Why would you give bay leaves to dogs?

Bay leaves are aromatic leaves of the bay plant, often used in cooking soups and stews; they are also featured in recipes such as pot roasts and other hearty meat dishes. Bay leaves are not toxic to humans, but they often have a bitter, intense taste that makes removal of them from the stew after cooking a habit of many cooks.

Bay leaves will likely have the same effects on dogs - not toxic (probably), but also not palatable. There is no medical reason to give bay leaves to a dog - they are flavorful, but they are not medicinal or healing. However, I suspect someone somewhere on the internet may have posted information stating bay leaves are good for dogs. There is no scientific evidence suggesting that bay leaves are anything but an aromatic herb useful for flavoring human foods.