Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in most meat, however higher levels can be found in cold-water fish, such as salmon. The bulk of meat that can be found in regular dog food is grain-fed meat and therefore contains much lower levels of fatty acids than can be found in naturally raised, grass-fed animals. This means that, unfortunately, the level of Omega-3 in the majority of dogs’ diets is much lower than would ideally be found in a nutritionally sound diet.
Omega-3 is great for dogs as it helps to lubricate their skin, maintaining a glossy coat. In addition to this, it helps to maintain strong teeth and nails. It also helps to build better bones and sharper brains in young dogs, as well as aiding brain function in older dogs. Furthermore, it can help dogs that have irritated skin, as Omega-3 acts as an inflammatory agent, helping to soothe the irritated area.
Omega-3 is also extremely useful to help maintain a dogs’ joint health. It can help to ward off arthritis, which is one of the most common occurrences that cause dogs to need extra nutritional care. Years of running around can lead to joint pain and stiffness for many dogs and Omega-3 can help to ease this pain, as it has anti inflammatory properties. Omega-3 can also help to keep dogs healthy.
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