Did you know that the Dandelion is the family of the Sunflower? They are perennial flowers that can grow to be almost a foot high and have tenacity and easily take over your lawn or garden, that’s why they are considered a weed.
But think twice before you spray, because it’s a great plant food to add to your dog’s diet.
Dandelions contain vital nutrients for your dog and helps them to feel their best.
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C, K, D, and B-complex
- Many other trace minerals
- And also a rich source of potassium
In addition dandelions can help dogs with digestive problem. Dandelion leaves are a bitter herb and considered a bitter tonic which warms up the digestive metabolism. When a small amount of bitter herb enters the mouth it stimulates the secretion of digestive juice, as these juices enter into the stomach, digestive enzymes are triggered into production. And result with fewer chances of indigestion, increases the appetite, and help to better absorption of nutrients.
Dandelions are also used as a diuretic and liver stimulant and as a result they play important role in removing excessive fluid which benefit these conditions.
- Congestive heart failure
- Pulmonary edema
- Gall bladder disease
- Kidney stone
Dandelion green have an awesome configuration of anti-inflammatory properties that are made up of fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. These nutritional components fight foreign substance and subside the inflammatory process, which can aid your dog’s body and provide relief from pain and swelling.
Dandelion contain high levels of the antioxidant beta-carotene and polyphenols which are known to provide strong protection against cellular damage and oxidative stress
So before you spray those weeds, remember all the great nutrient your dogs are missing