Omega-3 fatty acids including EPA, DHA and Arachidonic Acid are needed for almost every organ in your pet’s body to function as well as possible, particularly those in the immune system. Without Omega-3s, your pet runs the risk of conditions like dry, itchy skin, as well as recurring ear infections, and degenerative conditions, such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
It’s also important for pets to have a higher proportion of Omega-3s relative to Omega-6s in their diet, much like what they would get in the wild. Carna4 gets much of its Omega-3s from clean herring, salmon, perch, chicken eggs and sprouted flaxseed, which deliver higher concentrations than other ingredients and help create an optimal ratio with Omega-6s. Overall, Carna4 has an Omega 6:3 ratio of just under 2:1 which means that your pet will get a healthier proportion of Omega 3 than found in most other pet foods. Compare for yourself.
These exceptionally high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids can help your pet in many ways, such as:
- Improved immunity against infection
- Less tenderness in the joints
- Reduced dandruff and dry, patchy skin
- Enhanced beauty & luster in your pet’s coat
- Stronger bones, nails and teeth
- Eased inflammatory conditions, including arthritis
It’s worth noting The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association published a series of studies in early 2010, on the benefits of food with high Omega-3 fatty acid concentrations for dogs with osteoarthritis. According to one of the authors: “These studies demonstrate that feeding a food containing omega-3 fatty acids to a dog with osteoarthritis significantly improves mobility and quality of life.”
With Carna4, dogs also get increased natural fiber and active enzymes from sprouted flaxseed, which you don’t find in Omega-3s from fish oils that most pet food manufacturers use as their Omega-3 sources.