Echinecea - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
Knighted Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: GA
Posts: 2,982
Echinecea

We use it at home for ourselves and was wondering if we could use it on the dog for allergies to build up her immune system. If yes, how much?

Please bear with my stupid questions. This old dog is learning new tricks. lol.

Jazz von Jagenstadt aka Tosca
J litter
DHau is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 06:27 PM
Crowned Member
 
LisaT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 17,398
With the number of autoimmune issues that GSDs have, I have always been careful not to recommend immune boosters like echinacea. If there aren't immune system problems like pannus or IBD, you could probably use it. I don't know about the dosing though.

There is sticky in this section that has other allergy suggestions.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
LisaT is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Crowned Member
 
BowWowMeow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 16,659
I agree with Lisa. Echinacea is not the best option for allergies.

Ruth & the 4 Legged Rescue Gang

Rafi the malaroo

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Gio & Varda, the krazy kittens
....In my heart:
Cleo Kitty
Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie
BowWowMeow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 08:57 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 6
Echinacea

I agree with the other responses. Echinacea is not an appropriate choice for allergies...perhaps freeze dried stinging nettle but while there are other herbs I might suggest for allergies, an herbalist or similarly trained practitioner would need more information to evaluate the cause to suggest remedies for your dog's individual physiological make up. Diet is the main area I would look to discover sources of allergens followed by prior vaccine history and current vaccination practices.
~A

Alicia North, Herbalist
Cornwall, CT.
___________________________________________
Beloved Adelaide Von Barren Berg 10/14/98-1/17/10
Holding you in our hearts, forever!
anorth is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 10:25 AM
Knighted Member
 
Zisso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Baker City, OR
Posts: 3,221
I also use it at home for myself-firm believer in it. But I don't see how it could help with allergies for our dogs. It is an immune booster for stuff like infections..colds etc. I can't tell you how many colds I have warded off by taking it!

Nadia - GSD -DOB 12-29-07
Zisso - GSD- DOB 9-16-07
Pepe & Kiki`my sweet kitties

Zisso is my heart~Nadia is my Love~My kitties bring me everything in between~Together they bring me Joy!
Zisso is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome