Can Dogs Eat Chicory Root?

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Chicory root is safe for dogs

Chicory root is not toxic. In fact, it is found in some commercial dog foods. Chicory root is usually baked and then ground before being added in supplements or dog food. It is popular in supplements because it contains inulin. Inulin is a good source of fiber and is thought to be a prebiotic which acts by stimulating healthy bacteria in the gut. This can help with digestion and help keep your dog regular. Chicory root may cause intestinal discomfort, flatulence, bloating, and diarrhea.