Looking to add a superfood boost to your pup's diet? Spirulina is an excellent source of protein, B vitamins, and essential fatty acids. Veterinarian Dr. Lorelei Wakefield explains the benefits of this green superfood for dogs!
"Spirulina is a cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that is used as a food supplement. Spirulina is highly nutritious and can be considered a superfood. Dried spirulina is about 60% protein. It is also rich in B vitamins, though it does not contain B12. Spirulina contains high levels of essential fatty acids, particularly GLA. GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties. This supplement is full of antioxidants like vitamins E and C.
"Spirulina may be beneficial to dogs with allergic skin conditions, cancer, and heart disease."
"Since spirulina is considered a supplement, it is not inspected by the U.S. government for contamination. As a result, it is important to look for high-quality brands with excellent standards and regular testing. Organic spirulina is best. To be safe, do not give spirulina to dogs with a history of liver disease."
Lorelei Wakefield, VMD
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