All punning aside, oregano is an effective plant with numerous applications and benefits. Widely regarded as a kitchen essential, this little perennial is great for more than just boosting flavour profiles.
Oil of oregano contains the same antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics as the oregano leaves found in Farmly patties. Check out the following ways oregano can help improve your pup’s life.
Did Someone Say Super-Herb?
Oregano and oil of oregano can be used as both a topical treatment and/or an ingestible additive. It has even more antioxidants than blueberries and apples! When applying topically, oregano oil may be a more functional option.
- Goodbye Bugs – Use oil to treat ear mites, help control fleas and parasites, or as a natural insect repellant.
- Bacteria Be Gone – Protect your dog from gum and cardiovascular diseases by adding to your dog’s toothpaste.
- Soothe Skin – Mix with olive or coconut oil to ease fungal skin conditions, bacterial and/or yeast infections, itching, cuts, burns, and/or wounds. Oregano is antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, and an antiseptic.
- Farewell Infections – Help ward off common infections such as kennel cough, UTIs, psoriasis, canine acne, ringworm and even giardia.
- King of Remedies – Oregano can alleviate arthritis, asthma, canine flu, diarrhea, vomiting, digestion issues, fever, inflammation, sinus congestion, and/or sore muscles.
- Mineral Rich – Small but mighty, oregano contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, manganese, as well as Vitamins A, C, and E.
Oregano is truly a remarkable herb, however moderation and proper application are key:
- Less is More – Oil of oregano, while generally safe, should always be diluted with either a high quality olive or coconut oil.
- Neurotoxin Caution – Oil of oregano is not recommended for dogs vulnerable to seizures*
Oregano has so many fantastic qualities, we just had to include it in all of our patty recipes! We only use high-quality oregano and gently-cook our products to avoid overheating the leaves.
*Please consult with a veterinary professional if your pooch has any existing medical conditions before making any changes to their diet.