Are dandelions grown in natural dog gardening areas? Do you think they are an herb or a weed? Why eat them? Yes dogs can eat them too. Bitter or sweet taste? How should we use them? Today we are going to put our ear against the door and hear Molly, Carol's dog, having a loud talk. Okay it's an argument. Molly can't understand why she has to eat dandelions. She said it's a weed. Mom says it's an herb. Both are right. It's sounding like they are ready for a boxing match. I wish you could hear what I am hearing now. Please don't tell them I told you anything. Mom just told Molly "if you don't like living here you can leave and, don't let the door hit you in the face."
Molly can smell the dandelions. No desire to eat.
Oh my gosh. Molly just said "I hate your homemade meals." Now that's a blow below the belt because mom is so concerned her darling should be well fed. It's like a slap in the face too. Imagine? She doesn't want to have dandelions in her food either. She's complaining about how she has to turn into a health food nut dog just because her mom shops at Whole Foods and is a nut. Now Molly is telling her mom, forget about the organics.
I just heard mom say: 'I can harvest this because we are 50 feet from the traffic and it is unsprayed in our yard. It's very good for you Molly".
This is truly free food that comes without planting but can be planted too. So Molly is not winning in this battle and will be eating this occasionally.
Beautiful weeds and herb
Why feed a dog dandelions….
Lot of vitamins and minerals found in the roots and leaves which include:
- Vitamins D, E, C, B complex, K, A,
- Minerals such as calcium, thiamin, lecithin, potassium, iron, choline and riboflavin
Great as a diuretic and liver stimulant
Flowers can be added to dog meal. Know those pretty ones? Known to help with pain relief. Can use leaves and roots too.
Helps with liver congestion, gallstones, and other forms of liver problems.
Now for people…
Yes, can drink as tea, cleans liver, fresh in salads.
For some of us this annoying weed can be healthy; for others, once they learn it can be their best friend they may have it in their fresh salads like I eat.
crumble, blend or cut up and put about 1 teaspoon for every 20 pound dog.
Health food store may have it dried, as tincture as a good start.
Molly now realizes her mom cares so much about her so is now is saying "sorry" for being so naughty.
Are you ready to give your dog some dandelions in her meal? Can buy fresh at health food store. Go for organics whenever possible.
Dandelions are also known as a natural herbal dog remedy. Check this out first in books or other resources before attempting this strong herb.
Going to buy or grow your own now?
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