Man (and woman as well) is a social animal and therefore cannot live alone. We need the company of other people to complete our life. Since the existence of humankind itself, animals have been an inseparable part of our life. At first, it was a symbiotic relationship where both used to get mutual benefits from one another. Lately, this relationship evolved greatly on an emotional level, especially with dogs and cats.
These furry friends of ours occupy a significant proportion in our lives, on our beds and often in our plates as well. It is not uncommon to find the owners sharing some of their favorite meals with their pets, out of love and affection. And tea comes as no exception. Just like you buy tea from tea suppliers in India and enjoy it, some of the pets love tea, they would wag their tail, beg and cry for some of the tea from your share. But is it a good idea to give them tea? Or is it doing more harm than good?
Tea overall enhances our health, and a consumption in small amount by animals does not make any significant difference to their health. Even though the caffeine content of tea is much lesser as compared to coffee, it does contain a certain amount of caffeine. As a substitute, you can go for green tea and tisane for your pets.
Chamomile tea, peppermint tea and rooibos tea are some of the tea blends, which are actually beneficial for your pet’s overall health. You can buy these blends of tea from leading tea suppliers in India. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to soothe dry and itchy skin. It also aids in digestion, improves oral health and provides a calming effect on them.
But before letting your pets get a sip of this beverage, keep a few things in mind. Try not to add milk in tea for your dogs, because most of them are lactose intolerant. Sugar is a strict no-no, regardless of any flavor of tea, because it erodes their teeth and causes staining.
Moreover, always serve them tea after cooling it down to an optimal temperature. The temperature that suits our taste and preference can burn their delicate tongue and also could drive them away from herbal tea permanently.
Also, keep in mind to dispose tea bags in a can, where your pets cannot find it. It is not unusual for them to find and chew it. Upon doing so, the overall caffeine content getting into their system gets much higher than safe limit and cause some serious health complications. Keeping that aside, your pet is immuned to tea!
So, how about a tea party with your pets?