Growing Herbs For Your Canine

Let's talk about growing herbs for your canine. You might not have a green thumb, but that shouldn't stop you from growing herbs. Why? Well, herbs can be very useful for you and your pets. This article will further explain the benefits of growing herbs at home and how they can help your dog.

Herbs are easy to grow and if you don't have a big yard, you can create your own herb garden with some pots in a sunny window sill. You can grow herbs that you use when cooking and you can use herbs that help treat common ailments for you and your pooch.

Cuts, scrapes, and burns happen. Herbs create for treating these common ailments include Aloe Vera and Calendula Flowers. The leaves of an Aloe Vera plant can be snapped off and you can simply apply the natural gel right on a burn or cut. You can buy bottles of Aloe Vera at a drug store or you can grow it and have a natural supply that you will have as long as you keep growing the herb. Calendula Flowers are a pretty herb that will brighten up your window sill with flowers.

Goldenseal is another helpful herb. It actually works as a natural antibiotic. It can be turned into a solution, tea, or a wash. It's great for treating eye infections in dogs as well as stomach ailments. Ginger is another herb that you and your dog can use to settle a stomachache.

If your dog is a little too hyper sometimes you may want to grow the herbs Valerian, Chamomile and California Poppy. They are relaxants. However, these three herbs can also be used to treat asthma and high blood pressure.

Before giving your dog herbal treatments you should make sure you know what you are doing. Consult with your veterinarian or visit a holistic pet store in your area. 

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.