Have you ever fed your dog sea vegetables?
Another nutrient dense human favourite that can be shared with dogs is seaweed! Seaweed is loaded with iron, iodine, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Seaweeds are densely packed with nutrients which make them great additives to your dogs diet. Seaweeds are highly digestible, where most vegetables contain a lot of cellulose, seaweed contains a very low amount.
Kelp and nori are two varieties of seaweed that are both safe for your dog, just make sure they are free of added salt or other seasoning. Kelp is often used in supplements because it is also provides vitamins A, B, E, D, and K. Making it a great addition to your dogs meals! Especially if you are cooking for your dog, as it can fill any nutritional gaps. When serving kelp just make sure it is not whole but chopped, ground or dried. Whole kelp is much harder for dog to digest and can even be a chocking hazard.
Nori, can also be used as a nutritious on the go treat. It is easy to break into small pieces making it a great training treat.
Seaweed has 10x more minerals than regular vegetables, meaning with even a small amount your dog will get a big nutritional punch. They are also one of the richest plant source of omino acids, with each weed having a different type.
Most importantly seaweed have a huge impact on the worlds ecosystem. They produce as much as 90% of the oxygen in the atmosphere and up to 80% of the organic matter found on Earth.
While your dog might love running down the beach and finding some fresh seaweed to eat it can be dangerous! Seaweed on the shore can be contain pollutants and small unwanted critters.