Can dogs eat Chamomile?

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Benefits

health-benefits
  • Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties that help treat rheumatic pain. It acts as a relaxant to ease muscle spasms and treats gastrointestinal issues, including stomach ulcers and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Chamomile also acts as a sedative to ease mild anxiety in dogs.

Risks

health-risks
  • Chamomile contains toxic components that can cause vomiting and diarrhea when ingested in large quantities.
  • Chamomile can also trigger allergic reactions in some dogs. Contact with the plant may cause dermatitis and skin irritation.
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Servings

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  • Chamomile is typically used as herbal medicine to calm stressed-out dogs. Chamomile can be given to dogs in tea or powder form. Freshly ground chamomile can be added to a dog's food in small amounts.
  • Chamomile supplements are also available in capsule form specially formulated for dogs. Follow the proper dosing that's appropriate for your dog's size and health condition.
  • Always get professional advice from a veterinarian before using a plant medicinally for your dog.

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