Activated Charcoal Powder Should be Used More

Activated Charcoal Powder Should be Used More

Activated charcoal powder is a black, odorless, flavorless powder that has been used for centuries to heal a variety of ailments, including drug overdoses and as an anti-poison.  Basically, it helps the gut clear out any toxins and detoxify the bad stuff. 

My English Bulldog, Sheldon (pictured below) unfortunately ate some of my 18-month old daughters' food, which was super healthy for humans, but contained onions, which he most definitely ate.  I know this because he was throwing up and, thankfully onions came out.  He felt miserable and I knew we had a problem on our hands. 

I wanted him to feel better immediately and took a teaspoon of charcoal, and mixed it with 1/4 of a cup of water and gave him 2.5mL via syringe.  I watched him closely all morning and noticed he was thankfully perking up within an hour.  I then gave him Nux Vomia 30c, a homeopathic remedy often used after eating food that is not agreeable.  2 hours later, he was completely fine.  Eating, drinking and playing normally.  I was and am grateful.  

I often wonder why charcoal isn't used more frequently.  It is super cheap, and can be purchased on amazon.  Bonus, it can be used as a natural teeth-whitener.  Moral of this blog post: if your dog has an upset stomach and ate something no bueno, use activated charcoal to speed up their recovery. 


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