I am on the Nancy Kay, DVM (author of Speaking for Spot) e-mail list. Saturday there was an e-mail from her entitled: Fish Oil (Omega-3 Fatty Acids): a Proven Treatment for Canine Arthritis.
She blogs that in a recent Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association there were the findings of two studies on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of osteoarthritis. The studies showed that dogs on omega-3 fatty acids showed a significant improvement in their ability to rise from a resting position.
I commented and asked what fish oil supplement she recommends. I have been using Omega-3 Pet by Nordic Naturals since 3V HP Snip Tips went off the market. Within two hours she had e-mailed me personally. Apparently she also uses Nordic Naturals, she has heard good things about its bioavailability, so I feel a bit more secure in that choice. FWIW, Vitacost has a good price on the Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet 180 ct bottle.
For Bug especially, I feel an omega-3 supplement is important. Now if only I could get John back on one for his knee!
3 weeks ago