As devoted pet owners, we strive to provide our four-legged friends with the best nutrition to keep them feeling and looking their best. In this quest for optimal health, many pet owners will have heard about the benefits of supplementing your pet’s diet with a fish-based supplement containing Omega-3 fatty acids, including products like salmon oil for example.
Omega-3 fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are needed to support your pet's proper growth and development, with several studies published demonstrating a myriad of health benefits.
Products like salmon oil have become increasingly popular in recent years and is many pet owners’ go-to supplement, however fish-based treats are also a great way to get more Omega-3 fatty acids into your feline friend or canine companion’s diet. In this blog we explore the fin-tastic health benefits that can be found in a range of fish-based supplements and treats, including our own 100% Natural Scottish Salmon Oil , 100% Natural Sprats and our new 100% Natural Cod Fish Skin Sticks.
Fish, especially salmon, is packed with Omega fatty acids. These are key to promoting your pet's health from the inside out, supporting a range of different bodily functions. With over 500,000 units sold since launch, our 100% Natural Scottish Salmon Oil is probably the easiest and most convenient way of ensuring that your pet is getting enough Omega-3, 6 and 9 in their diet. These essential nutrients play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and glossy coat, supporting joint mobility, and enhancing your pet's cognitive function. Let's delve deeper into the specific benefits of each Omega fatty acid:
Omega-3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish oil, are renowned for their health boosting properties. They help to support skin, coat and joint health, promoting vitality, aiding mobility and promoting a healthier skin and coat. Additionally, Omega-3s support cognitive function, supporting brain development for young pets and maintaining cognitive function in aging animals.
Omega-6 fatty acids, are also prevalent in non-fish sources like poultry and vegetable oils, and are essential for maintaining a healthy coat and skin. They play a vital role in the formation of the skin's natural barrier, preventing dryness and itching. Balanced Omega-6 intake contributes to a lustrous coat, minimising shedding and promoting a glossy appearance.
Omega-9 fatty acids, though not considered essential, provide additional benefits for pets. Also found in olive oil and certain nuts, Omega-9s supports a healthy heart. These fatty acids also aid in nutrient absorption and metabolism, contributing to overall energy levels and weight management in pets.
Together, a balanced ratio of Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 fatty acids promotes optimal health for your pet. Incorporating these essential nutrients into their diet can support immune function and promote joint health, whilst contributing to a shinier and healthier coat, helping to minimise itching and supporting cognitive function.
Holistic Health Boost
Our range of fish-based treats and supplements provide a holistic health boost for your pets perfecting for supporting your pet’s daily wellness and lifelong happiness.
Healthy Skin & Coat
Bid farewell to dry, itchy skin! The omega fatty acids found in our fish treats and in our salmon oil nourish your pet's skin, giving them a soft, shiny coat that you'll love to run your fingers through.
Whether your pet is a playful pup or a wise old companion, joint health is paramount. The omega-6 fatty acids found in our fish-based treats and supplements aid in maintaining optimal joint mobility, ensuring a happy and active lifestyle.
Brain & Heart Support
A healthy heart and a sharp mind are the keys to a long and fulfilling life for your pet. Luckily, our full range of fish-based treats and supplements contribute to both, supporting your pet's overall well-being.
What better way to treat your pet than with something both delicious and nutritious? Treat your pet guilt –free and in the knowledge that you’re giving them a health boost with these Omega-rich treats.
Our 100% Natural Cod Fish Skin Sticks are air-dried to lock-in the goodness, and are packed with highly digestible proteins, ensuring that your pet receives the essential nutrients they need for energy and muscle maintenance.
As your pet enjoys these savoury treats, the natural chewing action helps to clean their teeth, promoting good oral health and reducing the risk of dental issues developing.
Free from grains, gluten, and lactose, these treats are hypoallergenic, making them suitable for pets with dietary sensitivities. The traditional chemical-free air-drying process ensures a pure and wholesome snack.
Hopefully this blog has provided you with all the information you need regarding the benefits of supplementing your pet’s diet with natural fish treats and supplements, rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9. For further helpful advice on supplements, visit our pet advice blog or contact us with any questions. Our friendly customer care team will be happy to help.