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Did you know that Omega 3 shows its effects gradually, in time?

There are quite a few stages until you can see its full power, the first stage being also the simplest (all fish oils will have this effect) – the fur will become soft and shiny.
Further on, the second stage is the anti-swelling effect, and here the low quality fish oils will do nothing.
This stage is easily noticeable in elder dogs, which will start moving easier because of the anti-swelling effect of the oil over the joints – in the joint cap, the synovial liquid gets diminished over time and, eventually, the bone ends will touch each other, which is painful and makes walking and moving uncomfortable. In this sense, the Omega 3 shows its best qualities, helping your pet move easier and without discomfort. For as long as the Omega 3 is administered, the anti-swelling effect will be maintained.
The next stage n0.3 of Omega 3 “in action” is over the immune system, and it will contribute directly to diminishing the allergies. Instead of 3 times per year of long lasting allergic reactions, your pet will have either a very weak and short form of allergic reaction, or even no allergy whatsoever.
The last stage and the full effects of Omega 3 will be shown in approximately 2 months of regular administration, when it will reach the cellular level and improve the permeability and the flexibility of the cellular membranes, making assimilation easier.
Your pet will have that glowing, healthy look that you wished for and reach an optimal weight and health state. However, if you interrupt the Omega 3 administration, in approximately 2 weeks all the benefits will be lost – so we recommend daily, long-term usage, because the product has no negative side-effects.

Can I/should I give salmon oil to my cat?

Absolutely yes! 

Cats need salmon oil !

The Omega 3 fatty acids are essential nutritive elements for humans, dogs and cats, because they cannot be synthesized by the body – therefore, they must be supplemented through diet. Omega 3 fatty acids are: ALA – alpha linolenic acid, EPA – eicosapentanoic acid and DHA – docosahexanoic acid. EPA is part of the cellular membrane, DHA is an essential element in the neuronal structures (including brain and retina), improving the neuronal and synaptic plasticity. Together, the fatty acids have a strong anti inflammatory effect, helping joint issues, skin issues and inflammatory diseases.

ALA is an Omega 3 fatty acids that can be found in plants, nuts and seeds. While humans can convert ALA into EPA and DHA, cats cannot do this. Fortunately, EPA and DHA can be found in cold water fish species. The best sources of Omega 3 for cats are the wild salmon oils.

The first benefit you will notice after giving Omega 3 supplements is a visible improvement in the quality of fur and skin, probably in just a few weeks after starting the supplements. The cats will stop excessively shedding and it will also lick its fur less (hence, ingesting less fur and having a lower risk to have digestive fur ball problems, which can require surgical intervention). Also, there are other benefits which will not be so easily visible – healthy cells, less inflammatory processes, stronger immune system, a more efficient nervous system, all these making a difference for your pet’s health.

Does wild salmon oil help with imflammation?

There are many fatty acids, but only a few cannot be synthesized by the mammals’ organisms – they are the so called “essential fatty acids”, because they are needed by the organism but need to come directly from the diet. These fatty acids are components of the cellular membrane and without a healthy membrane the cells lose their ability to retain water, nutritive substances and electrolytes.
Also, the cells’ ability to communicate with among themselves and to be controlled through hormonal changes is diminished. They stop functioning properly and inflammatory processes start to unfold in the organism. Omega 3 fights the inflammatory processes and have a strong anti-inflammatory effect, being therefore necessary in the daily diet of your pet.
Continuous use of Best4Pets Wild Salmon Oil is recommended !

Summer, dogs and wild salmon oil !

In summer, the cardiovascular risks are higher than in winter, because the excessive heat is a major stress factor for the heart. The cardiac rhythm accelerates, to help the body lower its temperatures through sweating, the blood vessels are dilated and the cardiovascular system is overcharged, while the blood pressure drops.
Those suffering from cardiovascular diseases have a serious problem in summer – humans,but also dogs and cats.
This is precisely why the intake of Omega 3/wild salmon oil is highly recommended in summer also, because the fatty acids are healthy fatty acids and they help lower the cholesterol level. They also contribute to the regulation of adrenaline secretion, they minimize the risk of allergy, fight the inflammatory processes and maintain the elasticity of the blood vessels.

