Flaxseeds, also known as linseeds, contain a lot of fiber and protein that can be beneficial to your cat and dog’s health and vitality. See how you can include these seeds in your furkid’s diet.
Flaxseeds as a superfood
“Flaxseeds, derived from the flax plant, are small, nutty-flavored seeds that offer a lot of health benefits for dogs,” according to PetMD. These seeds are a good source of healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. These are also rich in:
- Omega-3, contributing to improved cell function and better skin and coat health
- Protein, which provides energy and strengthens the immune system
- Lignans, which helps improve cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of developing cancer
- Anti-inflammatory properties, helping ease the symptoms of arthritis and lower blood pressure
How much is too much?
These nutty seeds are safe for your cat and dog to consume. However, if given with the wrong dosage, it can cause digestive issues like diarrhea. Also, be careful of giving your furkid ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil as these may become rancid fast.
Make sure to consult your veterinarian first before introducing flaxseed to your furkid’s diet. Your vet will be able to give you the recommended serving amount based on your pet’s breed, age, size, and lifestyle.
Giving flaxseed to your furkid
Flaxseeds can be safely consumed whole. But your furkid might not be able to digest it well and extract its nutrients. You may sprinkle some ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil on top of your furkid’s favorite meal. Just remember to stay within the recommended amount your vet has advised.
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These super fruits and herbs are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which help strengthen your dog’s immune system and promote better overall health. See our healthy, gourmet recipes for dogs and cats and you will love all the goodness that’s in Wishbone.
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