Vets originally used fish oil to treat dogs with allergy problems, but more recently they have found it to benefit many different aspects of our canines’ health. Since our pooches cannot produce the fats contained in these oils themselves, they rely on their diet to supply the needed fats.
Much like it’s benefits for humans, omega 3 oils (fish oil) support heart, vision, and joint health, along with providing important nutrients for proper immune function, and a healthy skin and coat. The icing on the cake is that… it’s a natural source of all sorts of other vitamins and minerals.
We have seen two forms of fish oil. One is in pill form that can be taken in a piece of cheese or some peanut butter and the other is in liquid form. We have found the liquid form is more calorie friendly (those pieces of cheese and peanut butter can add up) and just plain easier to give (putting over their food has worked well for us).
We do recommend that you consult with your veterinarian about specific doses for your pooch, although there are dosing instructions on most bottles. Some dogs require more than others based on certain conditions. Stay tuned to our website… we will be adding some very unique salmon treats and jerky’s to the site really soon!
We carry the Plato Salmon Oil for dogs which can be found by clicking the link, however there are many great oils on the market; and the important thing is to make sure to add it to your pups daily regimen!