Could your dog or cat benefit from herbal supplements?

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NHV Natural Pet Products are vet-formulated
to promote heath and healing in dogs and cats

Note: This is a sponsored post. Read more to learn how you can win natural supplements for your dog or cat.

NHV Natural Pet Products supports the well-being of dogs and cats.

The company’s vet-formulated herbal solutions are designed to promote health and healing, according to its web site.

Its products are made with 100 percent natural ingredients without additives or preservatives, according to NHV. They were formulated by an herbalist and a holistic veterinarian and are used and recommended by the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee.

Could your pet benefit from NHV Natural Pet Products?

Some of the products through NHV could benefit most pets while others are deigned to help pets with more specific ailments. Of course, it’s always best to consult with a veterinarian if your pet is not well.

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“NHV products are supplements that can be used to prevent possible health issues that certain breeds may be susceptible to or can be used to support a pet’s health and well-being when a health problem arises,” according to the company.

Below are two examples of products from NHV that most pets could benefit from. The company sent me the following to give to my 8-year-old Lab mix Ace.

Milk Thistle NHVMilk thistle for dogs and cats

$34.95 per 3.4-ounce bottle

Milk thistle can be used to protect and strengthen the pet’s liver, according to NHV.

I thought this would be a good supplement to start adding to my dog’s food because, unfortunately, I give him chemical flea prevention products and toxic heartworm prevention.

According to the NHV, milk thistle can help by:


  • Removing toxins from the dog or cat’s liver
  • Improving liver function
  • Supporting  regeneration of the liver


It is also safe for long term use at the recommended dosage, according to NHV.

Yucca for dogs and cats

$35.95 per 1.75-ounce bottle

Yucca is a nutritious, herbal root that contains two important minerals that help with the absorption of vitamins and minerals, according to NHV. It may help dogs or cats with:


  • Managing pain from inflamed muscles or joints
  • Digestion
  • Stimulating appetite


I thought this product might help Ace because he tends to get sore joints after longer walks or playing. It’s hard to tell if it’s helped, but I plan to keep adding it to his food for the next month or so.

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Other products from NHV

I asked the company about other popular products even though they may not necessarily benefit my specific animals.

While I haven’t given these particular products to my pets, they are examples of what’s available through NHV. I would also be interested in the company’s natural flea prevention products if not for allergies to the ingredients. Check out its full list of products here.

Supraglan for dogs and cats

supraglan from NHV Pet Products$43.95 per 3.4-ounce bottle

Supraglan is an all-natural, vet-formulated supplement to help dogs and cats deal with the symptoms of adrenal gland dysfunction such as increased thirst, frequent urination, hair loss or skin problems, according to the web site. It helps, regulate water and electrolyte levels.

Tripsy for dogs and cats

$37.95 per 3.4-ounce bottle

This product is formulated to help dogs and cats with kidney disease and kidney failure, according to NHV. The herbal remedy promotes proper urinary health and can ease painful urination.

How you can win supplements for your dog or cat

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NHV Natural Pet Products is giving away a free bottle of yucca and a free bottle of milk thistle to one lucky winner.

To enter: Leave a comment below telling me why your dog or cat would like to win. I will select the winner at random on Monday July 14. Must have a U.S. or Canadian mailing address to win. *Congrats to Kellie!

Plus, newsletter subscribers have a second chance to win!

Watch for the next newsletter for info on how to enter the second drawing. If you are not subscribed to That Mutt’s newsletter, you can do so below. The newsletter goes out 3 or 4 times per month and is a digest of recent posts. *Congrats to Mary!

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13 thoughts on “Could your dog or cat benefit from herbal supplements?”

  1. We used to prescribe milk thistle to birds with liver issues all the time. I’ve also heard Yucca is good for gassy dogs. Maybe I need to get some for Shiner. She has been pretty gassy lately!

    1. Lindsay Stordahl

      Good to hear milk thistle can help all sorts of different animals. It’s also good for people, I hear!

  2. I think it just depends on the situation. We have tried lots of natural stuff and had little luck, but if the situation is right we would give it a try.

    1. Lindsay Stordahl

      Yep, I think you’re right. I know quite a few pet owners will use natural products in addition to or in rotation with the more conventional options. Sometimes that may be the best option for some pets.

  3. D.O.G. would love to try some yucca and milkthistle!! He turned 6 this year and I think adding a little of both would just help him stay his wonderful playful self. 🙂

    Yucca is also given to horses for pain and inflamation as well, and I’ve heard good things about it in horses so it should be good for dogs and cats too!!

    And yes, I would give the Yucca at least a month to see if you see a difference. Sometimes the body has to attain a certain level before the effects really show!

  4. Mary Alice Kropp

    I would love to try the NHV products with my dog. I really like the idea of natural, holistic supplements for both people and animals.

  5. Kellie Obrien

    I used The Missing Link for my Belgian tervuren when we first got her. She was a rescue & had been living in a parking lot for at least 6 months. It helped her coat & just gave her some much needed extra nutrition. I, too, worry about the heart worm & flea meds I give my dogs. I’ve REALLY struggled lately with the vaccination issue. Then we’ve got insecticides etc. for our lawn. Knowing the benefit of many natural herbs, vitamins & minerals for humans, I can’t help but believe they would benefit my animals. Just like us, they are what they eat.

  6. I would love to try this for my 9 year old chi, Stella. Her last blood work showed high liver functions. This looks great!!

  7. I am so glad to find this web site. We are having such a bad time with fleas here in Ohio in August 2015. We are trying to get rid of them in a natural way with a vinegar, lemon juice, witch hazel and water sprayed on my cat’s coats. The recipe is 1/2 gallon water, 1 gallon white vinegar, 16 oz. lemon juice, 8 oz. witch hazel. We also use this to spray the floors in basement and garage. The lemon juice can be bought in a bottle at the supermarket.
    We are using borax on the carpets along with shallow dishes with water and Dawn dish washing detergent with a votive battery operated candle in the middle of the dish. I put this to work at night as the light draws the fleas to it and then they die in the soapy water. I really don’t want to try bombing the house with chemicals, but it might be the last option.

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