The Benefits of Salmon Oil for Your Dog
Most people have heard about the health benefits of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids for dogs, such as supporting a healthy immune system, reduction in allergy symptoms, improved heart health and less joint stiffness due to its anti-inflammatory effect. When your dog is on a high-quality fatty acid supplement, you will be able to see the visible results in your pet’s healthy skin and shiny coat, along with reduced shedding and itchiness. However, there are different types of omega 3 fatty acids and not all sources of omega fatty acids are equally good.
The omega 3 fatty acids derived from cold-water fish are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA), which your dog can metabolize and use without conversion, unlike plant-based omega 3 fatty acids which your dog must convert in the body prior to use. Wild salmon is one of the best sources for omega 3s compared to other oily fish. Although farmed salmon is fattier, wild salmon provides more usable omega 3 fats than cultivated salmon.
Now available at PetMeds, Grizzly Salmon Oil is derived only from wild Alaskan salmon. It has a ratio of approximately 8:1 (omega 3: omega 6) and, according to the manufacturer is “…ideally suited for bringing commonly seen ratios in generic and premium dog and cat foods of between 1:10 and 1:20 in line with the target ratio of around 1:5.”
The totally enclosed extraction process used to produce Grizzly Salmon Oil keeps the oil away from air to maintain freshness until you pump it onto your pet’s food. The addition of Rosemary extract helps further protect the balanced blend of fatty acids. Grizzly Salmon Oil comes in an easy to use pump bottle so there’s no fooling around with caps, measuring spoons, or gel caps to puncture. Just pump the recommended dose of the salmon oil onto your pet’s food based upon your pet’s weight. Most dogs enjoy the taste and will eagerly take to it right away.