Just add daily or a few times a week to food, using a teaspoon. And, yes, you can overdo it.
The reported dose range of omega-3 fatty acids is 230 to 370 mg of EPA and DHA/kg of body weight for dogs with osteoarthritis. It should be noted that the safe upper limit of EPA and DHA recommended by the National Research Council, is 370 mg/kg of body weight0.75 for dogs, so that amount should not be exceeded.
Many research studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids, specifically EPA and DHA, decrease inflammation throughout the body, including the joints, leading to a decrease in cellular injury and tissue damage.
Improved overall weight-bearing ability; ability to rise from resting, play, and walk; and lameness scores for dogs and with increased activity, increased ability to jump, and decreased lameness scores for cats, are common outcomes with omega 3 fatty acid (from a fish oil source) supplementation.
The effects of omega-3 fatty acids on pain are also supported by findings that dogs receiving fish oil supplements had sufficient improvement to allow a decrease in or discontinuation of NSAID treatment.
DHA in particular supports brain health, helping to improve learning ability and memory.
We stress a fish oil source because, despite hemp oil becoming so popular, that oil is rich in the fatty acids linoleic acid (LA and omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).They’re not rich in EPA and DHA and need to be converted, but they do that very inefficiently.
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Bestie Cod & Plum Superfood Oil Blendis boosted with antioxidant-rich Kakadu Plum and Davidson Plum extract.
The benefits of antioxidants on the cognitive health of senior dogs are well-recognized; anthocyanins, the phytochemical compounds that give berries their pigment, are a rich source of antioxidants. Anthocyanins can protect against—and even reverse—declines in cognitive function due to age-related oxidative stress.
In addition to having an antioxidant capacity more than times that of blueberries, Kakadu Plum is also rich in vitamin C, with about 100 times more than an orange. Vitamin C acts as both an antioxidant and antiradical and has been shown to help support joint heath.
DOG SYMPOSIUM 2016, Oslo, Norway, Nutrition and Thyroid Function Affect Canine Behavior and Cognition W. Jean Dodds, DVM, Hemopet
Colletti, A.; Cicero, A.F.G. Nutraceutical Approach to Chronic Osteoarthritis: From Molecular Research to Clinical Evidence. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22, 12920. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms222312920
We use cod liver oil that’s made from cold-water Arctic Cod caught using traditional, sustainable methods. Suppliers hold Friend of the Sea (FOS) certifications. FOS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, whose mission is marine habitat conservation. Known for their strict guidelines and procedures, FOS is a leading international certification project.