There are many vitamins, minerals, fatty acid, trace minerals and amino acids that dogs can not get from eating a meat. One of the most important is iodine and often it needs to be added as a supplement. Iodine is necessary for energy and to help maintain a healthy metabolic rate.
This trace mineral is actively involved in the stimulation of the thyroid glands to release two vital hormones- thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These two hormones are responsible for maintaining the health and function of body cells. In addition, thyroxine and triiodothyronine are integral in the development of internal organs especially the brain.Iodine also aids other physiological processes such as maintaining a healthy heart rate and regulating body weight.
It also assists in internal body processes such as monitoring body temperature and keeping an optimal blood pressure level. Also, Iodine boosts your dog’s immune system by stimulating the release of hydroxyl radicals such as vitamin C.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of iodine keeping healthy thyroid glands in your dog and preventing hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a disease characterized by the slowing down of bodily functions due to inactive thyroid glands. It is also believed that iodine can help prevent cancer by shrinking cancer cells.One of the best sources for iodine is from
Sea Kelp. Sea kelp is a rich natural source of iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, and vitamins A, B12, B6, C, D and E.
It Strengthens the immune system, boosts glandular function,reduces itching and shedding, promotes healthy skin and coat,Improves digestion, reduces pain and inflammation, stimulates appetite and reduces tartar and plaque on teeth.