As the days get longer and gardening season approaches, we look forward to planning which seeds we will plant when the weather warms up. At Pawsh Pet Place we talk a lot about the importance of nutrition to your pet’s health, and the many ways to boost the quality of your pet’s diet by adding real foods to their bowl. It turns out that seeds are an excellent source of nutrition for your pet, but we don’t mean the garden variety. Seeds are small but mighty powerhouses packed with goodness that reduce inflammation, aid digestion, and support skin health. Chia seeds have three times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids as salmon, more calcium than whole milk, more iron than raw spinach, and more magnesium than broccoli. Pumpkin seeds are loaded with protein, amino acids, fiber, and important nutrients. They also work as an effective deworming agent. Other beneficial seeds include Hemp, Sunflower, Flax, and Sesame. Always choose raw, organic, unsalted seeds. For best results, grind seeds in a coffee grinder or Magic Bullet and add to meals. Feed 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight.
The next time you pick your fresh garden greens and berries for a smoothie, toss in some seeds, and share with your pup.