Yes, Aloe Vera can be supplemented into your pets’ diet. Aloe Vera is completely safe for your pet so long as your product does not contain aloin, which can be mildly toxic.
If your animal has consumed a raw Aloe Vera plant in your backyard, it can cause vomiting and diarrhoea; keep an eye on your pet and visit your Veterinarian if any severe symptoms present. Otherwise, consumer grade Aloe Vera is completely safe and beneficial for your pet.
What are the pet benefits of Aloe Vera?
Many pet owners are providing their cats and dogs with positive health benefits by supplementing their diets with Aloe Vera Juice.
Spike, the world’s oldest living cat, consumed Aloe Vera gel in his cat food and enjoyed a long life of 31 years. Mrs Elkington, the owner, attributed Spike’s long life to the aloe vera gel she had been putting in the cat food for 10 years (4).
Dogs that have a diet enriched with Aloe Vera supplementation have lower levels of potentially harmful reactive oxygen metabolites, commonly known as free radicals, than dogs that ate a conventional diet (3).
What about topical treatment?
Skin diseases are one of the most common reasons for owners to take their dog to the veterinarian (2).
Evidence concludes that Aloe Vera is more effective than other topically applied creams in accelerating the shrinkage of lesions, reducing healing times and decreasing the severity of injuries of dogs (1). Aloe Vera gel can provide topical pain relief and Anti-inflammatory benefits to your pet.
Aloe Vera is well tolerated from all the patients and is effective in both cats and dogs (1).
For most effective results, apply Aloe Vera Juice twice a day until full recovery.
Alternatively, using Aloe Vera Gel fixed with some bandages should be applied to the wound twice a day until full recovery.
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- Aloe barbadensis miller versus silver sulfadiazine creams for wound healing by secondary intention in dogs and cats: A randomized controlled study. Drudi, Dario; Tinto, Debora; Ferranti, Davide; Fiorelli, Federico; Mara Dal Pozzo; et al. Research in Veterinary Science; Oxford Vol. 117, (Apr 1, 2018): 1-9. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2017.10.010
- Medicinal plants as therapeutic options for topical treatment in canine dermatology? A systematic review. Tresch, Milena; Mevissen, Meike; Ayrle, Hannah; Melzig, Matthias; Roosje, Petra; et al. BMC Veterinary Research; London Vol. 15, (2019). DOI:10.1186/s12917-019-1854-4
- Functional foods’ effects on dog, cat health summarized: The journal Research in Veterinary Science published the functional foods meta-analysis. Petfood Industry; Rockford (Jul 2017).