5 things to Calm Your Pet

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There are whole aisles in pet stores devoted to calming your pet’s stress and anxiety, but you probably have just the thing your pet needs right in your kitchen?

• Chamomile

This herb can help in many different ways, it is anti-spasmodic, gas relieving, anti-inflammatory, sedative, digestive, healing, and strengthens body function. Give your pet chamomile the same you would take it, in a cup of tea! (Let water completely cool down first)

• Echinacea

Stress weakens the immune system leaving it vulnerable to breaking down and opens it up to viruses like the common cold. Echinacea is often recommended to help boost the immune system. Aside from its immune-stimulating qualities, Echinacea is a very good antimicrobial for the mouth and urinary tract. Echinacea comes in liquid and capsule form. Just add a few drops to your pet’s food.

• Oat

The Oat has been known to help with many things such as high cholesterol, dry/ itchy skin and even stressed pets. Oats are used for treating a variety of nervous disorders, adding oatmeal to your pet’s food is the best way to get the calming effects of the oat.

• Valerian Root

Also known as “nature’s valium,” valerian root is mainly used as a sedative for anxiety, and can be given to your pet to reduce tension and anxiety. Valerian Root can also be used to treat muscle pain, stress, intestinal cramps, nervousness, restlessness and muscle or bronchial spasms. In fact, many boarding kennels and veterinarian offices use valerian aromatherapy to soothe visiting dogs and cats! Valerian root comes in capsule and liquid form that can be added to your dog’s food.

• Reishi Mushroom

Reishi is a mushroom known for its health benefits. It has been used by the Chinese and Japanese for generations to help with pain, weak immune systems, and nerves.

Comments (4)

  1. Herb for upset stomach

    Our labrador Abraham often eats the grass in our yard. He seems to get an upset stomach although he’s on a strick diet, exercise and family schedule. In reading about the Chamomile tea, I’m wondering if this would work for him as I’m not sure if this is just a normal digestive thing for dogs or because he may feel anxious or nervous. Your advice is appreciated.

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  2. Reishi Mushroom

    What is the best way to give your dog reishi mushrooms? Thank you!

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    • Hi Jacqueline,
      It would be best to contact a “Holistic Veterinarian” who can take into account your pet’s history, medical conditions, and current nutritional intake and then recommend natural remedies tailored specifically for your pet’s needs.

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