Benefits of Kelp for Dogs
Kelp is a natural source of amino acids; it is 25% protein with only 2% fat in this sea veggie.
Kelp is known for its iodine, which is important for healthy thyroid function. While other plants from the sea are nutritious for dogs, kelp contains 60 different minerals and vitamins and 21 amino acids, making it a great ingredient to have in any dog food.
The minerals and vitamins in kelp are beneficial for your furry friend in a number of ways.
- Regulates gland activity in the thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands
- Helps reduce inflammation and itching so it’s helpful for dogs with skin allergies
- Contains amino acids and protein to aid in tissue repair
- The iodine content helps with thyroid activity. This speeds up weight loss and metabolism.
- Easy to digest with a high fiber content
- Alginic acid reduces tartar buildup and dental plaque
The combination of soluble fiber, calcium, potassium, iron, boron, and vitamins A, B12, C, and E all work together to provide these benefits. When selecting a dog food that contains kelp, you want to ensure the kelp is high quality.
Try feeding kelp a few times per week as opposed to every meal to avoid offering too many nutrients.
1/4 teaspoon of Granules per 10kg of dog weight.
1/8 teaspoon of Granules for smaller dogs, depending on weight.