Anti-inflammatory Sardine Dog Treats

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Some dog owners feed sardines a few times per week, but combining them with celery and parsley can create a powerful “triple threat” effect.

 

Celery and parsley bring a couple of wonderful hormetic compounds into the mix: luteolin and apigenin.

 

Luteolin has been shown to counter chronic inflammation by decreasing the activity of genes involved in inflammation.

 

Apigenin is a flavonoid that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory functions and has been widely investigated for its anti cancer effects.

Although dogs aren’t people – if we wait for studies about this in dogs we may be waiting a long time. So, if there’s no risk in feeding dogs these foods (and your dog tolerates them) … why not?

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17471564/