by Nordic Naturals, Inc.
Item #: MD-16298
Ship Weight: 0.3505 lb
This is an over the counter product - it does not require prescription.
Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet
Fish Oil Supplement for Dogs and Cats
- Omega-3 Fatty Acid
- Oil Derived From 100% Wild Anchovies and Sardines
- Fish Body Oil
- High Levels of DHA and EPA per Serving
- Encapsulated for Convenient Use
- Distilled for Purity
For centuries, pet diets consisted of natural, unprocessed foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish, algae, and plants.
The health-promoting Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are EPA and DHA. They are important for supporting healthy skin, coat, joints, brain, heart, and eye health, as well as a pets energy level. While research indicates that a ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 of 5:1 to 10:1 is optimal for dogs, many pet foods contain primarily Omega-6 fatty acids from vegetable oils. This results in a highly unbalanced ratio dominated by Omega-6.
Some canine and feline diets may include Omega-3 fatty acids; however, virtually none include satisfactory amounts of the most important Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. In line with pet recommendations in Scandinavia, we feel it is crucial to give pets quality fish oil every day.
Nordic Naturals Omega-3 fish oils (EPA and DHA) promote your patients health by supporting:
- optimal cellular health
- skin and coat health
- moisture retention in skin
- joint health
- heart health
- brain development and maintenance
- eye development and maintenance
retinal and visual cortex
- energy production
All natural vitamin A supports:
- immune function
- fetal development
All natural vitamin D supports:
maintenance of mineral status
nerve conduction, cell signaling
(average analysis; please refer to product label
on bottle for current guaranteed analysis)
1 soft gel = 1500 mg
1 soft gel contains 1000 mg fish oil
Crude fat (min.) ......................................................... 67%
Moisture (max.) ........................................................... 3%
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min.) ........................ 22%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)* (min.) ................ 11%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (min.) .................. 7%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO dog or cat food nutrient profiles.
Ingredients: fish oil, soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin), d-alpha tocopherol (a preservative).
100% natural vitamin E
No artificial colors or flavors
Fatty acid in 100% natural triglyceride form
One capsule contains:
165 mg EPA, 110 mg DHA, 70 mg other Omega-3 fatty acids, and 30 I.U. vitamin E
Suggested daily use:
Use one capsule for every 20 lbs. of body weight.
Larger dogs: add capsule to food.
Smaller dogs and cats: puncture capsule(s) and apply oil directly onto food, or serve by itself.
Why Nordic Naturals?
Pets Deserve Quality Omega-3 Fish Oils. At Nordic Naturals, we use the same oils and quality standards for the manufacture of both our human and pet products.
All of our oils are manufactured in Norway. We adhere to and exceed all quality requirements established by the Norwegian Medicinal Standard and the European Pharmacopoeia, delivering some of the purest, freshest, and most effective Omega-3 pet oils on the market.
Exclusive and Exceptional Raw Material
A great finished product starts with the best
Nordic Naturals starts with the best raw materials available: fish low on the food chain, which naturally contain low levels of impurities. All of our products are made exclusively from three fish species: Arctic Cod, Anchovies, and Sardines, as they are naturally high in the Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA.
Not all Cod Liver Oils are created equal
Few customers are aware of the fact that most cod liver oil (CLO) products are mostly made from fish other than cod, such as seit or haddock, as Arctic Cod is by far the most expensive raw material available. Since only cod liver contains high levels of naturally occurring vitamins A and D, other cod liver oil manufacturers have to add back synthetic vitamins to standardize the fish oil as cod liver oil. Nordic Naturals uses 100% Arctic Cod for all of its cod liver oil products. Our Arctic Cod Liver Oil contains the highest Omega-3 level of any CLO product, and is tested to ensure healthy levels of 100% naturally occurring vitamins A and D.
Freshness, which ensures product integrity and biological efficacy, may be the single most important quality of fish oils. Nordic Naturals patented, oxygen-free manufacturing process delivers peroxide values (indicators of freshness) down to absolute 0.0 mEQ/kg, with an average of 0.75 mEQ/kg or approximately 14 times below the Norwegian Medicinal Standard and European Pharmacopoeia Standard limits. The lower the peroxide value, the fresher the fish oil.
Freshness is crucial for several reasons. It eliminates key complaintsfishy taste and repeat. On the physiological level, a low peroxide value prevents free radical formation, which has been shown to have a negative effect on the human body.
A low peroxide value may be the key reason why so many humans and their pets, who previously did not benefit from fish oil supplementation, report extraordinary results when using the Nordic Naturals brand.
Nordic Naturals raw material is harvested from some of the cleanest waters in the world, and is tested by independent laboratories for heavy metals and over 210 other environmental contaminants.
Nordic Naturals products show no detectable lead or mercury when tested down to 10 ppb, or 10 times below the Norwegian Medicinal Standard and European Pharmacopoeia Standard limits.
Dioxins and Furans
Nordic Naturals oils have been tested down to 0.5 ppt with zero detection of dioxins and furans. The Norwegian Medicinal Standard and European Pharmacopoeia Standard limits for dioxins are 2 ppt. Analysis is based on the toxicity equivalent testing methodology established by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Nordic Naturals oils show no detectable PCBs when tested down to 0.5 ppt. The Norwegian Medicinal Standard limit for PCBs is 3 ppt. No Limit has been established by the European Pharmacopoeia Standard. Analysis is based on the toxicity equivalent testing methodology established by the WHO.
The freshness of an oil is revealed by its taste
Nordic Naturals has earned a reputation for the best-tasting Omega-3 fish oils on the market. Our oils have been awarded "Best Tasting" three years in a row by the American Culinary Institute.
Our exceptionally fresh Omega-3 fish oils have a clean taste, without the unpleasant repeat. This results in a highly palatable oil for both canines and felines, with increased patient compliance.
In contrast, rancid oils have a fishy taste and odor, cause repeat, and are harmful to pet health by producing free radicals in the body.
Third-Party Laboratory Testing and Verification
Every batch of Nordic Naturals Omega-3 oils is tested for purity and freshness at NILU in Oslo, Norway. Our finished product is third-party tested by laboratories in the United States and in Canada, verifying purity and freshness levels.
Triglyceride versus Ethyl Ester Form
We use only the natural triglyceride form of fish oil
Triglycerides contain a glycerol backbone, stabilizing the oil molecules in their natural form. Fish oils in ethyl ester form are highly unstable and rapidly break down during storage. They are prohibited in Sweden and Denmark, and soon in Norway and the UK.
Additionally, when fish oils are digested, they are converted into free fatty acids. After absorption through the epithelial cells, free fatty acids are immediately converted into triglycerides. If the glycerol backbone is missing (as they are with ethyl esters), and no other glycerol backbones are available, the oil cannot be converted back to triglyceride form. Fatty acids not converted to triglycerides pose an oxidation burden in the form of free radical formation.
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