Watsonville, CA (April 1, 2008) Cod liver oil is a valuable source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, and naturally occurring Vitamins A and D for our animal companions. Nordic Naturals, the leading supplier of fish oil products in the natural products industry, introduces two sizes of Pet Cod Liver Oil, 8 oz and 16 oz bottles, made specifically for dogs and cats. Unlike many pet products, the company uses the same oils and quality standards for the manufacturing of both its human and pet products. Nordic Naturals fish oils are independently tested and exceed all quality standards including the Norwegian Medicinal Standard and the European Pharmacopeia, delivering the purest, freshest and most effective omega-3 fish oils on the market.
Available in natural triglyceride form for optimal absorption, Pet Cod Liver Oil is derived from 100% wild Arctic Cod with no artificial flavors, colors or synthetic preservatives added. Each teaspoon supplies 625 mg DHA, 410 mg EPA, 225 mg of other omega-3 fatty acids, and healthy levels of Vitamins A and D. The suggested dose is ¼ teaspoon for cats and 1 teaspoon or less for dogs depending on their weight.
In dogs and cats, omega-3 fish oil supplementation supports heart health, weight management, joint mobility, brain and eye development, plus healthy skin and coat. Scientific research supports fatty acid supplementation for maintenance of healthy skin and coat in both dogs and cats, decreased inflammation and improved immune response in dogs, support for chronic kidney failure in cats, and other important health benefits. These studies and more are available for review at www.omega-research.com.
Typically, a diet of commercial pet food does not provide adequate daily quantities of the important omega-3 fatty acids. According to Jean Hofve, DVM, pet nutrition expert and holistic veterinarian, “We are seeing the same response in dogs and cats as we are in humans. A lack of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, along with excess pro-inflammatory omega-6s, results in an imbalance in the omega-3/omega-6 ratio. This dietary imbalance contributes to chronic inflammation in these animals, which is linked to a plethora of problems including allergies, arthritis and skin/coat issues.”
Nordic Naturals is the leader in omega-3 fish oils and EFA blends with exceptional taste, freshness, and purity levels and has over 80 different fish oil products, including liquids, soft gels, and children's chewables. For information, visit www.nordicnaturals.com or call 800.662.2544.