Calming Chamomile

and how it can help your dog

We all know that Chamomile tea has calming effects, and if you're struggling to sleep at night, a hot cup of Chamomile tea may just be the thing to lead you into Slumberland, but did you know that it can be beneficial for your dog too?

Chamomile has long been used, as a traditional herbal remedy for a wide range of health issues, for dogs and humans alike. In celebration of this natural powerhouse of goodness, we include chamomile in all of our complete meals for dogs.

The chamomile plant, is packed full of flavonoids and terpenoids, giving the chamomile plant powerful anti-inflammatory properties. The chemical compounds found in the herb have also been found to be beneficial to cardiovascular health, osteoporosis, and diabetes - just to name a few. Currently, Chamomile is being studied in relation to its potential anti-cancer properties too.

Here's just a few of the ways in which Chamomile may help your dog:

  • Anxiety

Chamomile is safe, and mild so can be used to help calm anxious dogs, even puppies. It's also thought to be able to help calm symptoms associated with anxiety, such as insomnia.

  • Hyperactive dogs

Due to it's natural calming properties, Chamomile can also help to calm hyperactive dogs.

  • GI Problems

Chamomile is believed to be useful for indigestion, gas, and vomiting. It's calming properties are particularly helpful for dogs whose indigestion is caused by anxiety, nervousness and hyperactivity. You can even make a Chamomile tea or tincture for your dog to help alleviate these symptoms specifically.

  • Healing powers

A strong infusion of chamomile has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties and can be used to help heal wounds & relieve pain.

  • Skin inflammation

A cooled infusion of chamomile is also an excellent topical rinse for the treatment of skin inflammations such as those caused by fleabites, contact allergies, hot spots, and various bacterial or fungal infections.

  • Inflamed gums & teething

A cooled chamomile infusion can be applied topically to soothe inflamed gums in dogs and relieve teething pain in puppies. Use a cotton swab to apply the infusion to the affected areas.

  • Red itchy eyes

Chamomile can also be used to make an herbal eye wash to soothe a dog's red, itchy and dry eyes, caused by a mild infection (e.g. conjunctivitis).