Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Fish oil for dogs and Omega-3 supplements are a healthy trend in the dog and pet industry right now. The truth is, fish oil for dogs and  Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential supplement for dog health. There are many benefits to giving your dog fish oil supplement: 

  • Fish oil acts as a source of energy, insulating the body against heat loss and preventing the skin from drying and flaking. The result is a vibrant coat and healthier, more supple skin.
  • Extensive research has shown that omega-3s help to reduce inflammation. Inflammation, experts consider, is the root cause for most chronic diseases and allergies in dogs. 
  • Just like essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA, insulate the skin, these nutrients cushion the joints and tissues. For younger dogs, and adult dogs, regular fish oil supplementation can assist with healthy aging and general wellness.
  • Lower risk of heart disease and cancer.
  • Support healthy blood lipid levels and blood viscosity.
  • Provides high levels of vitamins A and D necessary for the development of strong bones and teeth; healthy skin and mucous membranes; and healthy night vision.

Let me introduce you to Nordic Naturals for Pets. Pets Deserve Quality Omega-3 Fish Oils. Nordic Naturals uses the same oils and quality standards for the manufacture of both human and pet products.

All of their oils are manufactured in Norway. They adhere to and exceed all quality requirements established by the Norwegian Medicinal Standard and the European Pharmacopoeia, delivering some of the purest, freshest, and most effective Omega-3 pet oils on the market.

Nordic Naturals starts with the best raw materials available: fish low on the food chain, which naturally contain low levels of impurities. All of their products are made exclusively from three fish species: Arctic Cod, Anchovies, and Sardines, as they are naturally high in the Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. 

Nordic Naturals offers two great products for pets - Pet Cod Liver Oil and Omega-3 Pet.

Pet Cod Liver Oil

• derived from the livers of wild arctic Cod (Skrei) (1 fish species)

• A concentrated source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids ePA & dHA

• Contains 1,260 mg total omega-3 fatty acids per 1 teaspoon

• Contains a higher ratio of dHA to ePA (compared to omega-3 Pet)

• omega-3s are complemented by naturally occurring vitamins A & d

(see product label for current amounts of vitamins A & d)

Omega-3 Pet

• derived from the bodies of wild anchovies and sardines (2 fish species)

• A concentrated source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids ePA & dHA

• Contains 1,725 mg total omega-3 fatty acids per 5 soft gels

(approximately equivalent to 1 teaspoon of oil)

• Contains a higher ratio of ePA to dHA (compared to Pet Cod liver oil)

• Contains low amounts of vitamins A & d (less than 0.1 I.u. of vitamin A

and less than 0.1 I.u. of vitamin d per 1 soft gel)

HipGreenDogs highly recommends adding Omega-3 and Fish Oil supplements to your dogs diet!

Want more information on Nordic Naturals for Pets and where to get them? Please visit their website at

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