Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
While it’s more common to use Diatomaceous Earth as a flea prevention or as a pet dewormer, we’ve added it to Intesti Care to support the natural healthy function of the intestinal system and do not make those claims for this product. People have long added small amounts of DE to their pet’s diet for numerous health benefits. Pet owners who have given their pets DE have found their pet has an improved coat, appetite, metabolism, and digestion. DE is largely made up of amorphous silica, but it also contains calcium, magnesium, titanium dioxide, gallium, sodium and other trace minerals. Keep in mind that there are different grades of diatomaceous earth, and it is very important that pet’s only ingest food grade diatomaceous earth.
Ground Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds have been used to treat a variety of parasitic and other ailments since the colonists first came to the New World and discovered the benefits of this Native American crop. They reportedly used the seeds on wounds, for kidney and urinary complaints, and as a parasitic treatment. While herbalists today also use the seeds of the pumpkin in deworming agent against tapeworms and other intestinal parasites, we have included it in Intesti Care for it’s nutritional content and make no deworming claims on the product. Pumpkin seeds contain the amino acid called cucurbitin, which supports the natural elimination processes from the digestive tract. Pumpkin seeds are also loaded with protein, amino acids, fiber, iron, copper, phosphorus and magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, folic acid and niacin; all important nutrients to your pet’s overall good health.
Ginger Root powder
Ginger is in the same family as turmeric and has been used as a spice and medicine in Asia and Arabia for thousands of years. Humans know ginger as a digestive aid for nausea and upset stomach, and the same benefits can be seen in dogs. But the benefits don’t end there. Many holistic practitioners have been recommending ginger for pets with specific conditions as well as for general health.
Slippery Elm Bark powder
Slippery elm contains many nutrients and trace minerals. It coats, soothes, and lubricates the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract. Slippery Elm’s high fiber content helps to normalize intestinal action, making it good for treating both diarrhea and constipation! Slippery elm is used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the lungs, kidney, bladder, throat, and joints because of its ability to relieve inflammation of virtually any mucous membranes. “Ojibwa Tea” is an herbal mixture that has been widely promoted as cancer-fighting, and slippery elm is one of the herbs used in the original formulation.
Thyme Leaf powder
Thymol, one of the natural chemicals in thyme, is an ingredient in many pesticides and is commonly used to target bacteria, viruses, and other pests. Thyme has been shown to reduce high blood pressure and lower cholesterol. It also contains antioxidants and is a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A. Thyme helps the body to digest and process fatty acids.
Cats and small dogs: 1 tsp daily
Medium to large dogs: (55lbs and up) 1 tbsp daily