52teas said

Tea for Dogs?

Yeah. We did. We went there.

http://www.52teas.com/2012/04/12/doggy-tea/

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Raritea said

I am very interested in this blend. I am currently studying canine nutrition at University. I sent you a message through your website- hopefully we’ll be in touch soon!

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Janefan said

Ok, so next there will be a catnip blend for cats, right???

Here are some other ideas: http://www.petmd.com/cat/wellness/evr_ct_herbs

(And yes, I’d probably buy it…)

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teawade said

You’re AWESOME. Thank you for going there. I never even considered tea for dogs but this sounds like a great idea. I think my dog could go for some bacon flavored tea. The only thing I’m afraid of is that he won’t ever want to drink water again. Better stock up now!

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Scott B said

This tea appears to be caffeine-free.

But it’s still worth reminding people that caffeine is harmful to dogs and that you should never share any caffeinated product (tea, coffee, chocolate) with your dog : http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/ss/slideshow-foods-your-dog-should-never-eat

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Only Frank. But that means it’s probably delish! I agree with Janefan about the one for cats…and I’d probably try to drink it myself. My cat passed away a few years ago but she did enjoy just about everything, including beer. NO, I didn’t feed it to her, we caught her drinking from my husband’s pilsner!

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teaenvy said

hmmm…our dog thinks the only liquid that is suitable comes from the toilet bowl. How much tea does one need for a toilet bowl?

Missy said

haha! That’s funny. You could brew the tea in the tank ,double strength of course, and flush the tea into the bowl.
I had a dog who was terrified of the bathroom with the toilet being the focus of his fear. I remember him just howling at me when he was a puppy for going to the bathroom.

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cteresa said

Not particularly caffeine being harmful to dogs, theobramine is the killer ( I mean that literally). and from the wikipedia (they got seruous references, way down)

“It is found in chocolate, as well as in a number of other foods, including the leaves of the tea plant, and the kola (or cola) nut”

“Danger for animals
Animals that metabolize theobromine more slowly, such as dogs, can succumb to theobromine poisoning from as little as 50 grams of chocolate for a smaller dog and 400 grams for an average-sized dog. The same risk is reported for cats as well, although cats are less likely to ingest sweet food, having no sweet taste receptors.46 Complications include digestive issues, dehydration, excitability, and a slow heart rate. Later stages of theobromine poisoning include epileptic-like seizures and death. If caught early on, theobromine poisoning is treatable.47 Although not usual, the effects of theobromine poisoning, as stated, can become fatal.”

about this blend, seems safe

Other ideas, if you want to treat a dog with a nice tasting brew, brew up a slice of bacon ;) Or boil up liver. Or stock made just with meat or bones. Dogs are easy :)

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