An easy way to improve your dog's health and prepare them for their senior years is to ensure their daily diet includes omega-3-rich foods. Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids that provide structure to our cells and provide energy to the body.
Does my dog need omega-3s?
Dogs need omega-3s incorporated into their diet. There are three types of omega-3s: EPA, DHA, and ALA. DHA levels are high in the eyes and brain. EPA is present in the heart, and also helps reduce inflammation throughout the body. ALA is a natural antioxidant that protects the body and also helps reduce blood clots.
Dry coat, itchy skin, stiff joints, and old age are all signs that your pup could benefit from more omega-3s in their diet. Omega-3s are proven to:
- Nourish your dog's skin and ensure their fur is healthy and soft
- Support cognitive functioning and brain health
- Maintain healthy joints and provide some relief to dog's with arthritis
Should I give my dog omega-3s every day?
This depends on the format of omega-3s you are providing your dog. Omega-3s are found naturally in a variety of foods, so ideally you can incorporate omega-3-rich foods and treats into your dog's diet and avoid having to give them an additional supplement every day.
What is the best source of omega-3s for dogs?
Omega-3s are found naturally in fish, nuts, seeds, and certain plant oils (like flaxseed oil and soybean oil!). Believe it or not, these healthy fatty acids are also found in cricket protein! 🦗
This powerhouse insect is packed with omega-3s, fiber, and is a healthy source of protein. Not to mention, a planet-friendly protein source that reduces land use and water consumption when compared to animal farming. Try our Cricket Dehydrated Daily Food (also works as a meal topper and wet food replacement!) or incorporate one of our cricket treats or fish treats into your dog's diet to give them a boost of natural omega-3s.