Last Modified on Feb 21, 2015
Sometimes the simplest natural cures are the most effective. You might never have thought to look toward that jar of molasses way back in the cupboard as a potential home remedy for your pet's ailment, but in fact molasses -- particularly blackstrap molasses -- has a long and popular history as a natural cure for many ailments among dogs and humans alike.
Far more than simply sugar, molasses is full of minerals and a few other nutrients, the combination of which has proven effective at combatting both acute and chronic ailments.
Natural Pet Cures: In particular, Earth Clinic community members and the wider alternative health community have used molasses in the treatment of arthritis in dogs. Also, some report using molasses successfully as a remedy for dogs suffering symptoms of bereavement and even for tumors.
I would like to start giving my dog's blackstrap molasses for arthritis. I'm not sure if it needs to be organic or if the plain stuff from walmart would work. Also, I read that coconut oil would be helpful, does it need to be cold pressed or virgin or ????. Thank you and my babies thank you.
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02/20/2013Posted by Amelia (Hattiesburg, Ms) on 09/12/2008
[YEA] I read the email about the dogs being given the Blackstrap Molasses and how they are vibrant and doing fine, so I decided to give my pomeranian who is suffering from arthritis some BSM on some cooked white rice. Well I'm glad I did and I am giving it to him and my other dogs over white rice every 2 days and boy do they have energy. My Pom has been jumping like he use to jump before the arthritis pain. I have a miniture chihuahua and 2 American Stafford Shireterriers and they all seem more vibrant and happy. I myself take BSM and it has worked wonders for me. My anemia is over, my tiredness is gone, I feel so much better since reading this BSM Info on this site. Thank you guys so much and may God forever Bless each of you that shared.Replied by Raveesh
01/13/2010Posted by D (Atlanta, GA) on 09/08/2007
[YEA] Many, many thanks to Archie from West Covina, Cal for writing in about molasses for aging/sad dogs. I had just bought organic molasses (regular, not blackstrap) at the grocery store for myself and decided after reading Archie's email that I would also give it to my two dogs. One of my dogs is a 13 years old, 55 pound shepard mutt who has a rough time walking up hills when we go on our daily walks. I added molasses to both dogs meals today (good quality kibble, slightly undercooked ground turkey, and 1/2 teaspoon of molasses that I watered down with hot water) and OMG!! I cannot believe the difference in just one day! On our walk tonight, my elderly dog walked at a fast clip the entire walk, even on the hills. No problem whatsoever. WOW! Molasses should be a must for all aging dogs. I will write in again after they've been on it longer with another update. My dog won't touch apple cider vinegar or any other supplement I try to give him, so this remedy is a God send. My finicky boy dog actually likes the taste of molasses!
P.S. I am slowly going to increase the amount of molasses I give the dogs. I am starting slowly because I don't want them to get the runs!
EC: More arthritis remedies for pets here: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/arthritis.htmlReplied by Edith
Clifton, Tx. USA