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Why We Recommend Fish Oil For Dogs & Its Benefits

If you’ve never heard of fish oil for dogs, you might be wondering what it is and why it’s beneficial. Here’s how omega-3 fish oil supplement might help your pup live its best life.

Fish oil for dogsHelps Regulate Immune System

Fish oil is considered to be a rich source of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), the two essential omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty tissues of oily fish and cold water. Omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids control the body’s hormones, which could influence if your dog eats everything in the bowl and then some, or leaves food in the bowl daily. A healthy balance of these essential fatty acids is important to regulate your pup’s immune system and hormones.

Cookie, Rocky's Retreat foster dogFish Oil Helps Pups Like Cookie

Our foster dog Cookie needs a little extra attention at Rocky’s. We give him fish oil supplements as part of his daily regimen to help him stay strong as he fights cancer! Fish oil can help slow the growth of the cancer, another benefit of the supplement.

Can Reduce Inflammation

Another benefit of fish oil for dogs is it can help treat inflammation that may be caused by allergies or arthritis. As our pups get older, they may experience joint inflammation, better known as arthritis, which could restrict their mobility. 

Speaking of mobility, did you know we also offer hydrotherapy for dogs that can improve your pup’s health? We’re all for strengthening dogs to keep them healthy and strong with a balance of gentle physical activity and fish oil supplements.

Fish oil for dogsImproves Mental Functions

According to the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, 20 to 30 percent of dogs who are 7 to 9 years old show signs of brain fog, losing some of their memory techniques. The good news is that fish oil for dogs can help improve their intellectual abilities, helping them retain information and other memory-related abilities.

Other Recommendations Regarding Fish Oil for Dogs

An independent agency should test and certify fish oil for dogs. Talk to your vet about how much fish oil they recommend to give your pup. The dosage may vary based upon your pup’s weight, age, and size.

Questions About Fish Oil for Dogs?

If you still have questions, we’re here for you at Rocky’s Retreat! Schedule a tour of our facility or contact us today for more information on fish oil for your pup.