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Herbal Supplements for Your Dog: What You Can & Can’t Give

Herbal Supplements for Your Dog: What You Can & Can’t Give

Our dogs are part of our families, and they deserve the best for their health. So when looking to treat obesity and other chronic illnesses in dogs, pet parents search for safe, alternative methods to combat these issues. Many discover herbal supplements for dogs are safe, effective, and valuable in treating different illnesses and issues.

Read on to learn more about using herbal supplements for your dog and what Dr. Rydland supplements have worked best for our pups!

Can I give my dog human herbal supplements?

The short answer is yes. 

But always check with your veterinarian before starting your dog on any herbal supplements. Your veterinarian can advise you on the right dosage and frequency based on your dog’s weight, breed, age, and medical conditions.

And please note: This only applies to herbal supplements. DO NOT give your dog human vitamins! These can be toxic to them.

What are the benefits of giving my dog herbal supplements?

People have used herbal medicine for centuries with a broad range of benefits. Herbal supplements can treat acute and chronic conditions, relieve pain, strengthen the immune system, support good organ function, and restore the body’s natural state of balance and health.

With the guidance of your vet, herbal supplements can be used with pharmaceutical drugs to lower the required dosage or replace the drug altogether. Supplements can also treat your dog for issues that are not responding well to conventional drugs.

By giving your dog herbal supplements, you're taking a holistic approach to treating your dog’s overall health and well-being.

Does my dog need supplements?

Most dog foods provide the level of nutrients your dog needs. But just like humans, dogs may need a bit extra in their diet. Herbal supplements can help provide your dog with whatever it is they’re missing.

Some herbal supplements that work best for dogs are:

  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary (low dose)
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon

What supplements should I NOT give my dog?

Check out the ASPCA’s toxic list and PetMD’s list for a comprehensive understanding of what plants to avoid.

As always, before adding herbal supplements to your dog’s diet, check with your veterinarian. They can best advise you on what your dog can or cannot take.

Can I use Dr. Rydland's supplements for my dog?

Yes! There are 2 of Dr. Rydland’s herbal supplements that work great with dogs:

  1. Respiratory Cough Formula*: This herbal supplement can treat chronic coughs, lung weakness, and doggy colds & flu.
  2. Stomach Pain Colic Formula*: This supplement can help treat vomiting, stomach pain, colic, gas & bloating, indigestion, and symptoms of stomach viruses.

*Make sure to check with your veterinarian before starting any herbal supplements.

Want to use herbal supplements in your family’s diet?

Read Liquid Supplements vs. Gummy Supplements: Which Is Better? to understand why liquid supplements are the way to go!

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