hund-birchThe birch came to us from the north. There are many myths and legends, dating back to Celtic times. Even back then, birch was used as a medicine. Tea was made from the leaves and wound dressings were made from the bark.

Some helpful tips for treating dogs:

Birch leaves are effective for allergies, increase the amount of urine and flush out the urinary tract. They prevent inflammation, kill bacteria and heal eczema and wounds.
Weeping, itching or festering wounds are washed out with boiled birch leaves or birch buds and dabbed. This also has a disinfectant effect.
For mange, it is best to use birch bark tar. You can’t make it yourself, but you can buy it at the pharmacy.
If your dog suffers from stubborn eczema, you can spread birch bark tar thickly on the wound and protect it from licking with a gauze cloth.

If you want to collect birch leaves yourself, you should do so in spring

They are washed thoroughly and dried in the blazing sun. Then they are stored in a dark and airtight container. According to the advice of an expert, the average daily dose if you want to make a tea is 2 – 4 grams. Small dogs get 2 grams, medium dogs 3 and large dogs 4 grams a day. Boil the leaves with 100 ml of water, let the tea steep a little longer and pour the liquid through a sieve. The tea tastes a bit bitter, so you can let it boil down and add a little honey.
If you give it a spoonful throughout the day, it helps to relieve allergies and heal the skin from the inside.</p >

However, you should remember that there is no medical experience with birch leaves for treating pregnant and lactating dogs.

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