Health Benefits of Cod Skins for Cats and Dogs

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A healthy pet is a happy pet—and a happy, healthy pet leads to an equally happy pet parent. One of the biggest contributors to pet health is proper nutrition, and the essential building blocks of good nutrition include Omega-3 fatty acids.

What are Omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fats that are found in food (like our freeze-dried cod skins!) There are three types (hence the 3 in Omega-3): alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

 Omega-3s are important parts of membranes that surround the cells in the body. Eye, brain and reproductive cells have especially high levels of Omega-3s. These fatty acids also help give your body energy and support functions in your heart, blood vessels, lungs, immune system and endocrine system.

In pets, many of these benefits are the same!

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Pets

Omega-3s provide so many benefits for both dogs and cats, including increased heart health and the promotion of weight loss. Omega-3s also …

  • Boost the Immune System
    Omega-3s are said to enhance immune system response by improving the functioning of immune cells.
  • Reduce Joint Inflammation
    Omega-3s reduce the production of molecules and substances linked to inflammation, which lessens the intensity of joint stiffness, swelling and pain.
  • Maintain a Healthy Skin and Coat
    Omega-3s reduce skin problems in dogs and cats such as dry skin, dander and scaling disorders like seborrhea.
  • Alleviate Skin Irritations and Allergies
    Because Omega-3-packed fish oils reduce inflammation, they reduce the itchiness and discomfort caused by allergic skin reactions like flea bite, contact and food allergies.

How can you make sure your pet is getting lots of Omega-3s?

Because pets need to get most of their Omega-3s from food, it’s crucial to feed cats and dogs foods rich in fatty acids. We create Omega-3-rich pet food and treats like …

Salmon and Cod Skins are an Ideal Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Our VE RAW BAR Freeze-Dried Salmon Skins and Cod Skins are naturally a great source of Omega 3s to help promote a healthy skin and coat. In addition, these snacks promote healthy teeth and gums—all from a single-source ingredient that you can trust and your pet will love.

Explore the Many Benefits of Raw Feeding

Raw pet food is made with simple ingredients and no junk to provide exactly what your pet needs and nothing more. In addition to the benefits listed above, our raw pet food keeps your pet smelling fresh, leads to less poop, soothes upset tummies and is always USA sourced, made and packaged. It’s also guaranteed to be Gluten Free, Grain Free and Guilt Free®.

Explore our dog and cat products and let us know if you have any questions about how raw pet food can keep your furry friend happy and healthy.