Chamomile is often used for its touted benefits such as easing stress and soothing troubled tummies. It's estimated that 1 million people around the world drink chamomile tea every day for its comforting properties. Learn how chamomile for dogs may help your nervous pup feel more relaxed.
What Is Chamomile for Dogs?
Chamomile for dogs belongs to the same plant family (Asteraceae) as safflower, another key ingredient in EverRoot supplements, and is used to promote calmness and ease gastrointestinal discomfort in dogs. Chamomile, Matricaria chamomilla, is related to asters, sunflowers, and other well-loved garden plants. Chamomile products come in various forms like treats, supplements, and topical chamomile oil for dogs.
A daisy-like flower with a yellow center and white petals, chamomile is often referred to as the “star among medicinal species” and has been used in traditional and herbal remedies for thousands of years.
Native to Europe and North Africa, chamomile has been introduced around the world. Its name comes from the Greek for “earth apple,” due to the apple-like aroma of its flowers and leaves.
Do Dogs Need Chamomile?
In supplemental form, chamomile is safe for dogs. It is filled with natural plant compounds called terpenoids and flavonoids, some of which may fight inflammation and harmful free radicals in people and dogs.
But that doesn't mean you should make your pup a cup of chamomile tea or let him eat chamomile flowers and leaves. Instead give your pooch EverRoot Calming supplements that are crafted specifically for dogs by the expert nutritionists at Purina.
What Are the Benefits of Chamomile for Dogs?
Anecdotally, chamomile has been used by people for its relaxing and calming properties. These same effects may be potentially seen in dogs consuming a chamomile supplement.
The EverRoot Calming Dog Supplement formulas contain a mix of ingredients, including green-tea extract and safflower oil, that may also provide calming properties to help your pup relax without making him drowsy.
Signs Your Dog May Benefit from Chamomile
If you have an edgy, stressed-out pooch, you probably already know the signs. They can include:
- Being nervous and barking around people
- Shaking or hiding during thunderstorms or fireworks
- Struggling to settle down at night
- Feeling stressed when left alone
That sort of stress can make it difficult to interact with your dog and get the most out of your relationship. Professional, reputable training and positive reinforcement can help. But soothing the nervousness with a calming chamomile supplement for dogs may make life with your pup more enjoyable.
What Is a Good Source of Chamomile for Dogs?
Be sure your chamomile supplement is sourced with NASC certification. Don't let your dog drink chamomile tea or eat chamomile flowers. Use a supplement created for dogs by animal nutritionists to calm pups with anxious behaviors.
Others may advise using chamomile tea for a dog's eye infection. If you suspect your poor pooch has an eye infection, don't try to fix it with homemade remedies. Eye infections in dogs can spread to other animals and lead to vision loss. You should never add anything to your dog's eyes without the instruction of your veterinarian. If you are concerned about an eye infection, take your dog to your vet for treatment.
How Much Chamomile Should You Give Your Dog?
To be sure of the correct chamomile dosage for dogs, choose EverRoot's supplements that contain chamomile. EverRoot Calming Dog Supplements are formulated with just the right amount of chamomile and other relaxing ingredients to calm dogs without drowsiness.
The number of supplement servings you give your dog depends on his size and weight.
Remember, EverRoot supplements are not treats. Don't give more than the amount recommended on the package for the size and weight of your dog.
Side Effects of Chamomile for Dogs
Before starting any supplement, talk to your vet about possible benefits, interactions, or side effects. If your dog ingests too much chamomile, it can result in gastrointestinal upsets, allergic reactions, and other issues. Make sure you're using the right dosage for your dog.
If your dog is allergic to ragweed, consult your vet before giving him a supplement with chamomile. Watch for itching, hives, or rash, and discontinue use if those rare side effects arise. Allergies can occur with any product. If your dog's condition worsens or does not improve, stop using EverRoot supplements and consult your veterinarian.
Choosing a Chamomile Supplement for Dogs
EverRoot supplements offer several products in different formulations that contain chamomile or chamomile extract for dogs.
At EverRoot, every ingredient is carefully chosen for a purpose to provide what dogs need and nothing that they don't. Learn more about the ingredients in EverRoot dog supplements on our Ingredients page.