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