You'll Never Guess What Herbal Tea Can Do For Your Dog...

by Debbie Reynolds May 08, 2017

We love treating our dogs to something special!  We have just what the doctor ordered - whether it be for general health, anxiety, joint health, or dog breath!  We love giving supplements in the most fun way possible and herbal tea is one way to do that.  Your dog is sure to love these herbal teas since they are targeted to your dog's taste and not so much the tea as we think of it.  The teacup is perfect for most any size dog and is very sturdy with a rubber non-skid base.  Click here to look at the different teacup patterns.

The teas are enriched with herbs to supply supplements or health benefits for your dog.  You can buy single tea bags to give them a try for a little over a dollar, or buy a whole tin.

The Daily Brew is a great way to provide daily nutrients to your dog and this blend has a mix of ingredients rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential oils.   Specifically it contains Rooibos, Decaffeinated Green Tea, Chicken, Turmeric, Chicken Bone Broth, Basil, and Cranberries. Click here to purchase The Daily Brew.

No Worries, Mutt  helps your dog to relax.  This blend uses herbs that provide natural anti-anxiety and calming effects.  It contains Valerian Root, Chicken, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Rooibos, Passion Flower, Chicken Bone Broth, and Scullcap.  Click here to purchase No Worries, Mutt.

Leaps and Bounds is for active and/or aging dogs.  The flavorful blend promotes joint health with ingredients that provide natural anti-inflammatories and joint lubricants.  Each bag contains 200 mg of glucosamine.  It contains Tart Red Cherries, Rooibos, Boswellia, Chicken, Glucosamine, Turmeric, Chicken Bone Broth, Ginger, and Ceylon Cinnamon.  Click here to purchase Leaps and Bounds.

Kissably Canine is a blend of tea and anti-microbial herbs that combat lingering bacteria in your dog's mouth and provides natural breath fresheners.  It contains Atlantic Kelp, Peppermint, Fennel, Chicken, Parsley, Rose Hips, Decaffeinated Green Tea, and Chicken Bone Broth.  Click here to purchase Kissably Canine.

 For those of you who need more information about the ingredients - look below!

Rooibos- (Aspalathus linearis) is part of the legume family found in South Africa. Naturally caffeine free, it is a potent anti-oxidant, is anti-allergenic, and is a moderate alleviator of nervous tension. It contains high levels of vitamin C, and is also documented to have anti-carcinogenic effects. 

Decaffeinated Green Tea- (camellia sinensis) is high in anti-oxidants and is widely known in the holistic and general medicinal worlds to help reduce risk of heart-related illness such as hypertension and congestive heart failure.

Chicken- Because dogs like it! Steamed chicken meat with rosemary extract. 

Turmeric- (Curcuma longa) is a vibrant member of the ginger family. This spice has been used for centuries in Siddha medicine, and is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and antioxidant properties. It is also used to treat gastrointestinal ailments.

Chicken Bone Broth- rich in minerals such as calcium and phosphorous.

Basil- (ocimum basilicum) is a member of the mint family rich in vitamins A & K, phyto-nutrients beta-carotene and lutein-zeaxanthin, minerals such as potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, and multiple essential oils. Basil is an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant.

Cranberry- (vaccinium macrocarpon) this tart little wonder is rich in a number of vitamins (very high in Vitamin C), minerals, anti-oxidants, probiotics, polyphenols, and flavonoids, and has superb anti-inflammatory properties.

Atlantic Kelp- (Ascophyllum nodosum) is an herb that comes from deep under the sea where the seaweed thrives on sunlight and takes in nutrients and minerals present in the water. Bacillus lichenformis is a form of helpful bacteria found in kelp that, when present in the oral cavity, releases an enzyme that breaks down the bad bacteria which lead to the formation of dental plaques and tartar. Kelp offers other important immune system health benefits for dogs. It is rich in nutrients, is an anti-carcinogen, supports glandular health, blood health, and gastrointestinal health, is anti-diabetic, and lowers LDL cholesterol. Our kelp is organically grown in clean Canadian Atlantic waters. Not recommended for use during pregnancy, due to natural iodine content

Peppermint- (menthe piperita) has been used medicinally for thousands of years to help treat bad breath, the common cold, to calm inflammations and to soothe digestive problems.

Fennel- (foeniculum vulgare) is rich in phytoestrogens and is often used for irritable bowel and improving digestive system. Fennel relaxes the smooth muscle lining the digestive tract, making it an antispasmodic. They also help in the absorption of food stuff – thereby helping to keep your dog’s teeth clean and helping with digestion.

Parsley- (petroselinum) is rich in vitamin A, C, folic acids and antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is often added to canine products as breath fresheners and to soothe stomachs.

Rose Hips- (rosa canina) are an excellent source of vitamin C and are fantastic immune system boosters. The variety of antioxidants: carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols and catechins are good cancer and cardiovascular disease preventatives. In addition, the fruit acids and pectin in rose hips are a mild diuretic and laxative. 

Tart Red Cherries- (Prunus cerasus) contain a high level of anthocyanins. These antioxidant flavonoids have numerous health benefits including increased joint mobility, comfort and flexibility. In addition to anti-inflammatory properties, tart red cherries can lower cholesterol and triglycerides, can aid in digestion and can help prevent heart disease.

Boswellia- (boswellia serrata) also known as Frankincense, is an effective antiseptic and helps promote a healthy immune system. Additionally, frankincense helps promote digestive health by speeding up the secretion of digestive fluids and stimulates peristaltic motion.

Glucosamine HCL is a naturally occurring chemical composed of a sugar and an amino acid that is involved in the body’s production of joint lubricants and shock absorption, helping maintain healthy cartilage and joint function. Additionally, glucosamine is involved in the formation of nails, tendons, skin, eyes, bone, ligaments, heart valves, and in mucous secretions in the digestive and respiratory systems.

Ginger- (zingiber officinale) is a well-known remedy for nausea, indigestion, and gastrointestinal problems such as gas and stomach cramps. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, an antiseptic and a detoxifying herb.

Ceylon Cinnamon- (cinnamomum verum) also known as True Cinnamon, is an herb traditionally used by many ancient cultures for the treatment of a variety of ailments including gastrointestinal problems and urinary infections. Ceylon cinnamon also has remarkable anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

Valerian Root- (valeriana officinalis) is famous for its sedative qualities and its ability to relax the central nervous system and to soothe muscle groups. Valerian root is an antispasmodic, a sedative and a powerful nervine.

Chamomile- (Matricaria recutita) is an age-old medicinal herb known as a relaxing sleep aid, as treatment for stomach ailments and as an anti-inflammatory. The plant’s health benefits come from the flowers that contain volatile oils, such as bisabolol and matricin, and flavonoids such as apinegin.

Lemon Balm- (Melissa officinalis) is used for nervous agitation, sleeping problems, and gastrointestinal problems. The volatile oils in lemon balm contain chemicals that relax muscles thereby relieving cramps, gas and nausea.

Passion Flower- (passiflora incarnate) is known to be a depressant to the motor side of the spinal cord. Its medicinal properties can ease nerve pain and induce sleepiness. 

Scullcap- (scutella) has strong tonic, nervine and antispasmodic properties that can relieve anxiety, seizures and insomnia.

Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds


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