Can my dog eat Wakame?

By Julie •  Updated: 11/24/19 •  2 min read
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Can my dog eat Wakame? Safe for dogs to eat


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Wakame is a type of seaweed that’s edible and has been grown in Japan for centuries. Later it became recognized and sought after as a health food in the 60s and 70s. This deep brown sea veggie is usually added to soups, salads and may even be served as a side dish on its own. Wakame is a low-fat, low-cal food that’s great for anyone on a weight loss plan. It’s also packed with nutrition and includes vitamins A, C, D, E & K, B2 & B9, calcium, iron, potassium and more.

Can my dog eat wakame? Can my puppy eat wakame? Yes! Edible seaweeds are actually very healthy for dogs. In fact, wakame is even beneficial for diabetic dogs, as it helps to regulate metabolism. It also helps fight cancer, supports the digestive system and can aid in detoxifying the liver. You can serve your pup dried, powdered wakame—just sprinkle a little bit over his normal dog food. What if my dog ate a lot of wakame? It could cause an upset stomach and diarrhea if eaten in large amounts. If your pup eats large pieces of wakame, they could become enlarged in his digestive system and cause an intestinal blockage. So, only serve wakame in small portions and as an occasional addition to his meals.

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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