People who love Italian food like pizza and pasta can easily recognize oregano’s pungent and earthy flavors. Not only does oregano accentuate the flavor of human food, but this mint-like herb can also help make your furkids’ meal a lot more appetizing.
How healthy is oregano?
This pungent herb is a rich source of vitamins A, C, and K coupled with Omega-3s, calcium, iron, manganese, and dietary fiber. Feeding your dogs with just the right amount of oregano helps:
- cleanse your dog’s body from toxins due to its strong antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties
- reduce inflammation and swelling
- treat arthritis by alleviating pain and improving joint movements
- destroy free radicals, with than 40 times the value of antioxidants found in apples
How much is too many for dogs?
If consumed moderately, oregano is safe for dogs and they can enjoy all its amazing health benefits. It can be used as a medicinal herb or as added nutrition to your furkid’s meal.
But like most things, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. If your dog consumed this herb in high amounts, it can become dangerous. Signs and symptoms to watch out for include:
- upset stomach
Ask your veterinarian about the proper serving sizes of oregano for your dog.
How to feed oregano to your dogs
Like with any other food that you’ll introduce into your dog’s meal, remember to start off with very small amounts and see if it agrees with your dog’s tummy.
Try finely chopping up a small, fresh leaf and sprinkle it on top of your dog’s favorite food. Add it in a few minutes before you’re done cooking your dog’s homemade meal. You may also use a small pinch of dried oregano if you currently do not have fresh ones.
Or save yourself all the hassle and opt for gourmet pet food enriched with healthy, aromatic herbs, including oregano. We suggest trying Wishbone Pet Foods appetizing gourmet recipes for dogs. Read our labels and discover what other herbs and fruits are included in our gourmet recipes.
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