Top 10 Reasons Why Your Pets Should Take Fish Oil

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Fish oil supplements are an ideal complement to your pet’s diet because they supply omega-3 fatty acids, which your dog or cat’s body cannot sufficiently produce on its own. Still in doubt? Here are the top 10 reasons why it’s important to supplement your dog or cat’s daily intake with a quality fish oil supplement.

1. Your Pet Will Burn Fat More Efficiently

The Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements help improve the metabolism of a dog and cat’s body in a natural way and cause body fat to burn more quickly. (2,10)

2. Improved Development of Puppies & Kittens During Pregnancy

During a pregnancy, supply your canine or feline mama omega-3 needs with a pure, safe fish oil supplement. The reason is because the omega-3 fatty acid DHA helps improve brain development, concentration, immunity and eyesight, among other things. (1,5)

3. Slow Down Your Pet’s Aging Process

We all want to age more slowly, right? EPA and DHA found in fish oil help slow down the aging process by reducing inflammation and extending the longevity of cells. In this way, omega-3s help keep your pet kids feeling younger for longer. (3)

4. Improved Flexibility

Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of EPA from fish oil supplements, the discomfort in your pet’s joints and muscles may actually decrease. What you will notice is that over time, fish oil supplements can help with stiffness to rise and help your pet be more active and enjoy walks and games with you. (4)

5. Improved Performance in Canine Athletes

Omega-3s in fish oil supplements improve the functioning of the lungs. For our active agility dogs, runners, Frisbee dogs, swimmers and mountain hiker companions, fish oil will help your dog keep up with you. (14)

6. Better Concentration & Limiting Brain Cell Deterioration

Thanks to EPA and DHA from fish oil, your pet’s brain may age more slowly and perform optimally. The essential fatty acids in the omega-3s contribute to sounder sleep, an essential element in keeping concentration sharp. (6)

7. Optimized Immune System Functioning

A daily supplement of omega-3s from fish oil supplements help the white blood cells perform their anti-inflammatory function optimally. This helps your pet’s defense against diseases and other ailments by strengthening the immune system. (15)

8. Better Heart Health

The omega-3s in fish oil supplements help keep cholesterol levels at a healthy level and help keep this vital muscle healthy. (8,9)

9. No More Grumpy Cat

Fish oil supplements are proven to improve mood in humans, and studies are forthcoming about their benefits in pets! (12, 13)

10. Healthy Skin & Shiny Coat

The benefits of omega-3s in fish oil supplements for skin health are well documented, but did you know that omega-3s also help protect against sunburn? (6,7)

Adding health-promoting fish oil to your pet’s diet can be one of the best decisions you make for your companion animal. If you want to learn more, visit the website!

Thank you for all you do to make the world a better place for companion animals.

Dr Jane Bicks  Dr. Jane Bicks

References:

1. Zicker SC1, Jewell DE, Yamka RM, Milgram NW. Evaluation of cognitive learning, memory, psychomotor, immunologic, and retinal functions in healthy puppies fed foods fortified with docosahexaenoic acid-rich fish oil from 8 to 52 weeks of age. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Sep 1;241(5):583-94. doi: 10.2460/javma.241.5.583.

2. Xenoulis PG1, Steiner JM. Lipid metabolism and hyperlipidemia in dogs.Vet J. 2010 Jan;183(1):12-21. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2008.10.011. Epub 2009 Jan 23.

3. Figueras M, Olivan M, Busquets S, López-Soriano FJ, Argilés JM. Effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) treatment on insulin sensitivity in an animal model of diabetes: improvement of the inflammatory status. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Feb;19(2):362-9. doi: 10.1038/oby.2010.194. Epub 2010 Sep 30.

4. Moreau M, Troncy E, Del Castillo JR, Bédard C, Gauvin D, Lussier B. Effects of feeding a high omega-3 fatty acids diet in dogs with naturally occurring osteoarthritis. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2012 Jul 14. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2012.01325.x

5. Bauer JE, Heinemann KM, Lees GE, Waldron MK. Retinal functions of young dogs are improved and maternal plasma phospholipids are altered with diets containing long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids during gestation, lactation, and after weaning. J Nutr. 2006 Jul;136(7 Suppl):1991S-1994S.

6. Bauer JE. Therapeutic use of fish oils in companion animals. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Dec 1;239(11):1441-51. doi: 10.2460/javma.239.11.1441. Review.

7. Popa I, Pin D, Remoué N, Osta B, Callejon S, Videmont E, Gatto H, Portoukalian J, Haftek M. Analysis of epidermal lipids in normal and atopic dogs, before and after administration of an oral omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid feed supplement. A pilot study. Vet Res Commun. 2011 Dec;35(8):501-9. doi: 10.1007/s11259-011-9493-7. Epub 2011 Jul 23. Erratum in: Vet Res Commun. 2012 Mar;36(1):91

8. Smith CE, Freeman LM, Rush JE, Cunningham SM, Biourge V. Omega-3 fatty acids in Boxer dogs with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. J Vet Intern Med. 2007 Mar-Apr;21(2):265-73.

