It's Dandelion Time again. I have these every Spring/Summer.
These are hand picked, wash, and dried out.
I feed them to my own chins and they love them. As with all treats... feed in moderation.
Sold by the ounce, however, I can accommodate as much as you'd like. Ship in a padded envelope unless you'd prefer them shipped in a box. PM me if you're interested.
Pictured below is 1 ounce.
Little Info on Dandelions for those who aren't aware or those new to herbs/treats.... Benefits all functions of the liver. Detoxifies poisons that gathers in the liver, spleen, gallbladder. Promotes healthily circulation. Rich source of Potassium and vitamin A. Helps with digestion. *Use in Moderation*
Great for soft poo even diarrhea. Always good to keep some around in case of emergency
Isn't dandelions declared a toxic flower and is extremely high in potassuim and magnesium? I guess I need clarification on this before I decide to feed this to my chins. I know it wouldn't have much effect if humans ate it but with an animal with such a sensitive digestion system, is it wise to feed them this?
I've never heard this. Can you share where you found this info?
The only things I've read says IN LARGE amounts phytoestrogens from them can affect reproductions in certain animals. However, in small amounts, it has positive effects because it increases milk production and favors fattening.
As stated, these should be given in moderation, like all other treats being given.
I know of several rescues and breeders who give Dandelions to their own chins. Some have for years. I've been giving them to my own chins for going on 3 years now.
Also, Dandelion leaves can actually be used as a green vegetable for humans. (fresh picked or cooked). Dandelion Flower Salad, is an example. My uncle used to eat them like that.
I have been looking all over the internet and one site; they say it is, on another site they say its completely safe. One site said the roots are fine but the flower can cause issues. Another site says the flower makes a wonderful raw salad. So I guess I don't know honestly.
I found a chinchilla site that uses them in their herb heart treatment.
Here is what they have posted for Dandelions:
Dandelion is one of the richest sources of nutrients on earth, supplies the heart with necessary minerals, vitamins, trace elements. Heart problems often lead to edema or ascites ( accumulation of fluids, especially evident in the lungs). Dandelion helps to eliminate excess fluids and at the same time it supplies animals with potassium, crucial mineral for healthy heart function. Credit: Fuzzies Kingdom
Moderation is the key, as with all treat. Some say Papaya is bad, where as others say, in moderation (once a week or once every 2 weeks) is fine.