Hacks You Never Knew About Feeding Your Dog Their Herbal Extracts
Feeding your dog herbal extracts can be a great way to support their overall health and well-being. These natural remedies can provide a range of benefits, from boosting the immune system to promoting healthy digestion. But did you know that there are some hacks you can use to make the process of giving your dog herbal extracts even easier and more effective? In this blog post, we will explore some of these hacks that you may have never known about.
1. Offer the extract directly from the dropper into their mouth
When we feed our dogs extracts like this, the extract bypasses the digestive system completely and is absorbed straight into their blood stream. This form of feeding extracts is called "sublingual". We see it with some human supplements too, especially B-vitamins and B-12 liquids especially. When extracts are fed this way, our dogs are more likely to actually absorb more of the medicinal properties because it is being absorbed straight into the blood stream and it is not diluted with food. This is my favorite way to feed extracts but some dogs are picky and/or they won't let you get near their mouth safely, so here are some other ideas for you below!
2. Mix the herbal extract with their food
If your dog is a picky eater or tends to be suspicious of new additions to their diet, try mixing the herbal extract with their regular food. This will help mask the taste and smell of the extract, making it more palatable for your furry friend. Just make sure to follow the recommended dosage. It's always a safe bet to start slow and increase to the desired amount over a few days.
3. Mix the extract with some liquid-y food they like
Squirt the extract into a bowl and add just the smallest amount of a liquidy food that they like on top & mix. Some great ideas are yogurt, bone broth, applesauce and keifer. This allows the extract to still mostly be absorbed through the mucous membrane in the mouth since the mixture will be all over the inside of their mouth.
3. Incorporate the extract into homemade treats
If your dog loves treats, why not incorporate the herbal extract into homemade treats? There are plenty of dog-friendly recipes available online that can help you create delicious and nutritious treats that also contain the herbal extracts your dog needs. This is a great way to make the process more enjoyable for both you and your furry friend. Here is a handful of awesome recipes for you to try out with your dog and you can easily add your desired extract to these recipes!
4. Add the extract to their favorite enrichment toy, like a Kong
Mix your dog's extract into some peanut butter & add the mixture to a kong with whatever else you like and let your dog go to town on it as usual. If you have multiple Kongs, you can batch make a few and freeze them so you can just grab one every day or so and easily feed it to your dog.
5. Use the extract with your dog's lick mat
If you use lick mats, squirt the extract directly on the lick mat and then add all the fixings on top of it (their food, raw meat, sardines, yogurt, etc). You can also mix the extract into some yogurt and smear the yogurt/extract blend on to the lick mat and add some other fun foods on top for your dog to lick up.
5. Choose high-quality herbal extracts
Not all herbal extracts are created equal. When choosing a product for your dog, opt for high-quality extracts that are specifically formulated for pets. Look for products that are made from organic ingredients and are made with pet safe ingredients. This will ensure that you are giving your dog the best possible supplements. Furbal Remedies extracts are created only with organic ingredients so you know your pet will never be ingesting toxic chemicals from the processing process, herbicides or pesticides from the herbs or GMO ingredients. Find our whole like of herbal extracts here.
Feeding your dog herbal extracts doesn't have to be a daunting task. By using these hacks, you can make the process easier and more enjoyable for both you and your furry friend. Remember to always consult with your veterinarian before adding any new supplements to your dog's diet, and enjoy the benefits of natural remedies for your pet's health.