There is widespread debate as to whether or not it's safe to give a dog aloe vera juice, with little decisive evidence coming out of this. However, opinion is pretty much unanimous that it's 100% OK to add a specific dose of aloe vera gel to your dog's food as part of a healthily balanced diet. Aloe vera gel has reportedly helped the effectiveness of a range of pet treatments - including ringworms, pulled muscles, gum ulceration, sore teats, abscesses, wounds and skin problems. Please note, however, that you should always consult your vet before using aloe vera alongside other prescribed drugs to treat a certain condition. This is nothing to worry about, though, but is merely an extra safety precaution that helps minimize possible risks and side effects of specific veterinary treatments.
Aloe vera is well known for its healing properties, and is available in a range of forms from health stores and pet shops. Juiced aloe vera may be too strong for your Beagle, though, which is why you'd be better off investing in a gelled variety of the product instead. Aloe vera juice is typically used in humans for improved immunity and faster healing, and whilst it could be beneficial to your pet and is in no way toxic, its strength may result in diarrhea. To avoid this messy situation, it's best to add a small dose of aloe vera gel to your pet's food once a day in accordance with the instructions on the retail package.
Whilst aloe vera is famed for its healing properties, it can also be used as a method of disease prevention in your pet Beagle. As is often said of holistic treatments: Prevention is better than cure. With this in mind, you may want to invest in aloe vera to boost your pet's immune system and keep your canine companion as healthy as possible. The widely-used product is available in both spray and gel form from most good pet shops, or can even be bought online at highly competitive prices.
I have two labs, one is 8 the other is 8+ much older...they both were having coat problems, I buy expensive food, they do have food allergies to corn so it is difficult sometimes. I started about a month ago filleting the aloe leaf and cutting the gel into small pieces for them, I put about 3 tbls. A day in their food. They love it and are itching less and show no signs of it being harmful for them. We live in Arizona now and there are no greens for them to graze on when they get upset tummy's. All I have read about natural aloe and we have lots of it in Arizona the gel can be ingested for a lot of different symptoms. My older dog was experiencing some choking issues, coughing and has a ear tear that never seems to heal completely, she no longer coughs or chokes and I hold a fresh piece of gel on her ear tear a couple of times a day and it is finally healing...so. In these times vet visits are a premium for me at the moment. I would never give my dog anything I wouldn't do or take either. We have to do what we have to do, the internet makes it easy to get a variety of opinions on things and we are no different from Dr.s...they are only "practicing medicine" as well. You have to pay attention closely to how the body reacts then you know. Everything in moderation and you should be ok with your pet and yourself.
I have a rottie mix and with her double coat, she tends to shed a lot...I have been giving her aloe vera juice in her water as well as mixing "fresh" meat from a plant leaf ( about a month now) and she barely sheds now, she has a very soft sleek shiny black coat, plus living in Florida we get a lot of fleas and ticks, since using the aloe, I have noticed she rarely gets a flea on her, I have also stopped using Frontline Plus all together! I have also noticed that since giving her the aloe, her anal glands do not block up now!!! Also as a bonus I give her fresh garlic in her wet food which helps for fleas also! Good luck, in my opinion aloe is awesome for animals!
My dog has allergies which make her scratch incessantly. I have been researching this myself. What I have found that it is recommended to add 1 teaspoon of juice for every 10 pounds of dog to their food, daily. You need to be careful because Aloe Vera can cause diarrhea. I decided to start small and increase the dose to the maximum and see if I notice any changes in my dogs behavior/bowel movements. .
I give my French Bulldog a squeeze of fresh Aloe Vera juice when he has tummy upset, right off the plant. He's never thrown up after it and seems a lot better after he's ingested it. I've taken it as well. I think it's a wonderful plant to have around. I don't understand the poison issue. Vets, dog lovers, groomers and other sources recommend it. Unless your dog is allergic to Aloe Vera, I think it's just fine to give this natural plant.
I have been feeding my dogs raw juices for over 10 years, and aloe Vera too, I have never had a sick dog, following a raw diet, including raw meats and veggies, I make all my dogs food, I personally would never feed my dog food that comes out of a factory.
I don't think it's poisonous ... there are many canine products available with aloe vera as their active ingredient. I would ask your vet if it's ok to feed pure aloe vera juice to your dog. But I use high-quality aloe vera gel topically on my dog to help with a skin/coat condition because I was told that it was safe if he licked it.
Clearly NOT poisonous!! It's amazing on the body and with pets
Yes you can - call in at your vets and ask them if they stock it - they should! Mine's been having it for years and I swear by it. I have have a tub every month for her tummy allergies and my pet insurance pays for it.
I don't know where you got this idea and I can't imagine giving a dog anything I wouldn't be willing to ingest. The advice above is sound. Invest a good home veterinary reference book and consult it before even thinking about any home remedy. Most include information about what over-the-counter people remedies can be used for dogs.
Why would you give a dog aloe vera juice ?
No! Aloe is poisonous to dogs and actually people as well.