The Benefits of Salmon Oil for Dogs

Redbarn Team February 01, 2016
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Salmon oil is a naturally derived product of Salmon. Humans are encouraged to eat Salmon for dinner as it’s a good source of protein and rich in Omega-3 acids. Salmon isn’t just good for us, it’s also good for our pets!

Salmon oil can help your dog reap some of the health benefits associated with eating fish.

Just like your doctor might recommend taking a fish oil supplement for you, giving Salmon oil to your dog isn’t just safe, it can help provide a variety of benefits to improve their overall health.

Is Salmon Oil Good for my Dog and Cat?

Simply put, yes. Salmon oil is a great way to augment your dog’s diet. Salmon oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that support a healthy immune system, heart health, anti-inflammatory properties, healthy skin and coat and cognitive function.

The main Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon oil are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and DPA (docosapentaenoic acid). These acids are long-chain, meaning that they contain 20 or more carbon atoms.

Omega-3 acids are important structural components of healthy cell membranes. In addition, long-chain fatty acids provide anti-inflammatory benefits can help support your dog’s coat and skin, potentially decrease the development of skin allergies and help aid in the healing of wounds.

How do I give my Dog Salmon Oil?

There are many ways to use salmon oil to supplement your dog’s diet. Make sure that you consult your veterinarian if you have questions about making changes to your dog’s diet. You can give your pet oil supplements at mealtime, or add the oil into their food.

If you’re giving them oil supplements, be sure to check the recommended dosage on the label and the expiration date. If you notice your dog experiencing reactions to the salmon oil supplements, like nausea, loose stools or bad breath, you should consult with your veterinarian about taking them off supplements.

Alternately, you can pick foods or treats with salmon oil already in the list of ingredients!

Which Redbarn Products Contain Salmon Oil For Dogs?

At Redbarn Pet Products, we’re constantly looking for ways to add functional ingredients to our treats and food. These ingredients complement our natural products while catering to your pet’s specific health needs.

Our bully coated treats and chews, like Jumbo Twisters, Bully Coated Cow Ears, and Bully Nuggets feature salmon oil, Chicken Cartilage, Vitamin E, Cranberries and Blueberries to support your dog’s joint health. If you're looking for products with salmon as a protein, be sure to check out our Whole Grain Ocean Recipe dry dog food (also available in Grain-Free).