Quercetin is sometimes considered nature's Benadryl. It is a naturally occurring flavonoid found in many plants. Flavonoids (or bioflavonoids) are plant-pigments that play an essential role in attracting pollinators to plants. Flavonoids also offer a host of beneficial properties to humans, dogs, cats and other animals.
Give with Bromeliad (pineapple derived digestive enzyme) to help with digestion. Ratio is 1/4-1/3 amount of Bromeliad to Quercetin.
St. John's Wort Flower
Quercetin can be found in rich concentrations in some fruits, vegetables and herbs- that are safe for your dogs and cats. These include:
- Apples (fresh)
- Cherries (Dark)
- Garlic (Fresh)
- Grapefruit (Particularly white grapefruit) and grapefruit seed extract
- Green Tea
- Gingko biloba
- Chamomile Tea
- Summer Squash
- St. John's Wort
What is Quercetin?
Multiply weight of dog (lbs) by 8. For example, a 50 lb dog should receive 400 mg of Quercetin once a day. Can be divided in half and given twice a day.
Do Not give this drug with antibiotics or cyclosporine.
In very high doses, can cause kidney failure.
Do Not give to pregnant or lactating dogs or cats.
Quercetin is :
- anti-allergenic (anti-histamine)