Doggy Superfood No.1: Sardines
If there is one food that you can easily put into any dog’s diet that will instantly increase the nutritional density it’s got to be Sardines.
Mostly made of protein and healthy fats, Sardines also contain many trace minerals essential to dog health like vitamin B12, Vitamin D which helps fight cancer.
Sardines also contain high amounts of Phosphorus which plays an important role in processing fats and carbohydrates in dogs, and also helps synthesize protein for building muscle, repairing muscles, and transporting vitamins around the body.
Another reason Sardines are a nutritional powerhouse is because they are also high in Omega 3 fatty acids which we know from mountains of research helps dogs in many ways like cancer prevention and normal cell and brain function.
Lastly, Sardines also contains a vitamin called Selenium which has been found to slow down the natural aging process and can help maintain regular cell function and combat inflammation.
Doggy Superfood No.2: Green mussels
Green lipped mussel have been used by humans to treat inflammation and arthritis for many years. Canine arthritis afflicts an estimated 70 to 80 percent of dogs in certain breeds.
“We know that over 50% of dogs over the age of eight start to develop arthritis in various joints” – Dr. Karyl Hurley"
Mussels themselves all contain a variety of proteins, minerals, vitamins, omega 3s, healthy enzymes, polypeptides, chondroitin sulphated, glycosaminoglycans, polysaccharides and glycoproteins.
These supplementary nutrients aid in the preservation of mobility and joint health, functional cartilage, a healthy heart, skin and overall health concerns.
Indeed, studies back up that a diet enriched with GLM is a great alternative to conventional arthritis/joint medication.