December 11, 2017

Threats Natural Herbs and Oils Pose to Animals

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, president and CEO of CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Centers, warns that there are a number of herbal medicines that pose health risks to pets.


Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, president and CEO of CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Centers, warns that there are a number of herbal medicines that pose health risks to pets.

Herbal strychnine can be toxic to the nervous system, Dr. Robinson says, and aconite which can cause fatal arrhythmias. Herbs commonly used for humans, such as tea tree oil, when used on a small animal could be lethal, Dr. Robinson adds.

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