What a wonderful day and age we live in when there is so much research out there to show us what isn’t good for us and all the amazing nutritional products that are available. Ideally we would like to get all the nutritional support from just eating a healthy diet, unfortunately that’s not always possible.
Finding safe and effective Omega oils, especially Omega-3 Oils for us humans is important. Have you thought about how important they are for your pet?
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I have been given the opportunity to try out 2 products by Nordic Naturals; Ultimate Omega (for me) and Omega-3 Pet (for our dogs). I’m a proponent of the benefits of Omega oils so I was very excited to try these. I hadn’t really given much thought into giving it to our dogs since they are pretty young still. Hmmmmm as a nurse I know it’s never to early to start taking excellent care of ourselves and our wonderful pets.
What Nordic Naturals says about their Omega-3 Pet & Ultimate Omega:
Immune system health
Skin and coat health
Brain development and maintenance
Eye development and maintenance
Nordic Naturals was inspired to launch our Nordic Pet® Collection to provide dog and cat companions with the same exceptional quality oils we produce for humans, so they too can experience the benefits of our fish oils.
Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet is an excellent source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. It is an essential supplement to promote optimal pet health and wellness at home. Our pure omega-3 oil is derived exclusively from wild anchovies and sardines from the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru. In 2008, the sustainability of these Peruvian fisheries was ranked as number one in the world.
Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet does not include rosemary oil or flavorings, which are contained in our human products, in order to ensure safety for pets. Please use only our pet products for dogs and cats.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are important fatty acids for humans and their dog and cat companions because they cannot be made in the body. The only source of EPA and DHA for these species is through the diet and/or supplementation. Daily supplementation with Omega-3 Fatty Acids helps support optimal health for your pet companion.
EPA and DHA are necessary structural components of cell membranes. These omega-3 fatty acids maintain the cell membrane fluidity and permeability needed for healthy, functioning cells.
EPA and DHA are found abundantly in cold-water fish. Flax seed oil contains ALA, another omega-3 fatty acid that requires the body to first convert ALA to EPA and DHA before utilization. Humans and dogs have limited ability to make this conversion, while cats have even less ability to make this conversion. Therefore, supplementation with high-quality omega-3 fish oil is recommended for humans, dogs and cats.
Double-strength EPA+DHA for increased omega-3
benefits in fewer soft gels
Supports a healthy heart*
Our most popular concentrate, Ultimate Omega® offers therapeutic support for both body and mind. Without solicitation, doctors and researchers worldwide consistently choose and recommend this powerful formula. Concentrated Ultimate Omega delivers more omega-3s per serving than most other omega-3 products and has been shown by original research to support healthy glucose levels, healthy lipid levels in professional athletes, bronchial health, and the body’s ability to respond to stress in a healthy way.*
Nordic Naturals’ concentrated fish oil formulas have been molecularly distilled to contain higher levels of EPA and/or DHA. These fish oils are ideal for people who are deficient in omega-3 essential fatty acids, or who are looking for more omega-3s in fewer servings.
I received my shipment from Nordic Naturals, extremely fast. Not only did I receive the Ultimate Omega softgels and the bottle of Omega-3 Pet I was given numerous samples of a large array of products Nordic Naturals provides. From pregnancy, prostate, adult, children all the way to our wonderful pets; they have everything in the omega-3 line covered. Plus they offer more nutritional supplements for skin, joint, eye, immune and digestive care. Take a look at their full array of products here. You’ll find yourself exploring and reading for hours like I did.
I’ve been taking Omega-3 oils for quite some time now. If you go based by the dosage just to maintain a healthy balance of omega-3’s in your body you will see you have to take quite a bit. I’m not very good with taking really large pills or taking a lot. I’ve noticed too that sometimes when I would take the quantity recommended I would often get a sore stomach.
Before I opened my bottle of Ultimate Omega I was prepared for some huge horse pills. To my delight they are pretty average size. I took 2 daily and have had absolutely no adverse effects. I’m feeling great and I love knowing that what I’m taking is made of the highest quality ingredients. There is no gluten and is absolutely non GMO. Being able to get the amount of Omega-3 I need to proactively support my body’s functioning in 2 average size pills is what I’ve been in search of.
There are many Omega-3 products available. After reading and then using Nordic Naturals’ I am sold that they offer the best supplement for me and my family that I have found. If you are curious to see why Nordic Naturals is the Gold Standard you can read here more of the research and data.
Besides the quality of their product they also contribute to great causes. Right now their companies promotion to betterment for everyone is geared towards their Buy One Bottle, Help Two Hero’s! They are teaming up with Paws for Veterans from October through December 2014 to donate money from purchases of featured products (there are a bunch) to contribute up to $30,000. This money will go to Paws for Veterans that rescue shelter dogs that would have been euthanized. These dogs will be rehabilitated, trained and then given a home to a veteran who can care for them and needs a companion.
I was startled to read that 22 veteran suicides are reported every day and 1.2 million dogs are euthanized annually. I worked as a Veterans Administration nurse and I can first hand tell you that the unconditional love and support a dog can bring someone is unimaginable. As a person that is coping and being treated for PTSD I can fully relate to the need to have companionship; that need to have this hope and love that sometimes can only be given by an animal is beyond measure.
I am beyond proud to be working with a company that is constantly giving back to the community, their last project was for kids in need of school supplies.
I honestly haven’t been very good at giving my dogs nutritional supplements proactively. The first thing I noticed about the Omega-3 Pet was there was no smell at all, since it is a liquid I was expecting some sort of odor. The bottle I was sent was for Medium to Large Dogs. Nordic Naturals offers it for Small Dogs/Cats and for Large and Extra Large Dogs as well.
We used the omega-3 oil with our 2 dogs, Lehua and Sophia. I knew there would be no problem with Lehua, she loves everything… maybe a little too much! For Lehua we gave her 1/2 tsp on top of her dry food daily. She gobbled it up and there were absolutely no complaints!
Sophia was going to be another story, so I thought. I was imagining we were going to need to give it to her by dropper…. She is a very picky girl 🙂 We went ahead a put her dosage on her food as directed. To my surprise she ate it without even noticing a thing. She didn’t treat her food differently at all. Wow, that was easy!
We have been using the Omega-3 Pet about 3 weeks now and both dogs seems to enjoy it. I’ve noticed their coats seem shinier, they are eating well and their urine and feces seem fine. The large bottle is sufficient for our pet’s size and it is a very simple thing to incorporate into our daily routine.
As a pet owner it is my job to continue to give them the best and I am happy that I was introduced to Omega oils for animals. I plan to continue giving our rambunctious Lehua and our sweet Sophia the Omega-3 Pet.
Please check out more information about what Nordic Naturals is doing this wonderful contribution to Paw for Veterans. Head over here and watch the video so you can be amazed and encouraged like I am. You can check out more about Paws for Veterans and see how they are making a difference.
Are you already taking an Omega-3 but you’re looking for one with the highest quality and made in the truest triglyceride form? You can order the Ultimate Omega here or you can find it at major health food stores. To get your pet headed towards optimal health you can find Omega-3 Pet here.
If you’d like to stay up to date and find out the latest with Nordic Naturals you can go to their website, Twitter and Facebook
As a note please remember any supplements you take to discuss with your physician; especially if you already have certain medical illnesses. Also, mentioned by Nordic Naturals: yes, omega-3 oils are wonderful for our pets but do not give them omega-3 designed for humans as there are ingredients in them that can be adverse for animals. Only use supplements geared for pets.
Please remember everything I have shared about our experience is completely our findings and our observations. I truly only share my honest experiences here on Heartbeats~ Soul Stains.
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