So I am going to try to rack my brain today on some things I learned through my animal course, and one of the things we learned about is supplements. And one of the ones that interests me the most is Fish oil, as it was one I routinely used (the people kind XD).
I can’t tell you how many people I know taking fish oils at some point or another (I did too). And in essence if we are suggested supplements to take for things we are lacking in our diet, why not dogs and cats?
Fish oil is a popular recommendation not only with doctors giving us humans a natural alternative to a prescriptions, but even for dogs as well they have become quite popular.
Now I learned in school Glucosamine and Chrondroitin is noted as helping dogs joints. So it goes without saying this is a excellent ingredients to have in your dog food if they are experiencing joint problems. Though unfortunately unless you are feeding them “a luxury food” as I like to call them such as the vet recommended brands…which can also get quite pricey as we all know, sometimes its better to find a alternative to add with their diet. This is where a supplement, specifically in this case salmon fish oils like Lintbells Fish Oil For Dogs help out with joint problems as well as even helping nursing dogs.
Fish oils are known as well as being a great source of omega 3, essential fatty acids- which are great for senior dogs as well. They help the dogs immune system against bad things such as arthritis and allergies So if you notice your favorite dog food isn’t providing this, and your dog has a issue with one of these things then it might be a good idea to talk to your vet about it to see if a fish oil substitution is good for your little fur ball. Of course there are different types for different poochies so make sure the one you get is the one right for your dog.
Fish oil has also been routinely recommended by vets even to deal with dog skin conditions. As it has been known to be a natural way to decrease swelling. They help with scratching and itching and discomfort the dog is experiencing.
Fish oil has even been used with cats to prevent dry, skin that causes dandruff.
Now fish oil, it may be natural, but that doesn’t mean you should just feed it to your little guy willy-nilly. Oh no, just like everything else, sometimes if the supplement is not needed in the first place, or you give your pet the wrong type or too much it can cause problems too. So always make sure you do your research and ask a vets advice when deciding supplements are the way you want to go.
Well that more then my brain can handle, but if you guys want to learn more you should check out this interesting post I fell upon which lists 12 Natural Supplements for Dogs
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