Rooibos Tea for Dogs

brewing tea for a dog

Does your dog suffer from itchy skin, or allergies, that you cannot seem to get rid of?

Rooibos tea has long been appreciated for its health benefits in humans and now many dog owners are discovering the amazing natural healing effects this red bush herb can have on their dogs.

From relieving anxiety to soothing damaged coats and improving digestion, let us explore exactly how rooibos tea can offer relief for pet owners everywhere.

woman drinking rooibos tea with her dog

Benefits of rooibos tea for dogs

If your furry friend is suffering from itchy and inflamed skin, rooibos tea might be the answer.

Rooibos tea is a healthy tea that can provide numerous health benefits for dogs, including a rich source of Vitamin C for dogs.

Additionally, it contains two potent flavonoids called quercetin and luteolin.

  • Quercetin is nature's natural antihistamine, which can reduce inflammation and itching associated with allergic reactions.
  • Luteolin has cancer-fighting properties that can help prevent the development of cancer cells in your dog.

    Overall, rooibos tea can be an excellent and natural solution to help improve your furry friend's overall health and wellbeing.

    a happy and healthy dog

    5 Benefits of rooibos tea

    1. Anti-inflammatory properties promote healthy skin
    2. Can soothe skin irritations
    3. Minerals like calcium, manganese and fluoride are great for bone health
    4. May help with blood circulation
    5. Relieves stress and anxiety

      How can I give my dog rooibos tea?

      Rooibos tea is brewed from the leaves of the rooibos plant, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

      Once the tea is brewed and cooled down, you can add it to their water bowl or apply it directly to their skin.

      Topically applying the tea to your dog's skin can be particularly helpful for dogs who are suffering from skin conditions such as dermatitis or allergies. A soothing rinse with rooibos tea is very refreshing.

      Ingesting the tea can also have calming effects on your pet, making it a great option for nervous or anxious dogs.

      As with any new addition to your pet's diet, be sure to consult with your veterinarian before giving them rooibos tea.

      brewed rooibos tea for dogs

      How to brew rooibos tea

      Follow these 6 simple steps to make some delicious brewed rooibos tea for your dog.

      1. Boil 2-4 cups of water
      2. Place two rooibos tea bags in a teapot
      3. Add the boiled water to the teapot
      4. Cover the teapot and steep for 5 minutes
      5. Strain leftover rooibos and pour the tea into a teacup
      6. Let the tea cool and give it your dog

        The bottom line

        It's clear that rooibos tea offers your dog many benefits. The antioxidant-rich tea can aid in digestion, reduce the risk of certain illnesses and give them an energy boost.

        It is a natural, nutritional and safe way to help improve your pet’s health and wellbeing.

        As a holistic approach to nutrition, training and medical care, it’s important to consider how adding rooibos tea can contribute not only to our dogs’ long-term physical wellbeing, but also their mental wellbeing and quality of life.

        Check out our guide to tea - Can Dogs Have Tea? to learn more about our holistic approach to canine health.

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        By Tory Johnson

        Tory Johnson is a veteran dog trainer, dog behaviorist, and canine nutritionist with 10+ years experience.

        Tory has helped countless families have beautiful relationships with their canine companions.

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