Benefits of Chia Seeds | Chia Seeds for Dogs, Cats and You

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Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Dogs, Cats and Us. Chia seeds are packed with nutrients and naturally boost energy and endurance. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids; vitamins A, B, E, and D; minerals, fiber, calcium, and protein, and are a great source of antioxidants. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Healthy Chia Seeds

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia. Yeah, I said it, or wrote it. You know you were singing it in your head. The Chia Pet isn’t just a funny gag gift—those little chia seeds and the chia plant actually have a lot of health benefits for you and your pets.

The chia plant is in the mint family and comes in a white chia or black chia variety. Both the chia seeds and the chia plant, or microgreens, are edible and carry a variety of health benefits. Let’s take a look at chia health benefits.

Chia seeds are packed with nutrients and naturally boost energy and endurance. In the Mayan culture, chia actually means strength. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids; vitamins A, B, E, and D; minerals, fiber, calcium, and protein, and are a great source of antioxidants. All these wonderful properties make the chia seed heart-healthy, aids in digestion and bone strength, and even help repair cell damage. This tiny little seed is great for the immune system, joints, eyes, and hair/fur. With all these health benefits of the chia seed, it is one heck of a superfood.

When feeding your dog, cat, or yourself a chia product, you can eat the seeds whole or ground, or soak them in a liquid. If soaking in a liquid, they will form a jelly-like substance. Soaking chia seeds releases more nutrients and allows the seed to be digested better. These super seeds pack a lot of punch. Use ¼ teaspoon per 10 pounds, 2 teaspoons maximum for large-breed dogs. Adult people can eat approximately 2-3 tablespoons a day.


How do you chia? Tell me in the comments.

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Dogs, Cats and Us. Chia seeds are packed with nutrients and naturally boost energy and endurance. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids; vitamins A, B, E, and D; minerals, fiber, calcium, and protein, and are a great source of antioxidants. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
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9 thoughts on “Benefits of Chia Seeds | Chia Seeds for Dogs, Cats and You

  1. I made Chia putting for the first time using rice milk and I thought I had done it wrong but did not and I truly enjoyed it. My cat was curious and I let her have some of the chia. She enjoyed it. Thanks for the great article.

        1. “Should be soaked to create a “gel” = seeds suspended in clear fluid.

          My cat has an intestinal tract condition called “megacolon” and must be well-hydrated to avoid constipation. Since chia seed absorbs up to 10 times itself in fluids — it is counter-productive to feed dry to my cat because it will draw water out of the intestinal tract! She actually needs to *intake and assimilate* more water! So — soaking the seeds to make a gel not only releases the nutrients by causing the seed’s shell to open up — it actually “imports” water INTO the cat’s digestive tract. (2 tsp. in 10 oz. spring water, shake 30 seconds, let sit 1 minute, shake again 30 seconds = chia seed gel; seeds should be suspended in the gel).

          I mix 2-3 tablespoons chia gel into one 5.5 oz. can of wet food – thus creating a very hydrating and nutritious food. Not only has she gained healthy weight — her megacolon condition is under excellent control (hasn’t had to see Vet for 3 years for the megacolon or anything else!) Her coat is thick and lush — no doubt from the Superfood components of the chia seed itself which support her compromised nutritient absorption. I have been feeding her the chia gel for almost 2 years.”

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