Dandelion Dose as a Diuretic
- Some have asked me for doses of dandelion when used as a diuretic.
Most places list a liver-tonic dose rather than specifically as a
diuretic. I found this on the Vitamin Shoppe site, if anyone is
"An animal study found that at high amounts (2 grams per 2.2 pounds
[1 kg] of body weight), the leaves possess diuretic effects
comparable to the prescription diuretic furosemide (Lasix®)."
Please remember that all cats are individuals & respond
differently. Mr Pepe has responded great to dandelion, both as a
diuretic and as an appetite stimulant. But we have done this under
vet supervision and he still needs to take a small amount of lasix
to keep his chest clear.
Deena in Newburyport, MA GO PATS!!!
Mr. Pepe: Male, NFC, dx'd 11/03 at 3 yrs, severe HCM, restrictive,
severely enlarged LA, advanced CHF, grade 2/6 murmur. Muscle tested
to determine meds, supplements, dosage & schedule: Enalapril,
Lasix, Aspirin, Dandelion Glycerite, CoQ10, Gland & Organ Wafers,
Fish Oil Caps, Phosphorus, coral calcium, Newton Pet Fatigue, Rescue
Remedy, Beech/Olive/Rockwood tincture.