Fluoride is also a concern.
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Dr. Dodds wrote to me stating, “Most commercial kibbled foods given to dogs and cats already contain more than enough iodine — this can promote hypothyroidism and thyroiditis in dogs and hyperthyroidism in cats. So, when anyone also supplements kelp or other iodine-rich supplements daily, the animal is being overdosed on iodine. We recommend using these supplements, if desired or needed, no more than two to three times a week. If people feed raw or home-cooked diets, adding iodine-rich supplements should be safe and even useful.”
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