CAT | Fish Oils
07/25/14 0 Comments | Posted by ReNew Life in Diet and Nutrition, Digestive Enzymes, Digestive Health, Fiber Supplements, Fish Oils, General Health, Oil Supplements, Probiotic Supplements, Solutions, Toxins and Health
Our four-legged friends tend to be more active during the summer months—when warmer weather and longer days allow for plenty of outdoor play time. But increased exercise and more time outdoors can impact your dog’s health, and just like you, your canine companion can benefit from a little added support. Natural supplements are a safe and effective way to help your dogs cope with problems like dry skin, decreased joint flexibility and mobility, and even sensitive stomachs.
- Keep Hips and Joints Healthy
Just as important as making sure he stays healthy and active is making sure your dog has the right support for his hips and joints. A natural supplement with beneficial ingredients like glucosamine and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), along with whole herbs, herbal extracts and flower essences may help relieve discomfort from normal daily activity. For best results, combine it with a natural Omega-3 EPA and DHA formula to support overall joint, brain and nervous system health.
- Soothe Seasonal Itching
Itching, scratching, licking, shedding—all of these can be brought on by seasonal weather changes. A natural skin and coat supplement can help return a healthy glow to his coat. Look for ingredients to support healthy skin such as brewer’s yeast, inositol, borage oil, chamomile and burdock root, along with beneficial herbs and flower essences.
- Support Healthy Digestion & Weight Management
Because of their relatively short digestive tracts, dogs can benefit from added support to assist with healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. This, in turn, helps promote healthy weight management and overall well-being. Choose a natural supplement that includes probiotics, digestive enzymes and fiber to support intestinal health (including the relief of occasional gas) as well as bowel and anal gland health.
- Assist with Natural Detoxification
The backyard may seem like a playground to your dog, but we humans know all too well about the chemicals and environmental pollutants lurking in every lawn, park and play area that can take a serious toll on his health. Look for a gentle daily formula that supports normal detoxification and healthy liver function to help pets enjoy the vibrant health and vitality they deserve. It may contain ingredients such as milk thistle, dragon’s blood and green tea, along with cleansing herbs and flower essences.
Our dogs are part of the family, and they count on us to protect them and keep them healthy during the summer months and all year long. Natural herbal supplements are a great way to do just that.
Clinical research has shown us that fish-derived Omega-3 fats such as EPA and DHA provide numerous benefits for the human body.‡ In addition to playing an important role in healthy cardiovascular function, Omega-3s support brain health, promote healthy joints, and have even been shown to support optimal digestion.‡ But did you know they also provide key benefits for your eyes?‡
Our bodies undergo many changes as we age, including changes in vision and eye health. However, a new study out of Harvard Medical School shows Omega-3 fatty acids from fish may help protect our eyes by supporting the tiny blood vessels in the retina.‡ This is important because damage to these vessels can affect healthy eyesight.
Researchers found that a diet rich in Omega-3s, such as those found in mackerel, trout, herring, sardines, tuna and salmon, helped protect the blood vessels from damage and supported eye health in elderly adults.‡ In the findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Professor Kip Connor, PhD expressed his optimism about the results, saying, “It is our hope that future studies will allow us to develop specific therapeutics that harness this knowledge, resulting in greater visual outcome and quality of life.”
Dr. Connor recommends including plenty of oily fish in the diet or taking a daily Omega-3 fish oil supplement for eye health as well as the overall benefits.‡ Click here to learn more about the benefits of Omega-3s and what to look for in an effective fish oil supplement.