Never never skip this superfood away. You will realise how much you have missed if you haven’t started on this to your pouches.
Chia Seeds, another word Salvia Hispanica, is a flowering plant originated in southern Mexico and Central America. It was once used by Mayans and Aztecs as their essential food. The seeds consist of B vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids, protein and fiber. It is non-allergenic and is an excellent source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron and zinc.
It can boost dog’s energy and endurance and also improve dog’s skin and coat, joints, vision, immune system, brain development, blood sugar levels, healthy digestion and weight maintenance.
Bear in mind, clean fresh water should be made available to your pooches everytime to help the seeds digest more easily. Based on internet resources, the recommended dosage is 1 tablespoon for smalls dogs or 2 tablespoons for large dog or 1 quarter teaspoon to every 10 pounds of your dog’s body weight.
There are many different forms of chia seeds in the supermarket or health product shops. If you bought in seed form, remember to soak in water. The best is to look for milled organic chia seeds as above. I bought this at Jason Market ION cost about $22+. (Don’t be afraid of this price if you think is expensive. I wound’nt mind to spend more because we don’t need to give alot. Plus both dogs and human can benefit it.)
After reading this, if you are still not convinced, go to my bestie, GOOGLE.
Some of the above taken from internet resources have been rephased.
Raw, Certified Organic Chia Seeds (by Qai & Ecocert SA)