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VF Omega-3 for Pets, 90 Softgels
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This product is manufactured for cats and dogs
Bridges EPA/DHA nutritional gap for pets
It delivers concentrated fish oil in softgel form to bridge cats’ and dogs’ nutritional gap and help support:
- the pathways that regulate joint health
- heart health
- canine healthy skin and coat
- the central nervous system
- brain development of puppies and kittens
What are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids?
Omega-3s and omega-6s are fatty acids that are responsible for supporting a number of critical body systems. However, omega-6s are often consumed in higher amounts than omega-3s. Omega-3s are commonly associated with fish consumption, but modern aquaculture produces fish that are lower in omega-3s than wild fish.1 This has the potential to create nutritional gaps, which can be improved through supplementation.
Why are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids important for cats and dogs?
Studies have shown that consuming a balanced amount of Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acids can provide a number of health benefits.2-5 However, many dogs and cats tend to consume diets that are higher in omega-6 fatty acids. This is partly because grains and oils rich in omega-6s have been largely used in feed for farm animals, which has led to production of meat and eggs rich in omega-6s and poor in omega-3s.6 In addition, modern aquaculture produces fish that contain lower levels of omega-3s than wild fish.1
1. van Vliet T, Katan MB. Lower ratio of n-3 to n-6 fatty acids in cultured than in wild fish. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1990;51:1-2
2. Roush JK, Dodd CE, Fritsch DA, Allen TA, Jewell DE, Schoenherr WD, et al. Multicenter veterinary practice assessment of the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on osteoarthritis in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2010;236:59-66.
3. Mooney MA, Vaughn DM, Reinhart GA, Powers RD, Wright JC, Hoffman CE, et al. Evaluation of the effects of omega-3 fatty acid-containing diets on the inflammatory stage of wound healing in dogs. American journal of veterinary research. 1998;59:859-63.
4. Scott DW, Miller WH, Jr., Reinhart GA, Mohammed HO, Bagladi MS. Effect of an omega-3/omega-6 fatty acid-containing commercial lamb and rice diet on pruritus in atopic dogs: results of a single-blinded study. Canadian journal of veterinary research = Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire. 1997;61:145-53.
5. Kearns RJ, Hayek MG, Turek JJ, Meydani M, Burr JR, Greene RJ, et al. Effect of age, breed and dietary omega-6 (n-6): omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid ratio on immune function, eicosanoid production, and lipid peroxidation in young and aged dogs. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 1999;69:165-83.
6. Biagi G. MAL, Cocchi M., Mordenti A. The role of dietary omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids in the nutrition of dogs and cats: a review. Progress in Nutrition. 2004;6.
|Cats and Dogs <10 lbs.
|Cats and Dogs 10-20 lbs.
||1 softgel per day
|Dogs 21-40 lbs.
||2 softgels per day|
|Dogs 41-60 lbs.
||3 softgels per day|
|Dogs 61-80 lbs||4 softgels per day|
|Dogs 81-100 lbs.
||5 softgels per day|
|Dogs 101-120 lbs.
||6 softgels per day|
Or as directed by your veterinarian.
Softgel may be consumed whole or snipped and the oil applied directly on your pet’s food.
Nutrients & Ingredients
Each Serving Size (1 Softgel) contains: Ingredients: Fish oil concentrate (from anchovy and sardine), gelatin, water, glycerine, rosemary, and astaxanthin.
Please consult the actual product label for the most accurate product information.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
For dosing guidelines for pets, please reference the canine/feline dosing guide.
As always, reach out to us directly with any uncertainty around dosages.
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VF Omega-3 for Pets, 90 Softgels