Studies that focused on the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on pets found that there are many healthy benefits in including these nutrients in our pet’s diet. These health effects were studied using various omega-3 sources such as vegetable oils like flaxseed, canola and soybean oil and fish oils. Some of the benefits include good visual development in the puppy stage, cardiovascular and dermatological benefits and reducing of cholesterol levels.
It has been observed that deficiency in omega-3 can cause growth retardation, dermatitis, reproductive impairment and poor wound healing in dogs. Here we will have a brief look at whether home made pet food, is omega 3 adequate.