Best Real Foods for Pets, Dogs, and Cats
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Oh, the power of real food for pets! I just love how feeding the right foods to your pet can play an important role in both their medical condition and their behavior. Today I wanted to write about all the amazing health benefits of green-lipped mussels and how you can incorporate this little shellfish into your pet’s diet.
This mussel is found in New Zealand and actually considered an introduced pest in Australia. The main difference between the green-lipped mussel and other species is it’s dark brown and green around the lip of the shell. It also has only one adductor muscle and is one of the largest mussel species.
New Zealand mussels eat phytoplankton, which are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and chlorophyll. Green-lipped mussels themselves are high in protein, iron, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, and vitamins C and B12. They are low in fat and rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
Mussels are another heart-healthy food you can easily feed your dog or cat. They promote a healthy heart and brain function. The green-lipped mussel is a natural anti-inflammatory and a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, making this a great go-to for joint pain or to act as a preventative measure.
Instead of reaching for medications for your arthritic dog or cat, consider adding green-lipped mussels into their diet.
Do you think your pet would benefit from Green Lipped Mussels? Tell me in the comments.
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