Did you know that seaweed is rich in magnesium, iodine, omega-3, and iron?
But, is seaweed good for your doggy friend?
Well, it is always good to look a human food up before feeding it to your dog as many human foods can be potentially dangerous with your fluffy-tailed friend.
In this blog post, I’ll address the question “Can dogs eat seaweed?” and go into more detail about the nutritional facts, benefits, etc.
So, are you ready?
Let’s get started!
Puppies aged less than 8 weeks should only exclusively drink their mother’s milk.
After that, you can start by introducing your puppy slowly to solid (yet soft!) foods such as puppy kibble, wet food, etc.
And, this is a good time to introduce your new puppy to some sea weed.
Seaweed is good for puppies at this age.
But, do make sure that:
Other than that…
I would highly recommend that you monitor your puppy closely to see whether or not your puppy’s digestive system can take this food.
Always keep in mind that puppies don’t necessarily need seaweed in their diet as they get all of the nutrients they require from their kibble itself.
Never feed your dog seaweed as a meal. I’ll talk about that later in this blog post.
The answer is yes.
Dogs can eat seaweed.
Many people believe that since dogs are carnivorous and they don’t need vegetables at all.
That is not true.
The truth is that dogs do need some vegetation in their food bowls. Hunting dogs get their fix from the undigested food in their prey’s stomach!
And, seaweed actually has a lot of nutritional benefits for your doggy friends.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
But, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind…
We have just established that seaweed is good for your dog.
And, so is the saying ‘excess of everything is bad’.
So, what I’m trying to boil down to is the fact that seaweed is only good for your dog to a certain point.
Did you know that over-use of seaweed can lead to arsenic poisoning?
Yes, it does.
Seaweed is not at all bad for your doggy friends and can be fed to them as a supplement or a treat.
I would highly recommend you to talk to your vet before feeding your doggy friend some seaweed as he knows your dog’s health the best and it’s always a good idea to check things in with your vet first!
Other than that…
Seaweed does have a lot of benefits for humans and dogs alike.
That being said, dogs don’t necessarily need seaweed in their diet as they get all the nutrients they need from their kibble!
Wondering about some more things your dogs can and can’t eat? Well, check out the answer to ‘Can dogs eat honeydew’! , Can Dogs Eat Shrimp? And, do you know how long can dogs go without water?