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Spirulina For Dogs and Cats


Spirulina for dogs and cats is a healthy choice. The benefits of have been studied widely. For example, it is rich in antioxidants and is considered a superfood. See study links at the bottom of this page. 

Used by humans for its many health benefits, it’s now making its way into pet foods, treats and supplements to provide our pets with the same powerful benefits. 

Spirulina is a microscopic algae shaped as a spiral coil. It grows in freshwater such as lakes and rivers. It can be found in tropical environments that have warm temperatures and plenty of sunlight.

It's nutrient-dense, high in digestible protein and packed with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that have many health benefits.

Let's take a look at why Spirulina for dogs and cats is so beneficial: 

  • 65% of Spirulina is protein and all the essential amino acids. It includes gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which is naturally created in the body and good for reducing inflammation.
  • Contains Omega 3, 6 and 9, but is especially high in Omega-3.
  • High chlorophyll levels, which help remove toxins from the blood and supports immune health.
  • A source of nutrients such as the vitamin B group, vitamins C, D, A, and E. It also contains potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron and magnesium

The benefits of Spirulina for dogs and cats

How does all the goodness in Spirulina translate to helping your pet.

Strengthens the immune system

The nutrients, vitamins and phytonutrients such as phycocyanin, sulfolipids, and polysaccharides work to strengthen immunity. Importantly, this plays a large part in reducing infections and even prevents serious diseases. Rich in naturally occurring carotenoid antioxidants, they promote healthy cell production. In addition, the antioxidants help clean the blood, eliminating nasty free radicals in the body.

You might like to try PetWell’s THRIVE Immune Support supplement and functional treats, which contains spirulina. The perfect supplement for pets of all ages that could do with an overall well-being supplement. As we say, prevention is better than cure.

PetWell THRIVE Immune Support Supplement and Treats for Cats and Dogs

A natural detox

Pets can absorb toxins in a variety of ways. From food, water, grass, pesticides and medication. Spirulina’s blend of phytonutrients help absorb toxins from the body making it easy to pass. Especially effective for the kidneys, Spirulina is known to remove damaging toxins.

Cancer fighter

Studies have shown that the cancer-fighting properties in Spirulina are impressive. For example, it is effective as a cancer prevention due to stimulating natural killer cells that help fight cancer.

The healing properties of Spirulina especially help boost the immune system. Working to help pets that are going through cancer treatment. In addition, the detoxification properties help to cleanse the toxins left behind by harsh chemical treatments.

Supports gastrointestinal and digestive health

The anti-inflammatories and antioxidants in Spirulina help gut and digestion issues. Also, the amino acids work to help repair and protect the intestinal lining and provide relief for IBS symptoms.

Spirulina suppresses bad bacteria whilst promoting healthy gut flora, which increases the absorption of vital nutrients consumed. In addition, the high fibre content in Spirulina regulates bowl function.

Try PetWell DIGEST Digestion Relief supplement and functional treats, it contains spirulina and other ingredients that support gut health and work to keep your PetWell.

PetWell DIGEST Digestion Relief Supplement and Treats for Dogs and Cats

Allergy fighter

Spirulina is effective against allergies due to its anti-allergy properties and powerful antioxidants. Spirulina is a natural antihistamine paired with anti-inflammatory properties. This helps by increasing the antibodies made by the immune system to fight bacteria, viruses and toxins that cause allergies.

Healthy skin and coat

The high levels of essential fatty acids found in Spirulina helps to keep your pet’s skin healthy and leaving their coat soft and shiny.

How to give your pet Spirulina

It’s easy to see why, for dogs and cats, Spirulina is an important addition to their diet. The most effective way to include Spirulina in their diet is via an all-natural pet supplement.

Importantly, make sure you select supplements without synthetic ingredients as they may result in toxicity.

Developed by a pet naturopath, PetWell have all-natural, Australian made supplements for your pets. You might like to try one of these PetWell supplements that both contain Spirulina THRIVE Immune Support, or DIGEST Digestion Relief.  

PetWell Supplements for dogs and. Cats

But before you introduce any new food or ingredient into your dog’s diet, we recommend you consult an animal naturopath, animal nutritionist or a holistic vet.

The Science behind it

Don’t just take our word for it, here are some evidence-based studies for you to review.

Animal studies relating to potential benefits in immune system function, as an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergen, protective cancer therapy for chemotherapy and radiation.
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine - 2014 ACVIM Forum Research Report ProgramInhibitory Effect of Spirulina on Induced Cutaneous Immediate-Type Hypersensitivity in Dogs
Chemo- and radio-protective effects of Spirulina on hemopoietic system of mice and dogs

Studies relating to antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and microbial-modulating activities of nutraceuticals
Spirulina in clinical practice
Gamma linolenic acid: an anti-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acid
Activities of the Sustainable and Ecofriendly Spirulina

Studies relating to anti-allergy properties
Inhibitory effect of immediate-type allergic reactions in rats by spirulina
Response in Mice Immunized with Antigen-Entrapped Biodegradable Microparticles
Spirulina consumption effectively reduces anti-inflammatory and pain related infectious diseases

Studies relating to digestion benefits
Supplementation of Diets With Spirulina Influences Immune and Gut Function in Dogs
Dose Effects of Orally Administered Spirulina Suspension on Colonic Microbiota in Healthy Mice

Studies relating to immune system benefits
Activities of the Sustainable and Ecofriendly Spirulina
Supplementation of Diets With Spirulina Influences Immune and Gut Function in Dogs
Antioxidant, Immunomodulating, and Microbial-Modulating Activities of the Sustainable and Ecofriendly Spirulina
Cancer-fighting properties
Hypolipidemic, Antioxidant and Antiinflammatory Activities of Microalgae Spirulina

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this email and website are not to be taken as medical advice. The team at Pet Squad Pty Ltd trading as PetWell encourages you to make your own pet healthcare decisions based on your research and in partnership with a qualified pet healthcare professional.

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