While you might be most familiar with Parsley as “that plant” on your plate of eggs at breakfast, parsley is, in fact, an herb that delivers fabulous health benefits to your pet.
Parsley is rich in vitamins and minerals that can help with immunity, vision and kidney health! Parsley is also rich in folic acids and antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help promote good kidney health and antimicrobial properties that promote good urinary health. Parsley is one of the best natural sources of Vitamin K you can give to your pet. Vitamin K helps maintain a healthy blood clotting system and promotes liver health. It really is a super herb!
However do keep in mind parsley can be a diuretic meaning it helps flush out body fluids. If your dog has kidney problems, you might want to avoid parsley.
While the curly-leafed variety of parsley is good for your pet, ‘Spring Parsley’ is considered to be toxic in large amounts. So do be mindful of that if you are feeding parsley.
With any food or treat, moderation is key. If you’re unsure about whether or not to incorporate Parsley into your dog or cat’s diet, always speak to your veterinarian.
If you have the greenlight, you could add small amounts to food, or blend with water to create a juice you can pour right into your dog’s water bowl.
Give this a try and do let us know how it goes!