Herbsmith Athlete Dog & Cat Supplement is a combination of herbs used to balance the high energy, athletic dog. It supports the athletic nature of the dog and may combat fatigue from competition or daily training in the canine athlete. Rather than providing a short-lived boost of enthusiasm, this supplement functions by maintaining the fluids of the body and allowing the dog to attain peak performance. Like any athlete, time and stress take a toll on the body of the active dog. The depletion of the dog's natural level of fluids may lead to fatigue, lethargy and decreased performance. Herbsmith Athlete makes the dog as balanced as possible allowing the canine athlete to perform to the fullest. All Herbsmith supplements are beneficial for cats, too.
By nature the athletic dog is yang, which is exhibited as active, outward or energetic behavior with high levels of running and movement. This excess of yang can burn off the body's yin (fluids). Herbsmith Athlete is a yin tonic that nourishes the blood and balances the dog's level of yin and yang. The herbs in Herbsmith Athlete have blood-moving properties that ease discomfort caused by normal training and competition.
Chinese herbs work to address the root causes of underlying dis-harmonies within the animal. They have been used successfully for thousands of years to support health. Chinese herbs work using a system of observing signs/symptoms. This is then translated into a pattern, or more commonly, a series of patterns. These patterns correlate to specific conditions. The goal is to bring the state of the body into balance, resulting in relief. Once the body is in a balanced state, health is maintained. Typically you will see the results of the herbs within a few weeks.
Though Herbsmith herbal blends are very palatable when mixed during mealtime, occasionally dogs are hesitant to eat the herbs because of the unfamiliar taste and smell. If a dog is hesitant, simply try adding a pinch of the powder during mealtime to gradually ac
Cooked Rhemannia root (shu di huang) - Nourishes yin and blood.
Angelica Tang Kuei (dang gui tou) - Tonifies and invidorates blood.
Dioscorea (shan yao) - Tonifies the spleen and kidneys.
Eucommia Bark (du zhong) - Tonifies the liver and kidneys.
Achyranthes Root (huai niu xi) - Supports the bones, tendons and joints.
Honey Coated Licorice Root (gan cao) - Tonifies the spleen and Qi.
Cornus fruit (shan zhu yu) - Tonifies the liver and kidneys.
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<b>CAUTION:</b> Not to be used in pregnant pets. If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product. Not for use within 48 hours of surgery/anesthesia.