The quote is inspiring and uplifting – similar to the feeling one has with experiencing the love of pets and a beautiful cup of steaming tea! Today, more than ever, pets have become an inextricable part of the family – people are increasingly mindful of the health and wellness of their pets as well. They are turning towards healthier options, including herbal remedies for their pets – most of the remedies fortunately are easily found at one’s home. Several herbs and spices are effective remedies for minor tummy ailments, itchy skin, painful gums, and even gut worms. Chamomile is one such – it helps relieve nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and some anxiety. Do check with your vet, however, before making any changes to the medication and diet of your beloved pets. We invite you to undertake the fragrant journey that explores the uplifting properties of chamomile tea – for your pets! Chamomile as a herb is truly an oasis of relaxation, tranquillity, and comfort.
Each type of chamomile tea has a different potency – meaning that the amount of chamomile included varies from product to product. Chamomile contains flavonoids – a plant nutrient that lends sanative properties to chamomile. It is possibly one of the safest and protean herbs, with a wide-ranging set of uses. It is antipyretic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, is anti-microbial, has wound healing and worm expelling properties, and acts as a tonic. All these properties make it a remedy that can be used for cats and dogs. (other types of animals too).
Is Chamomile Safe for Cats?
While German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is safe for cats, English Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is toxic to them, and hence it is important to get the right one for your pet feline. The freshness and qualities of German Chamomile, given in small portions, can help soothe the stomach of your pet cat or even calm anxiety. Your vet would be able to guide you on the right amount. Let us look at some of the benefits of chamomile tea for cats:
Soothing the Stomach
Chamomile has carminative properties – meaning it can help with flatulence and bloating brought about by an upset tummy. Since it helps relieve gas, abdominal pain associated with the condition is alleviated.
Soother and Relaxant
Chamomile has soothing and relaxing properties that help to calm anxiety and reduce ‘stress’, which in turn aids in good sleep. Your nervous and jittery feline can surely get some relief. Check with your vet to know the adequate amount of chamomile tea for your cat.
Too much tea can be toxic and dangerous.
Is Chamomile Safe for Dogs?
As a beverage, Chamomile Tea is probably a favorite for many. The great news is that this soothing herb works wonders for your dog as well – helps to soothe several symptoms and elevates health and wellness.
- As a natural disinfectant, Chamomile tea could help ward off stomach upsetting bacteria in your furry friend
- It works well to alleviate colic pain, flatulence, and even anxiety
- Minor skin ailments such as itchiness, inflammation, and rashes can also be soothed by applying cool chamomile tea
Just as with any natural remedy, chamomile tea can truly help to alleviate some minor health issues and irritations that your pets experience. To ascertain whether chamomile tea is safe for cats or dogs, check with your vet/pet nutritionist, prior to introducing it or making any change in diet or medication.
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