Is your dog a genius?

Is your dog a genius?

Nutrition plays an important role in supporting your puppy’s ability to learn!

You’ve gone to the shelter and have found the perfect puppy to add to your family. Now comes the scary stuff.. The training! Are you ready for it? Are they ready for it?

Not only do they need to learn where to go potty outside and learn manners, but they also need to be socialized and maybe even learn a trick or two. And if you are giving your puppy the right supplement, there is a good chance they could be steps ahead of the other puppies in their class!

Salmon Oil and Puppies

Salmon oil has high levels of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).

DHA is believed to play an integral role in the proper development and functioning of the brain, impacting attention, memory, and trainability. With the brain being composed of 50 percent fat, and DHA makes up 10-20 percent of all fats and more than 90 percent of the long-chain PUFAs found in the brain.

DHA is especially important because it plays a vital role in brain and retinal development in young animals (the retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye that converts light to impulses the optic nerve transmits to the brain to generate the images we see).

Not only does salmon oil help them learn, but it also helps to protect joints, enhance the immune system’s response to vaccination, and promote the maintenance of a healthy coat and skin.

Is it too soon?

You can generally begin giving your puppy salmon oil as soon as they are properly weaned, usually by about 8 weeks of age. As with any dietary supplementation for your pets, though, it’s always essential to seek the advice of a trained professional regarding dosage. Every dog’s needs and requirements are unique, and a qualified, experienced veterinarian will be the best person to provide guidance tailored to your dog’s specific needs. The dosage is typically determined by weight and breed, not their age.

Vital Life Pet Salmon Oil

Our Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is the perfect supplement for your pet's nutrition and cognitive function. The omega 3 & 6 fatty acids in our salmon oil help your pet's overall health by providing essential nutrients and vitamins to their body. Salmon oil helps your pet's skin and coat, helps with itching, scratching, allergies, and helps inflammation. By starting your puppy early, you are helping them to be ahead of the game.