Is Aloe Vera Safe for Dogs? | DogLife360
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Is Aloe Vera Safe for Dogs?


Have you ever wondered if Aloe Vera is safe for dogs? Pet food nutritionist & Otterhound expert, Adrian Wilkenson tells us yes!  There are no known side effects to Aloe Vera and a host of fantastic benefits. That's why FourFriends have included the remarkable plant in their range of dog food.



No-one is quite sure why the Aloe Vera plant has such healing and beneficial properties, but it is commonly regarded as being a great stabilizer for the immune system.  It has been proven to be very beneficial in helping conditions of the digestive system, particularly where inflammation is involved. The vitamins in Aloe Vera are used by the liver and other cells to help deal with these effects and prevent damage.


Several conditions affecting animals have their origins within the immune system. The most common ones are asthma, hay fever, and allergies.  Most animal’s skins problems are commonly associated with disorders of the immune system and Aloe Vera has frequently been found useful as an aid to controlling these problems. 


One of the most common ear conditions is Otitis, where inflammation and infection develop in the ear canals. Aloe Vera can aid and help prevent recurrences and boost the dogs’ own immunities. 


Aloe Vera also aids mobility in older animals with joint problems, and in general induces wellbeing & results in thicker, glossier & better-quality coats. 


FourFriends sales director, Adrian Wilkinson is proud Dog-Dad to Henry Otterhound.


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