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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Dandelion root to the rescue...

On my journey of healing dogs holistically I have found that Dandelion Root can be very beneficial not only for humans but for dogs as well.  I know you might think it's odd that a weed from your yard can have health benefits, but it is very true.  Many of the dogs that I have come across have been diagnosed with arthritis, fluid on the heart, fluid in the kidneys, skin issues, liver issues, joint pain, muscle pain, healing from an accident, and other inflammatory disorders.  Thru the daily use of dandelion inflammations can be reduced and many have found that their dogs show signs of feeling better either in behavior or in physical abilities.  In the dogs I have personally helped with dandelion root I have noticed overall improved performance and signs of better health.

Dandelion has many health benefits and is loaded with vitamins and nutrients.  You can generally find it in both capsules and in bulk and either will work great.  By adding the powder or granules to wet dog food you can ensure that your furry friend is getting their daily dose.  I generally give my dogs a teaspoon a day; however, in extreme health conditions this amount can be doubled or tripled.

Here is a quick summary from another great resource Herbs for Dogs


DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale)
Fresh whole plant as an electrolyte balancer, this is our best diuretic because it doesn't deplete potassium in the cat or dog, it is good for kidney inflammations. Has blood cleansing effects. Kidney and liver tonic. A well known garden weed, dandelion is much valued as a herbal remedy. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium. The root is used to improve digestion as it stimulates the flow of digestive juices, including bile from the liver and gallbladder. This can have beneficial effects on many conditions. The leaves have a diuretic effect.


Uses: Dandelion root is used to treat liver conditions and improve liver function. Both leaves and root can be used to treat arthritis and skin conditions.


Excellent for anaemia because it is high in iron, calcium and other vitamins and minerals. A very good diuretic. - Useful in kidney and bladder problems.




































RESOURCES:
HERBS FOR ANIMALS
Diana Hayes DIHom Dip Animal Homeopathy



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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi my dog had Chronic kidney failure but she has high potassium..would it still be ok to give her dandelion root?

mikecutlet said...

how many mg to give in capsule for 15lb dog?i cannot find thjis anywhere.just tea doasge.dont tell me to ask my vet,both have no clue.i never understand the sites that say check with your md.my regular dr refuses to discuss it and the vet also just shrugs thanks

mikecutlet said...

how many mg to give in capsule for 15lb dog?i cannot find thjis anywhere.just tea doasge.dont tell me to ask my vet,both have no clue.i never understand the sites that say check with your md.my regular dr refuses to discuss it and the vet also just shrugs thanks

ElizAzilE said...

My cat was diagnosed with cancer in October 2016. Lumps under his skin ulcerated. The tumors were surgically removed and diagnosed as aggressive anaplastic (unknown primary) cancer. The tumors have regrown over more of his body as hard nodules under the skin. My cat does not know how severe his cancer is, he seems fine - active with a good appetite (he has hyperthyroidism for which he is medicated). He is about 14 yrs old.

I learned about dandelion root powder today as a herbal treatment for many cancers. I have ordered the powder online and plan to mix it with his food. Do you know anything about dandelion root powder for treating cancer in cats?

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