A section for where you can mind some facts regarding survival or camping with your dogs
When your out hiking with your dog, or camping, or surviving the Apocalypse it is good to know what wild things your dog can eat and what is bad for them. Be it you who is giving it to them or if they are foraging on their own, having the knowledge will help you to know if they have ingested a poisonous plant, or a tasty treat! Also you can supplement your dogs survival food if you know what to get and add some variety day by day.
Below are a few Common things you’ll run into along your way:
- Mushrooms – While there are many variety, species, shape and size, just for the overall I would avoid these completely. there are many that I am sure would be beneficial and stretch food a long way but sometimes even in the same species, you have 2 mushrooms growing right next to each other, exact same, except the one on the left is poisonous and the one on the right is fine.
- Dandelions – Completely safe for both Humans and animals. while probably not the tastiest the dandelion is arguably the most abundant wild edible with a large amount of nutrients. you can pick these as you go and store them a day or 2, and you’ll probably notice your dog eat a few themselves as you walk.
- Wild Onion – These are also completely fine for dogs and easy to find. my dogs are intrigued by the smell and immediately try to eat them after I pick some. These are very common and also something you can stock up on as you walk and stretch out the food supply for the Dogs as well as your food also.
- Lilies – While this might surprise you, Lilies are very poisonous to dogs as well as cats. pretty much all kinds, be it in a garden or water Lilies stay away from them, and yank them out of your dogs mouth if you find them snacking on one. These mostly come up when referring to cats but dogs are at risk as-well.
- Lavender – This is a wonderful planet for dogs to eat and it has some healing quality a as well. Herbs are wild edibles too, and there are a great many good, but about just as many bad too.
- Strawberrys – a great source of vitamin C and definitely tasty for both dogs and humans! You can give these to Dogs, but i wouldn’t give them only this to eat or too many at once.
- Squash – many different types of squash are great for dogs. Now this might be something you grow in the garden more so then find in the wild, all the same a wonderful choice!
- Grapes – WARNING extremely poisonous for dogs in regular form as well as raisins. I had a friend who’s vet recommended feeding his dog raisins as a treat and a week later his dog died from them!
So, there are some good ones to start with. Here is a link to a great wild edible site for dogs:
Feel free below to add ones you think should go on this list! Poisonous or Yummy for Dogs and Humans, Tell us your favorite!