Why do dogs eat.....Dandelions?
We first noticed our Gracie seeking out dandelions in the aftermath of her major health crises in January this year. Having an interest in Applied Zoopharmacognosy (animal self medication), I guessed this wasn't purely random. And indeed it wasn't. If you ever notice your dog eating dandelions or digging up and eating the roots, don't stop them! Here's why:
As you can see, this humble weed is in fact a powerful addition to your dog's diet. So the next time you notice your dog snacking on one of nature's superfoods, instead of stopping them, wish them a bon appetit from us!
Aileen Woulfe, Irish expat, lifelong animal lover, Swiss qualified with a diplôme cynologique in breeding, grooming and kennel management and owner of Happy Dogs Aigle boarding and daycare in Vaud, Switzerland.