Ingredient Highlight: Omega-3


Have you ever wanted to learn more about what ingredients go into your pet's food?

We believe that an informed pet parent allows for a happy pet! Today, we want to share the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in your dog’s food.

Omega-3 Food

What are Omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish oil or olive oil, have anti-inflammatory properties and support healthy skin and coat, cognitive development, a strong immune system, and joint health. Fatty acids are a building block for good health they are a source of energy and help with vitamin absorption. Some of these fatty acids are essential for metabolism, but the body cannot make them, such as Linolenic Acid, or not in sufficient quantities to promote maximum health, such as Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).

How does Omega-3 benefit dogs?

1. Anti-inflammatory properties:

Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) can help decrease inflammation throughout a dog’s body as well as in skin cells. It can benefit several conditions such as arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

2. Supports healthy skin and coat:

Omega-3 and Omega-6 help to maintain healthy skin by providing a moisture barrier that prevents dryness, flakiness, and itchiness. It can also help with some other skin issues that dogs may experience.

3. Cognitive development:

Omega-3 helps with mental development for puppies and learning ability in growing dogs. Just like with humans, omega 3 provides benefits to mental and cognitive function and is essential for the maintenance of the nervous system.

4. Supports a strong immune system:

Omega-3 fatty acids helps to support a strong immune system in dogs. Fatty acids support cardiovascular health, regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and support alleviating allergies caused by over-reactive immune systems.

5. Supports joint health:

Omega-3 helps to reduce joint inflammation, reduce joint discomfort, and promote wound healing. As dogs age, they may start experiencing joint issues where an Omega-3 diet can support relieving the aches, pains, and stiffness that come with that. Omega 3 ingredients are particularly relevant for large breed dogs prone to skin sensitivities or joint problems.

What can I feed my dog?

If you are looking for an omega 3 pet food solution, our Wholesome Blend Pea-Free Large Breed Cod & Pumpkin is carefully formulated with an omega 6-3-9 balance to ensure a well-rounded diet especially designed to support joint and bone health. The balance of omega’s in a dog’s diet is crucial to getting all benefits.


We hope that this information is helpful in understanding key ingredients for your dog’s diet!