Supplementing for human health is not a new concept, but when it comes to our four-legged friends, it is too often overlooked. We’ve all learned that protein is the most important part of your pet’s diet, dog or cat, but did you know that fats play a critical role too?
There are two types of fats we need to worry about when it comes to our pets. Omega-6 and omega-3s. Typically your pet’s diet will have an excess of omega-6 fatty acids and it is our job to balance those out with omega-3s. That’s where supplementing comes in.
We recommend four different ways to get those omega-3 fatty acids into your pet’s diet:
1. Whole Food Sources
By simply adding omega-3 rich foods into your pet’s diet, you can help boost those essential fatty acids. Two great options are raw fish and whole eggs.
2. Omega-3 Oil
We suggest Baie Run Canine or Feline Omega-3 Oil. With a balanced DHA and EPA ratio, this is an excellent Canadian product that can help you provide them with essential omega-3 fatty acids. Remember to refrigerate your oil once it is opened and we recommend adding it to your pet’s meal three times per week.
Yes, that’s right you heard us correctly! Crickets are a wonderful source of fish-free omega-3 fatty acids. A sustainable protein source and prebiotic, you will be looking after your pet’s gut health and balancing out those omega-6s. We recommend RawPaw or Baie Run ground Cricket Meal Topper. They are nutritious and your pet will go crazy for the flavour boost.
4. Green Lipped Mussel
Rich in vitamins and minerals, green lipped mussel is a great source of fatty acids, specifically DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, however it’s important that the product is not defatted.
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