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Benefits of Omega 3 for Pets

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Salmon oil can be found in TP Feeds Hypoallergenic 60:40 for Cats and the Hypoallergenic Salmon dog kibble, whilst a specific Omega 3 supplement is found in both my All Life Stages recipes, plus the Grain Free Duck diet. Let's explore the benefits of this addition...

As I'm sure you are aware, Omega 3 fatty acids are nutritionally vitally important to your pets; they help to support a healthy skin and coat, whilst also promoting cognitive and visual development.

Best Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids?
There are three key types of Omega 3 fatty acids: ALA (alpha linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docasahexaenoic acid). ALA is predominantly found in plant oils, such as flaxseed, canola and walnut. This fatty acid is then converted by the body to produce EPA, which aids brain development and has anti-inflammatory properties, and DHA, which has a structural role in the nerve tissue of the brain and eyes.
However, most pets find it difficult to efficiently convert ALA into EPA and DHA. Therefore, it is far more beneficial to use ingredients that are rich in EPA and DHA, making them far more readily available for your pet to utilise. The answer here being fish oils.

TP Feeds' recipes use high quality, responsibly sourced, premium salmon and trout oils which are rich in both EPA and DHA.

My Dog Is Allergic To Fish, Will This Affect Him/Her?
Dietary allergies tend to be to the protein in a meat ingredient. Therefore, as this is an oil, which is the fats of the ingredient, it is exceptionally rare for an animal to suffer an allergic reaction.

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