Chia Seeds are tiny little seeds that come from a flowering plant that belongs to the mint family native to central and southern Mexico. Each tiny seed is oval in shape and grey/black in colour with small white spots. To look at these seeds seems nothing special but once you know the benefits you will be amazed at the power that these little seeds have. You might have seen Chia in your local supermarket or health food store but did you know that they offer a huge amount of beneficial goodness for your dog too?
How To Use Chia Seeds
Chia seeds will absorb up to a whopping 10-12 times their own weight in water which make them a brilliant way to hydrate the body. The best way to consume chia seeds is to soak a teaspoon of chia in a small amount of water. After a few minutes the chia will absorb the water and it will turn into a gel, gloopy type of mixture. The general rule is to start of small by adding 1/4 teaspoon of seeds to your dogs diet so their body can slowly get used to it and work your way up to 1 teaspoon for small dogs and 2 teaspoons for larger dogs. You may have to stir this mixture into their water or add it into their food. The gel is pretty tasteless so they shouldn’t notice too much of a difference.