What is Ming Mu Di Huang (for Dogs)?
Ming Mu Di Huang is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formula recommended for dogs, cats, horses and other pets with chronic eyes problems characterized by poor or blurred vision and dry eyes. It is made with the classical TCM formula Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Six Flavor Rehmannia as a base and then adds several herbs that further tonify and strengthen the Liver which - according to TCM - is the organ that needs to be fully nourished in order to promote strong, healthy eyes and clear vision.
Primary Western Medical indications for Ming Mu Di Huang:
- Chronic uveitis
- Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU)
- Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS)
Herbal Ingredients in Ming Mu Di Huang:
Bai Ji Li (Tribulus fruit), Bai Shao (White peony root), She Jue Ming (Abalone shell), Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum flower), Dang Gui (Angelica root), Fu Ling (Poria), Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycium Chinesis), Mu Dan Pi (Moutan cortex), Shan Yao (Dioscorea), Shan Zhu Yu (Cornus fruit), Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia, prepared), Ze Xie (Alisma)
Ming Mu Di Huang Dosage Guidelines:
Since Ming Mu Di Huang Wan strengthens and moistens the body systems associated with healthy vision using natural herbs (i.e. it is not a pharmaceutical intervention), dosing does not need to be exact. Use the following as a rough guideline to get your pet started on the formula and then adjust according to how the symptoms change over time.
How to Administer Ming Mu Di Huang Teapills to Your Pet:
under 30 lbs: 8 teapills/day in two doses
30 - 60 lbs: 12 teapills/day in either two or three doses
60 - 120 lbs: 16-20 teapills/day in either two or three doses
over 120 lbs.: 8 teapills, 3x/day (for a total of 24 in a day
General Note Regarding Proper Dosing for Animals:
Ideally, dosage should vary based on observation of your pet's pattern of symptoms over time. You may want to start on the high end of the guidelines (or even exceed them by a factor of up to 2x), especially if your pet appears to have a lot of discomfort.