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My Doggie Weed is a 100% pure organic seaweed product from Norway called Ascophyllum nodosum (AN).

AN has been clinically proven to have benefits such as slowing the progression of periodontal disease & reducing plaque and calculus, you can read more in this 2018 placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized 90-day study in dogs.

Our Doggie Weed has been tested for heavy metals and comes in at the safe level, a report can be obtained on request.

Dogs with Thyroid conditions i.e. overactive Thyroid should not take this product unless, under the supervision of a Vet, a typical analysis can be found in the graphics on this page.

Scientists of the above-mentioned study assumed that, in dogs with normal thyroid function characterized by normal levels of thyroxine in serum, the amounts of iodine used in the study which our dosage rates are based on would not induce any adverse effects. This conclusion was based on a study demonstrating that no toxic effects occurred when alga was included in the diet at concentrations of up to 15%.

One study that we find very encouraging given our passion for gut health is this 2018 study that showed that AN has potential uses as functional food components to improve human gut health.

Directions for use
Mix with your dog's food, if your dog needs encouragement, you can mix it with wet food such as raw meat, Kefir, yoghurt etc.  If you give other supplements, check them for Seaweed & Kelp content as you will want to avoid giving these two supplements on the same day.

Daily Rates

Small-Medium Dogs - Under 10 kilos
1 pinch (1/8 of a teaspoon) - 1/4 of a teaspoon.

Medium Dogs - Under 18 kilos
1 pinch (1/8 of a teaspoon) - 1/2 of a teaspoon.

Large Dogs - Under 50 kilos
1/4 of a teaspoon - 1 teaspoon.

Giant Dogs - Under 50 kilos
1/2 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons.
 

 

Doses per 200g Pack:
Small-Medium Dogs - Under 10 kilos
1,667 doses at the minimum amount and 213 doses at the max rate.

Medium Dogs - Under 18 kilos
1,667 doses at the minimum amount and 114 doses at the max rate.

Large Dogs - Under 50 kilos
213 doses at the minimum amount and 55 doses at the max rate.

Giant Dogs - Over 50 kilos
114 doses at the minimum amount and 27 doses at the max rate.