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Bee Pollen for Doggo

Bee Pollen for Doggo

Bee pollen is widely misunderstood as something that only bees enjoy

Swan Valley Honey sent us some interesting info on bee pollen this week - for you and your dog so we thought we'd share it with you!

Bee pollen is a nutrient-packed powerhouse that consists of up to 35% protein, 50% carbohydrates, 22 amino acids, 27 minerals and vitamins A,B,C,D,E and K. It is high in chromium, cobalt, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, iron and folic acid too. Bee pollen is one of the most complete nutritional profiles in the world, making it great dietary addition for both humans and their canine companions.

Bee pollen for dogs?

Absolutely! Here are some key reasons to supplement your dog's diet with bee pollen:

  • Gram for gram, it contains more amino acids than beef, fish or eggs.
  • Alike some honeys', bee pollen can speed healing of wounds.
  • It's anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral
  • The antioxidants and vitamins found in bee pollen help fight off infection and aid in preventing inflammation and cell regeneration.
  • It improves muscle mass.
  • It boosts metabolism.
  • Fatty acids found in bee pollen are essential for canine growth and development.
  • Bee pollen helps to protect and promote a healthy liver makes a good option for dogs that need to detox.
  • Bee pollen balances the overall pH in the body because of its alkaline properties helping to promote a healthy urinary tract.
  • When taken regularly, Quercetin, a natural anti-histamine found in bee pollen can help reduce allergy symptoms and allergic reactions.
  • Helps to relieve stress and anxiety by improving blood circulation to the nervous system.
  • Bee pollen is a natural antibiotic.
  • The plant pigment rutin is found in bee pollen and offers cardiovascular support by strengthening blood vessels and capillaries.

Bee pollen can be added daily to your dog's food but it is very important that you monitor your pup for sensitivity. The recommended dose for a 23kg dog is 1 teaspoon per day. Start with 1/3 dose, and gradually increase to ensure he doesn't have sensitivity.

Swan Valley Honey Bee Pollen is collected by beekeepers by Western Australian bees. It is then air dried and packed to ensure freshness and potency. Bee Pollen cannot be replicated in a laboratory.


Images: Unsplash | Jonatan Burneo / Vitor Fontes     Reference: Belcher,J. (May 7,2019). The benefits of bee pollen for dogs. Animal Wellness Magazine

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