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Are bay leaves poisonous to dogs?
For those of you who have asked about the safety of using bay leaves to treat your dog, the short answer is that they are not poisonous to dogs. The reason they have gotten this reputation is because they have long been a part of many people's homes and kitchens and of course people see their use in this context. However, there are few studies available to date that have looked specifically at the effect of bay leaves on dogs. I am going to attempt to cover both the in general usage as well as some of the more specific types of bay leaves that are used to treat the common ailments that dog owners usually encounter.
The bay leaf, also known as bay laurel and laurel (or laurus nobilis) is a shrub which has been a part of the spice trade for hundreds of years. In fact, the leaves have been so important that the name bay laurel derives from the Latin name for this shrub, Laurea Europaea. The leaves and flowers are generally used to treat a range of ailments, particularly heart conditions.
The best known of the bay leaves is perhaps the true bay (Laurus nobilis) which is primarily used to treat illnesses such as coughs, colds, and flus. The dried leaves, also called bay leaves or laurel leaves, can be found in a variety of places, but the most common location is on a kitchen spice shelf or table. Many people use them to brew tea, making the use of true bay leaves safe for most home use. There are many other types of bay leaves, such as Aleppo or Pimento bay leaves which may have different medicinal effects than the normal true bay leaves.
The reason that the bay leaves are generally safe to use on dogs is because they have a lower concentration of volatile oils than many other herbs. This is in fact the only part of the plants that are usually used in the preparation of home remedies. While many other herbs contain an abundance of toxic or irritating chemicals, the bay leaves contain only a small amount of oils that may be harmful to pets.
While it may be tempting to use true bay leaves on a dog, it would be better to use the correct herbs for your dog’s condition. A home remedy will generally be safer than attempting to treat an illness with a commercial product. Home remedy use of a true bay leaf is also more effective for treatment since the amount of time a dog needs to treat a cold or cough is far shorter than for an ailment that is being treated with a commercial product.
A good rule of thumb for home remedies is to avoid using bay leaves to treat your pet, and instead use any of the following herbal remedies for treatment:
If your pet has ingested a toxic substance, then call a veterinarian immediately. If the substance is still in the dog’s system and the owner is not aware of what was ingested, you should look into the possibility of poisoning.
If your pet has been poisoned, you will want to keep your pet hydrated. If your dog is experiencing signs of pain or distress, seek the assistance of a veterinarian. If your dog is experiencing fever or any other symptoms that are inconsistent with a “healthy” dog, then he or she should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.
After finding your dog, call your veterinarian and tell him or her about your animal. There may be an antidote available that can help to prevent any further illness or damage from taking place. If a poison is ingested, your veterinarian may have a treatment that can be administered to your pet to counteract the effects of the poison.
Home remedies should never be used as a substitute for professional veterinary care. While some home remedies may be helpful for minor problems, there are many home remedies that may be dangerous and should not be used for your dog.
If you are suffering from a painful or sensitive bladder or anal area, the following home remedy can be used to relieve the pain.
To use this home remedy, prepare a paste from ground or grated horseradish and honey, and then apply it to the area. The ingredients will begin to draw out the pain and inflammation.
For those with sensitive anal glands, the following home remedy may be used to reduce the problem.
To use this home remedy, soak a cotton ball or cloth in hot water, and then place it over the area. The warmth will encourage your dog to keep his or her buttocks out of the heat for a while. The cloth can also be soaked in a mix of vinegar and water and then placed over the sensitive gland. This mixture may cause a little burning sensation.
For dogs with painful joints, an appropriate home remedy for canines should include the following:
1 cup white onion juice,
1 cup plain yogurt,
1 tbsp salt,
3 tbsp dried garlic,
a tablespoon of white vinegar,
4 tbsp freshly ground black pepper,
1 tsp fresh ginger,
4 tbsp freshly grated horseradish.
Add the spices and then combine everything in a bowl. Once the mixture is mixed, you can add the egg to the mixture. This will help to thicken the mixture.
Place the bowl in a very hot water bath until the egg is cooked through and then cool the mixture.
Gently massage the area and then apply the mixture to the area. Wait at least two hours and then rinse off.
Warm Water Bath For Pets – In an attempt to keep a pet healthy and comfortable, they may require a warm bath in a water bath, which is a simple and cheap way to make your pet feel and look its best. Warm water baths for pets are used as a way to remove any bacteria, parasites, or other unwanted things that are floating in the water. Since some pets do not like the temperature of the warm water bath, it is a very helpful way to keep your pets warm, but also make them comfortable and healthy. However, there are a few considerations you need to make prior to bathing your pet.
Pets with fur – Make sure to remove the fur from your pet before bathing him or her. This will keep your pet warm and comfortable.
Water Quality – Make sure that the water you choose to bathe your pet in is clean and safe. Check the temperature and make sure it is not too hot or too cold for your pet. Once the water is clean and safe, you can apply the warm water to the pet and wait for it to cool. If your pet does not like the water temperature, you may need to place a heater in the bath and have it hot enough to bathe your pet in.
Clean the Bath – It is important to clean the bath before using it for your pet. Clean the bath with clean water. Remove any hair from your pet’s coat and make sure the bathtub is clean. Next, you can pour some warm water in the bath. Once you have the water clean and warm, then you can add some pet shampoo to the bath. You may also add some conditioner to the bath for soft and healthy hair.
Flexible Rules – When you are bathing your pet, it is a good idea to keep a few flexible rules. You should avoid bathing your pet in the morning if it is too hot or too cold for your pet. If your pet does not like warm water, then you can use a warm blanket to keep your pet warm, and wait until it warms up to bathe him or her. It is always important to check the temperature of your bath water first. Once you are sure the water is clean and safe for bathing, you can start the bathing process.