Why Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids Important for Your Dog’s Health?

Fatty acids are distinct type of polyunsaturated fat that helps the body function properly while reducing the risk of several different serious medical conditions. Omega-3 fatty acid supplements have been popular among the health conscious for several years now, but dog owners should also consider if their pet is getting enough Omega-3 fatty acid in his diet.

The easiest way to tell if dog is getting enough fatty acids in his diet is to look at his hair coat. A deficiency in Omega-3 fatty acids can cause:

  • Hair loss
  • Dull coat
  • Dry skin
  • Flaky skin
  • Dermatitis

A deficiency in Omega-3 fatty acids is quite common. In fact, vets report that one of the top reasons people take their dogs in for an exam is concern over poor hair coat condition.

In addition to improving the quality of your pet’s coat, adding Omega-3 fatty acids to your pet’s diet can:

  • Reduce the inflammation associated with arthritis
  • Treat the inflammation caused by inflammatory bowel disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Slow the development of certain cancers
  • Lessen the negative effects of allergies
  • Prevent stroke or other cardiac problems
  • Support proper development of the retina and visual cortex

It is possible to find fatty acid supplements for dogs. However, most pet owners do not relish the process of giving their pet medication. A better solution is to simply improve the quality of your pet’s diet.

If you’re looking for nutritious treats for your dog, Green Bark Gummies are made with NutriCHIA to provide three types of Omega-3 fatty acids. NutriCHIA is a sprouted chia with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids are in a bioavailable form that’s easily absorbed with no need for your dog’s body to convert it.

In addition to providing essential fatty acids, NutriCHIA is rich in high quality protein, an excellent source of minerals, and high in fiber to support healthy digestion. This is why chia is sometimes called the “superfood” of the ancient world.