Chamomile for dogs is one of the safest and most versatile herbal pet remedies and has a broad range of scientifically proven uses.
The attributes of this herb are:
- Anti-Spasmodic – contains chemicals that relax smooth muscles, including those found in blood vessels and the digestive tract.
- Carminative (gas relieving)
- Wound healing
- Tonic properties that strengthen body functions
- Worm expelling – Antihelmintic
We use Chamomile flowers packed into a diffuser teapot, and add a cup of boiling water and let the mixture sleep until it has completely cooled. This is then added to the biscuit mix. The unused tea can be used as a soothing skin rinse for itchy, inflamed skin, including flea bites, contact allergies or minor bacterial or fungal infections. Also, can be used to wipe sticky eyes when mixed with saline water. So yes, this is one of those very versatile herbs.
As with introducing any new herb, do this slowly and look out for allergies or any reactions and watch for anything out of the ordinary.
*Source WholeDog Journal – August 2019