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Did you know?
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 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.

Does my cat benefit from 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,

Inflammation, inflammation !
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

Contains 100% wild salmon oil

Origins: Alaska

The product contains essential fatty acids:

  • Omega 3 = 30.4% ( DHA 12,08%, EPA 9,95%),
  • Omega 6 = 5.58 %
  • antioxidants – vitamin E = 144 mcg. vitamin D = 55 iu/g
  • Astaxanthin 151 mcg

Continuous use is strongly recommended (all year round)

No adverse effects!