Our Staffs' Product Picks for Holistic Healthcare Solutions

Pet Grocer™ Staff Picks for Holistic Healthcare Solutions

At Pet Grocer™ our staff get so many questions from pet parents asking for advice on ways to provide a basic 'first line' of treatment when rashes, scrapes, diarrhea, bites, and upset tummies pop up. As it turns out, there is a regular group of go-to items that we are constantly recommending. Our staff love to keep these products on stand-by in their home’s holistic medicine cabinet for quick use when their pets need a boost or get into a scrape. 

These holistic approaches work with your pet’s body to support the immune system, encourage healing, and re-set the body’s balance.

Let’s take a look at our staffs top picks:

Olive Leaf Powder

Known for its anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic,

natural diuretic, antiviral, and antioxidant properties

Who/What is it good for?

  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Wound and skin irritations
  • FeLV & FIV
  • Osteoarthritis
  • UTI
  • May help get rid of intestinal parasites
  • Helps kill off yeast overgrowth (yeast candida), boosts the immune system and fights pathogens, including yeast fungi
  • Is considered to be Anti-Cancer (oleuropein in olive leaf is a polyphenol, an antioxidant that has anti-cancer functions. When used in extract form, it may help tumours in animals regress or disappear)
  • Used in cats and dogs
  • Kennel cough
  • Infection
  • Arthritis (pain relief and anti-inflammatory)
  • Diabetes (helps control blood sugar)
  • Potent antioxidant
  • Laxative
Olive Leaf Powder at Pet Grocer

 Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is made from carbon-rich materials such as wood or coconut shells. It is "activated" through a process that increases its surface area, making it capable of adsorbing toxins.

Who/What is it good for?

  • Adsorb toxins from the gastrointestinal tract
  • Common poisonings that may be improved by activated charcoal administration (i.e.: Chocolate)
  • Can help release the venom from bites and stings
  • Can help pets with renal failure or kidney disease eliminate toxins and urea
  • May help draw infection out from wounds
  • Can assist with detoxing your pet from chemical-based flea treatments
  • Has been shown to assist with diarrhea and intestinal gas
  • May be used with cats and dogs

Activated Charcoal at Pet Grocer

Chia Seeds

Organic chia seeds are helpful for people and pets. 

Who/What is it good for?

  • Sprinkle on a salad or in baking for yourself
  • May be used to help with digestive upset in pets
  • Organic chia seeds are a staple in keto diets for pets with cancer
  • To help dogs with loose stools/diarrhea give 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 lbs of dog body weight, for up to two days
  • To help cats with loose stools/diarrhea give 1/8 teaspoon for every 10lbs of cat body weight, for up to two days

How to Use

Always feed with wet food (raw or home cooked, canned, broth, goat milk, etc.) or hydrate chia seeds before adding to dry foods. To do this, soak seeds in a 1:10 ratio of seeds to water. Soak until the seeds produce a gel coating or at least 30 minutes. 

Chia Seeds at Pet Grocer

Slippery Elm 

Slippery Elm is a deciduous tree found in eastern North America. First Nations have used the inner bark for centuries as a remedy for digestive upset, coughs and more. Harvested in the spring, you can use it internally and topically. It has a sweet taste and is usually found in powder form. 

Who/What is it good for?

  • May soften and soothe skin
  • Can help to reduce redness, swelling and pain
  • Can help relieve acute diarrhea
  • May soothe upper respiratory passages
  • May act as a mild laxative to help with bowel movements. 
  • Helpful when transitioning from kibble to raw
  • Slippery elm secretes a gooey substance called mucilage. Mucilage creates a protective film to relieve mucous membrane irritation
  • Urinary tract (Often recommended for unexplained inflammation in the bladder. Bladder and urinary tract infections are frequently just inflammation, rather than bacteria.)
  • Helps to nourish the body. It’s packed with nutrients like vitamins A, B complex, C, K, calcium, magnesium and sodium
  • May be used with cats and dogs

Slippery Elm at Pet Grocer

Adored Beast Your Go 2

Your Go 2 is a first response homeopathic combination to address pain, shock, trauma, fever, disease, inflammation, and more at the initial onset.

Who/What is it good for?

  • Homeopathic Arnica 30C and Homeopathic Aconite 30C 
  • Arnica is indicated for trauma, pain, bruising, swelling, inflammation and fear
  • Aconite is used in both acute and chronic situations - indicated for pain, hypersensitivity, fear, trauma, fever, stomach issues
  • May be used with cats and dogs

Adored Beast Your Go 2 at Pet Grocer

Pet Grocer Paw & Nose Balm 

This 2 oz wind up tube can last you all winter and summer long. 

It is hand made in small batches, using our own organic calendula steeped olive oil. Love isn't listed on the ingredient label - but it's in there!

Who/What is it good for?

  • Paw balm applied to the pads of the feet helps to repel snow build up between the toes and protects pads from salt
  • Apply during the summer to help keep paw pads moisturized after walking on hot asphalt
  • Dry nose getting your pet down? Swipe some of our balm over that rough area and help heal and repair the skin there
  • For seniors, those rough spots on the elbows are happy after getting a bit of relief with our balm
  • Good for cats, dogs and people!

Handcrafted Paw & Nose Balm at Pet Grocer

Leucillen Antiseptic Spray

A powerful anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal solution that is safe, non-toxic, pH neutral and fast acting! It is useful for all mammals, birds and reptiles while being safe for sensitive skin and eyes.

Who/What is it good for?

  • Fights infections and skin irritations, while killing 99.99999% of germs
  • Clean and flush open cuts or minor wounds
  • It soothes itchy, irritated and inflamed skin and doesn’t sting
  • May be used with all mammals, including cats and dogs

How to Use

Because Hypochlorous is a natural chemical already existing in the body, animals prone to skin sensitively with other products will not suffer any adverse reactions to Leucillin, it is 100% safe to use on sensitive areas and is completely harmless to be ingested where domestic pets are likely to lick at treated areas. Spray liberally, let dry naturally, repeat as needed.

Leucillen antiseptic spray at Pet Grocer

Want to stock your pet’s health cabinet? We’ve put all of our favourite products in one grab & go kit that SAVES you 10% off retail pricing plus Bonus reference cards & canine first aid booklet!

These kits are great for stocking your home cabinet or gifting to new pet owners. 

Pet Grocer™ Holistic Healthcare Solutions Kit

**It is important to note that while these natural remedies may be effective in supporting your pet's health, they are not a replacement for proper holistic veterinary care. It is important to seek the advice of a holistic veterinarian.**