Botanical medicine, also known as “herbalism” or “herbal medicine,” is a medical system based on the use of plants, plant extracts, and essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Common herbal supplements include ginger, peppermint, chamomile, turmeric, and cannabis, among others. Since ancient times, many cultures have used botanical medicine to treat illness and assist bodily functions. However, some herbal supplements have side-effects and can interact with various drugs; thus, it is important to talk with a veterinarian before giving your pet any herbal supplement. At Pet Health, our veterinarians are specially trained in veterinary botanical medicine to provide our pet patients with the most comprehensive, highest quality health care. During our examination, we will discuss whether an herbal supplement is appropriate to include in your pet’s treatment plan.