Create a Herb Garden for Your Dog

Let's discuss how to create a herb garden for your dog. You want your dog to be healthy, but you may not want to give your pooch food full of by products and fillers and you may not want your dog taking medications. If you're into being healthy and using natural products for you and your dog why not start your own herb garden? Herbs are great for making teas, adding to your culinary masterpieces, and also for treating common ailments. The best thing about herbs is they can help your dog too.

Next time something happens to your dog, you won't have to search for pet-safe medications or ointments. You won't have to go online and find out if dogs can take things meant for humans. Instead, you can just go to your herb garden. Now you might not have room in your yard for a large herb garden, but you don't really need a yard at all. Many people create herb gardens on sunny balconies or in a window sill.

What herbs should you grow? The first one you may want to consider are Aloe Vera. You're probably familiar with Aloe Vera if you get sunburn in the summer. Aloe Vera is great for burns and is often sold in drug stores for soothing sunburn. It is also great for cuts and scrapes. It doesn't even need to be mixed or made. You can simply apply the natural gel that comes out of the herb's spiky leaves. Aloe Vera will be beneficial to you, your dog, and even your kids.

If you want to grow an herb that is useful and pretty then consider the Calendula Flowers. Like Aloe Vera, this herb is also great for treating minor wounds and has bright flowers.

Is your dog hyper even after you played with him? The trio of Chamomile, California Poppy, and a little bit of Valerian can be used as a natural relaxant. Your dog can be calmed down, plus these herbs also help with asthma, parasites, and lower blood pressure.

Milk Thistle is great if your dog has to be put on medications for some reason. This herb can help protect your pooch from liver damage plus, it will actually improve liver function.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.