There’s a growing awareness that food can be the best medicine and the same is true for our pets. The benefits of seeds in diets is recommended by a growing number of nutritionists and dieticians as an excellent way to maintain a healthy and diverse gut bacteria. Our dogs can also benefit from the inclusion of seeds. Here are our top six seed to include in our dog’s diet.
**Chia Seeds – packed with Omega 3 essential fatty acids, calcium and protein these are a great addition to your dog’s meal. Sprinkle over food mixed with some healthy oil, like coconut or flaxseed, or mix with a little water and freeze in ice cube trays for a deliciously nutritious iced dog treat. **Flaxseeds - Best ground just before feeding the fabulous flaxseed is another great source of Omega 3 essential fatty acid and also high in fibre. Flaxseeds are best stored in the fridge as they’re slightly higher in oil than other seeds which can make them turn a little faster. Flaxseed oil makes another healthy addition to a dog’s meal giving a magnesium and Vitamin B1 boost.