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.