The Health Benefits of Salmon Oil

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The Benefits of Salmon Oil to Your Dog’s Skin Health

Salmon oil is considered a superfood for dogs. It has quickly become one of the most popular nutritional supplements you can offer. Salmon oil is used for its natural ability to keep the skin and coat looking healthy, shiny, and irritation-free. Its results are long term, making it the best supplement choice for dogs with skin issues. 


  • Salmon oil is so popular for skin issues because of the omega 3 fatty acids it contains. This fatty acid promotes the production of natural oils within the body. These natural oils help fight itchy skin, improves overall skin conditions, and smoothes the coat.
  • Dogs actually need omega 3 fatty acids in their diet to maintain good health. However, they are unable to produce omega 3 fatty acids on their own. They must get it from their diet or supplements, which is why salmon oil is the best option.
  • Salmon oil is a great anti-inflammatory for dogs! Many dogs with allergies suffer through their skin. It can become irritated and inflamed quickly and cause great discomfort. Giving your dog this oil will decrease the inflammation and soothe the irritation naturally. 
  • It contains eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, which comes from long-chain omega 3 fatty acids. They will support your dog if he or she isn’t getting a proper amount of omega 3 and omega 6. This means it will decrease shedding, repair unhealthy fur, and reduce allergy symptoms. 



Salmon oil can be found in a few different forms. Liquid, capsules, and treats are all popular forms used to give dogs. Salmon oil liquid can be added on top of your dog's food at mealtimes. If your dog is willing to take capsules, these can be a mess-free way to supplement salmon oil. Treats are probably the easiest way pet owners choose to use salmon oil. The Pet Gourmet’s Skin & Coat Support Treats are made with salmon and salmon oil and are specially formulated to target skin and coat issues. We also have Freeze Dried Salmon which makes an amazing protein topper for our Dehydrated Base Mixes or as a healthy single ingredient treat!

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