Some do not recommend providing fatty acids in summer, because they do not understand the distinction between saturated and unsaturated fats, between healthy and unhealthy fats. The Omega 3 fatty acids lower the plasma level of “bad cholesterol”(LDL) and raise the “good cholesterol” (HDL) level.
Moreover, as mentioned before, from spring to summer the abundant vegetation will increase the risks of allergy, which the Omega 3 acids actively fight.

A cell level approach to health

One of the key functions of each cell is to create homeostasis (the capacity of preserving a stable and constant internal environment). The first step in achieving homeostasis is to develop a healthy cell membrane, this being the wall that separates the internal environment from the external one.

Without a healthy membrane, the cells lose their  ability to retain water, nutritive vital substances and electrolytes. Also, they lose the ability to communicate among themselves and to be controlled through hormonal regulation mechanisms. They simply cease functioning properly. The dysfunctions in the cellular membrane is a critical factor in all chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular sufferings etc) and in a weak immune system, allergy prone organisms, renal hemodynamics etc.

The cellular membranes contain fat acids, obtained through diet. As a consequence, the functioning and the structural integrity of the cell depend on the diet. When this is too rich in saturated fats, trans acids and cholesterol, the cell membranes will become less fluid – which does not occur if the diet contains EPA and DHA fatty acids (from fish oil), which are essential for the proper functioning of the membrane

The fatty acids from the Best4Pets Wild Salmon Oil are directly metabolized by the organism, unlike the Omega 3 acids derived from plants (ALA, from flax seed, olive etc), which require a prior conversion (conversion that can lead to a 95% loss of the metabolized fatty acids. This shows the superior quality of the fish derived Omega 3 fatty acids.

Stop the excessive shedding!

Wild Salmon Oil (Omega 3: 30%).

Omega 3 fatty acids are a necessity, not an option, for optimal health

A shiny fur and a healthy skin are the most visible indicators of the health state of our dog or cat. A complete and balanced diet is what keeps them healthy, and from this diet Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids should not miss.

The essential fatty acids cannot be produced by the body and must be supplemented from the diet, being further on metabolized by the organism. Omega 3 and Omega 6 are the two types of essential fatty acids that should not miss form your pet’s diet. Although traditional nutrition science does not focus on the importance of fatty acids supplements, recent studies show their increased importance in maintaining an optimal health state.
The right amount of Omega 3 from the diet is very important for the neuronal development and for the harmonious growth of the pups and kittens, for the immune system, as well as in other areas – the cardiovascular system, cholesterol regulation, joint problems, renal and urinary system health, as well as over the quality of the skin and fur (particularly important in case of seborrhea, dermatitis or other skin problems)

The main Omega 3 fatty acids are ALA (Alphalinolenic Acid), EPA (Eicosapentanoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexanoic Acid).
Dogs can convert ALA into EPA and DHA only within certain limits, depending also on the source of the Omega 3 acids (vegetable or animal).
Cats, on the other hand, do not have the capacity to convert ALA into EPA and DHA, so in their case all fatty acids must be provided the diet.

The most important Omega 6 fatty acids are LA (Linoleic Acid) and AA (Arachidonic Acid). Just like with the Omega 3 fatty acids, dogs can convert LA into AA, while cats cannot, so they must also be supplemented from the diet. As a note, in both cases, the conversion is limited, hence in order to reach the right amount, all types of essential fatty acids must be provided in the diet if we want what is best for our pet

Many of the industrial food types claim that they include Omega 3 (in various amounts), but the main source of it is vegetable (ALA is of vegetable source) and the conversion into the other fatty acids, with longer chain, is limited. This is the main reason for which we need to keep an eye on the right amount of each type of acid and not just say “it has some Omega 3 and 6, it is good enough”. Also, the ratio Omega 3:Omega 6 is very important.

