Let's Address Dehydration!

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Let's Address Dehydration! - Silver Lining Herbs

Dehydration can develop in horses at any time of year, but it can sneak up on you, especially during the winter months!

No matter the cause, dehydration manifests itself similarly in horses and humans. Horses may exhibit stiffer movements, and seem more fatigued; mucus membranes may be sticky or slightly dry, and their skin might not snap back instantly when pinched. The may also expel darker urine and produce drier manure (in smaller quantities). 

We understand the seasonal challenges that come with horse ownership, and we have several products designed to help you address many of them — including issues that stem from dehydration. Here are a few suggestions!

 

Kidney Support 

The kidneys help remove waste from the whole body. Just like humans, when horses start to become dehydrated, their kidneys may not function as effectively or efficiently as they are designed to, leading to multiple issues down the road!

Our Kidney Support is one way to give the kidneys more support during the time of year when horses may be drinking less water. Like all of our products, Kidney Support is formulated with natural, plant-based ingredients, plus it may help balance fluid levels throughout the whole body. 

Combine our Kidney Support with fluid intake strategies — like adding heated water to your horses’ favorite water sources — to help manage issues related to dehydration. 

 

Colic Eaz for Horses 

Dehydration can lead to constipation and other digestive issues in horses. One of those issues is colic!

Dietary and drinking habit changes during the winter season can also impact their digestion. We believe colic can be every horse owners' nightmare!

Our Colic Eaz is an all-natural paste formulated using slippery elm, ginger, and cascara and is an amazing tool to keep on hand when the initial signs of colic appear! Colic Eaz may help to dispel excess digestive gases, and may help reduce the possibility of developing digestive colic, therefore helping the horse feel much more comfortable!

However, if colic symptoms persist or worsen, we encourage you to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible! 

 

Probiotic

Deep in your horse’s gut, microorganisms work together to break down nutrients and aid in the digestive process. Sometimes these microorganisms, also known as probiotics, can be disrupted when a horse’s diet changes or when they are dehydrated or stressed. 

A horse’s gut wellness doesn’t boil down to a one-size-fits-all solution. Gut wellness requires a delicate, and consistent, balance!

Our Probiotic is designed to help you find that balance! Just like in people, probiotics may aid in digestion and help your horse get more nutrients from the food they eat and the water they drink.

After all, a healthy gut can help support a healthy horse! Get ahead of potential issues related to dehydration this season at www.silverliningherbs.com.

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