Each of the herbs mentioned above works extremely well as a tincture or perhaps as a good tea. For some dogs, a tea is normally preferable because it contains no alcohol, so their liver will not be affected. If your dog has pain that's from inflammation, you may use essential oil with St or perhaps Arnica. John's Wort and place it topically on the site of inflammation. The tincture may well also topically be employed, but it could be better to then incorporate it with oil such as almond or jojoba that can be absorbed into the skin.