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5 Edible Herbs to Share With Your Dog

Updated on February 9, 2022
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Yuliss has worked with sheltered dogs, training them to be adoptable to good homes. She has had her own dogs and now has 4 human children!

Feeding You and Your Dog

Next time you want to spice up your dog’s meal try adding herbs for a boost of flavonoids and antioxidants and a fresh burst of flavor! These 5 herbs have been deemed generally safe in dogs. See your veterinarian before starting if you like. Generally, you can use a small sprinkle or half a teaspoon of fresh or dried herbs for small dogs and about a teaspoon for larger dogs.


Fresh Oregano in Kitchen
Fresh Oregano in Kitchen | Source


Packed with antioxidants and flavonoids

Power of Oregano

Oregano: Oregano is not only tasty; this herb is packed with antioxidants and flavonoids and also has anti-microbial properties. Oregano is a non-toxic herb that facilitates digestion and helps with diarrhea and gas. For pets, you can get Oregano in a concentrated oil form. Oregano oil for pets comes with a dose dropper. Using one drop regularly helps dog digestion due to maximizing the anti-fungal action.


Fresh Rosemary,can be added fresh or dried
Fresh Rosemary,can be added fresh or dried | Source


Powerful in vitamins

Detoxify With Rosemary

Rosemary: Rosemary is high in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6. Rosemary is an anti-oxidant, which helps detoxify cells. So a little sprinkle at flavor and maximizes health! This herb also contains iron, but the absorption is not effective enough to improve iron deficiency without other vitamin supplementation.


Fresh Basil (And Tomatoes For Human Consumption)
Fresh Basil (And Tomatoes For Human Consumption) | Source

Basil: The Powerful Human & Dog Antioxidant

Just the right dog-approved green leafy vegetable

Basil Makes A Powerful Pesto Sauce

Basil: Basil is a tasty herb used in pesto sauce. This dog-approved green, leafy herb packs a powerful, anti-viral, antioxidant and antimicrobial punch! So why not use some for yourself and some to top off your dog’s meal too?!

Fresh Parsley, Can Be Eaten Fresh Or Dried
Fresh Parsley, Can Be Eaten Fresh Or Dried | Source


Garnish for digeston

The Secret of Parsley

Parsley: Parsley is often used as a garnish on human food – but did you know it is a common ingredient in dog breath freshener treats? That’s because parsley contains magical ingredients lycopene – repairs damage from free radicals, and carotene – metabolized to vitamin A and is important for health skin and mucous membrane tissues.


Fresh Peppermint Has a Calming, Comforting Aroma
Fresh Peppermint Has a Calming, Comforting Aroma | Source

Peppermint Smells Great and Freshens breath

Fresh Breath Peppermint

Peppermint: This tasty herb does wonders for the digestive tract. It’s got a reputation for soothing upset tummies! Peppermint reduces gas, nausea and travel sickness. Veterinarian research is currently studying peppermint for use in dogs undergoing chemotherapy as it may contain radioactive properties, which may help with chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting when undergoing cancer treatment.

Herbs for Dog and Human Health

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Herbs For You and Your Dog

Experimenting with herbs for your dogs health is generally safe in small quantities. If you have questions or your dog has underlying health concerns you can always discuss with your veterinarian before introducing herbs to your dogs nutrition. Whether you are buying the highest quality dog food you can find, making it all by hand from the freshest ingredients, or buying what you can afford, adding a small sprinkle of herbs, or oregano oil - is an easy fast way to provide and flavorful and nutritional punch to any meal!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Yuliss


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