Q & A oMeGA-3 FiSH oilS For doGS ANd CAtS - Nordic Naturals

Dogs and Cats Need Quality Omega-3 Fish Oil - Nordic Naturals
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Note: All three product sizes are the same product formulation.

Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet Fish Oil product is an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These are important for humans and their dog and cat companions because they cannot be made in the body. The only source of EPA and DHA for these species is through the diet and/or supplementation. Daily supplementation with Omega-3 Fatty Acids helps support optimal health for your pet companion.

EPA and DHA are necessary structural components of cell membranes. These omega-3 fatty acids maintain the cell membrane fluidity and permeability needed for healthy, functioning cells.

Omega-3 Pet Fish oil is derived exclusively from wild anchovies and sardines from the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru. In 2008, the sustainability of these Peruvian fisheries was ranked as number one in the world.

Ingredients:
Fish Oil, d-alpha Tocopherol (A Preservative).

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Fat (min.): 99.4%
Moisture (max.): 0.01%
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.): 31%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min.): 15%
Docosahaxaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.): 9%
Nordic Naturals offers two omega-3 fish oil products that are specifically formulated to maximize the health benefits for dog and cat companions.
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Nordic Naturals - Omega-3 Pet - Fish Oil for Dogs & Cats - 60 ml

Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet Cats and Small Breed Dogs product is also an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. It is an important supplement to help support optimal pet health at home. And, it's available in soft gels, convenient for traveling with your pet companion.

Our Omega-3 Pet Cats and Small Breed Dogs oil is derived exclusively from wild anchovies and sardines sustainably sourced from the South Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Ingredients:
anchovy oil, sardine oil, d-alpha tocopherol (a preservative)

Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Fat (min.): 99.4%
Moisture (max.): 0.1%
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min.): 31%
EPA* (min.): 17%
DHA* (min.): 10%

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet - Fish Oil for Dogs - 90 ct. gelcaps
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Photo provided by FlickrNordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet - Fish Oil for Dogs - 180 ct.
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Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet is an exceptionally pure, fresh source of the important Omega-3 fatty acids. It comes in an easy to administer capsule without a strong fishy smell or taste. Omega-3 fatty acids support healthy cells, skin and coat, joints, heart, brain, eyes and energy levels for your dog. Omega-3 Pet uses the same oils and quality standards as Nordic Naturals human products. Derived exclusively from wild anchovies and sardines from the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru. In 2008, the sustainability of these Peruvian fisheries was ranked as number one in the world. It exceeds stringent quality standards for purity and freshness.Fish oil is good for dogs – and cats! Veterinarians first used omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil to treat canine allergies but now recommend it for a wide variety of conditions ranging from kidney disease to arthritis and high cholesterol. When added to your pet’s diet, fish oil for dogs provides anti-inflammatory effects and can help relieve itching due to atopic dermatitis, an allergy-related skin condition.You can get fish oil supplements designed for companion animals from both Nordic Naturals and Animal Essentials (and, I’m sure, from other sources), but you also can use fish oil meant for humans as long as you choose the correct dosage. For example, Nordic Naturals recommends one capsule of its 1500 mg soft gel fish oil for large dogs weighing 20 pounds or more. Smaller animals should get smaller doses. If you use fish oil that is intended for humans, you can give larger dogs a capsule or two (depending on the dosage) and puncture a capsule to squeeze some of the contents into the food of smaller dogs or cats.(To reduce my risk of heart disease and cancer I take two grams of fish oil a day and also eat fish – usually sockeye salmon – two or three times a week. I recommend that everyone eat two or three servings of fish per week, take a daily fish oil supplement or consume another source of omega-3 fatty acids.)Before dosing your dog or cat with fish oil meant for humans or pets, I suggest consulting your vet, particularly with regard to dosage. Pets with allergies may need higher than the standard dosages, and they also may need supplemental GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid that improves skin health. Your vet can best advise you about dosages and whether or not a combination of the two would work better for your pooch than fish oil alone. You may not notice changes for at least six to eight weeks, so be patient.