Is Aloe Vera Gel of any benefit to a dog with pancreatic insufficiency?
A. If the pancreas stops producing sufficient digestive enzymes, the animal will not be able to digest its food efficiently. This leads to loss of weight even though the dog may have a ravenous appetite. They may also show poor, dry coats and pass bulky fatty faeces. This disease can be confirmed by a veterinary surgeon who will then prescribe the necessary medication and dietary advice. I have found that adding 60mls Aloe Vera Gel to their diets with these tablets/capsules can also prove beneficial. Q. Are Aloe Vera preparations suitable for pregnant and lactating animals? A. Oral and topical Aloe Vera Gels and Aloe Vera Gelly are made from 100%-stabilised gel are perfectly safe to use in all species, which are pregnant or lactating. A number of studies carried out in the sixties showed that Aloe Vera has no measurable levels of toxicity.