Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids for Pets
“Due to their influence on inflammatory processes such as arthritis, dietary supplementation with omega fatty acids-such as found in hemp seed oil, has generated considerable interest in the medical and scientific communities regarding veterinary health. Enhanced Omega intake has been associated with a reduction in the incidence and severity of coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, as well as immune mediated joint, renal, gastrointestinal, respiratory and skin disease. In addition to their role in disease prevention and treatment, this class of fatty acids has also been implicated as an aid to athletic performance.”
Arleigh J Reynolds, DMV, PhD, DACVN,
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition,
College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell University
Canna-Pet® hemp-rich hemp is an excellent source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids and GLA (precursors to DHA, EPA). Our products are designed to include Omega fatty acids in the proper ratios to supplement the other phytochemicals we provide for maximum effect – far superior to fish oil for your pets!
Hemp has been dubbed “Nature’s best omega source”
- Hemp seed is free of trans-fatty acids
- ALA to EPA and DHA conversion is better
- Hemp seed oil does not contain toxins found in fish oils
- Only plant containing vitamins D & E
Many pet owners have fed their dogs and cats fatty acids. The omega 3 benefits for dogs and cats include transforming a dull, dry coat, leaving it softer and glossier. Omega 3 benefits for cats and dogs also include control of allergies, inflammation, and joint disease. The fact is that fatty acids are essential to overall coat and skin and organ health.
Omega 3 and 6 advantages for pets also include better athletic performance and the reduction in the severity and incidence of various diseases and health problems:
- coronary artery disease
- gastrointestinal disease
- immune mediated joint disease
- renal disease
- respiratory disease
- skin disease
Sources of Essential Fatty Acids for Cats and Dogs
Although many pet owners endeavor to feed their dogs and cats salmon as a source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids from time to time, fish oil is not the only source of these fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is also an excellent source of these critically important fatty acids.
Canna-Pet® hemp-rich hemp is an excellent source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids. This product also provides GLA, precursors to both EPA and DHA. Our products are designed to include Omega fatty acids in the proper ratios to supplement the other phytochemicals we provide for maximum effect—far superior to fish oil for your pets!
Hemp as An omega source
Hemp has been called “one of the best available sources ” of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. These are the facts:
- Trans-fatty acid-free
- More efficient conversion from ALA to EPA and DHA
- Free of toxins found in fish oils
- Only plant-based source of both vitamins D and E
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