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Cod & Plum Superfood Oil Blend

Omega-3 fatty acid oil blend with cod liver oil, Kakadu and Davidson Plums for joint support and overall wellness.

Omega-3 fatty acids - EPA and DHA - have been shown to improve mobility and reduce inflammation and pain, in dogs and cats. And the most bio-available source of EPA and DHA is fish oil. The bestie Cod & Plum Superfood Oil Blend uses wild Norwegian cod, caught using FOS-certified*, traditional methods.

It’s combined with native Kakadu Plum and Davidson Plum extracts.  Kakadu Plum is rich in vitamin C antioxidants, and Davidson Plum in anthocyanin antioxidants, both helpful for fighting oxidative stress and supporting brain health.

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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.

The best omega-3s

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.[1]

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.

[1] Johnson, Karie & Lee, Anne & Swanson, Kelly. (2020). Nutrition and
nutraceuticals in the changing management of osteoarthritis for dogs and cats. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 256. 1335-1341. 10.2460/javma.256.12.1335.

Boosted with Plum Power

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.[1]

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.[2]

[1]
DOG SYMPOSIUM 2016, Oslo, Norway, Nutrition and Thyroid Function Affect Canine Behavior and Cognition W. Jean Dodds, DVM, Hemopet

[2]
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

Sustainably caught.

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.

 

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