Fish oil provides your cat with two fatty acids which are crucial to their diet. These are known as EPA and DHA. These two fatty acids are not synthesized well in cats but can be obtained via salmon, sardines or tuna; however, supplementing with fish oil is more recommended than feeding your cat fish as the other necessary nutrients may not be obtained via the fish only.
Fish Oil for Cats: Benefits
There are a number of benefits associated with fish oil for cats. Fish oil, for example, acts as an anti-inflammatory which is likely to assist in reducing the effects of various inflammatory diseases associated with the heart, kidneys, joints or skin. Also, as an anti-inflammatory, inflammation from allergies is reduced.
Fish oil supplements have also been found to reduce the risk of cancer! The nutrients found in fish oil have been found to prevent cancer cells. How interesting is that?! And how beneficial for you and your furry companion?!
Reducing hairballs is also a result of fish oil in the diet. Fish oil promotes a shiny coat and reduces shedding; therefore, reducing the incidence of hairballs while grooming!
salmon oil for cats
Salmon oil for cats, in particular, is a supplement commonly recommended by pet nutritionists. Salmon oil has a unique, rich taste that cats enjoy. In addition to the rich taste, salmon oil supports a strong immune system and contains a high level of Omega-3 fatty acids which maintains your cat’s health effectively. Salmon oil will provide your cat with healthier skin and shiny coat in addition to stronger joints.
Questions about Fish Oil for Cats?
If you have any questions regarding supplementing your cat’s diet with fish oil or salmon oil, please contact our in-house pet nutritionist here at PetPremium! She is available to discuss any questions you may have.
Amber Johnson, Animal Behaviorist
Miss Amber Johnson has many years of experience with pets and is a licensed cat and dog nutrition and behavior specialist. She currently collaborates with PetPremium where she counsels clients in pet behavior and nutrition. The statements made in this article are the personal opinions of Miss Amber Johnson and based on independent experiences and could be different from the opinions of PetPremium Pet health Insurance or any other pet health insurance provider.
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