receiving a lot of attention for interaction with gamma-aminobutric acid (GABA). GABA is thought to help regulate nerve impulses in the brain and nervous system. This is what www.healthline.com has to say about valerian and GABA. "Valerenic acid has been found to inhibit the breakdown of GABA in the brain, resulting Read More...

Flaxseed for Dogs, Good or Bad?

Is flaxseed good for dogs? For starters, flaxseed is rich in fiber, omega 3 fatty acids and lignan. Due to it's high content of fiber, mostly found in the outer layer or coat of the seed, it has been used to help with constipation and other digestive issues. Another benefit that flaxseed provides, is that it is high in a polyphenols called lignan. More studies needs to be done on lignan to more fully understand it benefits. The few studies that have been done do show positive results. It has been speculated that lignan found in flaxseed may help reduce cortisol levels in dogs. Cortisol is a hormone, produced by the adrenal gland, that is associated with stress and the Read More...