By now, I’m sure you’ve heard all about how Omega-3 fatty acids are good for your own health, but did you also know that they’re great for your pets as well? In addition to helping keep their coat shiny and pretty, Omega-3s may also help support overall heart health and the immune system of your beloved furry companion. Once upon a time, before mankind domesticated cats and dogs, the animals hunted and ate based on their instincts, which allowed them to get all the vitamins and minerals that their body’s required. When they became domesticated, they came to rely on humans to provide all their nutrition, and no longer had a natural source of Omega-3s.

Nordic Naturals Nordic Pet offers a line Omega-3 Pet products specifically designed for pets. Although dogs process the supplement in a similar (but not identical) manner as humans, cats have entirely different metabolisms, and using an Omega-3 product designed specifically for their needs is very important. To make administering the nutrient even easier, Nordic Naturals offers several different dosing methods, including capsules and liquid forms of Omega-3.

I have been using the Omega-3 Pet Softgels with my three dogs, and although I can’t see the internal benefits because I’m not a vet, I can tell you that it really helps keep their coats looking healthier and shinier. While you can give the capsules to them straight or wrapped in some sort of yummy goody, some dogs are harder to trick into taking supplements than others. My dog Cooper will eat anything in site without a second though, and the Omega-3 Pet capsules are no exception, but overall I find it easier to prick the capsules with a pin and squeeze the liquid onto their food. They seem to really like this and it helps make their dry food a little more enticing. As with any supplements, talk to your veterinarian if you furry companion has a preexisting medical condition or is taking any other medications.

Quick Facts About Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet

  • The oil is derived from wild anchovies and sardines, which are considered ideal for long-term sustainability due to their short reproductive cycles.
  • A serving of 5 soft-gel capsules contains ,725 mg total omega-3  fatty acids
  • Products adhere to the standards set by the USDA, the Center of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Products are backed by third-party testing.

Family’s Best Friend Prize Contribution

Nordic Naturals is offering an 8-oz bottle of Omega-3 Pet Liquid, which retails for $21.95, as well as a swag bag with some other samples and goodies. The Family’s Best Friend giveaway hop begins on October 7th. If you would like to get a head start on the extra entries, follow Nordic Naturals on Twitter and Facebook, as both will be extra entries on the giveaway form.