Is Ashwagandha Safe for Dogs?

KSM-66 Ashwagandha is an excellent choice for pet supplement manufacturers because it is clinically proven to reduce stress and disease state and to increase calmness, cognition, immune function, and joint health in pets. It blends well with capsules, soft chews, powders, tinctures, treats, tablets, pellets, and various types of pet supplements.

You’ve seen ashwagandha advertised and fêted everywhere as the new miracle healer for all that ails both yourself and your dog. But you find yourself wondering: is it safe for dogs?

Acid washed denim. Underwear as outerwear. Crocs. Diamond-encrusted dog collars. Trends come and go – a fact as true in the world of health as the fashion industry. Some trends, however, are more than just fads. Some health trends in particular take a real hold thanks to thousands of years of traditional use, science-backed studies, and a multitude of real-life success stories as proof of their healing power. Ashwagandha is one such health ‘trend’ which is more fact than fad, with plenty of clinical proof of its efficacy. Still, you find yourself worrying about its safety – as any loving parent would or should about any new health supplement or treatment. Is ashwagandha really safe for dogs? And, perhaps more importantly, is ashwagandha safe for your dog?

The Short Answer

Yes! Ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, is a safe, non-toxic remedy for dogs. It shows promise in helping heal a multitude of ailments, with plenty of tail-wagging health benefits.

Specifically, ashwagandha pure root extract has proven results in:

  • Managing stress in dogs, cats and horses
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Relieving pain
  • Improving joint health
  • Enhancing overall well-being
  • And more

There is a caveat, however: not all ashwagandhas are created equal! You must choose carefully to get all the benefits with none of the ‘buts’.

The Long Answer

The right kind of ashwagandha – such as KSM-66 Ashwagandha pure root extract, for example – is a safe, non-toxic remedy for dogs.

But what, exactly, does being the ‘right kind’ of ashwagandha entail?

  1. Roots only: KSM-66 Ashwagandha is derived from ashwagandha pure root extract only – no leaves are included. Why? Because thousands of years of traditional use, as well as all clinical research, focus specifically on ashwagandha pure root extract for its ability to deliver adaptogenic healing benefits.
  2. Green chemistry: KSM-66 is extracted using a unique aqueous extraction method based on the principles of Green Chemistry. No alcohol or chemical solvents are used.
  3. Quality: KSM-66 Ashwagandha adheres to various internationally prescribed quality standards on its farms, in its manufacturing plants, and in its state-of-the art laboratory. It also undergoes third party testing where requested as part of its commitment to being the very best ashwagandha in the world.
  4. Transparency: KSM-66 controls every aspect of their ashwagandha pure root extract in-house: from planting, to harvesting, to production and manufacture, there is no part of their product that they do not oversee. It also has strict transparency and traceability protocols in place to ensure you know exactly what you’re giving your beloved furball. From seed to supplement, you know the journey KSM-66 has been on.
  5. Safety Certifications: KSM-66 always puts safety first! It undergoes rigorous quality checks at every stage of planting, harvesting and production. In fact, so rigorous are its checks, that KSM-66 currently holds 43 safety and quality certifications, the most in the health industry.
  6. Scientifically Validated: KSM-66 is the ashwagandha root extract with the most extensive set of research studies and clinical trials. This includes ongoing and published studies which prove its efficacy for stress in dogs, cats and horses; pain management; overall health; cognitive health in dogs; better skin and coat health; digestive health, and more.

Other Safety Considerations

Now that we’ve established the kind of ashwagandha to look for, some other safety considerations include:

Pet Formulated: Opt for supplements specifically formulated with KSM-66 Ashwagandha for pets – human supplements may contain ingredients harmful to dogs.

Proper Dosage: Determining the correct dosage is vital. Too much of a good thing and all that.

  1. Pay attention to label dosage recommendations.
  2. Consult with your vet to determine the right amount based on your dog’s size, age, and health status.

Consult a Veterinarian: In fact, as with any new supplement, medical treatment, or even food, consulting with your veterinarian before adding it to your dog’s diet is key. They can provide personalized advice based on your pup’s health status and medical history.

Monitor for Side Effects: Observe your dog for any adverse reactions, such as digestive issues or changes in behavior. If any side effects occur, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian. (Note: in numerous clinical studies looking at KSM-66 Ashwagandha for better companion animal health, zero adverse effects were reported. Ashwagandha is absolutely safe and very well-tolerated.)

In the right format, formula, and amount, ashwagandha is not only safe, but also has the potential to be a game-changer when it comes to keeping the furry love of your life healthier, and happier, for longer. Now that’s what we call a double waggy.

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