Heart Healthy & Super Stinky

Heart Healthy & Super Stinky

March 11, 2020

Fish oil has health benefits for both humans and canines. It’s the best source of the omega-3 fatty acids that boost many body systems – ranging from the skin to the heart.

There are two types of omega-3 fatty acids that dogs need: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Because their bodies can’t make EPA and DHA on their own, dogs must get them from the foods they eat. EPA has potent anti-inflammatory properties, and DHA improves cognitive function through neuron development – helpful for learning and training.

Omega-3s are known to support:

  • Skin - less dry and itchy
  • Coat - improved appearance
  • Heart - promotes heart health by decreasing inflammation
  • Kidneys - prevents disease
  • Gut - reduces inflammation in the colon
  • Immune System - decreases chronic inflammation
  • Joints - decreases pain
  • Healthy Weight - helps control blood sugar

Fish oil’s concentrated levels of DHA & EPA make it the best dietary source of these essential fatty acids. It’s also super stinky, which most dogs find irresistible!

Dr. Jenee Daws
 

DR. JENEE DAWS, AUTHOR

Dr. Daws is a veterinarian currently practicing in Bozeman, Montana.




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