Spirulina

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Postby Maryellen » May 10th, 2006, 11:34 am

is this good for dogs? yes? no? why???
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Postby concreterose » May 10th, 2006, 12:02 pm

I give it to my dogs sometimes... I get it from the health food store, it's really cheap. It's VERY fishy smelling!
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This tiny aquatic plant is a natural source of organic phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, amino acids, chlorophyll, vegetable protein, carbohydrates, digestive enzymes and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). High in vitamin B-12, Spirulina lowers cholesterol, increases energy, and promotes healthy nerves, skin and coat.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » May 10th, 2006, 12:21 pm

Hmm. Interesting. We feed this to our fish.
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Postby Malli » May 10th, 2006, 12:26 pm

I was just about to mention that :lol3:

lots of people eat it, too.

I can't see how it would hurt...

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Postby concreterose » May 10th, 2006, 1:47 pm

One thing I noticed when I fed it, after a couple weeks, Vicki didn't have 'morning breath' anymore. SHe also had less gas. I rotate between green supplements since I don't feed may veggies. I'm giving them alfalfa now. They still have fresh breath, but it doesn't do much for the gas LOL
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Postby Maryellen » May 11th, 2006, 9:46 am

the pet store that i use asked me if it was bad, as she was going to get some in to sell, and someone told her that the new thing now is that its not good for dogs and is toxic...
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Postby Malli » May 11th, 2006, 11:45 am

Algae (wich is what it is) shouldn't be toxic!?

I'm not sure what to think about that...

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Postby Maryellen » May 11th, 2006, 11:55 am

i think the guy just didnt know what he was talking about.. i feed the spirulina to my pleco, and he is just fine.... i thinkthe guy was just a regular person who doesnt know much, and just figured the word sounded toxic or something.. its in alot of dog food too, so if it was toxic that means that alot of companies have to take it out of the food
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Postby SisMorphine » May 11th, 2006, 12:11 pm

I used to drink a drink (Naked maybe . . . or some other Naked-esque juice mix) that has Spirulina in it.

Yeah, that's my only input. I fail today.
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