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Can Senior Pets Benefit From Omega 3?

One of the important effects of aging is the deterioration of the function and  integrity of the immune system, making senior pets more vulnerable to illnesses. Unfortunately, the body is unable to produce omega 3 thus giving omega 3 supplements is one way to help boost the function of the animal’s immune system. Omega 3 is a type of essential fatty acids that can also help promote joint health, reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis, control itching, improve brain and heart health, reduces shedding and help keep the skin and hair coat healthy. It is also an important component of many physiological processes that involves major body systems. It is also great for senior pets suffering from dementia or cognition problems. Some viable sources of omega 3 fatty acids include fish oil, algae oil, and krill oil. Just like any other type of supplement, it is recommended that you consult your vet Brant Hills, ON before starting your dog on omega-3 supplements. 

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