Most grandmothers recommended Cod Liver Oil as a remedy for many ailments. They recommended Cod Liver Oil because Omega-3 Fatty Acids are the essential ingredient in Cod Liver Oil and there are many benefits from Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

Research shows that pets with arthritis and skin problems can be helped with Omega-3 Fatty Acids.  Omega-3 Fatty Acids are also known as Fish Oil.  Fish oil is essential in the diet of most mammals.  Fish oil can’t be produced by the body so it must be eaten in order for the body to get it.  It can be found in some vegetables and it can be found in eggs.  Of course, the best source of fish oil is fish, especially cold water fish.  Some cold water fish are Salmon, Herring, and Mackerel.

These fatty acids have many beneficial effects such as reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer.  They can also help diabetics, aide in the recovery of neurological damage and it is good for the eyesight.

Giving your older pets a daily dosage of Omega-3’s could reduce the need for other potent drugs.  Omega 3’s also provide a more natural way to fight arthritis.  Fish oil can also help pets with skin problems and allergies.  They help repair damage to the skin and help reduce itching.  Fish oil will also give your pet a shiny, healthy coat, reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and help with healthy adrenal function.  Because it is a natural anti-inflammatory, it helps with disease prevention.  More and More veterinarians are recommending fish oil for dogs with allergies, kidney disease, arthritis and high cholesterol.

Of course, if you are considering giving your pet fish oil supplements you should check with your vet on the dosage and whether or not you should give it to your pet.

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