Herbs for Dogs: Eyes and Mouth with Suzie Cyrenne
We all want to help our pets when they’re not feeling well, but unfortunately many conventional drugs end up doing more harm than good. In this episode of Your Natural Dog, our guest is Suzie Cyrenne, co-founder of Zumalka, a leading provider of natural products for pet health. Suzie and her company Zumalka believe that homeopathy aims to treat the whole animal, not just the disease. Suzie joins us to discuss homeopathy, and natural herbs to support your dog’s eye health, oral health, and more.
- Problems with conventional meds
- Natural herbs & remedies for dog eye issues
- Best methods of administering
- Dried vs. liquid forms of herb extracts
- Herbs for dog mouth issues
- Gingivitis in dogs
- Herbs to support dogs’ breathing
- Homeopathy and the FDA
“I think that there’s going to be a switch where more and more people are going to see that these pharmaceuticals do not help their pets. Most of them aren’t even made to help their pets. And they’re going to search out for holistic remedies.” – Angela Ardolino
Natural Alternatives for Dogs’ Eyes
“What I love about homeopathy is you can really get down into the itsy bitsy details of a pet issue. For example, let’s say it’s just a cataract that’s beginning, then it will not necessarily be the same remedy as a cataract that has progressed a little bit more.” – Suzie Cyrenne
Unlike conventional pharmaceuticals, homeopathy and natural medicine aims to treat the whole animal, not just the disease. This is why homeopathic remedies promote your pet’s overall health and support their ability to heal themselves.
She discussed treating two dogs with cataracts differently, based on their disease progression. For dogs with incipient cataracts, she suggested Natrum Mur, while for cases that have matured or progressed further, she recommended Causticum. Suzie also suggested Bilberry Extract, high in antioxidants, for vision and dog eye health.
Natural Alternatives for Dogs’ Mouth
Oral care is one of the most overlooked components to a pet’s health. In fact, 4 out of 5 pets will have significant oral disease by the age of 3, without most pet parents even knowing about it. With the right tools, pet parents can naturally support their dogs’ teeth, gums and overall oral health.
Tartar build up leads to gingivitis, inflammation of the gums, which can cause your dog lots of pain and difficulty eating. For tartar in dogs, Suzie recommends Mezereum on an ongoing basis. For painful, inflamed gums in dogs, she recommended Mercurius Solubilis and Carbo Veg to help with bleeding and inflammation of the gums.
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About Angela Ardolino
Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert and educator who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. Angela owns and operates Fire Flake Farm, a rescue animal sanctuary farm, and two locations of her natural pet salon and shop Beautify the Beast. She’s also the founder and formulator of CBD Dog Health, which offers high quality, all-natural cannabis health and wellness products for pets; Your Natural Dog, an online resource for natural pet products and healthcare techniques from trusted holistic veterinarians & pet experts; and MycoDog, which creates and produces high-quality medicinal mushroom and adaptogen tinctures specifically for pets.
Accordingly, she has used CBD Dog Health’s Full Spectrum Hemp Extract, and now MycoDog mushroom extracts, on all her pets at her rescue farm every day since 2016. Angela has Odie, a 16-year-old mini-schnauzer, as well as Jolene, Maza, and Rhemi. In addition, she has 4-10 more any time she is fostering or boarding. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Veterinary Cannabis Association. In fact, Angela has educated hundreds of medical doctors and veterinarians on the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals.
About Suzie Cyrenne
Suzie Cyrenne is a certified homeopath, co-founder of a homeopathic and natural pet products brand and dog mom to a Goldendoodle named Westin. She believes that natural alternatives should help give pet parents hope for their pet’s health and well-being without all the side effects of conventional medicine. In addition to having already helped several thousands of pets naturally, she is also committed to encouraging pet adoption.