Our pets are more like us than you may think? A recent study showed that dogs when tested for cortisol levels ( for stress hormone) alongside their owners , had similar levels. Yes, your dog can reflect your stress!
Pets tend to get anxious, stressed, highly strung and nervous just like we do. Sometimes a simple herbal solution can be all thats needed. By addressing stressors as your pet experiences them you will have a calmer animal faster and that means you can relax too.
Please connect with us if you want to address pet wellness and herbal medicines. There are many herbs we can give your pets and today we will talk about a universal herb Chamomile. Used for all manner of stress as well as digestion and inflammation and pain in cats and dogs.
Chamomile is one of the oldest herbs globally used to help relaxation and sleep. Its calming and we give it to everyone from small babies to Grandmas in herbal medicine. Possibly the most famous relaxant ever! This is one of the most versatile herbal medicines and has good results with dogs as a daily calming agent.
In the Research “Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future”. Pubmed central writes: “Chamomile is used traditionally to help calm and relax. Helps insomnia and is regarded as a mild tranquiliser.
Sedative effects may be due to the flavonoid, apigenin that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Studies in preclinical models have shown anticonvulsant and central nervous system depressant effects.”
Great pet care writes: “Dogs can be given chamomile for anxiety and stress. To help them sleep and separation anxiety. Tense muscles, inflammation, and digestive problems”.
VCA animal hospital wrote in a recent article: “Chamomile is an herbal supplement used in pets as a sedative, an anti-inflammatory, and a muscle relaxant. It has been used both topically to treat inflamed skin, and internally to treat inflammatory gastrointestinal conditions, such as stomach ulcers and inflammatory bowel disease. It has also been used to help with mild anxiety.”
How to use chamomile.
2. Add some chamomile tea to their food. or make powder from dried chamomile flowers and sprinkle a small amount in the meat.
3. Use the chamomile glycerine extraction (we have some if you want to discuss this optiion) and add a few drops to the food or water.
Have a great day and I hope you try Chamomile for your pets anxiety, stress, and nervousness.
Have a good week. Love Dom xxo
Dominique Livkamal is an Australian herbalist and naturopath. She operates Medicineroom.com.au and offers free community clinics across all platforms.
Dom has a Masters in Public Health ( Health promotion) and manufactures organic herbal medicines exclusively for her patients. She lives in Maleny QLD and also has telehealth and phone consults. Details on web site.
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