Single ingredient dehydrated sardines for your cat or dog!
Sardines are one of the most concentrated sources of omega-3s out there, and they have a short lifespan, which means they don’t live long enough to accumulate toxins.
This means sardines are both a rich and pollutant-free source of omega-3s. These beneficial fats can enhance your pet’s health in a number of ways, including the following:
Heart Health: Omega-3s are linked to improved heart function, including reduced heart rate and blood pressure, as well as reduced inflammation in pets. One study even found omega-3 fats improved survival rates among dogs with chronic valvular disease known as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).1
Brain Health: When puppies were fed a diet enriched with the omega-3 fat docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), they had improved cognitive, memory, psychomotor, immunologic, and retinal functions.2 Puppies fed omega-3s also scored better on learning tasks and had an improved ability to see in low-light or dark conditions.
Skin Health: In my experience, dietary deficiency of omega-3s is the number one cause of excessively flaky skin in pets. In one study, dogs given omega-3 fats that included high levels of EPA showed improvements in itchiness, self-trauma, coat character, and hair loss compared with administration of ALA alone.
ALA is a plant-based form of omega-3, but dogs and cats can’t convert plant-based omega-3 into DHA. So it’s really important that you supply animal-based omega-3s, like those from sardines, to your pet.
Kidney Health: Omega-3 fats appear to help slow the decline of kidney function in dogs with chronic kidney disease.3 Cats with kidney disease also benefitted, showing increased survival times when fed EPA omega-3s.4
Osteoarthritis: Omega-3 fats are anti-inflammatory and research shows they offer significant benefit to dogs and cats suffering from osteoarthritis. Animals fed omega-3s displayed less stiffness, higher activity levels, more stair climbing, higher jumping, and improved performance of daily activities.
Weight Loss: Omega-3s may even help your pooch or kitty to lose weight. By reducing the effect of inflammatory enzymes produced by body fat, they may help promote weight loss. Among dogs fed a calorie-restricted diet, for instance, those fed omega-3s lost more weight when omega-3s were also supplemented.
These tiny fish are also rich in vitamin B12, selenium, protein, vitamin D, calcium, and more, making them an ideal way to add vitamins and minerals to your pet’s diet. And because the fish are consumed whole, bones and all, their mineral content is just as outstanding as that of their omega-3 fats.