Sourced solely from the shores of King Island (Australia), the kelp is solar-dried for several weeks. After it’s dried, it’s cut in machinery using a series of long blades which results in a dark product with some flashes of lighter color (the inside of the kelp). The resulting texture is like coarse rock salt.
We suggest feeding kelp rehydrated for the following reasons:
- It’s more economical and nutritionally efficient way to add kelp to your dog’s diet.
- Rehydrating kelp will maximise the availability of the ‘slimy’ alginate, which is the kelp’s fibre compound.
- Dogs find rehydrated kelp much more palatable. It also works as an excellent binder for supplements in your dog’s meal.
Prep Guide: Feeding rehydrated kelp for dogs
- Take one teaspoon of King Island Kelp granules (approximately 5 grams) & place in a glass or ceramic container.
- Add 40 mils of water.
- Wait approximately 10 minutes. The kelp should absorb the water and take on a slimy, gooey consistency (as seen below)
- Feed your dog the recommended dosage (once daily) and refrigerate the remainder for up to 5 days.
1/2 teaspoon rehydrated kelp per 10kgs. I.e. One teaspoon daily for a 20kg dog.
If you’d prefer not to rehydrate the kelp, then feed at 1/4 teaspoon of granules per 10kgs. I.e. half a teaspoon per day for a 20kg dog.
Dosage: Kelp Granules (feeding as is)
Dosage: Kelp Rehydrated Gel