Pet owners are increasingly giving fish oil supplements to their dogs and cats. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil has been shown to offer relief to pets with ailments ranging from anxiety to skin inflammation and kidney disease. Omega-3s are not active in most commercial pet foods, however, due to high temperature processing rendering them inert. Instead, pet owners should look to supplements such as krill oil, and to seek the advice of a respected integrative veterinarian.
- Fish oil, which is rich in omega-3s is fast becoming a go-to pet supplement.
- Omega-3 fatty acids can aid your pet’s body in many ways, including by regulating blood clotting.
- Healthful fatty acids can also ameliorate allergic reactions and aid in the proper development of the visual cortex.
“Developing puppies, anxious dogs, and pets with arthritis, heart disease, chronic kidney disease or inflammatory skin disease are examples of animals who can benefit from omega-3 supplementation”