Benefits of Omega-3 for Dogs

Benefits of Omega-3 for Dogs

Did you know that adding Omega-3 supplements to your dog/puppy's diet is one of best things you can do to improve the health of your dog? Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids have many positive effects on the overall health of dogs. Amongst others, omega-3 fatty acids can help the brain development in puppies, boost their immune system, raise their ability to fight cancer, reduces inflammation and aids in heart health.

What exactly is Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Fat is an  important part of your dogs nutrition however, not all fat is the same.  Some fats only  act as a source of energy whereas other fats help with the overall health of our dogs. The 2 primary groups of fatty acids are Omega-3 and Omega-6

Omega-3 fatty acids include:

 *Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)

 *Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

 *Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

Omega-6 Fatty acids include:

 *Linoleic acid (LA)

 *Gamma linolenca acid (GLA)

 *Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA)

 *Arachidonic acid (AA)

Animas can produce some fatty acids out of other nutrients, but essential fatty acids (EFAs) must be directly supplied by the food eaten or supplements given to your dog.

Fatty acids that are considered essential for dogs are the EPA and DHA all of them are omega-3 fatty acids.

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs

 * Supports brain development in puppies

 * Helps dogs with arthritis by reducing imflammation

 * Improves their ability to fight cancer

 * boost their immune system

 * helps boost heart and kidney health

 * Improves the overall appearance and health of skin and coat

 * Helps reduce anxiety, depression and hyperactivity in dogs

How to determine the best Omega- 3 Supplements for my dog?

The best and most effective omega -3 fatty acids for your dog will be high in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

We offer Omega-3  chews made peanut butter flavor and are high in EPA and DHA. Check us out at www.livepawsitively.com

 

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