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Krill Oil & Dogs

If you’re anything like the author of this article, or millions of Americans who are proud dog owners – there likely isn’t anything you wouldn’t do to ensure your dog enjoying a vibrant, healthy life!

When a dog becomes part of your family, they become just as much a part of your heart. The term ‘a dog is a man’s best friend’, rings so very true to many of us. Together, you and your dog exercise, explore, watch movies, grow as a family, and sometimes, even experience great celebrations and losses together.

Of course you’re going to want to do everything within your power to ensure your dogs’ health, is at its best – which is why I strongly recommend including Krill Oil into his or her daily health care regime. Dogs are a lot more aligned to humans than we think. Many of the health concerns that we tackle throughout our lifetimes, they do as well. Cardiovascular disease, arthritis, depression and anxiety disorders, degenerative eye diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue and cancer, are just a few of the dangers that dogs face – depending on their age, size, breed, diet, level of exercise and intake of essential nutrients.

Is Krill Oil safe for dogs?

Assuming your dog does not have a shellfish allergy (as krill are tiny crustaceans found in oceanic communities around the globe), there should not be any health concerns whatsoever when it comes to providing your pet with a daily supplement of krill oil. In fact, the benefits behind using krill oil as a daily supplement to your dogs’ already nutrient filled diet are numerous.

If you are not sure as to whether or not your dog may have a shellfish allergy, we do recommend consulting your dogs’ veterinarian.

What are the benefits of Krill Oil for dogs?

As mentioned earlier in this article, dogs suffer from many of the ailments and chronic diseases that we do as we age. Just like us, recovery also becomes more difficult with age, which is why it’s important to try and promote a healthy lifestyle for your pet right from the get- go. We will go into detail on three specific health topics that are predominantly important to dogs, in efforts of showing how very instrumental Krill Oil can be in promoting optimal health with your dog.

Joint Pain

As dogs age, many of them (specifically larger breeds), experience chronic joint pain. Krill Oil has been clinically proven to reduce inflammation in joints – which in turn provides pain relief. Using Krill Oil on a daily basis could help your dog avoid the many aches and pains that often accompany mobility as they age. In fact, clinical studies published in the January 2010 and March 2010 issues of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), report the possible benefits of feeding foods high in omega-3 fatty acid concentrations to dogs with osteoarthritis. Dogs that were fed the foods experienced significantly less pain associated with the disease and greater mobility.

Cardiovascular Disease

Above all, Krill Oil is known for its ability to promote cardiovascular health, balanced cholesterol levels and circulation. Certain breeds of dogs are prone to specific conditions attached to cardiovascular disease such as; Ventricular arrhythmias, high blood pressure, thromboembolisms and even cholesterol problems. Krill Oil will work with your daily to reduce the risk of heart disease and cholesterol within the blood.

Anxiety Disorders

Many dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes – actually suffer from mild to severe forms of anxiety disorders. This anxiety can be attached to numerous triggers such as; separation, children, other dogs, cats, strangers, storms, loud noises and/or traffic amongst a myriad of other things. Krill Oil works naturally, to provide an overall boost to self-esteem and a personal sense of well-being. Having daily Krill Oil supplementation will help give your dog a lift in their day, and work to reduce or alleviate the fear associated with some of these stressors.

These are only a few of the benefits attached to including Krill Oil in your dogs’ nutritional in take on a daily basis. Superior omega3 supplements like Krill Oil have also been known to assist in; bone health, digestive disease, degenerative eye disease, cancers, weight regulation, skin allergies and encouraging healthy, shiny coats.

What is the Krill Oil dosage for dogs? 

The dosage of Krill Oil you decide to give your dog really depends on their size, breed, and the health goals you are trying to achieve. We always recommend that you consult with your veterinarian before giving supplements to your dogs as breeds with specific allergies will likely have higher dosage requirements than usual.

Some dogs actually like taking Krill Oil in capsule form as they enjoy the ‘pop’ of the capsules in their mouths, similar to how us humans often enjoy our tapioca, bubble tea’s, or certain types of sushi! If you have a dog that’s a little more finicky about their supplements, a very easy way to ensure they are getting their optimal omega-3 in take is to break the caplique, and squeeze the contents into your dogs’ food.
Depending on the size, and breed of your dog, you will likely notice the health benefits of daily Krill Oil supplementation within two to four weeks!

I hope this article was helpful. I have always been a huge advocate of taking my pets’ health as seriously as I take my own. If you’re anything like me – you feel the same way. I hope your pet – be it a dog, a cat, or a budgee – is feeling great!

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