Animals in the wild supplement their diet with various grasses and greens. They have the instinctive nature to know what their bodies are lacking and how to remedy that. Our domestic pets are at a distinct disadvantage in that they live mostly in suburban areas with natural nutrients (‘weeds’) pulled out to make way for lawns and alien flowers.
Here are some of the herbs contained in our Herbs for Dogs “Natural Nutrients”. Sprinkle the required amount over your dog’s food. S/he will eat it up quite happily. You will see the difference in his/her shiny coat, clear eyes and healthy skin.
- Alfalfa Medicago Sativa: Minerals such as calcium, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, silicon and zinc. Vitamin A, B1, B12, C, D, E, and K. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nutritive (good for bone building), diuretic.
- Dandelion Taraxacum officinale: Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B complex, Potassium, calcium, iron, thiamin, choline, lecithin, riboflavin. Anti-inflammatory, laxative, diuretic, stimulates the urinary organs and liver, supports the liver and gallbladder, tonic.
- Cayenne Capsicum spp.: Calcium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc, Vitamins A, B and C, Capsaicin, oleic, palmetic, stearic acid. Stimulant for all body systems, dilates blood vessels, stops bleeding, rubefacient, diaphoretic (induce sweating), antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, tonic.
- Carrots: Carrots provide a good source of beta carotene which dogs convert into a non-toxic form of vitamin A.
- Ginseng Panax ginseng: Can regulate a dog’s blood sugars, wards off infection, stimulate appetite, help ward off depression and other nerve disorders.
- Comfrey Symphytum officinale: Also known as knit bone, comfrey has a good reputation as a wound healer. It is soothing, healing and anti-inflammatory.