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Pet Health FAQs

This page features some of the most commonly asked questions we have received over the years. If there is a question you have that isn’t addressed here, please reach out to us via the contact page and we’ll do our best to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information we can.

Pet Health FAQ Categories

Cats, Dogs, & Horses – Oh My!

We’re passionate about all animals, big and small. If your furry feline, capricious canine or effervescent equine is not in tip-top shape, check out our pet health FAQs to see some of the most common questions we get. You might just find an answer to your own question right here.

Cat Health

My cat vomits every day. Is this "normal"?

Some people think it’s ok for a cat to vomit every few days, but it’s not. Vomiting is not normal in cats. Things like rare vomiting or the occasional hairball may not be a major concern, but if it’s a daily occurrence there may be an underlying issue.

Can my cat use Anti-Vaccinosis?

Yes! Anti-Vaccinosis isn’t just for dogs. Cats get just as many vaccines and often suffer just as many adverse reactions. The ingredients in Anti-Vaccinosis can help to rebalance your cat post-vaccinations just as well as it would your dog (or horse!).

Can I give my cat Tylenol?

No. Drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil (ibuprofen) can be toxic and fatal to cats and should never be considered a pain relief option. If your cat accidentally ingests these drugs, seek veterinary advice immediately.

What can I do for hairballs?

Digestive enzymes, such as our our Healthy Gut probiotic blend, along with a nutritional oil, such as hemp, can help hair pass more smoothly through the digestive system. By adding some to food daily, along with a regular grooming routine, you can help significantly  decrease the amount of hair your cat may ingest.

Once I start giving my cat supplements, do I have to keep giving them forever?

No. I have always felt the best way to give supplements is to rotate them. You can do certain ones according to the season (i.e. a Spring detox), or on a weekly basis to support well-balanced health.

I thought homeopathic remedies were not to be given in food?

I used to think that too until I started training in India and saw people taking remedies right after eating or while drinking. I also started working with a cat rescue and found that putting it in food did not compromise effectiveness at all.

Dog Health

My dog has arthritis, but I don’t want to give anti-inflammatory drugs forever. Help!

Your vet may prescribe NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to relieve your dog’s pain, but we believe there are several all-natural options that are much safer, and just as effective. Here are a few of ours. 

Does my dog need probiotics AND prebiotics? Can I do one or the other?

Yes, you should give both. Think of the gut as a garden. Probiotics are the flowers that grow, making it a friendly and healthy environment. Prebiotics are the fertilizer that help the friendly flowers to thrive, they feed the probiotics. They need each other.

Once I start giving my dog supplements, do I have to keep giving them forever?

No. I have always felt the best way to supplement is to rotate them. You can do certain ones according to the season (i.e. a Spring detox), or on a weekly basis to support well-balanced health.

Can I give my dog Advil for pain?

No. Drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil (ibuprofen) can be toxic and fatal to dogs. It should never be considered a pain relief option for your pup. If your dog accidentally ingests these drugs, seek veterinary advice immediately.

How do I know if my dog has yeast build up?

Symptoms of a yeast infection may include itching, skin irritation, and inflammation, especially around the ears, paw pads, nasal folds, anal area, armpits, and neck. You may notice an unusual “frito-feet” smell  and/or brownish staining and/or sticky discharge in these areas as well.

How do I know if my dog has a leaky gut?

There are many symptoms of leaky gut: digestive issues, chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea, skin issues, and frequent infections. Leaky gut can contribute to many unseen symptoms as well; it is often at the root of the most common health conditions.

Horse Health

Can I give Anti-Vaccinosis to my horse?

Horses actually get more vaccines than dogs, so it’s great for horses. Typically horses need them to board, go to shows, cross international borders, etc. Anti-vaccinosis works just as well with horses as cats and dogs.

My horses suffer from arthritis, but I’ve heard anti-inflammatory drugs can be dangerous.

Your vet may prescribe NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to relieve your horse’s pain, but we believe there are several natural options that are much safer, and just as effective. Here are a few of ours.

Does my horse need probiotics?

Horses have a microbiome just like people or dogs, so yes, probiotics are really good for horses. This is especially true because most horses have GI ulcers and probiotics help support healthy gut bacteria.

I thought you were supposed to give homeopathic remedies separate from food?

I used to think that too until I was training in India and saw people taking remedies right after eating or while drinking. I also started working with large animals and found that adding it to feed or water troughs didn’t compromise effectiveness at all.

How do I know if my horse has ulcers?

Many horses get ulcers, but the only way to definitively diagnose ulcers is through a gastric endoscopy or gastroscopy. You can help support gut health with herbs and pre and probiotics.

Are you going to be coming out with any horse-specific products?

Yes! We’re very excited to be working on developing a range of horse-specific Adored Beast products. We’re definitely horse lovers here, and their health is just as important to us as our smaller animals. Stay tuned!

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