Chlorella is type of single cell algae. It is harvested from fresh water. It is very high in nutrients and useful as a natural remedy for a variety of health problems in dogs. It is a simple remedy for a variety of health problems in dogs including arthritis, low energy and overexposure to heavy metals.
Nutrients in Chlorella
Chlorella is a concentrated source of nutrients including the following:
- B Vitamins
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Why Should I Give My Dog Chlorella?
Chlorella can make up for nutritional deficiencies in dogs. Poor quality diets and stress can leave dogs lacking in important nutrients. Toxins from pesticides, herbicides and vaccinations can be quite an assault to a dog’s immune system. In addition to the nutritional properties of chlorella, it is an excellent remedy for detox.
The iron, b-vitamins, and protein make chlorella a great supplement to renew the energy of a dog. Energy may also be restored when a dog consumes chlorella and reduces his toxin or heavy metal load.
Vaccines can be a stress to the immune system and a source of heavy metals. Chlorella strengthens the immune system and helps to remove poisonous metals.
The iron content in Chlorella is helpful for dogs with anemia. Dogs with severe flea problems are especially susceptible to anemia.
Bad breath or other odors from your dog can be helped with chlorophyll, of which Chlorella is a good source.
Chlorella can help dogs with arthritis by increasing the nutrition they receive and improving their pH.
How Much Chlorella Should I Give My Dog?
Start with a small amount of chlorella and increase the amount as needed. Watch your dog for side effects whenever you introduce a new supplement.
- Small Dogs – 500-1000 mg
- Medium Dogs 1000 -2000 mg
- Large Dogs 2000 – 3000 mg
What Kind of Chlorella Should I Give My Dog?
Chlorella comes in tablets, powder or made into special treats for dogs. You should choose a way to dose your dog that he is mostly likely to take and you are most likely to remember. Most dogs readily accept supplements made into treats, though you should make sure that other ingredients in treats would be suitable for your dog. Many dogs are easy to give pills to. Mixing chlorella powder into your dog’s food may be the easiest way to get him to take it.
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