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Lymphatic Drainage - Pet Herbals

Lymphatic Drainage - Pet Herbals

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Lymphatic drainage is a vital aspect of a pet's overall health, helping to remove waste and toxins from the body. While manual lymphatic drainage is a technique commonly used in humans, certain herbal and natural approaches may contribute to supporting lymphatic function in pets. 

Cleavers: Cleavers (Galium aparine) is an herb known for its traditional use in promoting lymphatic health. It is believed to have diuretic properties, aiding in the elimination of excess fluids and supporting lymphatic drainage. Cleavers may be included in herbal formulations or teas.

Red Clover: Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is another herb that is sometimes considered for its potential benefits in supporting the lymphatic system. It is believed to have mild diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties, which may contribute to the healthy functioning of the lymphatic system. Red clover can be included in herbal blends or as part of a pet's diet.

Exercise and Massage: Physical activity and gentle massage can also play a role in promoting lymphatic drainage in pets. Regular exercise helps stimulate lymphatic circulation, and activities like brisk walks or playful movements encourage the movement of lymphatic fluids. Gentle massage techniques performed by pet owners or trained professionals can aid in promoting the flow of lymph, contributing to overall well-being. It's essential to be mindful of the pet's comfort level during any massage or exercise.

While herbal and natural treatments may have potential benefits, they should be seen as part of a broader approach to promoting pet health. Regular check-ups allow veterinarians to monitor the pet's response to treatments and make adjustments as necessary for their optimal well-being.


How to Dose


0.5 kg – 4.5kg = 1-3 drops 2-3 x day

4.5kg – 10 kg = 3-5 drops 2-3 x day

10kg – 22kg = 5-10 drops 2-3x day

50kg onwards = 10 – 20 drops 2-3 x day

Start slow and slowly build up eg.  3 drops for first week, then increase second week to full dose. Remain on the dosage for a few weeks, then decrease slowly.  If symptoms return start again.


5 drops 2 x day with a strong-smelling food (to disguise) otherwise if you cat is brave you can place the drops inside their mouth.  Start slow and slowly build up eg.  3 drops for first week, then increase second week to full dose. Remain on the dosage for a few weeks, then decrease slowly.  If symptoms return start again.

May contain trace amounts of alcohol.  If you want to take the alcohol out of your tincture, then take lid off bottle, simmer slowly till water starts to bubble (only slightly bubbling) remover, then your done.  This will help to evaporate the alcohol from your tincture.



This website is for educational purposes only. The information provided here is not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a qualified veterinarian or healthcare professional for specific concerns or issues related to your pet's health.

While natural therapies can be valuable in supporting your pet's health, it's crucial to emphasize that consulting with a qualified veterinarian may also be essential.  When incorporating natural therapies alongside conventional medicine for your pets, it's crucial to exercise caution and be aware of potential contraindications. Certain herbs or supplements may interact with prescribed medications, affecting their efficacy or causing unintended side effects, underscoring their importance. Consulting with a veterinarian experienced in integrative approaches will help to ensure the well-being of your furry companions.

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