Benefits of Omega-3 for Cold Winter Months

Benefits of Omega's in Winter 

As temperatures drop, humans aren’t alone in feeling the harsh affects of winter weather. It takes a toll on our pets too, but there is one important supplement that can keep our furry friends healthy until the weather warms up.

Fish oil supplements contain two essential fatty acid’s: EPA and DHA (or eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid). Both are omega-3 fatty acids are only made in a limited capacity in dogs and are even more poorly synthesized in cats. These two fatty acids come straight from fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, black cod, hearing, anchovies, and albacore tuna.
Benefits of fish oils
1. EPA, One of the two omega-3 fatty acid’s in fish oil, acts as an inflammatory. It will help with the condition that causes. Inflammation of the heart, kidneys, skin, and joints-such as arthritis.

2. It will ease inflammation due to allergies, and reduce itchy skin and dandruff. This can also be an effective way to potentially decrease the incidence of hotspots on your pet.

3. Like many fat supplements, it promotes a shiny, healthier coat, and reduces shedding. (for cats, this may also mean fewer hairballs, since your cat won’t pick up as many loose hairs while grooming.)

4. DHA, the other omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil, is important in brain and eye development in puppies and kittens. Giving fish oil to pregnant or nursing pads can benefit the babies once they are born.

5. In some studies, fish oil has slowed the growth of cancer. Though more studies are needed to reach conclusive results, some veterinarians recommend it for any pet with cancer.

Feeding your pet fish oil supplements can insured their pet skin, coat, and joints stay healthy all winter long