MUST READ before feeding your dog any fish oil supplement!
What's the catch?
Fish oil is a popular supplement for dogs because it is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are extremely important for a healthy coat and skin, as well as for maximizing mobility and joint health.
However, not all fish oil products on the market are created equal...
DA DA DUMMMMM (insert dark piano music)
Omega-3 fatty acids can help to reduce inflammation in the body, which can be beneficial for dogs with conditions such as arthritis or allergies.
Fish oil can also help to improve brain function and cognitive function in dogs.
Pretty cool huh?
When it comes to working dogs, fish oil is a great addition to add to their existing diet to promote longevity and keep them sharp both at home and in the field.
What are EPA and DHA all about anyways?
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are types of omega-3 fatty acids that are important for the health of dogs and humans alike.
They are known as "long-chain" omega-3 fatty acids and are found in high concentrations in certain types of fish, such as salmon, pollock, or sardines.
While it is possible for dogs to convert short-chain omega-3 fatty acids (such as those found in plant based flaxseed oil) into EPA and DHA, it is generally more efficient for them to obtain these fatty acids directly from their diet.
It is generally recommended to choose a fish oil supplement that is high in EPA and DHA, as these are the most important omega-3 fatty acids for dogs to encourage a high quality of life.
Things to consider when selecting a Fish Oil supplement:
There are many brands of fish oil for dogs available on the market, and it can be difficult to determine which one is the best.
When choosing a fish oil supplement for your dog, it is important to look for a product that is high quality and made from a pure, fresh source of fish.
The fish oil should also go through a process to remove any contaminants, such as heavy metals or pesticides.
Back 40 Dogs sources our salmon and pollock used in our Wild Alaskan Fish Oil from the cold and pristine waters of Alaska with sustainable methods to ensure proper harvesting of this vital resource for generations to come.
Is it okay if I share a startling dark secret of the pet food industry?
The amount of salmon oil on the market and the amount harvested literally do not add up...
Well my friend, that means that companies who claim to be selling you 100% salmon oil are likely providing severely watered down product.
This is in an effort to squeeze innocent pet owners like you for extra margins and put more profit in their pockets.
At BACK 40 Dogs we are extremely transparent about where we source our fish oil and how it is tested.
In fact, we are on a mission to give away $1 million to dog charities in 2023.
We believe in our products and our ability to make an impact.
If you do decide to shop with us, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on ALL our supplements.
Regardless if you shop with BACK 40 Dogs or not, I highly recommend you look into this amazing ingredient in order to provide your dog with the highest quality of life possible.
See you out there!