Omega 3 Supplements for Cats and Dogs Relieves Itchy Skin

Omega 3 essential fatty acids play a vital role in overall good health and are particularly beneficial for the skin of dogs and cats. They help to create a protective barrier in the skin to block out irritants and infections and also reduce inflammation. A deficiency in certain types of fatty acids can result in a dull coat and dry itchy skin that is susceptible to irritations and allergic episodes.

Extensive research indicates that omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation—which many experts consider to be the root cause of most chronic diseases. However, it is very important for your dog or cat to maintain a balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids in its diet since omega 3s help reduce inflammation, while an over-abundance of most omega-6s tend to promote inflammation.

Consequently, an inappropriate balance of these essential fatty acids contributes to health problems, while a proper balance helps maintain and improve your pet's health.

Supplementation with omega 3 fatty acids can be beneficial in inflammatory disorders by regulating your pet's eicosanoid production … which means your dog or cat may find relief from itching and pain.

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