Benefits of Omega-3 Supplements for DogsOmega 3 is a natural anti-inflammatory and often used as a nutraceutical product. Nutraceutical products are nutritional products or herbs that have therapeutic effects. Nutraceuticals are increasingly being used with other treatments to ensure recovery.
WHY OMEGA 3?Omega 3 is a natural fatty acid that decreases irritation and itching, improves skin and coat, reduces the effects of allergies, improves joint function, and controls inflammation. Fatty acids are essential for maintaining bodily functions, especially the immune system. When accompanied with bathing and antihistamines, Omega 3 has helped in controlling the irritation of pet allergies. It softens and improves resistance of skin to future allergens at the same time! In arthritis pain, Omega 3 with glucosamine and chondroitin has controlled pain and made movement easier.
HOW TO USEWhen distinguishing between Omega-3 sources, the ocean source is better because it is 20 times more bioactive than the plant source.
When giving Omega 3, we can often lower the dose of prescription anti-inflammatory drugs. This is beneficial because it helps remove some of the negative side effects seen with prescription drugs.
Tri Omega 3 helps to safely control inflammation without the negative side effects. Tri Omega 3 helps with allergy and itching issues, and it can be used with antihistamines or other prescription drugs safely. This supplement softens skin and improves resistance to allergies. When stacked with other allergy treatments, it will improve your success by controlling scratching and resulting trauma.
Tri Omega 3 can also help with arthritis, an inflammatory issue that causes pain and lameness. Giving Aches Away Stage III with Tri Omega 3 has been effective at easing movement, controlling pain and protecting cartilage. During warmer seasons, the combination of Omega 3 with glucosamine and chondroitin can lower anti-inflammatory drug doses. In some cases, dogs might be able to take a break from pharmaceutical drugs completely.
Omega 3 is often given to older pets to help control coat and arthritis issues commonly seen in geriatric patients. Because it is all natural, it is gentle enough for the kidney marginal patients who have sore joints that are difficult to treat.
DOSINGDosage is not complicated; Tri Omega 3 is used at 500 to 1000 mg per dog. Start at 500 mg, then work up to 1000, depending on the size of the dog and amount of pain being treated. If you start at the high dose, you may see loose stool from an inability to utilize all of the fatty acid. Starting with a low dosage and working up is always a good policy with nutraceuticals.
Natural treatments for inflammation can be a big help in dealing with chronic issues such as itching and arthritis. Use Omega 3 as a natural anti-inflammatory to keep your pets more comfortable.
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- Dr. B
Don Bramlage, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services at Revival Animal Health
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