Did you know that there is a well-studied substance known to be critical for long-term health in dogs and cats? Your pet may be missing it.
The benefits are the most wide-ranging of any nutrients we know. They help with the brain, the heart, with inflammation, and even appearance (skin and coat). Have you guessed what these essential nutrients are? If you said Omega-3 fatty acids you're right. Just like humans, pets need Omega-3 fatty acids, but most pets dont get them. Big mistake.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
A critical nutrient for optimal health and fighting disease in dogs and cats, these amazing fatty acids work in every cell in your pet's body as foundational support for cellular function. Thousands of studies have been done in humans and animals showing their benefits.
Benefits for Skin and Coat
- Reduces hot spots
- Nourishes the coat for a natural sheen
Benefits for Inflammation
- Produces hormone-like substances known as eicosonoids that suppress inflammatory compounds such as PGE 2. In other words, a dog or cat diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids will help reduce inflammation and allergy response.
Benefits Your Pet's Brain
- Supports brain developmentgreat for puppies.
- Decreases aging of the braingreat for senior dogs.
Benefits Your Pet's Heart
- Reduced inflammation (especially arterial)
- Supports healthy blood pressure levels in pets
- Supports lower triglycerides
- Reduced obesity, a catalyst for heart disease and diabetes
Support Healthy Aging
Omega-3 fatty acids help improve overall cellular function for pets as they maintain or improve telomere length.
What's a telomere, you ask? Telomeres are the endcaps of chromosomes and are associated with aging. Longer telomeres have been correlated to longer life. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the only nutrients shown to have an effect on telomeres.
Pet Foods Are a Poor Source for Omega-3
We are not strong believers of getting Omega-3 fatty acids from pet food. There are problems with rancidity, unless the Omega-3s are microencapsulated into the food. This can be done, but it is quite expensive. If a pet food has it in there, yet is affordable to buy, it becomes questionable. Additionally, the inclusion of Omega-3s can be window dressing as there often is not enough put in the food to make it useful.
Omega-3 is Best Supplemented in Liquid Form
Liquid supplements have always been our choice because they provide better value and are a safer and more effective delivery system, and are much easier to use for pets. The 12-point quality control process makes Celavin the omega-3 supplement of choice for pets.
We work with one of the most prestigious manufacturers of fish oil in the world. Celavin™ is manufactured at one of only four pharmaceutically-licensed facilities on the planet, recognized as an industry leader. The process that Celavin undergoes to ensure that it is a high-quality product that delivers all the benefits of fish oil without any contaminants, we employ multiple refining steps. Each processing step is followed by analysis to ensure that the quality parameters aimed for was achieved before proceeding to next step. The final product is thoroughly analyzed to ensure compliance with specification before release.
removes, under high vacuum, free fatty acids and environmental contaminants.
Cold filtration (winterization)
removes, in a closed-filter press, solid fat precipitated after cooling the oil to about 3 degree centigrade.
reduces, to a minimum, certain types of pesticides, heavy metals, and coloring items. The oil is mixed with clay under nitrogen atmosphere followed by filtration in a closed filter system.
removes volatile parts of the product responsible for unpleasant smell and taste. The oil is heated under high vacuum, and steam is passed through the oil.
is also used when concentrates of EPA and DHA are made. The process removes, under high vacuum a substantial fraction of fatty acids with a shorter chain length than the omega-3 acids EPA and DHA.
Transferring ethyl esters to triglycerides (natural oil form). Reaction is catalyzed by enzymes.
The addition of antioxidants and desired flavors round out this fish oil.
Because Celavin is ultra-pure, and delivers such great value and ease of dosing, your pet can get the maximum benefits of Omega-3.
- Healthy and Beautiful Coat
- Reduced inflammation
- Support for the brain
- Improved heart health
- Overall cellular function for healthy aging
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