Parsley for Dogs
Parsley for Dogs

Parsley for Dogs

I just bought a potted parsley plant, and I plan to enjoy its beauty and incorporate it into meals.

Can dogs have parsley?

It’s easy to find in any grocery store, and can also be used to maintain your dog’s health.

Parsley is rich in nutrients including vitamins A, C and several B-vitamins, along with iron, potassium, iodine, calcium, phosphorus and manganese.

Medicinal properties include antimicrobial, antispasmodic, diuretic, tonic and others. It is often used medicinally for liver, kidney, pancreas and gallbladder disease, however it should not be used during pregnancy, or in cases of inflammatory kidney disease.

Appropriate amounts can be a good addition to your dog’s diet. According to the book, Veterinary Herbal Medicine, that means about 1 teaspoon of fresh parsley per 5 kg of weight (or about 11 pounds).

Although many holistic and veterinary herbal medicine sources do not specify what kind to give your dog, other sources say only curly parsley is safe for dogs, and to avoid the flat leaf variety. With those differing inputs, it is likely best to play it safe and offer your dog the curly kind.

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