Alaska Naturals Probiotic Salmon Oil
$ 34.95 $ 31.95
Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil with Probiotics helps dogs achieve a shiny and healthy coat with omega-3 fatty acids with an ideal balance of added probiotics and digestive enzymes to help support digestion and absorption. This pure oil is veterinary formulated using only wild, non-farmed salmon fresh caught in the pure waters of Alaska. Salmon oil provides levels of DHA and EPA not commonly found in pet foods, to promote the nutritional health of skin and provide antioxidant support for the immune system. Available in a 16 oz dispenser.
- Natural ingredients
- Wild-caught Salmon
- NO artificial preservatives
- NO synthetic flavors
- NO artificial colors
- Made in USA
Suggested Use: For maintenance purposes, give pet ½ teaspoon per 10 lbs of body weight daily. Add oil to food, or feed directly as a treat. For best results use on a long-term basis; studies have shown that fatty acid levels reach a steady state within about one month of starting supplementation. (If bottle is fitted with a pump, one pump equals approximately ½ teaspoon.)
Ingredients: Salmon oil, alpha-amylase and beta glucanase from bacillus subtilis fermentation, rosemary extract.
Guaranteed Analysis per teaspoon (4.5 g):
- Crude Fat, 99.5%
- Moisture (max), 0.5%
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids, 1,274 mg
- DHA, 455 mg
- EPA, 409 mg
- Bacillus subtilis, 20 million CFU
- Alpha Amylase, 100 DU
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Shelf Life & Storage: Alaska Naturals unadulterated oils are produced using a low temperature centrifugation. The oils are “nitrogen purged” to ensure freshness and have an 18-month shelf life if unopened (see date on bottom of bottle). Once opened, for best quality, we recommend using the oil within 30 days. To help maintain freshness, store it in a cool, dry location away from the stove and other heating appliances. Because the oil is preserved using natural mixed tocopherols, it is not necessary to refrigerate the bottle. If your location/home is above 85° F and you cannot store it at a cooler temperature, it is wise to use refrigeration.
What are essential fatty acids?
Essential fatty acids (EFA's) are required for normal growth and physiological integrity but cannot be manufactured in an animal's body. It is imperative that they be eaten as foods or supplements.
Can dogs and cats obtain enough EFA's from pet food?
Probably not. Although, most pet foods contain omega-6 fatty acid in the form of linolenic acid, the levels of omega-3 are not enough to optimize skin and coat condition and maximize health and vitality.
What is the best source of omega-3?
One of the few sources of contaminant-free omega-3 fatty acids is oil from wild-caught Alaska salmon.
Is flax oil a good source of omega-3?
Not particularly. Plant sources, such as flax oil, do not contain DHA and EPA. Instead, they contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a precursor to DHA and EPA. This means the body has to convert ALA into DHA and EPA to obtain the benefits. Since the conversion is slow, this results in less EPA and DHA. Flax does not appear to be as effective as fish oil in reducing inflammation.
How is freshness of the salmon oil maintained?
Alaska Naturals is processed in Prince Williams Sound continually during the fishing season. It is a low temperature centrifugation and stabilized with natural antioxidants. When bottling each bottle is nitrogen purged to ensure shelf freshness.