Cat and dog self-medication plants
posted 4 years ago
I've heard about the benefits of allowing animals to self medicate by instinctively eating specific plants that evolution has hard wired them to eat. sepp holzer plants so called 'poisonous plants' for this purpose. Just wondering what kinds of plants might be good to have around for cats and dogs to safely self medicate. I always have oat grass planted in an indoor pot for the cat but am considering other things too. Any ideas?
Location: Fair Play, California
posted 3 years ago
My cat chews on mint. Not sure if it's for 'medicinal' or pleasurable purposes.
Location: NW South Dakota - Zone 4b
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Location: Granada City (that's in the south of Spain)
posted 2 years ago
I have 3 greyhounds and i've seen them chew on wild oat (Avena fatua) some white mustard (Sinapis Alba and diplotaxis spp) mulberry (Morus alba) and rough cocklebur (Xantium strumarium) the later is toxic, but looks like they know wich plants and parts and amount to eat and wich not.