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Is Yunnan Baiyao Safe For My Dog? Side Effect?

My Vet Recommended Yunnan Baiyao, But I Need To Know More.

Yunnan Baiyao (Also know as Yunnan Paiyao) is extremely safe for administration to canine dogs when recommended by a veterinarian. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a topic widely debated by western medicine practitioners, but most people fail to realize is TCM has been around for thousands of years and still to this day, it is widely used in Asia as a proactive and reactive medicine or dietary supplements. Western medicine have been known to alleviate symptoms very quickly but with side effects. Traditional Chinese medicine takes a slower approach to healing but with less side effects. Herbal remedies usually takes a few days to see effect but the results can be very effective.

100% herbal and natural ingredients are used when preparing TCM remedies. As with Yunnan Baiyao , it's ingredients is only a blend of different herbal ingredients. Some ingredients of Yunnan Baiyao include pseudo ginseng , sweet geranium , steamed and raw Sanqi , myrrh and dragon's blood. The exact formula of this blood healing medicine is still unknown and kept a secret from the general public.

What has it been used on ?

Yunnan Baiyao has been used on a wide variety of lab animals , horses , ponies , and rabbits. All the animals have benefited from the bleeding reducing effect with minimal side effects. Yunnan Baiyao also comes in powdered form and works well when applied to a open wound. Vietcong soldiers in the Vietnam war all carried this life saving formula for controlling gun wounds and other blood loss conditions. Yunnan baiyao was applied to opened wounds and the effects are immediate reducing both blood loss and swelling. Each pack also contains a "red emergency pill", this little red pill is a very potent version of the regular Yunnan Baiyao capsule. It is to be used in an emergency and can save lives. 

Side effects and administration basics

No documented major side effects have been found for dogs that have used Yunnan Baiyao as a supplement for a condition , however , there are a few golden rules to follow by :

  • Dogs should not be be given Yunnan Baiyao on a daily basis , Alternating days or 5 days on and 5 days off are recommended , further consultation with the veterinarian is suggested if liver problems are known. Possible research has shown daily use on a prolonged basis may elevate liver markers.
  • Your dog's existing condition and other medicine that is being taken can affect Yunnan Baiyao's effectiveness , therefore a veterinarian's recommendation and consultation is essential
  • Each capsule is 250mg (0.25g) , recommended dosage is 
  • 10lb dog and under - 1 capsule orally once per day
  • 10lb to 30lb dog - 1 capsule orally twice per day
  • 30lb to 60lb - 2 capsules orally twice a day
  • 60+lb - 2 capsules orally for three times per day

 Minor side effects that have been reported :

  • Unsettled stomach

Over dosage of Yunnan Baiyao can have symptoms similar to Aconitine poisoning. This may include: 

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Temporary paralysis
  • Pain 

Effects similar to aconitine poisoning were noted in humans taking amounts as high as 2 to 4 grams per dose (2000 to 4000 mg). If you suspect your dog has consumed an overdose please call your vet immediately or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control hotline on (888) 426-4435.


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