The majority of pet foods have inadequate, if any, amounts of unprocessed Omega-3 fatty acids, and therefore may need to be supplemented to help keep your dog or cat healthy. Even premium dog and cat foods may need to be supplemented, for two reasons:
1) Most premium pet foods have approximately 2% – 4% Omega-6 fatty acids (versus Omega-3 fatty acids) of vegetable origin—even though it may be hard to tell from the label). The proper ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is key to optimum health >
2) Most premium pet foods have, at best, only approximately 0.5% Omega-3 fatty acids, and it’s typically sourced from flax seed oil, which is not as readily accessible for a carnivore as Omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish.
Be sure to follow the Feeding Directions on your bottle’s label.