Nordic Naturals Pet Cod Liver Oil is made in Norway, exclusively from sustainably sourced wild Arctic cod. Cod liver oil is a useful addition to a dog’s diet when they are suffering from an inflammatory condition (such as pancreatitis, IBD, dermatitis, etc.) or if a dog needs joint support for arthritis as they age.
Cod liver oil is a good source of Vitamin A, which helps maintain eye health, bone growth, and maintenance of skin and the other epithelial layers in the body.
All Nordic Naturals fish oil products are offered in the triglyceride molecular form—the form naturally found in fish, and the form the body most easily absorbs. Everything we make is non-GMO and third-party tested, surpassing the strictest international standards for purity and freshness. Certificates of Analysis are available for any product. Nordic Naturals fish oils are Friend of the Sea (FOS) certified and sustainably made in a zero-waste facility powered by biofuel.
Why Does My Pet Need an Omega-3 Supplement?
The magic of omega-3s lies in their ability to reduce inflammation. Low-grade chronic inflammation is at the root of countless diseases (think arthritis, heart disease, and even cancer), and omega-3 supplements help keep this in check. In addition to omega-3s being a wonderful preventative measure, they’re also a great way to help with discomfort when inflammatory symptoms (like stiff joints in older dogs) begin to occur.
Another important thing to understand is there also needs to be a balance between omega-3s and omega-6s in your dog’s body. Although they sound similar and both help to control hormones, they perform somewhat opposite roles. Omega-6 fatty acids produce hormones that assist with cell growth, blood clotting, and increasing inflammation as part of the immune response (the good acute kind of inflammation that promotes healing, i.e. when your ankle swells up after a sprain). Omega-3 fatty acids, on the other hand, produce hormones that help the immune system, decrease inflammation (the harmful low-grade chronic inflammation that leads to disease), and work alongside omega-6 in such a way to maintain optimal health.
Most pets will have an imbalance of omegas. This is because only pasture-raised red meats and wild game have a balanced ratio of omegas. Grain-fed beef, pork, and poultry all have a lack of omega-3 and an excess of omega-6, making omega-3 supplementation a necessity. Remedying this imbalance with an omega-3 supplement will help ensure a healthy immune system, heart, and brain. This is why a good balance of both is so essential.
Benefits of Nordic Naturals Pet Cod Liver Oil:
- Improve memory function
- Fight infections and boost immunity
- Decrease inflammation and lessen joint pain
- Lower blood pressure
- Support healthy brain and eye development
For best results, please refrigerate and use within three months after opening. We suggest the following sizes:
- 8oz for dogs 20-60lbs
- 16oz for dogs 60bs+ and multi-dog homes
Ingredients: cod liver oil, mixed tocopherols (a preservative).
Suggested daily use for dogs:
- 20-39 lbs: 2.5 mL (184 mg EPA/253 mg DHA)
- 40-59 lbs: 5.0 mL (368 mg EPA/506 mg DHA)
- 60-79 lbs: 7.5 mL (552 mg EPA/759 mg DHA)
- 80-110 lbs: 10 mL (736 mg EPA/1012 mg DHA)
- 111+ lbs: 12.5 mL (920 mg EPA/1265 mg DHA)
*Do not exceed the suggested daily use without consulting your veterinarian.
- Crude fat (min.) 99.8%
- Moisture (max.) 0.02%
- Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min.) 8%
- Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.) 11%
- Vitamin A** (min.) 175 I.U.
- Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min.) 24%