For dogs the 'nose' is the main sensory organ but eyes do play a very important role in how a dog interacts with the world around them.
Our beloved Max used to be able to spot a tiny pinpoint satellite in the night sky way before I every saw it. One of Max's nightly routines was to 'check for aliens' before we could all go to bed for the night! It was really something to watch him scan the night sky.
Dogs of all ages can experience eye problems - the common ones are infections (from injuries), dry eyes and cataracts.
One of our premier herbal products is our Natural Canine Eyebright Vision for dogs which is designed to support healthy eye function in dogs.
Studies confirm the use of to support canine eye health and night sight. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the potent , and are used for the same purpose. These berries support the dog's eyes. has long been used to maintain and support normal visual function. formula and are classic Chinese remedies used to support the to better support the dog's eye function.
Indications: Dog vision health and eye function, dog cataracts, watery or dry eyes in dogs. This is the best herbal formula for your dog's eye health. May be used for extended periods.
Ingredients: Rehmannia root, dioscorea rhizome, alisma rhizome, cornus fruit, moutan root, bupleurum root, poria sclerotium (hoelen), dong quai root, lycii fruit, chrysanthemum flower, eyebright herb, bilberry leaf and fruit, nettles herb, schisandra fruit, ginkgo leaf.
How to use: The herbal powder is simply added to the dog's food. Mix in and serve.
Tip: When you begin using Herbal Eyebright for dogs, start with a tiny amount in the food to acclimate your dog to the taste. After a few days you will be at the full dose.
Based on Lycium Fruit, Chrysanthemum & Rehmannia, Lycium, Chrysanthemum & Rehmannia.
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Before we talk about Flax Oil for eye health for dogs - here is why Marlene & I love Barlean's Flax Oil
Barlean's flaxseeds and flax oils are 100% certified organic and have always been sourced from non-genetically modified crops.
According to Barlean's Owner, Bruce Barlean,"Flaxseeds should be unrefined, unfiltered and unadulterated. Science can't predict with 100% certainty what cause and effect genetically altering foods will do to our health long-term. Why then wouldn't we keep this naturally nutrient-rich, raw food just the way nature intended?"
Flax Oil and Eye health in dogs
Omega-3 fatty acids can help treat dry eyes in dogs. Omega-3's are essential fatty acids that the dog's body cannot produce and must be obtained from their diet. Dogs do not eat enough salmon or other cold water fish which have been shown to be one of the best sources of omega-3. Flax seed oil have been shown to have a multitude of health benefits for dogs.
Omega-3 fatty acids can be helpful via three mechanisms:
1. Reduces inflammation in dogs. It has been shown in several studies that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids decreases inflammation.
2. Augmentation of the oily layer produced by the meibomian glands in dogs.
3. Stimulation of the watery portion of tear secretions. The level of omega-3s acts on certain receptors to activate adenylate cyclase which has been shown to stimulate tear production.
By decreasing inflammation and augmenting the oily and watery layers of the tear film, Flax Oil supplementation helps to provide the foundation for the treatment of dry eye and eye health in dogs.
Marlene and Michael Forte have been feeding our dogs home prepared diets and using herbs and homeopathy for over 30 years! Natural, organic and gentle really WORKS!