If you're a dog parent, chances are you've probably at least heard of people giving their dogs fish oil as a supplement. Giving your dog a fish oil supplement is immensely beneficial to their health, and if you have a dog that suffers from itchy skin it can give them some relief.
Case in point - my very own dog, Shiner, suffers from itchy skin on almost a chronic basis. Some days are better than others and we like to try new things to help her feel better. I was invited to try a product made by WellyTails - Fortified Wild Ocean Fish Oil Omega-3 Blend.
WellyTails makes all natural pet health products and takes care in selecting the ingredients that go into their products. They pride themselves in being honest with their customers.
So, what exactly are the benefits of fish oil for your dog? According to our bottle of fish oil from WellyTails, here are the benefits of giving Fortified Wild Ocean Fish Omega-3 Blend to your dog:
- Reduces itchy dry skin
- Strong glossy coat
- Brain and eye health support
- Overall good health support
I started Shiner on this fish oil supplement several weeks ago and have already witnessed good results. My dog's skin is noticeably much less itchy after taking WellyTail's fish oil. Her itchies are not completely cured, but I am happy with what I've seen so far.
|Left photo (before) was taken during the summer. Right photo (after) was taken a few days ago after taking WellyTails fish oil supplement for several weeks.|
For the past few months, Shiner has been scratching herself quite often. So often, that sometimes she would leave scratch marks that later formed scabs on her body. This mostly happens on her chest and shoulder blades.
After taking her WellyTails fish oil supplement daily for several weeks now, she has NO self-inflicted scratch marks on her body. That alone is a huge accomplishment for us.
Be warned though - giving your dog fish oil can be harmful if the product is not stored properly. Fish oil can go rancid fairly quickly. Rancid oils are harmful to your dog's health. Fortunately, our WellyTails fish oil comes in a unique bottle that prevents the product from being exposed to air. This bottle is the same kind of container used in human medicine to treat burn victims.
The pump is easy to use and dose too. At first, I had a bit of trouble getting the oil to come out. Which is OK with me since the bottle does recommend introducing the fish oil supplement to your dog's diet slowly. After a few days, things seemed to work just fine.
I'm excited to see just how much more this fish oil supplement can help my dog's skin and coat with continued use. I'm also excited about trying out a few more WellyTails products. Especially their WellyChef dog food base blend. I'm thinking about adding this to Shiner's diet rotation soon. It will be our first time to try raw food for dogs.
After seeing how a fish oil Omega-3 supplement helped my dog's skin and coat, is this something you'd be willing to try with your own dog? Tell us what you think in the comments!