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Posted on 11-02-2017

Ashwagandha is one of our favorite Ayurvedic herbal remedies for cats and dogs and other pets. We use it extensively for the many benefits it provides in maintaining pets’ health and well-being.

Why is Ashwagandha so great for pets?

Ashwagandha has been used since ancient times to promote health and longevity. Its active principles (alkaloids and withanoloides) are similar to those of ginseng. Like ginseng, ashwagandha is revered for its anti-aging properties.

  1. It is used to enhance the immune system and treat anemia, inflammation, bacterial infection, and diarrhea.
  2. It is also thought to improve the quality of bodily tissues.
  3. Clinical research shows that ashwagandha helps relieve general aches and pains.
  4. Ashwagandha is an excellent hematinic and contains high levels of iron and free amino acids such as glycine, valine, tyrosine, proline, and alanine.
  5. Research shows that ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory, diuretic, sedative, antibacterial, and anti-fungal activity. 
  6. It also has anti-tumorigenic uses in animals.
  7. Most importantly, ashwagandha has also been shown to be safe for long-term use for your pet.

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Lisa said:

What is the daily dose of ashwagandha for a 60 pound dog?

2018-04-16 09:13:20

Dr. Tejinder Sodhi said:

@Lisa Typically, a 1000 mg twice daily for a 60 lb dog.

2018-04-17 09:12:35

Deepa Rao said:

What is the dosage of Ashwagandha for a 3.3kg Cat? Can it help acid reflux? @Deepa Rao It is about 100 to 150 mg twice daily for an average 10 lb cat. Ashwagandha does not specifically help with acid reflux.

2018-04-22 04:46:25

Vicrtoria said:

Would like to know the dosage for a 12-pound cat. Thank you! @Victoria It is about 100 to 150 mg twice daily for an average 10 lb cat.

2018-05-08 09:59:43

Delores Pollard said:

I have boxer dog with mct which is the best product to purchase Anh how much to give a dog that weighs 70 lbs

2018-05-20 11:17:59

Dr. Tejinder Sodhi said:

@Delores Pollard -- for a more complex situation such as a boxer with mast cell tumors, I would recommend a phone or in person consultation with a review of your dog's previous history. You can schedule a phone consult on the front page of our website at www.holistic-pet-care.com

2018-05-22 08:36:01

Connie irwin said:

My dog is afraid of storms and any loud noises so will this help her? @Connie -- Ashwagandha is a stress reliever, so this could help. You may want to speak with your vet about appropriate dosage for this particular issue.

2018-08-01 08:54:08

Jacque said:

Can u give me a measurement dosage for a dog. I have powder ashwagandha. I was told by health food store owner that I should take a tbsp in water. A lot higher dosage then what is recommended on here. Please advise. Thank you! @Jacque We would need to know the weight of the dog, but generally it would be about 1/2 tsp for 30 lbs twice daily.

2018-08-21 18:11:28

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