Date: 2002-07-09 06:05:26 UTC
Subject: RE: Timmy's Tonic & Red Clover
Last time I read the label, Timmy's Tonic contained honey. Some people will tell you that honey is metabolized differently than sugar but you should find out if your vet would agree with that.
Have you researched *all* the ingredients in TT to verify that they do not interact with the medications your guy is already taking or cause any other problems with his existing conditions?
For instance (and I realize this relates to humans), at
http://www.healthandage.com/html/res/com/ConsHerbs/Licoricech.html, it says that "People with high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, or kidney, heart, or liver conditions should avoid licorice."
Just because something is marketed as holistic doesn't mean that it is harmless (or helpful). You should always check with your vet before giving him anything. I prefer to use natural remedies one at a time so I can control the results better. It also allows me to avoid using herbs for conditions that may not exist in my kids.
I supplement my younger kids with an Hill's a/d made into a soup once a day and 2-5 times daily for older kids depending upon how much other food they take in. They can easily consume 30-50 cc's at each sitting. I've been using it for about 8 years and it has saved many of life.
Good luck with your kid.