Is a mineral found in some foods. The body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones. These hormones control the body’s metabolism and many other important functions. The body also needs thyroid hormones for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy.
What Is Iodine?
Iodine is a chemical element that is required for growth and survival. It is found in varying amounts in plants and animal foods. The ocean is an abundant and natural reservoir of iodine; seafood and seaweed (such as kelp and nori) are therefore the richest natural food sources of iodine available.
What Does Iodine Do In The Body?
Iodine plays a significant role in the body as an essential component of various thyroid hormones. These hormones play a vital role in the regulation of various metabolic processes, particularly those involved in growth and energy expenditure. During development, these hormones are essential for normal cognitive and physical development. Moreover, thyroid hormones are critically important for the healthy development of embryos during pregnancy. Breeders who are expecting pregnancy need to be particularly aware of breeding females iodine levels and iodine intake from various foods for proper development of puppies.
What Happens When A Dog or Cat Does Not Meet Their Iodine Requirements?
Animals and people who fail to obtain adequate iodine in their diet may develop a condition known as ‘goitre’, a swelling of the thyroid gland in the neck. Iodine deficiency can also lead to weight gain, lethargy, intolerance to cold, increased blood cholesterol, mental slowness and reduced heart function.
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