Modern agriculture and industrialization introduced in our diet (and in our pets’ diet as well) a too high amount of Omega 6 fatty acids.
The typical modern human diet contains app. 10 times more Omega 6 acids than Omega 3 ones (similar ratio for pets as well).
However, the recommended ratio is of 5:1, not of 10:1, because a too high amount of Omega 6 fatty acids can enhance the inflammatory processes and accentuate illnesses, particularly when we talk about skin problems, joint sufferings and kidney diseases.

Concluding all of the above, we must remember the following – the essential fatty acids are extremely important for the well-being of the body and that they must be provided from the diet, because the body can only convert and synthesize a very limited at all (or none, in certain cases such as the cats). Second, the ratio of Omega 6:Omega 3 must be at most 5:1 to benefit the organism.
Third, the source of the fatty acids is very important, because the animal source fatty acids need less conversion, if any at all, while the plant derived fatty acids can have only limited use and impact. Moreover, when we speak of Omega 3 acids from animal source, which means mostly fish, it is highly preferable to choose wild fish over farmed one, because it does not contain any toxic element (pesticides, antibiotics, colouring agents and so on).

Why are the Omega 3 fatty acids so important?

There are many fatty acids, but only a few cannot be synthesized by the mammals’ organisms – they are the so called “essential fatty acids”, because they are needed by the organism but need to come directly from the diet. These fatty acids are components of the cellular membrane and without a healthy membrane the cells lose their ability to retain water, nutritive substances and electrolytes.

 

Omega 3 fatty acids are essentials for a healthy organism, they reduce the cardio-vascular risks and have an overall effect over the optimal functioning of the body (joint problems, immune system stimulation, skin and fur problems, general state of heath). Fish oil, unlike the plant-derived oil (flaxseed, for example) is useful for treating arrhythmia and can prevent cardiac ischemia (which is a common cause of death for elder dogs, but not only). A diet rich in Omega 3 and 6, in a balanced ratio, fights the kidney diseases and diminishes the occurrence of these sufferings. The natural source of Omega 3 strengthens the immune system and contributes to a healthy growth of the pups. After 6-8 weeks of intake, the Best4Pets Wild Salmon Oil significantly reduces atopical dermatitis and their symptoms (rashes, local inflammation, dehydration and skin flaking) and improves the state of the fur and skin. Also, it improves the general health state of elder dogs and helps them maintain a healthy visual and hearing ability.

Also, the cells’ ability to communicate among themselves and to be controlled through hormonal changes is diminished. They stop functioning properly and inflammatory processes start to unfold in the organism. Omega 3 fights the inflammatory processes and have a strong anti-inflammatory effect, being therefore necessary in the daily diet of your pet. Continuous use of Best4Pets Wild Salmon Oil is recommended !

How do Omega 3 fatty acids work?

The Omega 3 fatty acids are essential nutritive elements for humans, dogs and cats, because they cannot be synthesized by the body – therefore, they must be supplemented through diet. Omega 3 fatty acids are: ALA – alpha linolenic acid, EPA – eicosapentanoic acid and DHA – docosahexanoic acid. EPA is part of the cellular membrane, DHA is an essential element in the neuronal structures (including brain and retina), improving the neuronal and synaptic plasticity. Together, the fatty acids have a strong anti inflammatory effect, helping joint issues, skin issues and inflammatory diseases.

ALA is an Omega 3 fatty acids that can be found in plants, nuts and seeds. While humans can convert ALA into EPA and DHA, cats cannot do this. Fortunately, EPA and DHA can be found in cold water fish species. The best sources of Omega 3 for cats are the wild salmon oils.

The first benefit you will notice after giving Omega 3 supplements is a visible improvement in the quality of fur and skin, probably in just a few weeks after starting the supplements. The cats will stop excessively shedding and it will also lick its fur less (hence, ingesting less fur and having a lower risk to have digestive fur ball problems, which can require surgical intervention). Also, there are other benefits which will not be so easily visible – healthy cells, less inflammatory processes, stronger immune system, a more efficient nervous system, all these making a difference for your pet’s health.

Actually, what is Omega 3 good for?

