When I came by Pet Kelp’s website, I was like whaaa? You want us to feed our pets seaweed? So I clicked on the ” Why Kelp” section and began reading. I found out that kelp contains up to 70 vitamins and minerals. I also learned that kelp is one of the most nutrient rich plants on earth.
Pet Kelp did their research and added a few ingredients to each line of kelp products to benefit your pets specific needs. They have 5 blends that come in a resealable 8-ounce pouch. This is good for cats and dogs. They make a kelp blend for:
Skin & Coat- Contains 70 minerals and vitamins from ocean kelp plus Omega 3 and 6 from organic flax
Digestive- 70 minerals and vitamins from ocean kelp blended with digestion friendly pumpkin
Probiotic- 70 minerals and vitamins from ocean kelp with added probiotics and probiotics
Wellness Formula- 70 minerals and vitamins from ocean kelp plus antioxidants from dried blueberries
Joint & Bone Formula- 70 minerals and vitamins from ocean kelp plus Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Feeding directions: They recommend combining the kelp supplement with your pet’s daily food. Mix it right into the wet pet food or if you use dry food add some water to the kelp supplement and pour it over your pet’s food and shake the bowl a bit. You will find a dosage chart on the back of the bag. One bag will last you months no matter how large your dog is. Pet Kelp is recommended by vet’s and in pet stores everywhere. A large majority of dogs will gobble it up, with no issues. If your dog finds the taste or smell of the Pet Kelp strange initially, I would recommend trying what I did with my dog.
My experience: My dog is 55 pounds, so I was to use 2 Tablespoons. JakJak (my dog) eats dry food so I mixed the Pet Kelp with water and poured it onto his food and shook the bowl to distribute the kelp throughout his food. He didn’t want anything to do with it. I left it there for about 10 hours thinking he would eat it once he got hungry enough. That didn’t work! So I started over and tried mixing it with more water. JakJak still wouldn’t go for it, so I contacted the company and asked for suggestions. They got back to me right away with a few suggestions. They recommended started out with a smaller amount of Pet Kelp, as some dogs need to adapt to the different (stronger) taste as well as the strong smell. Then they told me to gradually increase the amount until we are at the right dosage. I should have thought of that! So I mixed 1/2 tablespoon with water and put it on his food and he ate it up. We are at week 2 and at the correct dosage and he isn’t walking away from his bowl anymore. We are using the Skin & coat formula that contains the Omega 3 and 6 from organic flax. His coat is shiny and doesn’t seem to have itchy or dry skin. I feel good he is getting all the minerals and vitamins he needs from the ocean kelp.
Pet Kelp makes four Kelpies Nutritional Treats for Dogs as well. They come in a 4.2-ounce resealable pouch. The Kelpies have 8.9 calories per chew. You feed them as treats, 2 chews per 10 pounds of your dog’s weight per day. Ingredients: Dried kelp, oat, flour, lethicin, flax, fish oil and either pumpkin, apple, blueberries or cranberry. They make Pumpkin Point, Cranberry Cove, Apple Splash and Blueberry Wave. These are treats you can feel good about giving to your dog. They are getting minerals and vitamins in every treat. Jak Jak took to these soft treats right away. I told him he made no sense because he would eat the treats but not his food.
All of the products above are affordable. I would have expected a larger price tag, especially on the pet kelp supplements. Pet Kelp has some really nice nutrient rich products and great customer service.
You can order some of the Pet Kelp Supplements online by clicking here. You can click HERE to find a store near you that carries Pet Kelp products.
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