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Should I Give Fish Oil To My Cat?

Two essential oils that are important for pet health are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Regular supplementation with omega-3 has been shown to help alleviate symptoms of allergy, auto-immune problems, or inflammatory conditions. Pet cats suffering from chronic illnesses like cancer, feline infectious peritonitis, or feline immunodeficiency virus need more omega-6 fatty acids in their diet. While omega-6 are present in adequate amounts in pet food and treats, there is usually a need to supplement a cat’s diet with omega-3 fatty acids. Some common sources of omega-3 include fish oil, flax, hemp, and walnuts. On the other hand, omega-6 fatty acids are present in sunflower, canola, safflower, corn, and olive oil. The effect of omega-3 supplementation won’t be noticed overnight. Generally, it takes 3-4 months to see favorable results as the change occurs first inside the body’s individual cells, tissues, organs, and finally the pet’s skin and hair coat. Ask your Rochester, NY vet for a suitable essential fatty acid supplement for your pet. Make an appointment at this website All Cats Care Center.

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