Adaptogen Herb Support for Dogs
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb the can be used for naturally supporting the health of your dog. Ashwagandha has been valued for thousands of years for it’s many benefits including supporting the thyroid, the brain, and for it’s anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Being an adaptogen herb means it brings balance to the body where there may be imbalance. What’s great about adaptogen herbs is they bring balance without suppressing or stimulating other body functions, in other words, they simply balance them.
Adaptogen Herb Provides Stress Support
Ashwagandha is a great adaptogen herb for dogs for balancing hormones and the immune system. Also, for helping the brain’s responses to stress factors. Ashwagandha can greatly benefit a dog that is prone to nervousness or hyperactivity. When your dog is stressed out due to routine changes such as traveling, visiting the vet, and separation, Ashwagandha can be a big help. Likewise, it can also help with environmental stressors such as fire works and thunderstorms. Helping to maintain normal balance within your dog’s stress hormones -essentially helping your dog manage normal stress in a healthier way- is the way Ashwagandha works. We have included Ashwagandha in our #10 K9 Foundation for dogs to support normal health and vitality.
Above all, Ashwagandha benefits your dog’s brain health. If you have a dog that tends to be a little aggressive, it may suffer from a metabolic imbalance. Also, an older dog may suffer from an imbalance in their metabolism. Ashwagandha helps sharpen the mind; therefore, it supports the brain by lessoning the deterioration of brain cells and reducing senility while also helping boost the immune system and increasing stamina and endurance. Ashwagandha is included in a combination of herbs found in our #11 Brain & Nerve Support for dogs to support healthy function of the brain and nervous system.
In addition, Ashwagandha also supports a dog’s underachieve thyroid. Classic signs of an under active thyroid include weight gain (even weight loss), labored breathing, and loss of appetite. Outwardly, weakness, hair thinning or loss, and bad skin and/or dull coat. We have included Ashwagandha in our #26 Thyroid Support for dogs to help maintain and support a normal, healthy thyroid.
Lastly, Ashwagandha is a beneficial herb for a dog’s overall health. Supporting our pets naturally is something that we can feel good about! Try it for your dog today!