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Why are Omega 3 supplements good for dogs?

When it comes to taking care of our dogs we always want the best for them. Their health is a top priority.  So, when it comes to buying their food, medicines, and supplements we should always consider the quality and benefits of the products. (Remember to consult your local veterinarian before starting your dog on any new supplements.)

Research has shown that fish oil is one of the best supplements we can give to our beloved dogs.  Fish oil has been proven to support their heart health, promote a silky coat of fur, reduce itchy and flaky skin and relieve allergies and joint pain.  It can even strengthen their immune system against diseases.

Dogs must have a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids because they help balance out Omega-6 fatty acids, commonly found in processed foods and grains.  Since dog food manufacturers use meat from corn-fed animals and refined oils, which are high in Omega-6, dogs often have a high level of Omega-6 fatty acids.  If this happens, your dog will have too much Omega-6 and not enough Omega-3.  These two should be balanced for your dog to be happy and healthy.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in foods, such as fish and flaxseed.  Like humans, dogs cannot make their own omega 3 fatty acids.  There have been countless studies to show that omega-3 fatty acids have wide-ranging positive effects on your dogs such as controlling inflammation and healing wounds making it important for dogs with injuries. 

Omega-3 is described as an anti-inflammatory supplement, being advertised as beneficial for dogs' skin and coats while improving mobility by supporting stiff, aching joints.  It’s important to remember that Omega-3s are nutrients you get from food (or supplements) that help build and maintain a healthy body. They are key to the structure of every cell wall and they also provide an energy source. Omega-3 supplements may help relieve symptoms of arthritis 

When it comes to supplementing dosage we recommend consulting with a trusted veterinarian. There are many processed ingredients in today's dog foods, so fish oils may be perfect for improving your dog's dietary needs.