Benefits of green-lipped mussel for dogs

We all want our dogs to live the healthiest, happiest life possible. A dietary supplement with New Zealand green-lipped mussel is one way of supporting your dog in living its life to the fullest.

Several impressive clinical studies have been carried out on the benefits of New Zealand green-lipped mussels. 

green lipped mussel for dogs

Green-lipped mussels contain a range of Omega fatty-acids, in numbers and combinations not found in any other marine species or plant. These specific fatty acids and essential Omega-3s may help support the maintenance of bone and joint in your dog. Green-lipped mussel (perna canaliculus) is endemic to New Zealand and provides a rich source of glucosamine, chondroitin, glycogens, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Benefits of green-lipped mussels for dogs:

  • Supplement to support healthy joints and tendons
  • Promote a healthy skin and coat
  • Rich in Omega-3, glucosamine and chondroitin
  • 100% natural New Zealand origin supplement
glucosamine for dogs

How much green-lipped mussel should I give my dog?

The amount of green-lipped mussel you should give your dog depends on two key things:

  1. The size of your dog
  2. The type of green-lipped mussel (treat vs supplement)

Our freeze-dried treats should be used for what they are – treats, to be given as a reward or special addition to their day. Treats are not a substitute for a meal. Our Nutreats Vitals range of supplements has been created to provide a daily nutritional boost, to be either sprinkled over food or poured over food each day, in the quantities specified on our packaging.

If the dosage is too large, your dog may get an upset stomach or irregular bowel movements while they are adjusting to the product. We love the fact that green-lipped mussel is a natural superfood for both animals and Humans. We would always recommend to firstly follow the feeding guides on the product you are using, then start to increase the dosage from there.

freeze dried mussels for dogs

Why we freeze-dry green-lipped mussels

Nutreats is known for creating products that harness the power of green-lipped mussel, and use high-grade freeze-drying technology.

Traditional air-drying uses heat, which degrades and destroys essential nutrients. By contrast, our freeze-drying equipment has been specifically designed to retain as much of the original composition of the product as possible.

This is why our treats look just like the raw mussels, instead of being shrunken and compacted. Animals are highly sensitive, and they just love the natural smell, form and texture of our products.

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