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? Causes and Solutions

By SilverLiningHerbs Cleaning Method: Believe it or not, but dogs are actually very clean animals. 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 cleaning them. Most 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...

Horse Nose Bleed – Causes, Exercises and Treatment 2021

By SilverLiningHerbs What catches people by surprise when a horse gets a nose bleed is how much blood the horse seems to be losing. The amount of blood makes owners very worried about the horse's health. Through this article we will explain why so much blood is being lost and what are common causes of nose bleeds in horses. How Much Blood Does A Horse Have? Let's compare the horse's cardiovascular system to that of a human. This way you will get a better understanding of what is going on inside your horse. The amount of blood can vary depending on the size, weight, and age of a human, but let's assume that the average human body has 5.5 liters 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...

4 Calming Herbs to Support Your Horse

Your horses’ 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 horse’s emotional well-being. Herbs to Calm Horses: Here are 4 calming herbs that we use in our #20 Keep Cool to support horses with stress. 1. Catnip for your horse. Catnip is useful for calming the nerves and helping with anemia.  It also contains some antibiotic properties.   It is a mild tonic for colds, flu, and fevers. It can also help stimulate the appetite.  It was used to introduce sweating without increasing body heat, as a sedative for pain, restlessness, convulsions, and insomnia. 2. Chamomile for your horse. Chamomile Read More...

Pros and Cons of Feeding Whole Oats to Horses

If you have ever spoken to Mickey, Josi, or Chance you may have heard them recommend whole oats for your horse. Why do we make this suggestion? Cons of Whole Oats Whole oats have gotten a bad reputation for a couple of reasons, one being that they are said to make horses “hot” and the other is that they don’t digest very well, they go right through them. On the subject of making a horse “hot”, it is all about moderation. Most horses do not need a gallon of oats, a quart or two will suffice. As for horses not digesting oats, that is a farce as well. The ratio of oats going into the horse compared to out of Read More...

4 Benefits of Probiotics for Horses (Guide 2021)

1. By feeding our Probiotic on a regular basis, you are providing a constant supply of beneficial bacteria and enzymes. This effectively aids in the creation of a more consistently balanced digestive environment. 2. We incorporated six species of microencapsulated probiotics. Our probiotics stimulate a steady appetite, promoting energy and stamina. Encapsulation protects the beneficial probiotics by creating a physical barrier that dissolves at its target point, the gut. Our probiotics are proven to survive the acid in the stomach and flourish in the hindgut. This creation of a positively flourishing gut will suppress multiple harmful pathogens (E. Coli, Salmonella). 3. This custom blend of six digestive enzymes assists in breaking down fats and proteins so that they are easier Read More...

Why Detoxing is Important? Natural Detox for Dogs & Horses

Every horse, dog, and person 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 kidneys and liver may need some added support. Dandelions are known to be one of the best kidney and liver tonics available. 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 Read More...

Horses Best Supplementary Diet for Winters 2021

Horses are being nutritionally starved!  We would like to say no, but it is probably truer than we think, unless we are supplementing them. If you are looking for the best grain for horses in winters then add our recommended supplements to your equine's diet to get natural outstanding results in the coming cold season. Think about this, especially this time of the year, horses are only getting what we throw over the fence to them.  Some are lucky enough to get a little variety of grasses in their hay (crested wheat, brome, orchard, alfalfa). The luckier ones might get some oats as well.  But is that really enough? It is, if you just want them to survive, but we Read More...