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Can Dogs East Chicory Root? by PetWell

Can Dogs East Chicory Root?


Can dogs eat chicory root?  Have you heard about the benefits of this natural prebiotic and wondered if dogs can have chicory root? In short, yes, chicory root is safe for dogs and cats.

What is Chicory Root?

Chicory also known as Cichorium intybus is a flower that can be found in Europe and North America. It belongs to the dandelion family and produces vibrant blue flowers.  

Chicory dates back to Roman times, used frequently for medicinal purposes. Today the use of chicory root is common for pets due to its sweet tase. Dogs in particular love it. 

Chicory root is the perfect supplement for healthy digestion. It can ensure a stronger natural immune defence for pets.

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You might like to try PetWell’s THRIVE Immune Support supplement and functional treats, which contains chicory root.  The perfect supplement for pets of all ages that could do with an overall well-being supplement. As we say, prevention is better than cure.

The benefits of Chicory Root for your pet

The benefits of adding chicory root to your pet's diet are powerful. It's packed with vitamins and minerals making it a natural antioxidant. Also, it works as an anti-inflammatory and can help with constipation relief.

In addition, it’s also a natural prebiotic that supports digestive health. Made up of 68% inulin which is rich in natural sugars and fibre that aids production of good gut bacteria. 

Unlike synthetic prebiotics, chicory offers a natural alternative that is safe. Furthermore, it provides a positive effect on the overall immune system. 

The power of inulin

Inulin is a natural fibre that contains a special type of natural sugar that supports good gut bacteria. It's not like other sugars that are damaging to the gut. This helps reduce inflammation and keep away the nasty infection-causing bacterias. 

Importantly, Inulin, a natural prebiotic and probiotic slows down the length of time the food travels through the digestive system. This assists with absorption of nutrients such as magnesium, calcium and minerals.

Chicory Root benefits:

  • Folic acid for red blood cell production 
  • Vitamin A, C and B6 for supporting the body’s cells for a strong immune system. Therefore, reducing free radicals and helping reduce inflammation
  • Potassium for good heart health, cognitive health and muscle health
  • Calcium for bone health 
  • Magnesium for muscle health and regulating glucose levels in the blood.  Aids in the production of protein and energy
  • Fibre for good gut and bowel health 
  • Aids digestion and works prevent harmful gut bacteria
  • Antioxidants for reducing inflammation and supports liver health 

Introducing Chicory Root in your pet's diet

Adding chicory root to your pet’s diet will provide them with overall gut and immune health. The easiest and safest way to ensure your pet receives the correct dosage of chicory root, is to use an all-natural supplement.  Look for a supplement that not only contains chicory root but contains complementary ingredients to further boost your pet's overall wellness.

PetWell THRIVE Immune Support Supplement and Treats for Cats and Dogs

Developed by a pet naturopath, PetWell have all-natural, Australian made supplements for your pets. Try THRIVE today!

The Science behind it. 

Don’t just take our word for it, here are some evidence-based studies for you to review.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) root extract regulates the oxidative status and antioxidant gene transcripts in CCl4-induced hepatotoxicity
What Are Probiotics For Dogs And Why Should You Use Them?

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this email and website are not to be taken as medical advice. The team at Pet Squad Pty Ltd trading as PetWell encourages you to make your own pet healthcare decisions based on your research and in partnership with a qualified pet healthcare professional.

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