All About Wonder Paws Fish Oil and Omega-3
Fish oil is a supplement that has been around for many, many years, and it is full of nutrients that are beneficial to dogs. The main reason so many people—and now dog owners—choose fish oil supplements is because they are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids. There are different types of fish oil from different sources, all with their own benefits and considerations for specific needs. We’re going to break down fish oil in this post, what to know about Omega-3, and tell you about our Wonder Paws Omega Max 3X fish oil liquid that will have your dog smacking their lips, shining, and feeling good!
Omega-3 and its Benefits
Omega-3 fatty acids are a “good” source of fat that supports the body and brain—for humans and dogs alike. Omega-3 fatty acids are not produced in our systems on their own, so they must come from a dietary source. They are found in fish such as cod, salmon, herring, and trout, and plant sources like nut oil, and flaxseed.
It’s key to implement Omega-3 into the diet due to its supportive properties and because it is not already present in the body. Omega-3s also assist in balancing out Omega-6, which is commonly found in processed foods. Although balance is necessary, both Omegas positively affect the body and support overall health.
Fish oil contains two types of Omega-3 fatty acids—eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, and they are both necessary for optimum development and function in every stage of life.
The Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil provide a wide range of benefits, one being the upkeep of skin health. When the skin health is preserved, this translates to the appearance and health of coat since a healthy coat starts from within.
Omega-3 is also beneficial when it comes to the health of joints. As a dog ages they may become more prone to experience aching and stiffness. Fish oil can help dogs who experience occasional and mild joint discomfort, and improvement in joint flexibility and mobility are possible. Oils rich in Omegas are also beneficial for immune and heart support, and overall wellness.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 are found in most types of fish oil, and most of these sources will support a dog’s overall health. However, the different sources of fish oil can vary in specific benefits, and when blended can complement the other sources.
Salmon oil tends to have the highest Omega-3 content as opposed to other fish oils. It also is usually considered the freshest because there is a short timeframe from harvest to processing, and it typically has less saturated fats than some of the other fish oils on the market.
Cod oil has a long history of medicinal use. While cod oil tends to have fewer Omega-3s, it is richer in Vitamin A and D. While Omegas are still present, the additional vitamins that aren’t found in other fish oils make this a great option when blended with the other oils for maximum benefits. Cod oil also has less saturated fats than many other fish oils.
Krill Oil and Astaxanthin Oil
Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans, and the oil is rich in Omega-3 like many other types of fish oil. However, if a known shellfish allergy exists this oil should be avoided. Like cod oil, krill contains less percentage of Omega-3s compared to other fish oils, which is why when looking for a powerful dose of Omegas, salmon oil tends to be a popular choice.
Astaxanthin is a lipid-soluble antioxidant known as phospholipids that works in both water and fat zones of a cell membrane. Astaxanthin comes most commonly from krill and is highly potent. It can be extremely beneficial to all dogs due to its antioxidant properties, which aid dogs in many areas of their health.
Our Fish Oil Max 3x
Wonder Paws powerful Omega Max 3x liquid supplement for dogs features 3 different sources of Omega-3. Our formula is high in Omega-3s, EPA, and DHA fatty acids, which support joints, the heart, the immune system, skin, coat, and overall health. These Omegas are sourced from wild caught Alaskan salmon, cod, and krill oil. And as we discussed, all have excellent benefits, made even stronger when brought together in one powerful formula. No need to pile up countless supplements and tinctures from numerous bottles—with our fish oil your dog can get all those positive effects in one tasty liquid!
Our Omega Max 3X Fish Oil liquid for dogs is made in the USA in a GMP Certified Facility with global ingredients to help ensure your dog gets the best fish oil formula out there. Wonder Paws is a member of the prestigious National Animal Supplement Council, which ensures strict quality control standards. We believe your dog deserves the very best product out there!
This delicious, dog-approved treat is easy and mess-free. For pet parents looking for an alternative to capsules or soft chews, especially for those dogs who don’t love to take their daily supplements, all it takes is a few quick pumps of Wonder Paws Omega Max 3x in your pet’s food bowl. They’ll love the fishy taste and all the benefits that come along with this liquid supplement!
Now that we’ve covered the different sources and benefits of fish oil and how important Omega-3s are to incorporate into a dog’s diet, you can let your pup shine the way they were meant to and continue those happy, healthy times!
Shay Siegel is a young adult author, freelance writer, and editor from Long Island, NY. She has a BA from Tulane University and an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Always a lover of animals, Shay had several cats growing up. She's now a dog mom to the snuggliest rescue pit bull, Bernie. She enjoys writing on a variety of topics and sharing her love and knowledge of animals with others!