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Fish Oil for Dogs

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Fish Oil for Dogs

Are you totally one of those pet parents who eats last night’s pizza slice for breakfast but wouldn’t mind making a nourish bowl for your dog every single day with the freshest ingredients and healthiest of supplements? If you nodded at this in agreement, read on as this article is about to add one such power-packed supplement to your dog’s gourmet diet.  


The goodness in fish oil for Dogs

Supplements like fish oil, when given in the right quantity and supreme quality, can greatly benefit your dog’s health in several ways. Some of them being as follows –

      • The Omega 3 fatty acids in Fish oil can neutralize the harmful effects of excessive Omega 6

    Dogs that are on an all-kibble diet are likely to have excess of Omega 6 in their diet as kibbles are highly processed. Excessive consumption of Omega 6 can lead to health issues like inflammation, immune diseases, allergies, cancer and diabetes to name a few. The Omega fatty acids found in fish oil can help balance out the effects of Omega 6.

        • A rich source of DHA and EPA

      Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are essentially the Omega 3 fatty acids found in fatty tissues of cold-water fish. These fatty acids help in regulating your dog’s hormones, strengthens immune system, lowers the risk of heart diseases, promotes healthy skin and maintains eye health.



      The vast benefits of fish oil for dogs

      If the majority of your dog’s diet is dry kibbles, the nutritional value of it could be highly questionable if you have no idea about how the kibbles are made. Healthy supplements like fish oil can boost the nutritional value of a single bowl of food. They can help –

          • Regulate immune system

          • Reduce inflammation

          • Improve skin and coat health

          • Improves mental health

          • Make joints and bones stronger

          • Relieve allergies

          • Improve metabolism

          • Promote better eye health

          • Team up with the probiotics in your dog’s diet to promote healthy bacteria

        How much fish oil should I give my dog?

        The recommended dosage of fish oil is 50 to 220 mg/kg body weight. To simplify this, add anywhere between 1-4 pumps of fish oil in your dog’s diet depending on your dog’s body weight. Your vet will be able to help you out with the exact quantity.

        Your dog’s maximum daily dose is 310(kg)¾



        How to choose the right Fish oil for my dog?

        Fish oil as a product is quite popular in the pet products universe. So, you will have a lot of options to choose from. However, be sure to choose the one that has a healthy presence of the two essential Omega 3 acids – EPA and DHA. A dash of Vitamin E would be an added advantage.

        You can give this oil as a pill or liquid form depending on what your dog would be more comfortable with. Although, liquid fish oil is known to highly enhance the flavour and taste of your dog’s food.

        The NASC Quality Seal (If there is anything specific to Australia, please feel free to add that) is another good thing to look for, as it’s only available to brands that meet strict quality requirements.  


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