The Benefits of Omega-3 for dogs

June 15. 2020

Omega-3 is classified as an essential fatty acid (efa). Omega-3 fatty acids provide a source of energy for your dog. Omega 3 essential fatty acids are derived from either fish or plants. In the case of Omega 3 derived from fish oil you need to kill the fish and extract the oil from the flesh. The other source of Omega 3 is plant derived where it is extracted from chia seeds, canola seeds, olives, soybeans, flax seeds and other nut oils. Flavored Omega 3 Sprays for dry dog food are made from plant sourced Omega 3 oils. Flavored Omega 3 Sprays are non-fish kill, all vegan edible oils blended with natural flavorings from non-animal sources.

Omega-3 is a critical supplement that you should be adding to your dog’s daily diet. A broad scope of scientific case studies have repeatedly demonstrated that omega-3 (efa's) produce measurable improvements in canine health. Omega-3's promote the development of the canine immune system, aid in the battle against inflammation and disease, improve the cognitive function of the brain and support a healthy heart.

 Some of the many benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids for dogs are listed here:

*  Supporting the brain development of puppies|
* Improving your canine companion’s ability to fight cancer
* Benefiting the immune system of dogs 
* Improving the skin and coat health of dogs
* Helping dogs with arthritis by reducing inflammation
* Boosting the heart and kidney health of canines
* Helping dogs by reducing anxiety, depression and hyperactivity

Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids can help to treat canine arthritis and chronic kidney disease.

As with anything affecting your dog’s health, talk to your veterinarian about supplementing your dog’s diet with fish oils before proceeding.