Can Dogs Eat Special Spices?
When you're choosing the perfect treat for your dog, you want to look for something that's both nutritious and delicious. While there are a number of dog treats brands on the market offering different flavors and ingredients, many dog owners wonder if dogs can eat spices. Dogs don't need spices in order to stay healthy, and some spices can be detrimental to their health. But certain spices do provide nutritional benefits for our pets, especially pets with specific health conditions.
Here's a list of spices that are safe for your dog. Remember always check with your veterinarian before you experiment.
7 Spices That Are Safe for Dogs to Eat
Basil is a fragrant herb that can help prevent a variety of serious health conditions as your dog gets older, like cancer, diabetes, and liver problems. It also has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties to keep them functioning at their best.
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2. Caraway Seeds
Caraway Seeds contain dietary fiber, vital vitamins, and minerals, and definitely beneficial for your dog. They also have anti-oxidants properties and are considered a warming herb meaning they help the body stay warm. Caraway seeds are also good for muscle health, help prevent constipation, and remove a large amount of harmful toxins from the body which helps prevent some cancers. We add ground seeds to our treats such as:
Parsley contains healthy antioxidants, fіbеr, vіtаmіnѕ B and C, carotene, iron and calcium. In addition to its use for improving dog bad breath, it can stimulate the kidneys to flush out toxins and increase urine.
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Turmeric is all the rage right now in the human health community because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It can have a similar effect in dogs and is particularly helpful if they struggle with arthritis.
Curcumin, the main active component in turmeric, shows promise in the prevention and treatment of cancer among other health conditions. Since this spice can act as a blood thinner, be sure to use it in very small doses.
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Oregano is a rich natural source of fiber, Vitamin K and Omega-3 fatty acids and is both antibacterial and antifungal so it can prevent infections in dogs. It can also fight off inflammation and indigestion, and it even fights off free radicals. However, if your dog has diabetes or a bleeding disorder, use this spice with caution, as it can exacerbate those conditions.
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Fennel contains protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, copper, and Omega-6 fatty acids. Fennel is great for dogs in small doses because it helps with digestion and can prevent constipation. It also acts as a diuretic, which removes toxins from your dog's body. However, too much fennel can result in respiratory and heart problems, so only use it in small amounts.
Try our treats with fennel such as:
Peppermint is another great spice for soothing your dog's upset stomach. It reduces gas, indigestion, and diarrhea, and can be very helpful for dogs with irritable bowel syndrome.