Detoxing is Natural for your Horses and Dogs – Silver Lining Herbs

Detoxing is Natural for your Horses and Dogs

Liver and kidney detox for Horses and Dogs

Detoxing is not a fad.  Every horse and dog detoxes.  It is a natural occurrence in the body.  The body is meant to bring good stuff in and take the bad stuff out.  The problem is that our horses and dogs are getting less of the good and more of the bad than ever before and because of this their kidney’s and liver may need some added support.

Why detox liver and kidney

The environments that our horses and dogs are in are obviously not what they were 100 years ago, and the quality of nutrition is of lesser value than it was even 20 years ago.  Today we spray the plants that are supportive to the bodies filtering organs, like dandelions, out of the pasture with an herbicide that puts stress on the bodies filtering organs.  Then we give our horse and dog the same food for 10+ years, and wonder why he might have certain excesses built up in the body.

The fact is, one of the most nutritionally starved systems of the horse’s and dog’s body today, is their detoxification system.  Nobody’s animals are immune to this. We try and do our best by not spraying our pastures, and by buying different good quality  foods.  But they still are not totally getting the vegetation and nutrients to support their detoxifying organs as much as they truly need.

Benefits of Detoxing your Horse

By supporting the natural detoxification system in the body benefits can include, but not limited to, normal vitality, energy, range of motion in joints, muscle pliability, the body able to respond to allergens normally, and much more.  When the bodies detoxification systems are working as they should, the processes that they are responsible for naturally improve.

Quick example in the case of kidney function.  The kidneys are responsible for balancing water retention.  When a horse stocks up, excess fluid in the lower leg, it is a sign that the kidneys are not balancing water retention.  By supporting normal kidney function the body is then able to balance fluids normally, resulting in no stocking up.

Quick example for the liver is allergies.  One of the many jobs of the liver is to support the bodies natural response to allergens.  When the liver is not responding properly, allergy symptoms appear.  Supporting normal liver function will allow this process to be carried out properly.

Supplements that help with liver and kidney detoxification

That is why in the spring and fall we suggest using #27 Liver Support and #37 Kidney Support for 30-60 days on all dogs and horses. And it doesn’t matter if it is a 3-year-old colt or a 15 year old gelding, nor a older dachshund or new puppy.  Because most horses and dogs don’t have thousands of acres to roam to get all the variety they need, including for their detoxification system, it is up to us to supply it to them.  After all if we are not giving it to them, they aren’t getting it.

11 thoughts on “Detoxing is Natural for your Horses and Dogs

    1. Hi Kelsey! We recommend a couple of times per year generally, unless you feel they need it more. Typically, in the spring and fall are the best times in the year.

  1. I have a 2 year old Bull Terrier that is always eating grass. Is this something I need to address? I have changed his food but it doesn’t make any difference. He also is scratching almost all the time. No fleas! Any ideas?

  2. I have an IR mare 13 years old will any silver help her and how much would she need she is 1,100 pounds

    1. Hi Cindy. I would look at the #28 Pituitary Support for her. She would need 1 scoop of product per day.

  3. It was recommended by our therapy practitioner do a Liver cleanse on our horse. To do that do you recommend using both the Liver and Kidney Support for a 30 day series? Because she is an Appaloosa and prone to liver weakness, would it be beneficial to use the Liver Support on a daily basis after the cleanse?

    1. Great question. We do suggest the 27 Liver and 37 Kidney Support for all horses in the spring and fall for 60 days. In your situation, I would use it the same way as a preventative. Only reason I would use it daily is if an actual issue arose. Consider 10 Maintenance for a daily support.

  4. Grass has enzymes and fiber. Our animals know what is good for them. Unless the grass is treated with chemicals, it is good for them. I grow grass inside for my cat. She loves it. And when I get lazy, or forget to start the next batch in time to do a swap with the old batch, she will have none for several days. She gets sad and searches the area where it usually is. I know it helps her. She was a rescue and severely malnourished when I got her 2 years ago. Now she is the trim, beautiful kitty she should have always been, with a thick, super soft coat. I know it’s not just the grass that helped her recover, it was a combination of many things, but the grass played an important part. I get seeds from Sprout People. It’s called Cat Grass. But they have blends for other animals as well: dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.

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