Ascophyllum Nodosum is a cold water variety of brown algae, more commonly known as kelp, or just plain old seaweed. Ethically sourced from the shores of Norway and naturally organic, sea vegetables are an easily absorbed and super nutritious addition to your pet’s meals.
Got stinky breath? Ascophyllum Nodosum, aka ‘weed, has been clinically studied and proven to fight periodontal disease — a condition that affects two thirds of dogs and cats past the tender age of just two. Seaweed fights dental disease through a combination of properties that prevent plaque from being deposited on the teeth and prevent bacteria from adhering to the tooth, while also inhibiting tartar. The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body and its health is paramount to the prevention of all sorts of nasty diseases.
Our ’weed is also a rich source of micronutrients, with especially high concentrations of iodine and selenium. Iodine and selenium are essential for thyroid health and often lacking in canine diets. Poor thyroid health can contribute to common issues like skin conditions and allergies, and the addition of seaweed to the diet may support you in tackling these tricky but common problems. Combine this with powerful antioxidants and you have yourself an immune boosting superfood.
Seaweed is also a source of protein and is particularly rich in the amino acid L-glutamine, which is the preferred food source for the mucosal lining of the gut. This means regular ‘weed with your pooch’s meals will help strengthen their gut, while also feeding the good bacteria in it with the prebiotics it contains. Healthy gut, healthy dog.