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Top 10 Spices And Herbs That Are Safe For Dogs

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5. Parsley

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While you may think of parsley as merely something that you sprinkle on pasta, it is actually a very powerful herb that can provide vital nutrients for your dog. Parsley is a leafy herb that contains various flavonoids, antioxidants, and vitamins including lycopene and carotenes. In addition to acting as a breath freshener, parsley can also help soothe stomach upset. Be careful, however, because Spring Parsley (a member of the carrot family) looks almost identical to the herb but is toxic for dogs and cats. It is also important to note that you should not be giving any parsley to a dog that is prone to developing calcium oxalate stones. That’s because parsley contains high amounts of oxalates. Again, it is always best to consult with your vet before you give your pet a new herb or spice, as there are certain compounds in plants that can do more harm than good in dogs with certain conditions. Parsley is an herb that you need to be especially careful about feeding to your animal given the risks. The benefits are undeniable, so just be careful. (Photo credit: Alice Henneman/Flickr)

Try this:
Authority Dental and Multivitamin Bites

These dental bites are actually treat bites, and your dog will think you’re rewarding or treating him for being a good boy. He’ll never know you’re giving them to him for fresher breath and soother stomachs all around.

6. Rosemary

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Rosemary is high in vitamin B6 and it is also a good source of both iron and calcium. This fragrant herb has also been shown to act as an antioxidant and its essential oil has been used as a natural preservative in natural dog foods. Rosemary is also regarded as a natural stimulant which helps to increase blood flow to the brain while also reducing oxidative damage to the nervous system. This a wonderful addition to any pup’s diet, just make sure to confirm that Rosemary isn’t already in your dog’s food before adding it. That would be pointless.  (Photo credit: Andrew Fogg/Flickr)

Try this:
Farmer’s Market Lamb and Rosemary Jerky Treats

These jerky treats with Lamb and Rosemary will have your dog racing to you like it’s Easter dinner every time he hears the bag open. They’ll keep the blood flowing and give your dog an energy boost while making him feel loved by his hooman with each bite.


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