As there are so many oils that can be good as supplements for our dogs, I thought that this week’s tips could be all about the oils. Yesterday was Hemp Oil, and Tip #11 was Coconut Oil, so I thought that today I would focus on Salmon Oil.
Salmon Oil has multiple health benefits for dogs, and can help in the prevention and/or treatment of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, kidney disease and arthritis. It has also been known to help the metabolism work more effectively. Many of the fish oils contain high levels of omega 3 and 6, but salmon oil is one of the best sources. Salmon can be caught wild or farmed, but the best oil is known to be from the wild caught salmon. This makes it more expensive, so it is all down to personal taste.
As dogs age, the natural ageing process means that the body’s own joint lubrication decreases and joints can become stiff and painful. Salmon Oil can help to the body to keep the joints lubricated. It is also an effective anti-inflammatory, and is therefore very good for dogs with arthritic tendencies. It has also been found to sharpen the memory of older dogs.
Salmon Oil is also good for:
• Strengthen a dog’s immune system
• Prevent or decrease allergies
• Improve the condition of a dog’s skin, helping to prevent dry skin, eczema and dermatitis
• Improve the condition of a dog’s coat, decreasing shedding and giving it a beautiful luster
• regulate a dog’s metabolism
• Improve wound healing
• Improve liver function and help prevent liver disorders
• Strengthen an older dog’s teeth and bones
• Help pups develop strong, healthy bones
As with any new supplements, if you are unsure about giving it or of the dosage,or your dog is taking prescription medication, then please consult your vet first.