Chinese herb for my dogs failing vision.?
To any TCM on the internet, my dog is a 12 year old miniature pinscher 12 lbs. She has failing vision due to aging. Nothing special or specific. I was thinking of getting her the herb called Visex or by it's Chinese name, Ming Mu Di Huang Wan.
Do you think this is fine? If so what dose? If not, what do you recommend?
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
TCM is not going to help 'failing vision due to aging', you need to take the dog to the vets to see if anything can be done, (which is highly unlikely) or if you prefer to a trained/qualified homeopathic vet
- ZotsRuleLv 72 months ago
Absolutely NOT. Chinese herbs are not regulated and NEVER should be given to pets. If your dog is losing its sight GET IT TO THE VET. There could be things that could be done.
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 72 months ago
Before you give your dog any thing like that, check with your Vet. Don't ever give your dog anything that you haven't run past your Vet first. Always.
If you don't know anything about it, don't give it. Go to an Herb shop & ask the employees.
- *****Lv 72 months ago
Do not do this unless you clear it with a holistic vet that's well-versed in herbal medication for dogs. Dogs can metabolize substances differently than humans, and many products that are safe for human use are not safe for dogs.
Additionally, most vision problems in older dogs are the result of cataracts forming, which is not a condition that herb is claimed to help treat (it only claims to help prevent them). Cataracts, once formed, are irreversible physical damage to the lens that can only be treated surgically.