9. Freeman LM, Rush JE, Markwell PJ.Effects of dietary modification in dogs with early chronic valvular disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2006 Sep-Oct;20(5):1116-26.

10. Laflamme DP. Understanding and managing obesity in dogs and cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2006 Nov;36(6):1283-95, vii. Review.

11. Brown SA, Brown CA, Crowell WA, Barsanti JA, Allen T, Cowell C, Finco DR. Beneficial effects of chronic administration of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in dogs with renal insufficiency. J Lab Clin Med. 1998 May;131(5):447-55.

12. Hegarty B, Parker G. Fish oil as a management component for mood disorders - an evolving signal. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2013 Jan;26(1):33-40. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e32835ab4a7

13. Hegarty BD, Parker GB. Marine omega-3 fatty acids and mood disorders--linking the sea and the soul. 'Food for Thought' I. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2011 Jul;124(1):42-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2011.01703.x. Epub 2011 Apr 11. Review.

14. Wakshlag J, Shmalberg J. Nutrition for working and service dogs. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2014 Jul;44(4):719-40, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.03.008. Review.

15. Hall JA, Henry LR, Jha S, Skinner MM, Jewell DE, Wander RC. Dietary (n-3) fatty acids alter plasma fatty acids and leukotriene B synthesis by stimulated neutrophils from healthy geriatric Beagles. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2005 Nov;73(5):335-41.

Comments (25) -

  • Rebecca Forrest

    2/25/2015 10:15:44 PM |

    I'm thrilled that Life's Abundance now offers Sealogix Omega-3 Fish Oil that is specifically formulated for dogs and cats! My husband and I are well acquainted with the benefits of a top-rated fish oil for ourselves. Now we can also give it to our dogs!

  • Cindy Early

    2/25/2015 11:43:56 PM |

    I found this to be very interesting. My question is, can I give my lab over the counter Omega 3 and how much a day?
    Thank you

    Answer: You can give your lab an OTC fish oil, however, not all fish oil supplements are alike. Purity is important and the majority of OTC fish oils for pets on the shelves do not share their test results for concentration, purity and freshness with consumers. Sealogix Omega-3 Ultra-Pure Fish Oils for Pets are tested by IFOS, an independent, third-party lab and receive 5-Star results (the highest rating for concentration, purity and freshness). Plus, we post the results on the website so you can read them. In terms of the amount to give your lab, we cannot advise you as fish oil supplements concentrations vary from brand to brand.

  • AshMom

    2/26/2015 12:25:04 AM |

    Fish oil is great but no cat I know likes that strong fishy taste, let alone fish in general. They eat and prefer meat. So how to get them to take it?

    Answer: Sealogix Omega-3 Ultra-Pure Fish Oil for Pets is in triglyceride form, which has a mild fish flavor. Plus, we've added an easy-to-measure dropper so it really couldn't be easier to give to cats.

  • Connie Todd

    2/26/2015 2:50:20 AM |

    It is exciting. We have been giving our dog the Omega 3 since he was a puppy. He is a small Havanese.  It is easy to get him to take it when we saturate the Antioxidant Bar.  He looks forward to it every night.  I do not own a cat but my daughter does.  She puts it on a cat treat and Shadow takes it.  I know it is difficult to give it to some pets but saturating something they normally enjoy should be easier.  Especially with the new taste for pets. Good luck!!!  

  • Stacey

    2/26/2015 4:42:33 AM |

    Wow!!! We had no idea! Ordering now! Smile thanks for the great article and info!

  • Michael Vedra

    2/26/2015 5:08:08 AM |

    Most folks (dog owners) use oil only for reason number 10 that I talk to. Having another 9 talking points is great Also having an ever expanding product line that has a significant positive impact on pet health is what makes Life's Abundance the greatest!

    I am going to order some this month to start on my German Shepherd. A female, I received as a rescue and has some insecurities/moods. I am interested to see how she responds adding the supplement to her diet next month.

    Michael

  • Cathie Warren

    2/26/2015 5:35:46 AM |

    I use the LA products for my Blue Eyed Cats and Red Poodles,
    the fish oil I recommend to my puppy clients, for I want their poodle baby to reach it's fullest potential Brain wise...  

    Adonai Red Poodles
    Cathie Warren----Odegaard

  • Gail Kirkland

    2/26/2015 5:53:21 AM |

    I'm thrilled that Life's Abundance now offers Sealogix Omega-3 Fish Oil that is specifically formulated for dogs and cats! I can not wait to share this with my Vet as she has recommended fish oil in the past but always caution me that fish oil off the shelf can not be identified as to how much to give to a pet plus the factor that purity is of great concern.  I know she will be very impressed.

