It’s no secret that pet owners have begun to pay far more attention to their pets’ health and well-being in recent years. Most pet owners see their pets as part of the family and want to feed their pets healthy nutritious diets. In many cases, that means having the same standards for their pets’ food as their own, including organic, all-natural and sustainable.
With the rise of organic and natural focus in pet health, many pet owners have begun to seek out supplements for their pets based on natural ingredients, leading many treat and supplement companies to include health-promoting products like herbs and other aromatic plants in their supplement products.
Here are five health-promoting herbs for pet health that make great ingredients for all-natural pet treats and supplements. Olam Spices' products offer the highest standards in sustainability, traceability and safety, with many organic options available.
Turmeric is one of the most popular natural products for pet health and has made waves recently as a superfood for both people and pets. Curcumin, the active component in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, it is often included in supplements for joint support, especially for aging or arthritic pets. Turmeric is used in supplements for both dogs and cats.
Ginger is another great herb with a variety of health benefits for pets. In dogs and cats, ginger can work well for digestive support as well as moderating anxiety. Ginger is often included in pet supplements to promote digestive health, including control of bloating, reducing flatulence, and alleviating discomfort.
Parsley is often used in bad breath products in dogs, due to its fresh flavor and antiseptic properties. It is a great inclusion in various products, including treats, supplements, and even chew toys. It is also included in dry and wet food for its flavor. Parsley is also a great source of vitamins A, C, and K as well as trace minerals.
Black pepper is another great natural product for dogs, but it should only be administered in small doses. Black pepper has powerful antioxidant properties that can help support brain function and boost the immune system. Black pepper is also often included with turmeric, aspiperine (a main bioactive compound of pepper) helps improve absorption of curcumin from turmeric.
Garlic is another product that can support health for dogs, but only included in moderation. Garlic can help stimulate the immune system and improve liver function. It also has great antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, and it can help ward off pests such as ticks that are repelled by the scent of garlic that in animals that have consumed it.
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Note: Please consult a nutritionist or veterinarian before including any aromatic plants in a pet supplement formulation