Omega-3 For Dogs 

Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse and an excellent source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids.

odourless, tasteless, fish-free alternative Omega-3 joint-support and immune booster

Chia, or Salvia Hispanica, are the forgotten crop, first cultivated by ancient civilisations. These tiny black seeds are an incredibly nutritious and fantastic source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Because of their documented ability to increase stamina and energy for prolonged periods, Aztec warriors and athletes are believed to have sustained themselves; their abundant energy and endurance levels on just one tablespoon (15 grams) of chia seeds a day. These tiny black seeds are an incredibly nutritious and fantastic source of Omega-3 fatty acids. 

Related to the mint plant family, Chia seeds are a gluten-free source of oil (34%), protein (23%) and fibre (25%) and are an excellent source of B vitamins, essential Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and antioxidants.

Omega Fatty Acids

Chia seeds contain more than 3 times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids found in raw salmon! Daily supplementation with Omega-3 for dogs promotes:

Cellular function and development

Cardiac health

Immune function

Skin health and coat vitality

joint-support and mobility

cognitive function

Vision and retina health

omega-3 for dogs

Two tablespoons of chia seeds deliver the perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids which can also help prevent and reduce inflammation.

Packed with Fibre

Chia seeds packed with fibre (34grams per 100g of seeds), essential for digestion and nutrient absorption. They can also help relieve constipation, generate regularity and promote weight-loss. Dogs suffering from impacted anal sacs will also benefit from added fibre.

Chia Superfood

Chia seeds can absorb 12 times their weight in water, creating a gelatinous substance which, when consumed, slows down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar which has a positive impact on levelling blood sugar. Stable blood sugar contributes to normal insulin function and glucose sensitivity (Chia is a must for diabetic or pre-diabetic animals) and naturally high levels of energy. Slowing down your dog's digestion also enables improved absorption of nutrients while they feel satiated for longer.

Prevent Manganese Deficiency

Many commercial dog food diets lack manganese, which according to some veterinarian's is why we see so many dogs with partial or full cruciate tears. Chia seeds are a rich source of manganese (2.72mg per 100g Chia). Manganese is a great source of cancer-fighting antioxidants and can:

  • Promote bone health
  • Reduce inflammation which eases joint discomfort
  • Help regulate blood sugar
  • Support a healthy metabolism
  • Improve brain function
  • Support a healthy thyroid

Did you know?

Chia seeds are one of nature's forgotten superfoods. These mighty little seeds pack a huge nutritional punch and deliver more iron than raw spinach, more calcium than milk and more magnesium than broccoli. Chia seeds are non-allergenic and are an excellent source of essential minerals: manganese, phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron and zinc. These minerals support healthy bone development, repair and maintenance while helping to prevent the onset of joint-mobility issues. Chia seeds also offer vitamins A, B, E and D as well as niacin, iodine and thiamine.

High in Protein

Whilst not a primary source of protein Chia seeds contain 23% plant protein, which when combined with meat protein collectively help build and maintain lean muscle mass.

How much Chia should I feed my dog?

Chia seeds deliver an odourless and tasteless nutritional boost and you only need to feed 1gram of Chia seeds as Omega-3 for dogs per 5kg body weight or:

Small Breed: (pet weight: 5kg-10kg) : 1 Teaspoon daily

Large Breed: (pet weight 21kg-45kg) : 2 Teaspoons daily

Because Chia seeds are highly absorbent, they should only be fed as Chia gel (pre-soaked in water) or ground into a fine powder. Sprinkle onto or mix the required amount with your dog's food. 

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Kibble is high in carbohydrates. Excessive carbohydrates cause inflammation. Inflammation causes joint disease and pain.

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3. Switch your pet onto a natural diet

Kibble is high in carbohydrates. Excessive carbohydrates cause inflammation. Inflammation causes joint disease and pain.

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4. Maintain your pet's healthy weight

Excess weight increases the pressure on joints which causes premature wear and tear, inflammation and joint disease.

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Over-vaccination and unnecessary inoculations can compromise the healthy lifespan of your pet. Vaccines also contain heavy metals (including aluminium) which stress the immune system and cause inflammation.

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