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Is Salmon Good For My Dog?

Salmon is a superfood and one of the finest sources of nutrition your dog can eat. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, and other essential nutrients, salmon is wonderful for your dog's skin & coat and offers a variety of functional benefits too. The great taste and excellent health benefits of salmon make it one of the dog worlds most beloved fish.

Recently the FDA recognized Omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) as essential nutrients for dogs because they play an important role in the development of healthy cell membranes. These fatty acids are long chain, meaning that they contain 20 or more carbon atoms that provide anti-inflammatory benefits and can help promote cognitive function, healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Salmon benefits your dog's skin owing to the presence of fatty acids and vitamin A. These healthy fats improve the skin quality and health. Omega-3 fatty acids work in collaboration with the carotenoid antioxidants of astaxanthin in salmon to reduce free radical damage and that's a very good thing.

The high levels of omega 3 fatty acids are one of the reasons it has earned recognition as a superfood, along with its myriad nutritional benefits including antioxidant elements like selenium and other minerals like phosphorus, zinc, and potassium, as well as the vitamin B group.

Remarkably, salmon is rich in the entire vitamin B group—B3, B5, B7, B6, B9, B12, and so on. Vitamin B complex plays a vital role in maintaining the healthy balance of all bodily functions. The B group of vitamins work co-dependently to turn consumed food into energy, create and repair DNA, and reduce inflammation. Among all the B vitamins, salmon is richest in vitamin B3 (niacin) and vitamin B6. Vitamin B3 helps to lower cholesterol levels, whereas vitamin B6 improves brain health. Salmon also has a good amount of B12 which is vital for the functioning of the brain and nervous system, hormonal balance, and several metabolic functions.

What About Salmon Oil?

Salmon oil retains all the health benefits of salmon but has 0 grams of protein so it's the ideal additional to the diet for dogs who prefer not to eat salmon. There are many ways to use salmon oil to supplement your dog’s diet. You can give your pet oil supplements at mealtime or add the oil into their food.

Alternately, you can choose treats with salmon oil already in the list of ingredients! 

Which HappyTails Canine Wellness™ Products Contain Salmon and/or Salmon Oil?

Dive into our Snazzy Salmon Snax for your salmon loving pup. Our Snax are 100% wild sockeye salmon skin filets that have been cured, cold smoked and gently dried. Your dog will love the taste and receive all of the nutritional benefits salmon has to offer as well.   

Additionally, we are truly proud of our Jazzy Jerky Treats and our Journey Up! bars which include just the right amount of salmon oil. Moreover, we developed our own proprietary formulas that have been scientifically formulated to provide key functional benefits including prebiotics, beta glucans, antioxidants and much more!  

Our mission is your dog's optimal wellness so get started on your dog's wellness journey today with HappyTails!  You pup will thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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