We’re not alone in cherishing our companion animals. In Vedic mythology, dogs are seen as symbols of the divine and protectors of the gates of heaven.
In Nepal, a yearly festival called Tihar is celebrated to give thanks to dogs for their loyal, protective natures. The Hindu goddess Shakti , loved the dogs.
Below are four Ayurvedic herbs and a formula used for pets.
Tulsi provides the same benefits to cats and dogs as it does to humans. It is used in Ayurveda to relieve gastric distress, and is a great herb that promotes immune system efficiency while down-regulating immune system over-activity it is safe for animals with auto-immune disease like celiac disease etc. It can also help to calm hyperactive dogs, and support animals who are under environmental or physical stress.
Another Ayurvedic herb , Ashwagandha is available for pets in several commercial formulations. It is also used in formulations for Disease treatment . This herb is notable for its ability to both energize and calm, and also provides anti-inflammatory action.
This much-researched herb has gained popularity for its joint-supportive characteristics, but it is safe for pets and has several other beneficial properties. It is used in Ayurveda to support healthy digestive, respiratory, and circulation systems, and is recognized as a strong anti-inflammatory agent. It is recommended for animal joint care, and its anti-inflammatory action is believed to be as effective as steroid drugs.
Triphala is a classic Ayurvedic blend of three wild fruits , this formula has been used for centuries as a tonic to support digestive fire, and provide a gentle laxative action. Triphala antioxidant-rich, immune-supportive and high in Vitamin C.