Miracle Herb: Yunnan Baiyao for Dogs

Learn about the use of Yunnan Baiyao for dogs, an asian herbal remedy which has gained a lot of popularity worldwide.

Yunnan Baiyao, translated as “white medicine from Yunnan”, is a vastly popular asian herb widely used in the Chinese army. It’s reputation in asia is reportedly equal to that of penicillin in the western world. It has many uses, but is most commonly given to dogs as a treatment for tumors of the heart and spleen. There are no expected side effects of Yunnan Baiyao use though some herbal remedies may cause stomach upset.

Yunnan Baiyao dosage for dogs

The dosage of trilostane for dogs is size dependent. Pills come in various formulations ranging from 10 mg capsules up to 120 mg. Check the following table for typical dosage amounts:

Weight of dog Amount To Administer
Less than 33 lbs One 250 mg capsule twice daily
33 – 66 lbs Two 250 mg capsules twice daily
Over 66 lbs Two 250 mg capsules three times a day

Yunnan Baiyao may also be used topically. Simply pop open a 250 mg capsule, and sprinkle the contents onto wounds at a dosage of one capsule per 22 lbs.

Is Yunnan Baiyao safe for dogs?

Yunnan Baiyao is considered very safe for use when used as recommended.

Safety precautions

  • Speak to the vet before using Yunnan Baiyao, as a stronger substance may be needed alongside the herb to adequately treat your dog
  • Give Yunnan Baiyao 3 full hours after your pet has eaten but not on a completely empty stomach (i.e. in the morning)
  • Avoid over-use of this herb, as potency may be lost over time with continued use
  • Anticipate the possibility of stomach upset

It’s a good idea to speak to your vet about any symptoms which you are hoping to treat with Yunnan Baiyao. Though Yunnan Baiyao is highly effective for dogs, in some cases, it may need to be used in conjunction with a stronger medicine, or may not provide adequate relief from symptoms.

Over-use of this herb may result in a loss of efficiency over time. It is also sometimes recommended to avoid use of Yunnan Baiyao on pregnant/lactating dogs.

Uses of Yunnan Baiyao for dogs

Yunnan Baiyao has many uses, most notably for the treatment of:

  • Bleeding tumors
  • Bleeding in general
  • Swelling
  • Pain

It is most commonly recommended by vets during the treatment of tumors.

Side effects of Yunnan Baiyao use in dogs

No side effects are expected when used as recommended. Some herbal supplements may cause stomach upset.

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