The mutt has been peeing blood lately so I purchased some Yunnan Baiyao, which I have given her in the past. I am not a fan of stuff like this (that is stuff with mystery ingredients, not Chinese or herbal medicine in general), but it does seem to work to relieve bleeding - and with no observable side effects. She gets one pill twice a day, and I will give it to her until the bleeding stops, but she was on it for months at a time when first diagnosed in 2015. I suspect that it was probably one of the factors that have allowed her to make it this far. According to wikipedia, it has a very interesting history in China and Vietnam and a good reputation for helping with bleeding. I've found that there are several different companies that make the stuff (some call it "Yunnan Paiyao" though I have no idea if there is a difference). But since the formulations are a closely held secret, I have been sticking with this brand which has been effective in the past, and includes the "red pill" which fortunately I have not had to use yet. The red pill is for serious bleeding or shock according to the information I have read online, and some people have claimed it helped dogs like mine, near the end, to boost energy or mood. The only other thing to add is that my dog will not take these pills unless I coat every part of it with peanut butter since they have an odd smell which is hard to describe. I have tried pill pockets, but she will spit it out as soon as she bites into it.
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