What is kelp for dogs and what makes it great?!
Kelp, at least true kelp, is the stuff that grows in big forests under the sea (you always see seals and fish swimming through these tree-like plants reaching upwards. We say true kelp as folk seem to think there is only one seaweed under the ocean! True kelp is called Laminaria. Kelp for dogs is not only deeply nutritious, containing a whole array of easy-to-absorb vitamins and minerals, but also as it choc-full of unique bioactive compounds, such as fucoidans, that stem from its rough way of life. Kelp grows in a very hostile environment with regular changes in salinity, temperature, water to air, things nibbling you and not to mention being battered daily by rocks. It has thus evolved a variety of antioxidative and anti-inflammatory compounds, many of which are only found in plants beneath the saves. We can consume these and reap serious benefits.
What does kelp do for my dog?
We promote Irish Kelp for Dogs as a nutrient booster. There is simply no comparing the bioavailability of nutrients from mother nature versus those from a conical flask. Every meal benefits from a little scoop. You will also see online that kelp seems to improve coat and skin condition and even “brings out the colour” of the dog’s nose (which in most breeds breeders want to be nice and black!).
Both my dogs have been on the Irish Kelp for a while now. Their coats are thicker and shinier!! Their nails also look healthier and thicker. Love the Irish kelp!!
Margi DeFino 05/04/2022, testimonial left on the product
Why buy our kelp instead of someone elses?!
Our kelp is sustainably harvested (not off the beach or intertidal zone) out in the cool, clean Atlantic ocean. That’s first. Seaweed is only as good as the water it is grown in. Secondly, most of our competitors use heat in the drying process. High temperatures can destroy the delicate long-chain polysaccharides that do most of the cool stuff. All in all, for what we offer, we feel we’re fairly competitively priced!
How do I give Irish Kelp?
StoolRite is a finely ground, green powder. There is a 2g scoop included. Your dog needs around 2g per 10kg of dog. You sprinkle it on their food (and yes, the vast majority like the taste. In fact, because it works so well, don’t underestimate your dogs’ ability to know what’s good for them. Still, you might build to the required dose slowly over a few meals and mix it well into their food!).
When do I NOT use Kelp?
True kelp (Laminaria) is high in iodine. As such, we recommend you do not use it in pets with HYPERthyroidism