Look after your Dogs Health

Herbs and Spices for a Healthy Dog
It is amazing how well we can look and care for humans, but often neglects to take proper care of our best friends, our dogs! Humans add healthy spices and herbs not only for the flavor, but very often for the treatment of ailments and health benefits they contain. There are in fact many popular spices that are very good for dogs and adding healthy spices to your dog’s diet is very beneficial.
A healthy immune system is what all dogs deserve and a healthy diet supports just that. Herbs and spices do not only have a benefit to the health of dogs, but many of the herbs and spices are actually liked by dogs. Some of the healthiest herbs and spices for dogs include the following:
Aloe Vera, which are full of vitamin A, C, E, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, folate and amino acids. It acts as an anti-oxidant, anti –allergy, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. A daily dose for dogs should be ½ tablespoon for a lb. dog, 1 tablespoon for 8 lbs. dogs and 2 tablespoons for large dogs over 30 lbs.
Basil is rich in oils, electrolytes, phyto-nutrients, minerals and vitamins and you can add it fresh or dry to food.
Caraway Seeds are rich in anti-oxidants, minerals, vital vitamins and dietary fibre and have warming properties.
Cinnamon sprinkled over a dogs food has many good properties and removes Alfa toxins present in dog food and fight bad breath and keeps teeth clean.
Flax Seeds are rich in fatty acids and omega 3, nutrients, anti-oxidants and pass toxins out of a dog’s body. Dosage for dogs are ½ tablespoon for 4 lb dogs, 1 tablespoon for 10 – 25 lb dogs and 1 heaped tablespoon for dogs over 30 lbs.
Fennel Seeds are rich in anti-oxidants, dietary fibre, vitamins and protect dogs against disease and infection. It is great for the urinary tract in dogs and absorption of food, helping with digestion and keeping a dog’s teeth clean.