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Is Chamomile Safe For Pets?

Herbs For Pets 3 min read
a field of white chamomile flowers outside. Is chamomile safe for pets?

Chamomile is a commonly known plant among humans. Its apple-scented smell appeals to many of us to use it in teas and use this plant’s properties to calm us down, help with digestion and decrease inflammation and pain. You may be wondering if chamomile is safe for pets and if it is, does it have the same benefits for pets as it does for humans? For this question, the answer is not black and white. It is both yes and no.

Chamomile is safe for dogs and cats as long as it is in a concentration formulated for them.

So it is less confusing, I’ll say yes, it is safe to use in dogs and cats as long as it is in a concentration that is formulated for their specific needs. No, you cannot safely use human products made with chamomile and give them to your pet.

In high concentrations, chamomile can be really toxic to pets. As well as if they ingest the plant, any part of it. If you suspect your pet got into your chamomile garden or into your stash of chamomile tea, please go to your trusted veterinarian for assistance.

When Made For Pets, What Is Chamomile Good For?

For long-term use, chamomile can be beneficial for disorders like anxiety, indigestion, inflammation, among others. Then again, when used properly and in the correct concentrations, this amazing plant can do wonders for your beloved pet’s health.

Cup of chamomile tea in a clear, glass teacup surrounded by chamomile flowers on a wooden table top

Chamomile Products Safe For Pets

At NHV, all of our supplements are vet-formulated with the help of a master herbalist. Proper concentrations are studied and tested for quality and safety, making sure only better and safer products will get to your pet.

Our topical products like Ouch Away Spray, Echo Gold, and Coco Furcare are three topical products that have chamomile in their formulation. In these three products, the chamomile acts as an anti-histaminic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial, helping to soothe and heal the wounded skin, reduce the itchiness in the ears, and keeping the health of your pet’s coat. The concentration is just enough to deliver the benefits without harming your furbaby in any way.

Ey-Eas is a product that can be used both topically and orally. Topically, it acts as an antiseptic, analgesic, and counterirritant, helping the eyes when they are red, itchy, and irritated. Orally, in this formulation, it also acts as an immunostimulant. 

For our oral formulations, NHV uses chamomile in Lesstress, Matricalm, and Plantaeris. For the first two, chamomile is used for what it’s known the best for, mild sedative, anti-anxiety, and anti-stress properties— putting into action the calming powers this plant has to offer. In Plantaeris, it puts in action a property that is not as widely known as the calming property, its ability to aid digestion. Chamomile helps with expelling gas, reducing vomiting caused by IBD issues, helps ease nervous spasms, and can improve bile production.

As discussed, chamomile is a beneficial plant overall, as long as it is used the right way. This plant can have amazing benefits for you and your pets, but always make sure to offer them only the products specifically formulated for them, thinking of their health and safety.

At NHV we prioritize products that are safe for your furbabies and are happy to help you with any questions along the way. Leave a comment, send an email, or start chatting with us below to have our team of pet experts help you support your furkiddo.

Dr. Rebeca Oliveira DVM

Dr. Rebeca Oliveira DVM

Dr. Rebeca is a holistic veterinarian from Brazil with a passion for natural and integrative medicine. She’s been studying integrative medicine and alternative (and healthier) diets since 2015, and now started to study the power of herbs with the NHV Family. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her golden retriever, Kuga.

Published: April 14, 2021

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