Are dandelions poisonous to dogs?

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asked Dec 21, 2023 in Dogs by Flaherty (2,080 points)
Are dandelions poisonous to dogs?

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answered Jun 3 by Alexxa12901 (7,850 points)
Dandelions are not poisonous to dogs or cats or other animals including humans.

All parts of the dandelion are edible for dogs, cats and humans and can safely be eaten raw or cooked or made into dandelion tea.

All parts of the dandelion are edible including the stems and roots although most people only eat the leaves of the dandelion.

Dandelions have an earthy and bitter taste to them and taste like and similar to radicchio and endive.

The earlier you pick your dandelions the less bitter they will taste and is why it's best to pick the dandelions that emerge in early spring.

The reason some people don't eat dandelions is because the dandelion leaves can add a bitter and peppery taste to salads and soups and they can also taste bitter when eat by themselves which some people don't like and can take time to get used to.

You can cook the dandelions to make them less bitter or add small amounts to your salad and top it with dressing.

It is safe to eat raw dandelion as dandelions are edible both raw and cooked and they provide you with nutrients and vitamins.

Yellow dandelions are edible to humans and the entire aerial portion of the dandelion and entire dandelion is edible to humans which includes the buds, stalks and leaves.

The yellow part of the dandelion is actually the healthiest part of the dandelion.

You can eat dandelions from your yard as long as the dandelions have no pesticides on them.

As long as you don't use fertilizer or weed killer, pesticides etc on your lawn or yard you can pick the dandelions from your yard and eat them.

It's a good idea to rinse them with some water to remove any dirt from them.

All parts of the dandelion plant are edible, which includes the top of the yellow flower down to the roots of the dandelion.

Dandelions and dandelion greens are not only safe to eat, but dandelions also provide a range of health benefits.

You can eat dandelions either raw or cooked or make tea with them.

While a lot of people think of the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as a pesky weed, the dandelion actually is chock full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals, such as iron, potassium, and zinc.

Dandelion leaves are used to add flavor to salads, sandwiches, and teas.

To prepare dandelions to eat.

Remove all of the green stems from the base of the dandelion flowers as you pick them.
Wash the flowers and shake them dry.
Holding one flower at a time between thumb and forefinger, dip it into a beaten egg and then push it down into cornmeal to which you have added a little salt.

Every part of the dandelion is edible: the flower, roots, stems, and leaves.

Dandelion greens slightly resemble arugula, though longer, and have a similar spicy and bitter taste.

You can harvest the blooms and leaves to make salads and sautéed dishes and use the roots to make tea.

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