Algal Oil Supplements offer tremendous benefits for dogs in the form of a sustainable Omega 3 rich source of long chain fatty acids. We dig deep into just why you should consider replacing your pet’s fish oil with this ecological, non toxic alternative.
Evidence suggests that most dogs consume too much Omega 6 in their diets, giving rise to inflammation and possibly even cancer. Many commercially bought dog foods contain things like corn, vegetable or safflower oil, as well as poultry or red meat from livestock that has been grain fed. For this reason, many dog owners choose to supplement Omega 3 oil, which helps balance out the ratio, and ultimately reduce inflammation. As a general rule of thumb, Omega 6 oils are said to promote inflammation, and Omega 3’s to counteract it.
What’s the benefit of Long Chain Omega 3’s anyway?
One of the drivers for Omega 3 research has always been heart disease. Scientists noticed certain traditional peoples like Greenland Eskimos with a diet of cold water fish seemed to suffer markedly less instances of cardiovascular trouble. This led to an increase interest in the potential of fish oil. Research soon isolated that it was the particular type of polyunsaturated fatty acid within the fish oil (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) which appear to promote heart health via several mechanisms. One of these is reducing the risk of blood clots, and another is a reduction in risk of developing atherosclerosis (plaque in the arteries).
How Much Algal Oil Should I give my Dog?
If you know your dog’s body weight precisely, you can use the guideline of 1000mg of fish oil per 14kg of body weight. Of course many algal oil supplements come in different concentrations so this recommendation is based upon an average formula which contains 300 mg of EPA/DHA per 1000mg.
- Shiner fur and coat
- DHA aids brain and nervous system
- Healthier Skin, reduces canine eczema
- Reduces Inflammation
- Reduces severity of allergies
- Overall Immune System Booster
- Pain Reducing
- Joint Health, arthritis
- Reduces blood triglycerides
- Packed with antioxidants
- Sustained, healthful energy source