Supplementing your dog’s diet can help provide nutrients to boost their health. Cod liver oil is used by humans and dogs so here are the facts –
-Improving the coat and skin condition
-Reduces inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel disease.
-Regulates the immune system, boosting those that are suppressed and calming overactive immune systems for dogs with allergies or autoimmune diseases.
-Aiding in mental development of fetuses and puppies, and improving cognitive function in older dogs.
-Lowers blood pressure
-Provides support for dogs with kidney disease, heart disease, and cancer.
-Promoting weight loss in overweight dogs.
Fish oil should be protected from light, heat, and air. Store liquid fish oil in dark bottles in the refrigerator. Purchase amounts that can be used within one or two months to avoid rancidity. If you notice an “off” odor, discard the oil.
The recommended dosage of liquid fish oil products is often too high, adding unnecessary fat and calories to your dog’s diet. High doses of fish oil can interfere with how the body clots and too much oil can contribute to rather than reduce inflammation. The oil can also contain high quantities of Vitamin A which if too much is ingested regularly can cause skeletal problems.