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How much seaweed should I give my pet?

You've bought Seaperia Meal for your pet but how do you work out how much to give them?

It's a great question that is answered by using our guide and then tweaking it to suit your animals.

Our rates of use guide is towards the bottom of this page on our website. This is your starting point. Now these are maintenance doses... they are an average for healthy animals according to size.
So once you have the correct rate you need to think about your animal.
Some things to consider are...

  • size and weight

  • are they young, in their prime, or old?

  • are they pregnant or feeding babies?

  • are they under stress eg they just had or are about to have an operation?

  • are they in good health?

Considering all of these things will help you adjust the amount you're giving them. So let's have an example...

Carol has a large dog Fred. Fred weighs 50kg... he's a big fella! He is only 2 years old but has come from a rescue organisation where they told Carol he was very thin when he arrived. He was desexed just a few of weeks ago.

Carol already gives her other dog and her cat Seaperia Meal so now she needs to work out how much to give Fred.
The rates of use guide says 10g for a large dog, which is a bit less than 2 level teaspoons.
But Fred has had a challenging start to life, plus he recently had an operation.

Carol decides to give him 2 and a half teaspoons a day and observe how he goes for a week or so. Then she'll look at either bumping him up a bit more, or keeping him on that dose until she feels he is ready to drop back to an everyday maintenance dose. 

A couple of things to remember...

First, seaweed is perfectly natural and is not like giving a vet drug or supplement. Most animals can't "overdose" on seaweed because any excess nutrition from the seaweed will simply pass through the animal. In fact we've had a number of animals over the years who have broken into their owners stash and eaten many times more than the recommended rate with no ill effects. They do love it!

Second, if your animal has any diagnosed thyroid issues you need to talk to your vet for advice. Seaweed is high in iodine, which is essential for good health but it can cause issues for some pets with thyroid problems. Amazingly the opposite can happen as well and it can be a great benefit for some thyroid issues. This is why you need to get good advice about the particular issue your pet has.


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