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Herbal Medicine for Pets

Herbal Medicine is probably the oldest form of medicine man has used to treat himself and his animals since records began. Dogs and other animals have used herbal medicine even before that you could say. It has been recorded that Asclepius (the Greek god of medicine) admired the dog most of all, as the dog finds herbs to eat specifically for treatment of ailments.
Noted English herbalist Juliette de Bairacli Levy observed her kennel of Afghan hounds for decades, and observed that they preferentially eat certain herbs from her garden, including couch grass, wild oats, cleavers, lemon grass, wood sage, fennel, mustard, strawberry, garlic and borage .
Cats, of course, seek out and raid any stand of catnip they may find.

You can read more about herbs and how I use them on my here soon it is being rewritten


These herbs described in the product section are a range of herbs I have learned about and approved and recommend to some of my clients. They are produced locally on the Wirral by Warrior Bullz Katie and Jason Miller as supplements for your pets.
The descriptions we use on this shop site are not permitted give claims for specific medical uses by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate please consult me or another holistic/herbal vet if you want to know more.

Traditional Chinese medicine



Gold Standard Herbs


A Veterinarian based in the USA Dr Steve Marsden DVM, probably the best known Vet in the world specialising in TCM has devised a small range of herbal supplements,
These are combinations of traditional herbal medicines which he has formulated for specific conditions in pets. Although they can benefit other conditions. We are proud to import and distribute the range sold and made by Gold Standard Herbs in California.

I can help you choose whether one of these or even two together may be suitable for your dog please contact me on the
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Xiao Chai Hu Tang (Minor Bupleurum formula)


Xiao Chai Hu Tang is made from a combination of seven Chinese herbs:
Chai Hu (bupleurum)
Gan Cao (licorice)
Huang Qin (skullcap)
Ban Xia (pinellia)
Sheng Jiang (ginger root)
Ren Shen (ginseng)
Da Zao (jujube)

This formula is one of the most researched in the world for cancer. Bupleurum, the main ingredient in this formula, has some amazing cancer fighting abilities. Bupleurum can induce apoptosis or cell death in cancer cells and inhibit cancer cell growth and division. Many studies have been done on this plant especially for lung cancer.

Xiao Chai Hu Tang, called Sho-saiko-to in Japan, has been found effective for lung, liver, renal and prostatic cancers in humans.
Xiao Chai Hu Tang directly kills cancer cells, inhibits the formation of blood supplies to these abnormal cells and induces apoptosis. It also stimulates the immune system and the body’s natural responses against cancer.

This is a very powerful but fairly gentle formula. It supports digestion through it’s use of pinellia, ginger, and licorice. In addition, licorice, jujube, and ginseng help support adrenal and immune function in the body.

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Xiao Chai Hu Tang for pets