Samy, owner: Samy Sabino, Italy
Seaweed for PONS ?
Seaweed for PONS as a health supplement? This natural remedy is full
of minerals including iodine, and is most frequently used to aid
thyroid function. Please consult your family veterinarian for
Seaweed is subject to absorbing environmental toxins and
therefore, the source is important. Irish and Norwegian seaweed is
known to be the healthiest type of seaweed. Dr. Pitcairn (Dr.
Pitcairn's Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats) uses kelp in
his supplement recipe.
Benefits of seaweed include:
iodine in kelp is necessary for proper thyroid function
aids bone healing
heals and prevents mineral deficiencies
high blood pressure
kidney and bladder infections
heavy metal accumulation
combats radiation exposure
Additional nutritious choices for canine supplements are dulse
spirulina which have considerable health benefits. Spirulina
contains no iodine.
In research by Alfred J. Plechner, D.V.M, the following
improvements over a six month period were observed:
- Animals with heavy flea infestations appeared less
attractive to insects after three weeks of supplementation.
- Increased activity, weight gain and better coat condition in
senior dogs and cats.
- Less flaky skin
- Less scratching
- Coats became thicker and shinier
He also states that it helped control flea dermatitis, food
allergies, pancreatic deficiencies, glandular-immune imbalances and
chronic hepatitis in dogs.
Seaweed options are varied and include:
Kelp powder capsules
Dulse Seaweed Liquid
All of the above are healthy additions to your PON's diet.
Again, please consult your vet on the most reliable sources. The
best medicine is good nutrition. Good health is a process which
takes patience and dedicated research. Good luck !