Omega-3 Oil Supplements & their Benefits for Pets

Firstly, what is Omega-3 Oil made of? Omega-3 is a fish oil supplement that can be broken into two types of fatty acids, which are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Your dog has a limited capacity to produce these fatty acids, while they are even more poorly synthesized in your cat.

Omega-3 Oil Supplements & their Benefits for Pets

Both of these fatty acids come from fish such as Mackerel, Salmon, Anchovies, Albacore Tuna, Herring, and Sardines.

Now that we know where this supplement comes from and what it is, we can ask the question; How does this benefit my furry friends? Some of the main benefits I would like to highlight are as follows:

  • Promotes healthy skin and a shiny coat for your pet while adding moisture to their skin to aid in the dry and irritated skin. This can also decrease the amount of shedding.
  • EPA helps to decrease inflammation throughout the body. Due to these anti-inflammatory properties, it is especially beneficial for pets that suffer from Arthritis and aids in reducing joint discomfort.
  • DHA is important in the brain and eye development of puppies and kittens.
  • Encourages an improved immune system for pets of all ages, and this makes Omega-3 especially important for the health of your older furry companions.

How long does it take until you notice these benefits in your pets? As long as you are administering the appropriate dosing (which should be shown on the product label) for the size and weight of your pet you should see results in approximately 3 weeks.

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