Yes! Basil is healthy for your dog to eat in small quantities. It’s anti-inflammatory and contains a high level of antioxidants that help prevent many types of illness including cancer. Basil also helps prevent cellular damage, calms your anxious dog, and eases arthritis pain.
Dogs can eat basil:
- As an ingredient in a dog-friendly homemade pesto. Avoid adding garlic to your pesto recipe as it’s toxic to dogs.
- Sprinkled on top of their dog food.
- As a treat right from your garden.
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