Food For Thought: The Importance of Omega 3s & Brain Health October 3, 2021 – Posted in: cats, dogs, wellness

We’ve all heard of the amazing health benefits of Omega 3s for dogs and cats:

  • Lustrous coat
  • Skin integrity
  • Allergy relief
  • Immune boost
  • Heart support

But did you know that Omega 3s also support brain health? Specifically, DHA & EPA are among the few dietary nutrients actually found in the brain because the lipid-packed brain uses these fatty acids as building blocks. Researchers are also exploring DHA & EPA’s ability to decelerate brain aging & mood disorders like depression.

Interestingly, carnivores are unable to produce Omega 3s on their own.

This is why it’s so important to supplement!

  • Ultra Oil is one of our favorite supplements that contains Omega 3,6,&9!
  • Sardines are also a great source of Omega 3. You can add them whole to your pet’s food daily- Just make sure they are packed in water and do not contain any added salt!
  • Blueberries contain brain-boosting antioxidants! Feed as a treat or sprinkle on your pet’s food.

 

Nourish the Brain Beyond the Bowl:

In addition to supplementing Omega 3 in your pet’s diet, it is crucial to exercise their brain by getting them out into the world. Exposing your pet to new experiences not only develops their confidence but stimulates their brain.