If you’ve interacted with us much, or read our posts and listings, you know that we live with a number of other creatures. Three dogs, three cats, four chickens, and some fish. Over time we have gotten to the point where we use herbs for all of them except the fish. (Technically seaweed could count, there, but we use it as a treat, not a medicinal.)
It took me time to get to the point where I felt comfortable using herbs for our dogs. I needed to gather enough research material, and figure out what the constant facts were. The initial catalyst for finally finishing figuring it out was our oldest dog developing cancer. From there a number of situations where herbs were useful presented themselves.
‘Dog’s Life: Puppy Breath Mint’ came about because our middle dog has a particular way of expressing love that can be unpleasant. Her nickname is “Booger,” because she likes to lick your nose. When she still had puppy breath, this was fine, but then she developed dog breath.
We experimented with a number of products that claimed to assist with the problem, but things that actually fit our rules for what our dogs intake were hard to find. We try to keep their diets as clean and chemical free as we can. We figure if it is important for us, it is important for them, as well.
Eventually I had a Eureka! moment, and realized I could probably make something to put into their water that would assist. We noticed an improvement the first day of use.
We used peppermint for general freshening, and sage for its anti-bacterial properties.
This blend is also cat-safe, so shared water bowls are not an issue. Depending on the size water bowl, adding a cup of tea from time to time should give you results.
Now for the basics:
Organic Ingredients: Peppermint, Sage
Batch Size: 2 ounces
Options: Loose Tea (Bag)
****I am not a vet. I have studied texts written by holistic vets (most of whom either started in allopathic medicine, or use both methods in their practices.) I apply the same standard of research to my pet teas that I do the ones for their bipeds. This includes needing to know about any medications they are currently being given. However, as with human medicine, the information presented here has not been evaluated by the FDA or other agencies.