Spirulina - Superfood for Dogs?

Posted by Tracy Morgan on

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is widely used as a health supplement. Made up of amino acids, essential fatty acids and packed full of vitamins and minerals, it is incredibly nutrient dense and contains over 50% protein.

It is considered a superfood due to its excellent nutritional content which means it has some great health benefits for both humans and hounds.

Spirulina Benefits for Dogs:

Improve Digestion and Gastrointestinal Health

Easily digested, spirulina can pass through the body smoothly, promoting a healthy bowel function. As it contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals, it can help to boost the metabolism and increase energy levels.

Cleanse Body of Toxins

Spirulina has been found to absorb metals and toxins from the body so that they can be easily passed. Dogs are vulnerable to pollutants when drinking water from puddles and rivers, spirulina can help these toxins pass through the body and be excreted.

Strengthen Immune System

Spirulina contains phytonutrients (nutrients found in colourful fruits and vegetables) which contribute to overall health and wellbeing due to their high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. This means that spirulina can help strengthen the immune system and help fight against disease and infection.

Improve Skin and Coat Health

Dogs can be allergic or intolerant to certain ingredients which can irritate their skin and affect their coat. Spirulina is a great source of essential fatty acids, which help maintain healthy, balanced skin. It can also help to reduce allergies as it is a natural antihistamine, which is a great natural remedy for dogs who suffer with itchiness from varying seasonal allergies. 

The Innocent Hound Fine Health Skin and Coat Support

Our luxury superfood sausages are made with 70% fresh whitefish and targeted levels of spirulina and aloe vera to support your hound's skin and coat health. Why not try some?

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