Aloe vera is a plant species with several medicinal and nutritional uses. Recently, aloe vera juice has been identified as a healthy, all-natural supplement for both humans and pets due to the many benefits it provides. Made by scooping the nutrients-filled gel from the inside of the aloe leaf and blending it with water, aloe vera leaf juice is completely safe to apply topically, according to experts. Though consumption of the aloe leaf itself is not recommended for pets or people, there are a host of skin-nourishing benefits that can be found within the gel/aloe leaf juice contained within the aloe leaf itself. Let’s explore these benefits together!
Relieves Skin Irritation
After your pet starts using aloe vera leaf juice, they can say goodbye to dry, irritated skin! Numerous reports have tested the role of topical aloe vera use in skin conditions and wound healing management including psoriasis, dermatitis, burn injuries and more. If your pet is prone to irritated skin, try out aloe vera leaf juice to help combat this issue and have your pet on their way to feeling and looking great!
Hydrates and Moisturizes
Aloe vera gel is 99 percent water, which means when you mix it with more water to create the juice, you’re pretty much at a 1000 percent water content (that might be an exaggeration, but you get the idea). That being said, aloe vera juice is a great way to prevent or treat dehydration. Additionally, aloe vera juice contains electrolyte minerals, including magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium. These electrolytes are lost when your pet sweats and when it’s hot outside. Aloe vera juice can help your pet replenish lost electrolytes and remain hydrated, healthy and happy!
Many studies have reported that aloe vera has useful effects on wounds, especially the healing of cutaneous wounds. Aloe gel consists of glycoproteins, which prevent against inflation and pain and accelerate their improvement trend. Likewise, it contains polysaccharides, which stimulate skin growth and healing. Aloe gel can be used for treatment of internal and external wounds.
The Bottom Line
As you can see, aloe vera leaf juice can work wonders on your pet (and also yourself!). Because of the many incredible skin benefits it provides, we proudly list it as the hero ingredient in our Hogwash shampoos! Snag a few bottles of Hogwash Shampoo by visiting the link below to witness these benefits yourself!