  • Le Ann Frost

    2/26/2015 7:05:50 AM |

    We began giving our 3 dogs the fish oil with their food yeaterday and all 3 ate all gone!  No odor, or weird taste.  Today, I introduced my 18 year old cat--very, very arthritic--to some fish oil in some canned food and she scarfed it down.  Made me smil from ear to ear to know I was giving her a supplement that is so beneficial and one that is of such high quality and concentration.  Now, onto the other 5 cats!
    Le Ann Frost

  • Steve Reid - Certified Dog Trainer

    2/26/2015 7:41:56 AM |

    This is fantastic news for all pet owners and pet professionals!  The benefits of fish oil for humans have been noted for years, but I am glad we now have a high quality product available specifically for dogs and cats.  

    This is something I will make sure every one of my dogs use and will stress the importance of to my dog training clients.

    www.srdogtraining.com

  • Rhonda

    2/26/2015 8:57:46 AM |

    So excited that we now offer the Sealogix Fish Oil for pets. Omega 3 is a wonderful supplement to help with skin and coat issues, not to mention the bonus of the heart,eyes,brain and joints. Now that we have the option of a liquid dropper that will definitely help with the ease of giving it to our pets.

  • Bill Delay. Rocky Mountain Canine Academy

    2/26/2015 9:08:53 AM |

    I found this article to be very informative. I did not know that fish oil, omega 3, helped our pets out in so many different ways. My Police dog is 6 years old. I will begin adding fish oil to his diet. I ordered some, it will be delivered with my nest auto ship order.

  • Ruth

    2/26/2015 11:53:08 AM |

    I am thrilled about omega 3 for our pet kids.  I am an avid fan of omega 3 for years, and that research keeps coming in about the many benefits.  I hope all pet parents read this!

  • Beth Duman

    2/26/2015 11:37:12 PM |

    Thank you for the great formulation for our pets, especially for taking all the extra precautions to prevent rancidity that's so common in other brands.

  • Judi

    2/27/2015 3:22:26 AM |

    Really thrilled to see Life's Abundance offering fish oil for pets. Can't wait to start giving it to my Brewster!

  • Abigail goman

    2/27/2015 4:34:56 AM |

    No comment but how do I order the fish oil supplement for my 1 year old pug puppy who is getting a little too chubby?

  • Kim Gardner

    2/27/2015 3:41:06 PM |

    I just ordered my dog the new fish oil and look forward to seeing the results.  I recently learned to store it in the freezer to keep it good longer and also that if a fish oil freezes it is a poor quality.  Thanks Dr Jane for making a formula for our pets since you said the people version is not good for them!!  

  • Debbie Dameworth

    2/28/2015 12:27:09 AM |

    I ordered the pet Omega 3 for my cats as soon as I got back from the cruise/convention.  It's easy to use on their soft food and they lap it up. I have been using our Fish Oil for myself for many years and am now happy to give to the cats.  How exciting to hear first hand from Dr. Tom the benefits and purity of our own Omega 3 fish oil.

  • Dianna Wooten

    2/28/2015 2:53:01 AM |

    We just received our first bottle of LA Omega 3 and am so excited to get our girls "Chrissy and Callie" started on it!  We LOVE our girls and want to do everything possible to keep them in the best health possible!  

  • Kris Leaver

    2/28/2015 2:58:20 AM |

    I have been giving my Doberman Mix, Poppy, a fish oil from day 1.  While I knew it was good for her, I was impressed with all the benefits explained by Dr. Bashara.  Now I am thrilled to use our Sealogix for pets, knowing that the quality and integrity of the product is as good as that for humans.  THANKS!

    Kris Leaver

  • Scott Cook

    3/1/2015 10:46:46 AM |

    Really excited about the intro of this new product specifically formulated for my pets. Can't wait for them to try it!

  • Julie Woodward

    3/2/2015 7:43:58 AM |

    Our cats LOVE the new fish oil.  I place it on their Life's ABundance canned food and the first thing they do is lick up the fish oil...how easy is that?

  • Janet Roberts

    3/3/2015 8:32:27 AM |

    I knew some of the benefits of taking Omega-3 myself, but great to know all the benefits for my dogs too!

  • Ray Carney

    3/19/2015 7:07:11 AM |

    Another fantastic educational article by Dr. Jane! Omega-3 Fish Oil for Pets is a perfect complement to our pet supplements. As Dr. Jane mentioned, visit the website link above to learn more about the dynamic product! Do your own homework and be confidently informed! Smile

  • Amelia

    4/17/2015 1:27:10 PM |

    My American Eskimo loves the fish oil...she laps it right out of her bowl. I do not need to add any treats or food to the fish oil.  I know that this is helping her because she act more like a 5 year old dog than the 11-year old diva that she is!

    Living in the moment from YourPetsView,

    Amelia

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