New Zealand Green Mussels make up 3% of the Boys new food by Ziwi Peak. #doodle*licious
We are presently in our third week eating an “alternative to raw” – species appropriate diet of beef – its liver, kidney, heart, tripe, bone and lung. In addition to – green lipped mussels!
Prior to spending all my spare time reading about foods that are good for them, I’d never heard of green mussels. Never knew about all the benefits, and had no idea the green lipped mussel was exclusive to New Zealand.
They get their name from the green edges or “lips” of the shell.
BENEFITS OF GREEN LIPPED MUSSELS FOR DOGS –
The best known components of green lipped mussels are Omega-3 fatty acids, including the fatty acids EPA and DHA. Omega-3s work by reducing the level of inflammation associated with diseases such as osteoarthritis. Although this is the same compound found in fish oil, in the case of green lipped mussels, this is combined with other compounds that also fight joint inflammation and pain. Source and photo compliments of PetMD
Natural source of Glucosamine & Chondroitin –
- These 2 ingredients act as a natural anti-inflammatory.
- May help reduce joint paint and help improve joint mobility.
- Could promote healthy cartilage between the joints.
Natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids –
- Can help lead to a healthy skin and shinier coat.
- Could help reduce shedding, support cardiac health and boost immune system.
Environmentally friendly –
- Grown on floating ropes with anchors.
- No feeding or fertilizing required.
- A single mussel filters 95 gallons of water per day.
- Releases nutrients and oxygen to improve the ocean.
HOW ARE THE BOYS DOING? –
I was out of town this past weekend, and got this text from Doodle Dad…
They’re both adjusting nicely and I see a slight decrease with what once was constant itching and scratching.
Harley still has his moments of allergy irritation but nothing like before.
Jaxson’s ears haven’t been bothering him AND they no longer have that pink flamingo color inside. #goodsign
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of green lipped mussels and how to incorporate it into your pups diet (how much, where to find it, etc…) check out Benefits of Green Lipped Mussels for Dogs at Keep the Tail Wagging. #myrawfoodguru
Thanks to Ziwi Peak they’re also getting green tripe in their food as well – but that’s for another day 🙂
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra ❤️
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