If you are a dog owner, you may have heard that fish oil is great for dogs. But what exactly does it do? And what type should you give to your dog? We will answer those questions and more.
If you’re considering adding fish oil to your dog’s diet, it’s important to know what type of fish oil will be best for them.
There are three types of fish oil on the market:
Natural triglyceride oil, which is the most natural and easiest to absorb. However, because it isn’t purified, it may contain contaminants (which is why it’s important to choose a brand that tests for impurities).
Ethyl ester oil is concentrated and distilled, removing impurities. Think of it as semi-natural with high levels of important components of omega-3. Which is the docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
Synthetic triglyceride oil, which as the name says, is synthetic and absorbs the least easily of the three.
Before choosing which type of fish oil to feed your dog, consider their breed, size, weight, and overall health.