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Dandelion

dandelion dogWith spring comes green grass, flowering trees…..and dandelions.  Most people look at the dandelion as a weed, but it’s actually one of the most complete plant foods available in nature.  A one cup serving will provide as much as 2000 IU’s of Vitamin A, is a rich source of potassium, and also provides you with Vitamins C, D, K and B complex as well as iron and manganese.

Dandelion is the first course of action to take when confronted with improving waste elimination or optimizing digestion.  This plant is useful in enabling the body (yours and your pup’s) to effectively utilize nutrients and dispose of unwanted toxins gently and efficiently.  Dandelion has been shown to be valuable in the treatment of diseases involving the liver and gallbladder.  Supplementing your dog’s diet with dandelion is uncomplicated and effortless.  The plant can be provided by drying the flower, greens and root and crumbling about a teaspoon onto food.  A tea can also be made and provided to the dog once steeped and cooled.

So before thinking about spraying your dandelions with pesticides, grab them by the root and dry them out.  This is one ally in our holistic approach that can be truly beneficial for your health as well as your dogs.

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