Top 5 Herbs that are Good for Your Dog’s Health

by Mariha Smith Manager
As a human, you surely would understand the essential role played by herbs in your life.  There are many who grow them in their kitchens and backyards so that they can easily access them for cooking purpose. 
Some of the most common herbs we use not only taste amazing to our furry friends but serve them with a plethora of great benefits. So, why not consider herbs for dogs and add a little spice to the life of your best friend? 
Here are five of the most effective herbs that are good for your dog’s health:
1.Alfalfa - It’s the one with the title “King of Herbs”. Vitamins and minerals can be found in abundance in alfalfa. The leaves of this herb is not only good for digestion, but also reduces inflammatory conditions, including arthritis. It also gives much needed relief to canines with bladder issues.
2.Basil - This is the herb that not smells but tastes delicious as well. Having said that, its health benefits outperform its pleasant taste. If truth be told, basil is loaded with most vitamins of any other herb such as A, B6, C, E and K. 
Basil features potassium and gram for gram has a great amount of calcium when compared to dairy products. Moreover, it comprises of antioxidants, antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Need we say more?
3.Rosemary - This small shrub (with a 1.5-2 meter size) is a must have in your garden. To begin with, have it planted in a sunny place in soil. Make sure it’s not only well prepared but well drained as well. Not only does it make a good border, but it can be cut short on a regular basis. The bushes of this herb will grow for several years to come. 
Don’t forget that they will need a scattering of compost with organic fertilizer during winters. Avoid over watering rosemary - one of the most effective herbs for dogs. Pets (dogs and cats) are fond of rubbing against its bushes.
4.Parsley - Parsley happens to be the most popular herb in the world and even one of the most concentrated food sources. It’s extremely rich in vitamins A, C and K, iron, folate and other minerals.
It also contains histadine - an amino acid that’s been found to suppress the growth of tumor. Parsley is a “chemoprotective” food because it may assist in counteracting various carcinogens, including the benzopyrenes which is found in cigarette smoke.
5.Dandelion - The leaves of Dandelion (one of the highly preferred herbs for dogs) are an amazing source of Vitamin A than carrots. Moreover, its root is a great source of inulin that encourages the growth of bacteria (obviously, the beneficial for your dog) in the intestinal tract.
It consists vitamins C, E and K besides other components such as fiber, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, silicon etc.

Final Words
As we have been making the most of herbs in every possible way, they even can be advantageous for our four-legged friends. In fact, the benefits that humans reap from the extensive use of herbs apply to dogs as well. Adding a little spice to your dog’s life with safe and effective herbs will be beneficial for his health.

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About Mariha Smith Freshman   Manager

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