Just like humans, animals can't synthesize omega-3 in their bodies and so they must obtain it from their diet. In the wild, the ancestors of todays dogs obtained their omega-3 from the stomachs of their prey.
The two active forms of omega-3 are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid} and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), both of which are required by the body of humans as well as animals. Insufficient omega-3 intake can have a significant impact on overall pet health.
Fish oil is natureѓ??s richest source of EPA and DHA.
While omega-3 can be derived from a variety of animal and botanical sources, fish oil delivers by far the highest concentration of omega-3.
Most pets diets are Omega unbalanced
Omega-3 and omega-6 are essential fatty acids that our pets need for good health. Unfortunately, the diets of most dogs contain too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3. In addition, most processed and packaged dry pet foods are exposed to heat, oxygen and light. This degrades any omega-3 to almost negligible amounts, resulting in very unbalanced omega-3 to omega-6 ratios. Too much omega-6 can result in inflammation, which is the root cause of many common health problems in pets today.
Omega-3 made easy.
Pet food alone is not a good source of omega-3. Supplementing your pet's diet with seafood isn't always a good option either - it can be expensive and potentially toxic for your pet. Above are sources of omega-3 and the weekly servings your pet would need to consume to get our recommended amount of omega-3 per day.