* Skin: Eczema and rashes, dermatitis, seborrhea, dehydration, helps wounds heal faster and improve the regeneration of the skin, minimizes the allergies.

* Fur – for matted and dull fur, as well as for excessive shedding

* Internal benefits:

  • Strengthens the immune system and speeds up the post-surgical recovery
  • Cardiac problems (diminishes the cardio-vascular risks)
  • Joint problems (arthritis, rheumatism etc) through its strong anti inflammatory effects
  • Natural anti inflammatory action, without side effects on the liver function
  • Slows down the chronic kidney disease and improves the hemodynamic of the renal system
  • Optimizes the brain and nervous system functioning
  • Increases the appetite
  • Improves the general tone and increases vitality
  • Optimal development of whelps and pups
  • Helps pregnant females and increases fertility
  • Recommended in the diet of cancer patients

Adverse side effects – not noticed

Contraindications – none

How is it best to add it to my dog's diet?

To begin with, all the directions are clearly stated on the label of the products, including the recommended dosage. You can pour it over wet food or dry food, or even give it separately if the dog likes it so, what is important is to maintain the proper dosage (per weight) and to use it constantly and regularly, because any pause you make will interrupt the effects. Yes, you can use it all year round and without interruptions, because the effects are maintained as long as the supplements are given and they do not preserve in time more than two weeks after you stop using it.

Daily dosage

– 1ml/2kg weight daily, mixed with the food. At need, double the dosage (health problems, before shows etc). Continuous usage is highly recommend, along the entire year (the positive effects start to fade away 15 days after interrupting the Omega 3 supplement). There are no negative side effects 

– 3 pumps per 10kg weight daily, mixed with the food. The dosage pump is included with the bottle.

The daily dose can be split into more than one portions (mornings and evenings, for example, depending on the feeding schedule)

What is Astaxanthin and why is it good for my dog?

Astaxanthin is a natural antioxidant which gives the salmon oil a distinct reddish/orange-ish tint.

Due to the fact that Astaxanthin has a massive surplus of free electrons, its antioxidant capacity will last a lot longer. Once it has donated the electrons to neutralize free radicals, it will eliminate the excess energy as heat.

It can handle multiple free radicals at any given time — most antioxidants can only handle one free radical at a time, but Astaxanthin can handle up to 19 free radicals at once.

It positions itself across the entire cell membrane, which is unlike any other carotenoid:

A portion will attach to the exterior of the cell (offers protection from free radicals outside of the cell).

A portion will attach to the interior (offers protection inside where there are free radicals being generated).


A portion crosses the entire lipid layer (to protect against lipid peroxidation)

Unlike other anti-oxidants including Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene, Astaxanthin does not become pro-oxidant in the body nor does it break down into Vitamin A, making it ideal for topical skincare due to its stability.

It is 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C, 800 times stronger than CoQ10, 550 times stronger than Green Tea Catechins and 75 times stronger than Alpha Lipoic Acid.

When can I start giving salmon oil to my pup?

Actually, right after weaning you can start giving salmon oil to your pup.
The most important Omega 3 fatty acid, namely DHA, is a constitutive element of the brain and it will help your puppy (or your kitten) to have better eyesight and hearing abilities. 


A daily supplement of Omega 3 is also highly recommended for pregnant and lactating females, helping not only them but also the unborn or suckling pups, contributing to their 
neurological development, because DHA plays an important part in the functioning of the brain. Otherwise, it has the same benefits for pups as it has for adults.

What about elder dogs, do they benefit from Omega 3 intake?

Old age, just like most diseases are accompanied by inflammatory processes, which can sometimes cause severe pain.


Omega 3 have a natural anti-inflammatory action and can be administered continuously. 
This is exactly why supplementing the diet with wild salmon oil (Omega 3, 30%) is essential, particularly for elder dogs, with their specific problems: lower level of absorption, joint pains and problems, cardiovascular diseases, low tonus and vitality, diminished appetite, disorientation, circadian rhythm imbalance and so on. All these issues can be helped by daily supplements of Omega 3.