Omega Oils: The Benefits for Pets

We often here that Omega Oils, specifically Omega 3, 6 and 9, are beneficial to our health but did you know that they also have widespread benefits to the health of our pets?

The benefits of Omega Oils 3, 6 and 9 for our pets include;
* Promotes healthy skin and coat
* Improves dry and itchy skin
* Boosts the immune system
* Lowers blood pressure
* Reduces inflammation – particularly inflammation associated with arthritis, allergies and autoimmune diseases.
* Regulates blood clotting activity
* Supports a healthy heart and brain

Omegas 3, 6 and 9 contain essential fatty acids that are an important part of a well balanced diet to help keep your pets in optimum health. So how can you ensure that your pets are receiving enough of these important oils? Omega oils can be naturally found in a range of fish and in different oils like olive and flaxseed oil. These days a large majority of dog and cat food comes with added Omega Oils which is usually displayed on the packaging.

Sometimes the pets regular diet does not offer enough of the Omega Oils to be beneficial and therefore a supplement may be necessary, particularly in pets that have skin or coat issues or arthritis. There are a number of different supplements available ranging from powders, oils or chews to topical treatments that you apply directly to the skin. By taking a supplement that contains Omegas 3, 6 and 9 rather than each omega supplement individually is more beneficial as it ensures that your pet is receiving the correct ratio and optimal levels of each fatty acid. Popular supplements for your pets include Natural Animal Solutions Omega 3, 6 & 9 Oil, PAW Coat, Skin & Nail Chews and Essential 6.

If your pet has any pre-existing health issues you should discuss using a Omega supplement with your veterinarian. If you would like advice on what product might suit you pet best please contact the very helpful customer service team at vet-n-pet Direct. 

Until next time,
Bec

Bec

Author: Bec

From a very young age Bec has always had a great love and appreciation for all animals. Bec is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and also has a Bachelor in Applied Science Animal Studies with special interest in Wildlife and Recreational Animals. Her studies have been put to good use working in various animal industries including small and large animal veterinary clinics, horse studs and the family cattle property. Horses have played an important part in her life, living on a horse stud and caring for horses throughout breeding, foaling, spelling, racing and retirement. Bec is the proud mum of two gorgeous girls, a beautiful Cocker Spaniel, chickens and many horses including a cheeky little pony.

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