Are you looking for a versatile supplement that can not only improve symptoms of several conditions but also make your pet's coat healthier? Then you should take a closer look at fish oils.
Fish oils are usually derived from cold-water fish, primarily menhaden, but also salmon and trout. What makes these oils so beneficial is their omega-3 fatty acid content.
Omega-3 fatty acids are precursors for a group of hormones known as prostaglandins. These prostaglandins are important for moderating the effects of inflammation. In other words, fish oils can naturally reduce the level of inflammation in your pet’s body.
That is why fish oils are often recommended for patients with allergies and arthritis, two conditions that tend to produce a lot of inflammation. But pets with any inflammatory disease may benefit from fish oils as well, which is why fish oils may be recommended as part of the treatment plan for problems such as kidney disease, heart disease and certain types of cancer.
On top of all these uses, fish oils may also help improve dry skin and give your pet a glossier coat.
Speak with your veterinarian to find out if your pet may benefit from fish oil supplementation.