Quality and Safety

Many people raise their concerns about the safety and use of Chinese herbal formulas, thus a short introduction of what makes a Chinese herbal formula unique is important.

Chinese herbal formulas may contain as few as two and up to as many as twenty herbs and more within any given herbal remedy. Each individual herb within a formula has a particular job to do and that is to work as a team member to create a synergistic effect!

It is this blending of herbs in certain combinations that minimizes side effects that may occur if an herb were to be used alone. Chinese herbs are not intended for single-use because they should only be used in concert within a formula to achieve the ultimate in safety and effectiveness.

We always want to ensure that anything we are giving to our beloved pet is of high quality and free from harmful heavy metals or toxic substances. 

Our U.S. distributors of Chinese herbs use suppliers that mandatorily provide standardized and rigorous testing that includes the following:

Authentication Tests:

  • Organoleptic
  • Microscopic
  • TLC (verify identification)
  • HPLC (verify identification)

Physical Analysis:

  • Appearance Uniformity
  • Weight Uniformity
  • Loss on Drying
  • Dissolution Time

Purity Analysis:

  • Total Bacterial Count
  • Total Yeast and Mold
  • E. coli
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus

Heavy Metals/Pesticides:

  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Pesticides (over 100 types tested)
  • Sulfur Dioxide

Every bottle shipped from PawHealer.com has been an assigned lot number and each number is stored for fast reference within a customer record. Each order tracks back to the original herbal lot number for every customer.