Omega 3's/Fish Oil

Like humans, dogs benefit tremendously from taking omega-3 supplements.  Benefits include extended lifespan, reduced inflammation from arthritis and heart health.  Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid with anti-inflammatory effects. Because dogs cannot make omega-3 fatty acids in their body, they can only obtain it through the food they eat. Omega-3 provides important nutrients for a healthy immune system to support heart, vision, mental and joint health. It is one of the most commonly used nutritional supplements in treating sick animals with a variety of conditions including kidney disease, arthritis and high cholesterol.

Dogs with cancer particularly should take high quality (free of additives) Omega 3 supplements.  According to Dr. Ogilvie from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, cancer cells cannot use fats for energy. Therefore, supplementing your dog's diet with essential fats increases your pet's immune system. Omega-3 helps increase the cancer patient's energy and stops tumor growth.

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