DON’T DOGS NEED ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS ONLY FOUND IN MEAT?
Essential fatty acids (such as omega-3, -6, -9) can be found in both plant and animal sources.
We source our health-giving DHA and EPA from probably the most natural and potent sources, seaweed (algae) and a seaweed oil extract, DHAGold.
Many pet families supplement their dog’s food with fish oils, most notably Salmon oil, to provide Omega-3 for their dogs.
Although fish is a source of omega-3s, fish themselves do not produce them. Rather, they are obtained from the algae (microalgae in particular) and plankton consumed in their diets.
There is the risk of heavy metals heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury being present in fish and fish oil’s fatty acids, which can be toxic for your dog.
Another benefit of EPA, DHA and ALA from algae is that it is both fat- and water-soluble, optimizing digestion and absorption over meat-based sources of these health-giving fatty acids..
Healthy oils and fats, such as those found in rapeseed, sunflower, olive and coconut oils, are an essential part of every dog’s diet.
Oils derived from plant sources provide a healthy mix of unsaturated fat (source of energy) and omega fatty acids -3, -6, -9, which are important for maintaining healthy skin and a radiant coat.