Health & Wellbeing
6 Healthy Herbs Good for Dogs
Pet lifestyle expert Serena Faber-Nelson is the founder of Pretty Fluffy. A contributor to Everyday with Rachael Ray, Modern Dog Magazine, Cesars Way and more; her modern, stylized take on DIY dog treats has seen her recipes viewed millions of times over.
Serena is the author of the go-to dog mom bible, Dog Mama, and the popular dog treat recipe book, Healthy Homemade Dog Treats.
Now we all know there are Superfood for Dogs, but did you know there are Superherbs as well?
That’s right, the right herbs can make a fantastic, healthy addition to your dog’s diet.
Here are our Top 6 healthy herbs good for dogs…
An easy herb to grow in your garden, Basil has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which promote gut, joint and cardiovascular health in dogs.
To Serve: Grab our Basil + Chickpea recipe here.
Fresh mint is a great way to keep your dog’s breath smelling sweet, and also has the added effect of calming an upset stomach.
To Serve: Grab our Mint + Fruit Infused Water Recipe here.
Just like us, dogs benefit from the breath freshening properties of Parsley. As an added bonus, it also is a great source of antioxidants, Vitamins C, K, B and iron. Doggie kisses anyone?
Love to add rosemary to your roasted veggies? Well time to add it to your dog’s diet too! Packed with iron and calcium, Rosemary is also a natural antioxidant.
To Serve: Grab our ‘Sunday Roast’ Recipe in our latest eBook ‘Frozen – 30 Fresh & Fruit Dog Treat Recipes Your Pup Will Love!’ (Pictured above)
Packed with vitamins C, A and K, iron, manganese, calcium and antioxidants, this little herb is a great immune system booster. Thyme has antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and anti-bacterial properties, making it great for your dog’s skin, brain function and gastrointestinal health.
Studies have shown fresh ginger has been known to reduce inflammation and upset stomachs in dogs, making it a great ingredient for dogs with allergies.
To Serve: Grab our Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe here.