Omega 3s and salmon oil for dogs: what’s the big deal?

Omega-3’s and dogs: the basics

You’ve probably heard a million times that omega 3s are good for your pup’s joints, skin, and coat. But as you’re cutting into a capsule of smelly fish oil to put in your dog’s dinner, you can’t help but ask: what’s the big deal with omega 3s and fish oil anyways? Can they really be that bene-fish-al? And do I really have to try and trick my pet into eating this?

Let’s take a look at the benefits of omega 3s and the power of salmon oil.

Omega 3s

First, let’s talk about the science. Omega 3s are fatty acids that have been found to have benefits for humans and dogs alike. There are three types of omega 3s– EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid). ALA is harder for dogs to metabolize, so the eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids (woof, that’s a mouthful) are the best source of omega 3s for dogs.

EPA promotes your pup’s heart, kidney, joint, and skin health, while DHA supports brain and eye development, as well as behavioral health. Both EPA and DHA help encourage your pet’s cellular and immune health for a long, happy, healthy life.

Salmon Oil

So why salmon oil? Fish oil is a strong supplement for your dog’s diet as it provides more Omega 3s to support your pup’s heart health and silky coat, can help relieve occasional  itchiness and flaky skin, and can even help with seasonal allergies and joint discomfort.

Salmon oil is a particularly good fish oil option for dogs since it has higher amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids than other fish with lower fat content, and has high nutritional value due to long-chain omega 3s.

In general, salmon oil can help your pup achieve their smoothest and shiniest coat, soothing occasional itchy skin, and maintaining skin health and overall vitality. For senior dogs, salmon oil can support your dog’s natural response to inflammation, to help with joint discomfort due to daily activities, support your pup’s heart health, and even promote cognitive function.

It really is a su-PAW-star ingredient.

Catch Omega 3’s with Waggables!

Salmon oil is packed with EPA and DHA, so it’s the perfect ingredient for Mighty Paw Waggables Mighty Omega Chews to support skin health and coat shine. 

Mighty Paw’s Mighty Omega Chews are vet formulated and made in the US, so you can trust you’re giving your pet quality ingredients. They’re also bacon flavored so you know you’re giving your pup the nutrients they need in a form they’ll love.

So skip those smelly, messy fish oil capsules and try some Mighty Omega Chews instead. With plenty of omega 3s and top quality ingredients, you can trust that Mighty Paw is crafting supplements for your dog’s health to keep them feeling wonder-fur.

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