Rooibos for pets?

Rooibos for pets?

Posted by Yael Joffe on Feb 16th 2020

Rooibos has so many benefits for Adults, Children and Babies. This begs the question "Can Pets enjoy the Health Benefits of Rooibos too?"

Pictured Below are our Indalo Pet Dog Ambassadors an Aussie Labradoodle pup named Macho and a Maltipoo named Mango.

“The biggest potential benefits are antioxidant content in general, and some liver protection,” says veterinarian Dr. Nancy Scanlan. “Rooibos tea contains no caffeine or tannins.”

Rooibos can be given externally or internally to treat dry, itchy, irritated skin in horses, dogs and cats. Taken internally, the bioflavonoids in rooibos have a potent anti-itch effect.”

What Is Rooibos?

Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is a tisane or infusion unique to the Western Cape of South Africa, where it has been used since the 19th Century for medicinal purposes. Rooibos is naturally caffeine free and contains no additives, preservatives, colorings or oxalic acid.

Aside from its delicious taste, rooibos wins over other teas when it comes to deterring diseases and improving heart conditions. According to professionals, this tea can compete with green tea and black tea as ONE of the most favorite teas in the world.

Besides a great addition for yourself, Rooibos Tea, is an excellent addition to include in your Dogs healthy diet. Rooibos is an anti-inflammatory which has the properties to assist in fighting allergies, cancer, and boost the immune system.

Summary of potential Rooibos benefits:
• It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-viral.
• Relieves stress – it’s naturally relaxing.
• It’s anti-spasmodic and can help soothe an upset stomach.
• Rooibos tea is rich in minerals such as calcium, manganese and fluoride for good bone health.
• The tea has anti-mutagenic properties and may fight cancer.
• Rooibos boosts blood circulation and helps prevent hemorrhaging.
• It’s great for skin and helps with the treatment of hot spots, itching and dry skin.

As a pet parent (they are your children), we understand that you don’t want to give unsafe products that could harm your dog’s health. We therefore recommend you ask your veterinarian first if adding Rooibos tea to your dog’s diet is okay.

How To Serve:

  1. Brew the tea
  2. Allow tea to cool
  3. Store tea in a glass jar in the refrigerator
  4. Add it to your dog's meals, or have additional water bowl with Rooibos . Optionally you can add a cinnamon stick.

Rooibos Tea can also be used to help ease skin discomfort like itching, scratching and hot spots on your beloved pet.

Soak your Pets Paws in Rooibos to deter yeast infections, or help relieve any germs or discomfort. This simple paw spa can treat paw symptoms and eliminate harmful toxins left in your pet’s paws after a nice walk outdoors.

There is growing evidence that shows how Rooibos tea can decrease dog illnesses. From tumors, heart disease, to cancer, rooibos tea can be of great help. We hope your Pet enjoys Rooibos as much as you.


“Rooibos will help you lose weight quickly and naturally because it promotes digestive health. Polyphenols that rooibos contains are excellent for burning fat, especially belly fat. On the other side, flavonoids that rooibos contains can help you get rid of those extra pounds.”
By Dr. Iliriana B., MD, Health Team

“The use of several methodologies to assess the oxidative status displayed results which would otherwise have been missed if only single assays were used. Results from this study suggest that the daily intake of unfermented rooibos herbal tea or a derived commercial rooibos supplement may benefit human health by providing the liver with an enhanced antioxidant capacity to reduce damage induced by toxicants.”
“Like many pet parents, we may be reluctant to try something new. Nonetheless, Rooibos is caffeine free and low in tannin. It also has no oxalic acid. “

“Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea Evidence of the health benefits of Rooibos Tea is growing by the day. Health benefits, especially the ones associated with drinking of Rooibos tea, are most significant. Rooibos tea contains extremely high levels of antioxidants, powerful substances that fight free radicals in the bloodstream and keep bodies healthy and strong. “

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