There are a lot of fish oils to choose from. Some are not great, and a few are beneficial to your pet's health. The reason I recommend Bonnie and Clyde's fish oil is because it contains vitamin E, which helps prevent the fish oil from going rancid.
I also recommend certain whole fish, but with a vitamin E supplement. The dosage can become complex depending on your dog's weight and health. I will go over that in another post. In the meantime, let’s discuss fish oil.
This fish oil is:
✅ Easy to add to your pets kibble meals
✅ Adds omega-3’s, helping decrease inflammation in joints and skin
✅ Can improve and maintain healthy brain function
Many dry foods ratio of omega-6 to omega-3’s are off because of either a lack of omega-3 source or the temperature at which the food is cooked. This creates an imbalance, which leads to inflammation in the body.
“The main omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, were significantly degraded, even at 50 °C. Their relative concentrations decrease from 6.1% for EPA and 4.1% for DHA to 1.7% and 1.5% after degradation at 150 °C, respectively” (Beilstein J Org Chem. 2016). For example, Diamond Pet Food dry foods are cooked between 240 to 300 degrees (150* C).
We must add omega 3’s back into the food if it's depleted or not included, not over supplementing, for the reasons mentioned above. Each bottle will have feeding directions on the label for your pet's weight.