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Omega 3

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated fats crucial for the health of dogs and cats. They can only be provided by supplementation or grass fed protein sources.

These fats play vital roles in various physiological functions and offer numerous health benefits. The primary omega-3 fatty acids for pets are:

  1. Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA):

    • Benefits: Supports cardiovascular health, reduces inflammation, and contributes to skin and coat health.
  2. Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA):

    • Benefits: Essential for brain development, particularly in kittens and puppies. Supports cognitive function.
  3. Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA): This source is less effective since it has to be converted to EPA and DHA in dogs and cats since the conversion rate is very low.  

    • Source: Typically found in plant-based oils like flaxseed oil.
    • Conversion: ALA is less efficiently converted into EPA and DHA in dogs and cats compared to humans.

Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

  • Fish Oil Sources: salmon, blue-lipped mussels, calamari, krill-common and potent sources of EPA and DHA.
  • Algal Oil: Derived from algae, suitable for pets with fish allergies.
  • Flaxseed Oil: A plant-based source rich in ALA. Not a good choice for dogs and cats since it has to be converted in your pets body to be usable. Conversion rate is low. 

Benefits for Dogs and Cats:

  • Joint Health: Omega-3s can help manage inflammation and support joint health, beneficial for arthritis or mobility issues.
  • Skin and Coat Health: Contributes to a shiny coat and may alleviate skin conditions.
  • Cognitive Function: Especially important in senior pets, omega-3s support brain health and cognitive function.
  • Heart Health: Supports cardiovascular function and helps maintain healthy blood pressure.
  • Immune System Support: Omega-3s have immune-modulating properties.

Considerations:

  • Balance is Key: While omega-3s are essential, maintaining a proper balance with omega-6 fatty acids is crucial for overall health.
  • Quality Matters: Ensure the source of omega-3 supplements is of high quality to avoid potential contaminants.

Omega 3

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