Why your vet should check your dogs Omega-3 levels?
Measuring important fats like omega-3s can help dogs maintain a diet the delivers a healthy amount of these nutrients, which they are often lacking. Routine testing and changing the amount of EPA and DHA in your pet’s diet should be used to determine the appropriate dose of EPA and DHA needed to maintain an optimal Omega-3 Index.
It will take 3-4 months for your pet’s Omega-3 Index to reach a new level and we recommend re-testing at that time. Once your pet has achieved the desirable level, it is advised that you re-check their values every six to 12 months.
It important that you take this test to your vet and have them administer the blood draw. They have the expertise, staff and tools to carry out this test on your pet. Carrying out the blood draw in your home is not recommended.
Higher Omega-3 EPA & DHA levels can support heart, skin and fur, kidney and joint health in dogs.
Aggressive dogs had lower Omega-3 levels than normal dogs
Higher Omega-3 levels reduced dog stiffness and joint pain
Omega-3 Index Test Kits
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Omega-3 Index for Pets
When your pet takes an Omega-3 Index test it will provide a percentage that indicates the combination of EPA and DHA in their blood. For pets like dogs the ideal level is around 3%.
Getting your pet to an optimal Omega-3 Index will help ensure they are getting enough of the right omega-3s to protect their health.