Category: Herbs

Growing Wheatgrass

by Phyllis O’Beollain, Dayton Small Pets Examiner Wheatgrass is loaded with vitamins, boosts the immune system, aids digestion and just plain tastes good to pets. Even the carnivorous cat enjoys snacking on wheatgrass. Wheatgrass is easily and cheaply grown at home: Go to Liberty Market in Kettering and buy some organic wheat berries. Pre-soak the […]

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Yarrow

by Phyllis O’Beollain, Dayton Small Pets Examiner Yarrow is a perennial herb, native to Europe and Asia and found in most countries throughout the world. Yarrow is common along Dayton roadsides and in old fields, pastures, and meadows. Yarrow grows to 20 inches high, with finely cut leaf segments – very feathery and fern-like (see […]

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Marigolds

by Phyllis O’Beollain, Dayton Small Pets Examiner Easily grown Marigolds are tasty, nutritious, and very healthy for small pets. Marigold leaves are pleasantly peppery; I’ve never met a rabbit who did not like them. Marigolds thrive in full sun and are easily grown (save the seeds and grow them for “free” next year). Marigolds are […]

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Thyme

by Phyllis O’Beollain, Dayton Small Pets Examiner Thyme is native to Asia, southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, and is also cultivated in North America. Thyme has a long history of use in natural medicine. Thyme contains a variety of difficult-to-pronounce volatile oils which are involved in the healing process: carvacolo, borneol, geraniol and thymol. […]

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Perennial Herbs

Written by Phyllis O’Beollain, Dayton Small Pets Examiner Now is the time to start thinking about next year’s herb gardenHerbs are extremely nutritious for small pets as well as people, and pets find them quite tasty. Often a pet whose appetite has fallen off due to stress or illness will eat herbs when nothing else […]

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