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Omega-3 for Pets: Avoiding Contaminants

Omega-3s have such great utility for benefitting overall health in pets. But, when you give your pet an omega-3 fish oil supplement, many wonder about toxins and purity. Both wild-caught and farm-raised fish oils are known to contain contaminants, with the highest amounts found in wild salmon oils. When not properly purified from the oil, these contaminants lead to potential health issues over time. Thus, purity is a top concern when giving our dogs and cats fish oil.

We give our pets supplements to improve their health, not harm it. Naturally, we want the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids without toxins or worries. Nusentia® has combined great purity with value in Celavin. A a dynamic weapon against some very challenging conditions, Celavin™ is triple distilled for purity and guaranteed to bring benefits to dogs and cats.

Multiple Benefits of Fish Oil

Omega-3 fatty acids are hands down the most researched supplements in the world. Literally, thousands upon thousands of studies showing their benefits:

  • Skin and coat
  • Joint health
  • Allergies
  • Obesity
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Cognitive health
  • Eye Health
  • Behavior


Question: What makes Celavin™  the number 1 choice as a source of Omega-3 for health-minded pet owners?

Answer: Quality control at each of 12 refining steps The refining of Celvain Fish Oil includes up to 12 processing steps. Each processing step is followed by analysis to ensure that the quality parameters aimed for was achieved before proceeding to next step. Final product is thoroughly analyzed to ensure compliance with specification before release.

The Celavin™ Refining Process:

  • Molecular distillation 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 C.
  • Organic filtration 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.
  • Deodorization 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.
  • Molecular distillation 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.
  • Triglyceride synthesis. Transferring ethyl esters to triglycerides (natural oil form). Reaction is catalyzed by enzymes.
  • Blending. Addition of antioxidants and desired flavors.

We are extremely confident that your pet will benefit from Celavin’s™ superior quality, it’s value, and it’s ease of use.

Cites and References:

J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2012 Jul 14. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2012.01325.x. [Epub ahead of print]. Effects of feeding a high omega-3 fatty acids diet in dogs with naturally occurring osteoarthritis.

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Sep 1;241(5):583-94. doi: 10.2460/javma.241.5.583. Evaluation of cognitive learning, memory, psychomotor, immunologic, and retinal functions in healthy puppies fed foods fortified with docosahexaenoic acid-rich fish oil from 8 to 52 weeks of age. Zicker SC, Jewell DE, Yamka RM, Milgram NW.

Am J Vet Res. 2012 Aug;73(8):1273-81. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.73.8.1273. Effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and body condition on serum concentrations of adipokines in healthy dogs. Mazaki-Tovi M, Abood SK, Schenck PA.

Compend Contin Educ Vet. 2012 Oct;34(10):E1-7. Applied dermatology: sebaceous adenitis in dogs. Simpson A, McKay L. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;22(1):135-50. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2010-100639.

Changes in cognition and amyloid-? processing with long term cholesterol reduction using atorvastatin in aged dogs. Murphy MP, Morales J, Beckett TL, Astarita G, Piomelli D, Weidner A, Studzinski CM, Dowling AL, Wang X, Levine H 3rd, Kryscio RJ, Lin Y, Barrett E, Head E. J Small Anim Pract. 2010 Sep;51(9):462-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2010.00968.x.

Epub 2010 Jul 29. Beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease. Freeman LM. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA, USA.

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Jan 1;236(1):67-73. doi: 10.2460/javma.236.1.67. Evaluation of the effects of dietary supplementation with fish oil omega-3 fatty acids on weight bearing in dogs with osteoarthritis. Roush JK, Cross AR, Renberg WC, Dodd CE, Sixby KA, Fritsch DA, Allen TA, Jewell DE, Richardson DC, Leventhal PS, Hahn KA.

Am J Vet Res. 2008 Apr;69(4):486-93. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.69.4.486. Effects of dietary supplementation with fish oil on in vivo production of inflammatory mediators in clinically normal dogs. LeBlanc CJ, Horohov DW, Bauer JE, Hosgood G, Mauldin GE.

Aggressive dogs are characterized by low omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid statusRe S, Zanoletti M, Emanuele E. Vet Res Commun. 2008 Mar;32(3):225-30. Epub 2007 Sep 19.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol 65, 465-472, Retinal and brain accretion of long- chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in developing felines: the effects of corn oil-based maternal diets RJ Pawlosky, Y Denkins, G Ward and N Salem Jr

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