10 Essential Oils for Horses (Equine) 2021

While powdered herbal products are the foundation of Silver Lining Herbs, we do offer TWO great products that contain essential oils (along with other fun ingredients).  Equisalve What can we say? This salve has been used for galls and wounds, as a repellant for gnats, helping regrow hair, and everything in between. We use three essential oils in the salve: Bergamot, Tea Tree, and Lavender. The other ingredients used in our salve are: Ostrich Oil, Beeswax and Powdered Comfrey Leaves. Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) is known to be an insect repellent as well as have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and sedative properties. Other properties include: analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, insecticide, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, vulnerary Read More...

6 Reasons Why Your Dog Won’t Sleep at Night (& Solutions)

by Adrienne Farricelli of veterinaryplace.com The many struggles of life keep you tossing and turning at night, but why on Earth is your dog, who has every reason to lead a happy, worry-free life, unable to fall asleep? He has no financial worries; he no longer has to hunt or scavenge for food and has all the comforts and commodities that come with being a pampered pooch of the 21st century. What signs would you expect in a dog suffering from insomnia? Of course, your dog won't wake up with dark circles around his eyes and you won't hear him tossing and turning throughout the night. Instead, you might hear him whining, barking or pacing during the late night and Read More...

Dog Smells Like Skunk But Not Sprayed!

By Matthew Jacobson. Before we dive in, you need to understand some important facts about your dog. The first fact is that a dog's sense of smell is unbelievable. In fact, their sense of smell is how they explore the world around them. The other fact to remember is that what stinks for you, does not necessarily stink to a dog. If dogs stayed away from things that smell, then they would run like crazy every time a human approached them. Humans give off a natural unpleasant body odor and even though we might be able to mask it from other humans with perfume or deodorant, you cannot mask this smell from your dog. So if your dog can stand Read More...

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...

4 Calming Herbs to Support Your Dog!

Your dogs’ anxiety can turn any situation into no fun for anyone, them, or you. Beyond that, anxiety can lead to chronic health issues. So it is important to support your dog’s emotional well-being.   Here are 4 calming herbs that we use in our #20 Keep Cool to support dogs with stress. 1. Catnip For Your Dog. Catnip is useful for calming the nerves and helping with anemia. Other useful benefits besides its calming effects, is it contains antibiotic properties and acts as a mild tonic for colds, flu, and fevers. It can also help stimulate your pet's appetite.  There are many benefits catnip offers. To name a few, it introduces sweating without increasing body heat. Acts as a sedative 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...

Deworming Dogs Naturally with Herbs

Deworming dogs naturally can offer your pet a healthy and effective alternative to medications. Worms (internal parasites) are very common in dogs but, fortunately, they are also very treatable with herbs. The canine body's natural defenses against worms, supported by the correct herbal ingredients, are adequate to destroy or expel unwanted parasites. What are the symptoms my dog may have parasites? Visible worms or eggs in feces: This is the most common way to confirm that your dog has worms. However, not all kinds of worms are visible to the naked eye. Scratching, scooting, or rubbing his rear on the ground or against furniture:  If your dog shows signs of itchiness around the rear, it may be irritated by worms Read More...

Herbal Relief for Dog Allergies

Herbal Relief  for Dog Allergies - Natural Benefits Identifying the problem and offering solutions Herbal relief for dog allergies is being more widely used everyday. Many dogs suffer terribly from allergen response.  Allergic symptoms are the result of the body's negative response to allergens. Herbs can help maintain the body's healthy, normal and natural response to allergens. Dog allergies may be seasonal and even food born. Signs of seasonal allergies are sneezing, coughing, runny eyes, yeast infections, and excessive mucous. Seasonal and food allergies can show up as skin irritations like rashes and hot spots or even excessive licking. If you suspect a food allergy you may want to try an elimination diet to find specifically what your dog is Read More...