How to Use Marshmallow Root for Dogs

By Mona Culberson

Dogs eat grass to induce vomiting and people ingest herbs for medicinal purposes. Both animals and humans have used herbs and vegetation to promote wellness for thousands of years. Herbal therapy is widely used in many cultures to restore the flow of harmony to the body. Marshmallow root has been shown to be effective for the treatment of many pet ailments. Add the root to your dog's food to aid the treatment of inflamed bronchial tubes, urinary tract infections, digestive disorders and even body odor. Using marshmallow root is a natural approach to improve your dog's health.

Prepare a deodorizing powder for the dog. Mix together 3 parts green food, which can be wheat grass, or barley grass, 1 part yucca root, 2 parts dandelion root and 1 part marshmallow root. Add a small amount to the dog's food. Increase the amount ½ teaspoon per every 10 pounds of body weight every day. Do this for 5 days. Skip 2 days then resume the procedure. Repeat the routine for 1 month.

Add powdered marshmallow root to the dog's food. This will aid the relief of kennel cough, diarrhea and colitis. Add ¾ to 1 teaspoon to the food twice a day for adult dogs. Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon to puppy food.

Mix marshmallow root powder with water, making a thick poultice. Apply the poultice directly on wounds to help speed healing.

Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of marshmallow root tea to the dog's wet food every day. This will help fight fight infections, constipation, and coughs, and will boost the dog's immune system.