Salmon Oil for Dogs

June 10, 2018

Salmon Oil for Dogs

Executive Pet Chef Charles Marsh

Executive Pet Chef Charles Marsh

Why Is Salmon Oil Good For Dogs

Salmon oil is very high in both EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are omega-3 fatty acids.

There are the two main types of omega-3 fatty acids:

  • Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA. These are plentiful in fish and shellfish. Algae often provides only DHA.
  • Short-chain omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). These are found in plants, such as flaxseed. Though beneficial, ALA omega-3 fatty acids have less potent health benefits than EPA and DHA. You'd have to eat a lot to gain the same benefits as you do from fish.
Kodi Bear swimming. Pet Chef Appetizer Bites Salmon Fillets Dog Treats. Omega-3 fatty acids, benefits of salmon oil for dogs.

 

Benefits 0f Salmon Oil for Dogs

Proven benefits from EPA and DHA include:

  • Improves the coat and skin, making it soft and shiny.
  • Reducing inflammation that can lead to conditions such as arthritis.
  • Helps to prevent skin allergies.
  • Helps with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • Regulates the immune system.
  • Calming overactive immune systems for dogs with allergies or autoimmune diseases.
  • Aiding in mental development of fetuses and puppies.
  • Improves cognitive function in older dogs.
  • Lowers blood pressure and triglycerides.
  • Provides support for dogs with kidney disease.
  • Fights heart disease.
  • Is preventative against cancer.
  • Helps promote weight loss in overweight dogs.
  • Helps in producing more collagen.
  • Useful in the treatment of kidney problems (frequent urination, loss of appetite)
  • The appearance of joint problems is lessened.
  • Can help to slow cancer cell growth.
  • Helps cachexic (the muscle wasting associated with some cancers).

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