- Why does my dog needs herbs & herbal tea in its diet?
The daily consumption of beneficial herbs:
- Promotes the general good health and well-being
- Boosts the immune system
- Balances & supports the body’s core organ systems
- Improves digestion by activating digestive juices & enzymes
- Helps calm and relax nervous system
- Maintains a steady flow of all-important nutrients to diet: proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
- What is difference between human tea and our dog centric herbal brews?
Black tea contains caffeine which in sufficient quantities can poison dogs and even lead to death. Typical symptoms of caffeine poisoning include: hyperactivity, shaking, panting, vomiting, seizures, rapid heartbeat.
If you think your dog has consumed black tea or tea bags, please contact your vet.
- Will my dog drink herbal tea?
Dogs are like humans – some will lean towards drinking tea, while others will decline. The vast majority of anecdotal feedback we receive would suggest only small percentage of dogs do not embrace our teas at all. If you dog is finicky, just sprinkle our herbal brew on top of her food.
- Is it Doggy’s Cuppa herbal tea range suitable for all dogs?
Doggy’s Cuppa herbal teas are suitable for dogs from all breeds, sizes and life stages. That said our beneficial tonics please note, Doggy’s Cuppa are not recommended for puppies under 4 months old, pregnant or nursing bitches.
- How long does my dog need to consume herbs or to drink herbal dog tea before to notice any improvements in his or her health?
The benefits of our herbal brews often take around 30 days to kick in. Look for discreet, subtle yet long-lasting improvements.
- How to serve Doggy’s Cuppa herbal dog teas?
Add 1 teaspoon to 250mls of boiling water and let it rest for 4-5 mins before adding a further 750mls of cool water.
- As a standalone drink or poured over food
- Sprinkled over as a food topper
- Mixed within a homemade recipe
Never Serve Hot!
- Is Doggy’s Cuppa herbal dog tea range suitable for the lifestyles of time-poor urban dog parents?
Yes! Just sprinkle our herbal blend over your dog’s food. Takes only 10 seconds.
- How much tea to give to my dog?
Daily consumption guide depends on your dogs’ weight. Please refer to the enclosed table that aligns your dog’s weight with serving suggestions.
- How many Doggy’s Cuppas I can make with one box?
Doggy’s Cuppa contains 45grams of loose herbal blend. 1 tea spoon makes 1 litre of dog tea. The actual quantity of cuppas you can make hinges on your dog’s weight.
- Does my dog have to stop taking his or her prescribed medicines or supplements whilst she embarks on her Doggy Brew programme?
If your dog has a long-term medical condition or takes prescribed medicines, please liaise your local vet before embarking on a Doggy’s Cuppa programme.
- What is the key difference between herbal tea and herbal supplements?
Herbal tablets and capsules are made from the specific herbal extract and can contain up to 65% meaningless fillers such as soy or millet powder. In some instances they may also contain ‘unhelpful’ binding agents.
In tea all bioactive and healing extracts are retained as we brew the whole herb.
For example, one tablet of St John’s Wort herb may contain 0.5mg of hypericin, which is believed to be the herb's active ingredient. This means that your dog may or may not benefit from this tablet as it contains only this particular active ingredient. Whole herbs contain complementary minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, as opposed to one active ingredient, thereby increasing the chances of wider ‘healing success.’