How Can an Adaptogen Herb Help My Dog? (Ashwagandha Benefits) – Silver Lining Herbs

How Can an Adaptogen Herb Help My Dog? (Ashwagandha Benefits)

Adaptogen Herb Support for Dogs

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that can be used to naturally support the health of your dog.  Ashwagandha has been valued for thousands of years for it’s many benefits including supporting the thyroid, and the brain, and for its anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Being an adaptogen herb means it brings balance to the body where there may be an 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 fireworks 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.

Brain Benefits

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, older dogs may suffer from an imbalance in their metabolism.  Ashwagandha helps sharpen the mind; therefore, it supports the brain by lessening the deterioration of brain cells and reducing senility while also helping boost the immune system and increase stamina and endurance. Ashwagandha is included in a combination of herbs found in our #11 Brain & Nerve Support for dogs to support the healthy function of the brain and nervous system.

Thyroid Therapy

In addition, Ashwagandha also supports a dog’s underachieving thyroid.  Classic signs of an underactive 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.

Bottom Line

Holistic Health

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!

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