Sick dogs are being treated for the first time with medicines made by BEES.
Natural remedies including pollen and honey have been given to humans for thousands of years.
But the benefits of the powerful remedy for man’s best friend had not been fully explored.
Now a Croatian firm has managed for the first time to make medicines containing honey and pollen from bees that are effective.
Hedera has developed a unique product line for dogs called Apipet. It is an organic treatment based on bee products propolis and pollen.
A spokesman said: ‘Apipet are the only bee products in the world produced on completely natural and holistic principle.
‘The products are the result of years of research on the impact of bee products on health. Uniqueness of Apipet is that every product is made completely without any chemical method (extraction, synthesis, dissolving in alcohol, etc.), any additives (flavours, colors, bulking or anti caking agents.), which are commonly used in production of supplements.’
Apipet line is made of five products intended for special purposes and different body system in dogs: immunity, digestion, skin and hair, cartilage and joints, strength and vitality.
The spokesman added: ‘This principle allows preservation of propolis and bee pollen in its original form which gives them maximum efficacy in dog’s body. It is important to mention that propolis is extremely valuable source for health and in the nature (in the beehives) is in a solid form. It is a complex resin which contains more than 300 different compounds.
‘Many of them, alone or in combination have positive impact on different health issues. Dissolving (using chemical methods) propolis, more than 30% of substances are inevitably lost. The bees are using propolis as a natural antiseptic and antibiotic which secures health for every bee in the beehive, especially young and old ones.
‘Different tests have shown that propolis produced by Hedera’s method has very strong antioxidant, antibiotic and anti-tumor potential.’