Why YSK: We're favoring fancier salt, and it's leading to iodine deficiencies. Iodine deficiency is a serious problem which can be easily avoided. Include iodized table salt or other sources of iodine in your diet.
U.S.A. National Institute of Health Iodine Fact Sheet
Thanks everyone! I learned a lot. Here's a few I want to highlight:
>"From your link: [...] You can get recommended amounts of iodine by eating a variety of foods, including the following: [...] * Fish (such as cod and tuna), seaweed, shrimp, and other seafood, which are generally rich in iodine [...] * Dairy products (such as milk, yogurt, and cheese), which are major sources of iodine in American diets [...] * Iodized salt, which is readily available in the United States and many other countries* [...] *Processed foods, such as canned soups, almost never contain iodized salt. In addition, specialty salts, such as sea salt, kosher salt, Himalayan salt, and fleur de sel, are not usually iodized. Product labels will indicate if the salt is “iodized” or provides iodide." -u/the_future_is_wild
>"YSK: If you have a balanced diet you can ignore this "YSK". [...] Iodine is common in seafood(seaweed, fish and shellfish), dairy products and eggs." -u/hates_stupid_people
>"Here’s an article with 9 non salt sources of iodine https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/iodine-rich-foods#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2" -u/Re-Groot
>"Some other people in this thread have pointed out that iodized Himalayan/sea/kosher salt exists." -u/tous_die_yuyan
>"YSK; At the same time too much iodine can wreck your thyroid - should warn about that too [...] Also, high levels of iodine can show the same symptoms as a deficiency." -u/Typical_unique_user
>"This is false. Sea salt does contain iodine. However, this does not provide for a sufficient iodine intake." -u/sihaya-wiosnapustyni
>"great recent video about this " -u/EddiOS42
>"you could also just take a supplement, which is a safer way to make sure you get enough iodine. too much salt is not good of course" -u/Snuggly-Muffin
>"YSK this is true in the developed nations but iodized salt is not nearly universal in developing countries. [...] Adequate iodine nutrition is highly correlated to improved attention in children,... keep reading on reddit ➡
... because I really want to lick you up and down ;)
I always see Himalayan there.
I spend so much money on my little freak, and he loves trash so much more. Oh well. Grateful for anything that occupies him.
Another pro tip for you all: don’t spend the $15 on a puzzle feeder if you haven’t already. Play the muffin tin game, it’s the exact same concept. My 12-week old golden has conquered certain toys hiding the kibble, but for the life of him cannot get past the tennis balls on top.
When we brought her home she had been groomed I think. Her coat has tripled in size and it seems like no amount of brushing can tame it. We’ve bought an assortment of brushes to try and control the little knots that form but it seems like the only one that works is a Furminator. Problem is that she doesn’t tolerate it very well or for very long.
I’m just wondering what kind of things we should be doing to keep her looking and feeling good.