This article from Dogs Naturally Magazine (check them out) explains that seaweeds are the best green foods for dogs as, besides being super nutrient dense, their cells are not surrounded by cellulose which is difficult for dogs to digest. They are thought to boost the immune system, promote longevity and may help in reducing cancer.
This paper discusses iodine intake requirements for humans, dogs and cats. It notes that dietary iodine is around >90% bioavailable compared to synthetic supplements, which are variable. It concludes that “Chronic iodine excess or deficiency may result in clinical disease” and that intake should be consistent. It’s complex!
Studies are showing that stressful dog life events can deplete dogs of their innate supply of Vitamin C and they can benefit from VitC supplementation. Experiments trialling Vitamin C therapy in life threatening health issues, such as parvo virus, are often having great and surprising success. Vitamin C is a vitalising winner for dogs.
This review from Medical News Today explains 16 health benefits that research suggests Moringa has for humans, including cancer and diabetes. We believe there are similar potential benefits for dogs so we think you should share it with them. We do!
Every part of the tree is high in nutritive values which this study explains and talks of how moringa is used in foods to increase nutritional benefits. It also reviews the medicinal properties of the different parts of the plant.
“Moringa is the most nutrient dense plant known to science”. This article explains its credentials and includes links to numerous clinical studies investigating Moringa’s potential therapeutic benefits for a range of health issues. It really is amazing!
Hemp is a ‘perfect protein’ – unusual for the plant kingdom – meaning it contains all 20 amino acids (the building blocks of all proteins in the body), and all of the ‘essential’ amino acids that dogs need to get from their food. Unlike other plant-based proteins it is also highly digestible, making it a…
Did you know that fat – not that squeaky toy – is your dog’s best friend? A good balance of omega 3 and 6 ‘essential’ fatty acids is vital for our canine friends to maintain optimal health. A deficiency in Omega 3s can cause many health issues from dog dandruff and hair loss, to allergies…