Fish oil should be added to Dogs diet primarily because of the essential omega 3 fatty acids. And the longer the omega 3 fatty acids are the easier it is for the dog to utilize them properly. Omega 3 Longer chain fatty acids DHA (22 carbons and 6 double bonds), and EPA (20 carbons and 5 double bonds) are essential fatty acids , and can not be harnessed from any source other than marine fats through diet. During the digestion of the oils by aid of ensymes and bile in the digestive system , the body can break the fatty acids and utilize them for the reproduction of cells directly. Healthy reproduction of cells leads to a healthier life.
By Snorri Halldorsson
Seafood Science Expert,Director of R&D at TickledPet