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How to Feed Your Dog Natural Chia Seeds in Australia

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Chia seeds are considered one of the most ancient superfoods due to their near mythical nutritional benefits. Considered sacred by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, this plant is an excellent source of fibre, is high in antioxidants and contains large volumes of minerals and omega 3 fatty acids.

Chia seeds are 100% natural and may have a positive impact on a wide range of animal ailments such as skin conditions and gastrointestinal issues. Here at Crooked Lane, we are proud to deliver premium chia seeds for dogs and cats to customers across Australia.

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Dogs

Chia seeds are associated with the following health benefits for cats and dogs:

  • High concentration of antioxidants which can help reduce oxidative stress in animals.
  • High in soluble fibre which may help to promote gut bacteria regulation and metabolism. More than 80% of the carbohydrate content of chia seeds is in the form of fibre.
  • Rich in nutrients such as manganese, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, zinc as well as essential vitamins.
  • Excellent source of proteins, essential amino acids, and omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Contain 19% protein and notably these seeds offer all nine essential amino acids and are thus a high-quality plant-based protein.

The fibre in chia seeds may help relieve constipation in dogs as well as reduce inflammation which leads to better heart health and immune function. An improvement of the digestive process can lead to better nutrient uptake, healthier skin, and even improved bone density.

How to Feed Your Dog Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a natural supplement which have no taste or smell, which makes it extremely easy to add them to your dog’s food. Since chia seeds are packed with nutrients, you only need to add a few teaspoons for your dog to feel the associated benefits.

In general, ½ teaspoon per 10kg bodyweight for dogs is enough. Chia seeds can be added to food or soaked in water in a 1:10 ratio for 20-30 mins so that the seeds soften to the consistency of a pudding. For convenience, you can make a large batch of soaked chia seeds and store it in the fridge for up to five days.

Premium Black Chia Seeds for Cats and Dogs, Australia

To give your dogs and cats the very best that nature has to offer, visit Crooked Lane’s website today for natural, human grade chia seeds, available across Australia. Contact us for more information on holistic healthcare, natural supplements and organic remedies for a range of equine and canine ailments.