Because pets are treasured family members, we believe that they deserve the same delicious and healthy meals we eat.

From the usual dry kibble, more pet parents are now giving their pooches and kitties human-inspired gourmet pet food made from high-quality ingredients like meats, fruits, and vegetables that come from a clean, verified source, like New Zealand.

However, gourmet pet food can reach a whole new level by adding hints of nutritious, aromatic herbs into it, making every mealtime more enticing for our beloved pets.

If you live with a picky-eater dog or cat, you may want to consider looking for the following herbs when you purchase your next batch of pet food and let your fur-babies enjoy their wonderful health benefits.


Famous for its starring role in pesto, basil has a fresh, sweet yet savory taste that both cats and dogs love. An excellent source of Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium, basil plays an effective role in optimizing your pet’s health since it contains antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.


Known for the pungent and earthy flavor it adds to pizza sauce, oregano is a rich source of Vitamins A, C, and K coupled with Omega-3s, Calcium, Iron, Manganese and dietary fiber. Because of its strong antibacterial properties, oregano can help cleanse toxins inside your pet’s body.


Dogs and cats love rubbing against this fragrant shrub, releasing its wonderful aroma on their coat. Rosemary is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, Iron, Calcium, Folate, and Manganese. It also helps improve their digestion and acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting your pets from damage caused by free radicals.


This aromatic herb helps soothe an upset stomach, reduces gas, and relaxes the digestive tract during digestion. Rich in Vitamins C, A, Calcium, and Magnesium, peppermint is a healthy herb your pet can munch on and can help keep his breath fresh.


Thyme can be a good source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, Vitamins A and C, Riboflavin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese for your pets. Thymol, an active component naturally found in thyme, helps inhibit fungal and bacterial growth and helps support your pet’s immune system.


This calming herb is one of the safest and most versatile herbal pet remedies available. Chamomile is rich in Vitamins C and B, both of which are beneficial for digestion. Chamomile calms the nerves and stomach as it serves as a gentle sedative for pets suffering from anxiety or bloating problems.

Wishbone, a nutritious feast for the senses

Their food’s aroma is much more important to dogs and cats, since they have a particularly strong sense of smell.

And we’re sure your pets will surely appreciate food that is rich in meaty aromas accented with enticing fragrances of specialty herbs like those in Wishbone.

Because Wishbone believes in creating appetite-stimulating, gourmet pet food through an all-natural approach, each recipe is made with 100% free-range New Zealand meat, fresh fruits, crisp vegetables, and healthy herbs sourced from trusted local family farms.

With goodness you can smell, even you can enjoy the scent of fresh herbs when it’s time for them to eat.

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