Three Simple Steps to Improve Your Horse’s Health and Wellness TODAY
Do you want your horse to live a longer and healthier life, all while lowering your vet bills at the same time? If you answered yes, it means you’ve got to start taking a proactive and preventative approach to horse health and wellness!
Common health issues horses struggle with are colic, ulcers, lameness, laminitis, spinal issues, allergies, and skin disease, but I am here to tell you that there is so much you can do to help prevent these issues in your horse.
Just because a health concern is common in horses, doesn’t mean that you can not take proactive steps in helping to prevent them.
Being proactive in trying to prevent illnesses and diseases is always better than waiting to receive the diagnosis and struggling to find the right recovery path. Recovery can be lengthy, it could be as simple as applying a cream, or as complicated as your horse being under surgery. Preventative care can reduce these situations and risks.
In this blog post, I’m going to show you 3 simple steps to improve your horse’s health and wellness, to help prevent our horses getting sick, and lower your vet bills.
Table of contents
- Supporting Gut Health Through Diet and Supplements
- Supporting Joint Health Through Homeopathy
- Herbal Support for Liver & Kidney Health
Step #1: Support Gut Health & Healthy Digestion
It’s estimated that between 50-70% of pleasure horses and between 80-90% of sport horses have gastric ulcers (1).
This is a big problem. Why? We know from human and veterinary research that over 80% of the immune system lives in the gut.
We all know how important it is to have a well-balanced and good immune system, right? So if your horse’s gut is unhealthy, its immune system cannot perform at its best and becomes less capable of protecting your horse from disease and injuries.
An unhealthy immune system can result in a higher risk of sporting injuries, colic, joint issues, suspensories, laminitis, and any number of common inflammatory issues affecting modern horses.
If you want to minimize these risks and lower your potential future vet bills, then you need to start supporting gut health now.
Here’s how you can start:
Have a look at the diet
Add the right Gut-Support supplements
Equine Gut Soothe is not just a probiotic, it is the world’s first species-specific probiotic backed by science, which means it includes exactly the type of good bacteria that your horse needs to thrive.
It also includes PREbiotics, medicinal herbs, and nutraceuticals that are highly beneficial for gut support in horses and increasing overall health in your horse.
Slippery Elm Bark:
Step #2: Support Joint Health
Joint issues are a common health concern, especially for performance horses and senior horses.
As always, our approach is to look at prevention early in life. If you want to lower your future vet bills, then start supporting your horse’s joint health now.
While ‘Equine Gut Soothe’ also does support joint health, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, we recommend additional support that is geared directly toward the joints and the support system around the joints.
Homeopathy for horses:
Not many horse owners have heard of homeopathy for horses before, but it is an incredible tool to have, especially when it comes to preventing and addressing joint issues naturally.
Homeopathy is gentle and effective but it’s also safe to use in competition horses with no risk of a positive random drug test.
To make it super simple for you and to take the guesswork out of homeopathy, we recommend for you to start with a combination remedy such as ‘Jump for JOYnts’.
Jump for Joynts is an incredible tool to have because it doesn’t only focus on the joints, it also supports ligaments, cartilage, tendons, muscles, bones, meniscus, joint fluid, and so much more.
It even supports the periosteum, which is the fine lining that goes over the bone and feeds the bones its nutrients and its blood.
‘Jump For Joynts’ from Adored Beast is our number one recommendation for joint health in dogs, cats, and horses.
You see, ‘Jump for JOYnts’ is an incredible tool for preventing joint issues, but due to the calendula content, it also supports rehabilitation and the growing of healthy tissue which helps to repair tendons and muscle injuries.
When it comes to joint health, we see the best results when we change our thought process and move away from strictly focusing on joint health all the time, but instead, we start supporting the entire support system that lays around the joints.
“Jump for JOYnts” is incredibly versatile and has been used in holistic veterinary practices for over a decade.
Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids
Modern-day equine diets can be very low in omega 3 essential fatty acids, which are important to support joint and nervous system health (6).
You can supplement your horse’s diet with plant-based sources of full-spectrum omega 3 such as flax, chia, hemp oil, and algae oils. It’s not recommended to use fish oil.
Step #3: Liver & Kidney Health
Your modern-day horse is exposed to an increased and unnatural amount of toxins in its environment. Toxin accumulation can lead to liver & kidney disease, digestive disease, skin issues, and so much more.
If you want to give your horse the best chance for a long and healthy life, then you’ve got to start supporting the health of their organs.
Minimize Toxin Exposure:
Herbicides are a hidden ingredient in most highly processed horse feed. Even if your horse feed comes from a “premium source”, it could still contain heavy loads of the toxic chemical glyphosate, which is a herbicide sprayed on crops such as sugar beets, wheat, corn, soy, barley, and alfalfa.
If you want to raise a healthy horse, we would recommend staying far away from these ingredients. If there is no way that you can stay away from ingredients like Alfalfa, then it only becomes even more important to use a herbal detox product such as Equine Liver Tonic, to help your horse detox from potential herbicides.
There are over 200 peer-reviewed studies that show Glyphosate can create gastric ulcers, dysregulate the metabolic system, induce cancer, and negatively affect the environment (8) (9) (10), which are big issues for horses.
It is important to minimize toxin exposure as much as possible by choosing the right organic feed, certified organic grooming products, and taking a proactive approach to horse wellness.
Herbal Support for Detox Organs:
With the increased amount of toxins that your horse is exposed to, it has become incredibly important to support your horse’s liver, kidney, and pancreas health, as early in life as possible.
Using herbs to naturally support the detox organs is an incredible way to improve your horse’s health and wellness.
Supporting the detox organs is vital for every horse, and it becomes extremely critical when your horse is exposed to drugs, chemicals, antibiotics, steroids, NSAID and dewormers. Using a detox supplement is a proactive way to support the liver, kidneys, and pancreas.
If you want your horse to live a longer, and healthier life, you have got to start acting now and start to be proactive about it.
Actively focusing on disease prevention can save yourself and your horse a lot of emotional and physical pain. Once your horse is diagnosed with a disease or joint issue it will be so much more stressful and expensive to find a treatment, so why don’t you start improving health naturally NOW?
You’ve got some amazing actionable steps right here.
Start by adding Equine Gut Soothe, Equine Jump for JOYnts, Hemp Seed Oil, and Equine Liver Tonic into your horses wellness program and join the hundreds of pet parents who swear by Adored Beast Products.
Honestly, we are beyond grateful and excited to be able to provide UAE horse parents with such incredible, holistic, and natural solutions to improve your horse’s health and lower your vet bills.
Holistic health and wellness for horses is something that’s not being talked about enough, and we are here to change that!
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About Charly Pruden
Charly is the mother of French Bulldog Milka, and Co-Founder of PAWDEGA. Charly has always had a passion for animals, but her passion for pet wellness activism began when Milka’s undiagnosed health issues were healed by adapting a natural, non-toxic, and proactive pet wellness lifestyle. Through extensive research, content creation, attending pet health conferences in the US, and working with world-renowned holistic and integrative veterinarians, Charly continues to raise awareness on important pet health topics to empower pet parents to help their pets live longer.