Kelp for Pet Dogs | The Superfoods!

Kelp for dogs and other pets is a rich source of vitamins and minerals
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Digestive-friendly pumpkin has been found to enhance digestive health and weight loss in dogs and cats. Pet Kelp Digestive Formula combines pumpkin grown by Nova Scotian farmers with the high fiber benefits of our mineral-rich kelp blend. Appropriate for all dogs and cats where the goal is to promote regularity, weight maintenance and digestive health.
Kelp is a helpful supplement for many dogs, but it comes with minor risks that should be watched for.
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Kelp also supports many of your dog's other body functions. It cleanses the digestive system and keeps its juices balanced. Because it is high in iron it fortifies the blood, which then helps the heart to pump more efficiently. In older dogs especially it is recommended for strengthening the immune system, which can protect them from a range of diseases. Also, dogs on kelp supplements are thought to heal faster from surgery, because the amino acids in the seaweed support tissue repair. And it could help you and your dog to live longer. The Japanese have long maintained that eating seaweed is a source of their longevity. ICELANDIC KELP MEAL FOR DOGS
Photo provided by Pexels– Kelp helps prevent cancerous cells from forming in your dog’s body, thanks to the antioxidant profile it contains
Photo provided by Flickr– One of the benefits that kelp has in store for your dog (thanks to it being rich in iodine levels) is improving your dog’s metabolism.
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Too often I encounter well-meaning pet caregivers that immediately supplement a dog’s diet with kelp (a rich source of iodine) based on assumptions of observed symptoms of thyroid dysfunction. Iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Diagnosing iodine deficiencies is tricky, though. In fact, iodine deficiency diagnoses are generally left to epidemiologists who infer it by the amount of iodine in the soil where people and pets live, or measure the iodine content of the urine of a population as a whole rather than an individual.Nautical Dog’s kelp supplements are blended with other unique ingredients, such as blueberries (which have anthocyanins, a powerful anti-oxidant) for overall health, or glucosamine, to help improve or maintain mobility. Kelp digestive blend contains pumpkin to help soothe the intestinal tract and improve regularity :). Kelp prebiotics features prebiotic inulin combined with four strains of probiotics to help maintain intestinal health.Benefits: There are many benefits of Kelp. Because of its high iodine content, Kelp can help regulate glandular systems for optimal health. Kelp is also high in fiber which can help keep a dog’s digestive tract clean and healthy.Generations have recognized kelp for its human and canine health benefits. For over 400 years, fishermen and farmers along the rugged Nova Scotia coast have fed their pets hand-harvested kelp from the cold Northern sea waters, crediting their dog’s good health to the nutrients found in the kelp.So, what’s the deal here? Is kelp good for dogs the same way it is for us humans? Or should you refrain from giving your dog any kelp as part of their diet?Kelp is the most nutritious of sea vegetables and is rich in amino acids, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients such as lycopenes and carotenes. Unlike vegetables, kelp is easy for dog’s to digest due to the fact that it doesn’t require cellulose to encircle the cell wall (which is what makes vegetables difficult for dogs to digest).