==>>Also For Pet Parents: The American Heart Association, the World Health Organization recommend to eat more of the fatty fishes like salmon, sardines, etc. because of the count-less health benefits we humans get. But not only humans our pets too need it.
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that must be added to the pet’s diet TWEET THIS.
The body is incapable of manufacturing it. Many of you won’t be aware of the fact that many of the pet food manufacturers actually use Omega-6 instead of Omega-3 because of the cost involved in the manufacturing of the food.
Dull hair coats?
Most of the pet owners would presume that they would get everything from their diet but it’s not true since most of the pet foods are very low with fatty acids.Omega-3 supplementation helps lessen dry skin and also prevents the pets from many skin scaling disorders. Hair coats which are dull, brittle often respond within 3-4 months after the use of supplements.
With time, as our pets grow older, just like humans their ability to fight with the infections tends to decrease. Omega-3 would regulate, boost the suppressed and calm the over-active immune systems of pets with allergies and auto-immune diseases like SLE, hemolytic anemia, etc.
Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Most of the pets suffer from Osteoarthritis. With pet osteoarthritis, bones get damaged as the cartilage which acts as a cushion preventing bone hitting bone when the joint moves. Most of the senior dogs suffer from OA. Omega-3 supplementation has proven affects on reducing the inflammation induced by the arthritis.
Some of the dog breeds which are at a high risk of developing arthritis are:
• German Shepherd
• St. Bernard
Omega-3 has proved to be helpful in preventing cardiac problems like arrhythmia of the ventricles and high blood pressure has also been reduced in dogs supplemented with fatty acids. Along, with this, fatty acids have also proven to decrease the bad cholesterol in the body which could lead heart to block in the senior pets.
The University of Montreal’s Department of Veterinary Biomedicine, conducted a research and concluded that Omega-3 aided the development of retina and visual cortex. It also improved the diminishing vision of the senior dogs.
Omega-3 has proven has shown to slow the metastasis (spread) and development of certain cancers. But Omega-6 being a curse stimulates the tumor development
Infections caused by yeast like Melassezia pachydermatis have been shown to slow down in the pets treated with fatty acids.
Omega-3 for pets is an important part in maintaining a healthy life considering its benefits of skin, coat, joints and other body systems.