Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Health benefits of seaweed for pets

There has been a lot of information in the press about the health benefits of seaweed or kelp.  Seaweed is a rich source of micro-nutrients, amino acids and trace elements. What you might not have realized is that kelp has health benefits for dogs and cats too! 

Some of the benefits of including seaweed in your pet's diet may include:
  • Healthier skin and coat
  • Higher resistance to infections
  • Better digestion
  • Fewer parasites
  • Reduced stress
  • Calmer temperament
  • Increased stamina
  • Reduced allergy symptoms
If you decide to add kelp to your dog’s diet be sure to seek out a high quality product.   Your vet or local pet store should be able to point you in the right direction.

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