We use only the finest Super EFA fluid (fish oil) as a carrying agent in our Health Drops. In doing so our formula not only delivers the healing power of CBD, but also provides the dog with vital omega-3 as well as EPA and DHA.
The Benefits of Supplementing EPA and DHA for Dogs
The reported benefits of omega-3 essential fatty acids are quite vast, however some can be considered more reputable than others:
Reduce inflammation caused by inflammatory diseases like osteoarthritis or inflammatory bowel disease – It has been shown fish oils higher in DHA than EPA can reduce inflammatory cytokines, protein molecules that are responsible for causing inflammatory responses (pain, swelling, soreness, etc.).
Improve cognitive function – DHA is a primary structural component of the brain and multiple studies in humans have trialled DHA for controlling attention deficit. Results have been a mix of positive and negative, however. See here for more information on Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.
Reduce dermatitis and allergies, improving coat health – Omega-3 essential fatty acids can alleviate the inflammation of the skin caused by allergies, fleas, scratching, etc. as well as improve the shine of the coat, leading to an overall healthier looking coat.
Healthy cardiovascular system – Omega-3 essential fatty acids can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) levels in the blood, which can help promote a healthy heart.
Slow cancer growth and improve response to treatment – One study in humans found DHA was able to inhibit the growth colonial cancer cells, EPA and DHA have also both been shown to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Trials into the effect of omega-3 essential fatty acids on cancer are still relatively new however.
Supplementation of omega-3 essential fatty acids is extremely safe and given their beneficial effects, supplementation is recommendable for all dogs. The Journal of Veterinary Research suggests for optimal results that 1.75g of EPA / 2.2g of DHA per kg of diet should be given.