I’m excited to share the good news that I finally found a supplier for raw green lipped mussels (GLMs) for dogs! You may remember my blog posts about dehydrated green lipped mussels if you’ve followed me for a while – I’d feed them to Missy & Buzz as joint lubricating treats and also turned them into a powdery food topper, but I had yet to feed them raw GLMs.
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Raw Feeding Miami (RFM) now sells GLMs in 2.2. lb bags for $10.85. Every now & then they’re on sale, as was the case when I got the GLM notification email from RFM a few months ago. I ended up paying $8.80 per bag and got a total of 6 bags.
Once thawed, they can be refrigerated for 4 days. Frozen they last 1 year.
Benefits of GLMs
As mentioned above, I fed dehydrated GLMs because of their joint lubricating benefits.
They’re extremely rich in glucosamine, chondroitin, and omega-3 fatty acids, so they work well to relieve arthritis-related pain and are also great for preventing joint problems in the first place.
That’s why I recommend feeding them early on and on a regular basis, along with keeping your dog at a healthy weight to avoid joint strain.
Don’t feed GLMs if your dog is allergic to shellfish
That’s the only word of caution I can think of regarding the GLMs. Don’t feed them if your dog does poorly on shellfish, and limit the intake to 1-2 per day for larger dogs, and 1/2 to 1 for smaller dogs.
Are you familiar with the benefits of GLMs for dogs?As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!
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