The Benefits of Adding Salmon Oil to Your Pet’s Diet and How to Choose the Best Salmon Oil
Salmon oil is naturally derived from Salmon (go figure!) and is an excellent addition to your dog or cat’s diet. Salmon oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which play a key part in supporting a healthy immune system, heart health, anti-inflammatory properties, cognitive function, and healthy skin and coat. With a list of benefits like that, every dog should be eating salmon oil!
Omega-3 fatty acids are long-chain, which means that they contain 20 or more carbon atoms which provide anti-inflammatory benefits that can not only support that healthy coat, but can also decrease the development of skin allergies and help heal wounds. The main omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon oil are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and DPA (docosapentaenoic acid).
The most common way to add salmon oil into your pet’s diet is by mixing it into their dry or wet food, but sometimes it can also be administered through oil supplements. You will want to consult with your veterinarian if you have questions about changes to your pet’s diet and ensure that you provide the recommended dosage.
Most pets love the addition of salmon oil to their meals, and for the pickiest of eaters, Kodiak Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil has always been a top choice. It comes packed with all the omega benefits of salmon oil in addition to omega-9 fatty acids that provide a natural source of energy. It is also considered a blend between Alaskan and pollock, where other salmon oil additives are either one or the other. This provides pets with a more complete source of omega-3 fatty acids.