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An herbalist’s dog is going to get some herbs in her dinner every now and then. Our dog Elsie sure does! Choosing herbs for dogs doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult, and there are a lot of them that can help a pup feel her best. In this episode we highlight four herbs we give to our own puppa:
- Seaweeds for nourishment, joint support, and immune resilience-building.
- Solomon’s seal for protecting joints & connective tissues, and reducing inflammation there.
- Pumpkin seed was a quick solution to a tapeworm problem Elsie had when we first adopted her.
- Chamomile is a go-to herb when she’s feeling anxious or unsettled.
We also briefly discuss nettle, Japanese knotweed, teasel, and catnip for related intentions.
Working with herbs for dogs effectively depends on knowing the herb’s basic qualities, actions, and affinities – these are all very similar whether it’s a human or a canine taking the herb. In our Holistic Herbalism Materia Medica course, you’ll get the deep-dive info on 90 amazing herbs. Then you’ll be able to work with them confidently and skillfully, for yourself – or for your pets!
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