Why I Recommend Dandelion Root for Dogs

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About dandelion root

As the term implies, dandelion root is the root of the dandelion. A plant of the aster family, the dandelion is believed to have evolved in Eurasia some 30 million years ago. Though considered a weed by many today, the dandelion has been by used human beings both as food and as a herb for much of recorded history. Even today it’s still much prized by many cultures for its medicinal benefits. Now dandelion root for dogs is even being recommended as a useful canine supplement!

Why dandelion root is good for dogs

The root of the dandelion is a good source of vitamins A, C, K and B. It’s also a good source of magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron, calcium and choline. It comprises up to 40% inulin, a concentrated dietary fibre which encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Excellent then for your dog’s digestive system!

Dandelion root can treat gallstones and gallbladder inflammation. It’s an excellent diuretic which helps maintain good liver function, and is also considered beneficial for dogs with diabetes.

Every part of the dandelion plant is both edible and nutritionally beneficial. So there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give your dog dandelion root and so many reasons why you should!

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Dandelion Root forms part of my Healthy Canine plant-based multivitamin supplement. It’s a unique blend of natural vitamins and minerals for dogs, hand crafted by myself and my team here in rural Somerset.

I consider it the best, most nutrient-rich and healthy daily supplement for dogs available anywhere.

Made only with 100% natural herbs & spices, it’s simply bursting with goodness.

It’s a 100% natural herbal supplement for dogs without synthetic ingredients of any kind. It includes Alfalfa Herb Powder, Brewers Yeast, Burdock Root, Celery Seeds, Chicory Root, Dandelion Root, Kelp Powder, Nettle Leaf, Pumpkin Seeds and Turmeric.

Rich in natural goodness, it provides your dog with healthy nutrients just the way nature intended. What one might call chicory root for dogs with fringe benefits. As a canine nutritionist dedicated to improving dog nutrition, I thoroughly recommend the use of dandelion root as a supplement for dogs. Providing it’s from a 100% natural source of course!


Gerald Pepin

Gerald Pepin

Canine Nutritionist

Gerald Pepin is a qualified canine nutritionist, writer, speaker and homemade dog food advocate. Gerald believes that good nutrition can improve or cure most canine health problems and that the natural way is always the best way when it comes to healing man's best friend. A life-long lover of German Shepherds, Gerald and his wife The Dog Chef have two GSDs and live in rural Somerset.


  1. Rita Mathews

    My senior Boston has cushings disease and I would like to add some natural plant supplements but they seem to not
    go with what I need for him. Dandelion and horsetail I thought sounded good but he urinates and drinks constently and he don’t need anything to make him do that more. I am trying a all holistic liguid med that has very good reviews from those using it and it does help, but, what foods do I feed him? I would like to prepare his meals myself at home, but, what???????

  2. Lesmus23@gmail.com

    My vet told me he never heard of dandelion root when I asked him if I should give it to my diabetic dog as a supplement.

  3. Donna

    Both of my dogs have been diagnosed with heart murmur. What is the best natural way to treat this? The vet prescribed Vetmedin 1.25mg.


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