OmegaMax Omega 3 Fish Oil Softgels 120s

Purified Omega 3 fish oil for dogs and cats. Fish oil capsules sourced from wild-caught anchovies and sardines. Premium omega dog supplement softgels

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OmegaMax Omega-3 concentrated EPA and DHA natural fish oil supplement delivers a rich source of polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids.

Because pets cannot produce these essential fatty acids, they must get them from their diet.

High-potency omega-3 softgels are a great way to support your pet’s joint mobility, help maintain skin health, including the management of itchy skin, and contribute to a luxurious coat shine.

OmegaMax isn’t your typical omega-3 fish oil for dogs; it’s crafted with sustainably harvested wild-caught anchovies and sardines, molecularly distilled to help remove toxins and impurities.

OmegaMax offers highly purified fish oil capsules that deliver an omega-3 boost to help your pet enjoy an active, happier, and healthier life—naturally.

OmegaMax deep sea fish oil pairs perfectly with NutriFlex Maintenance and Advanced Collagen Supplements for dogs and cats.

100% (human-grade) ingredients from nature.

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Omega-3 Purified Fish Oil 120's
For dogs and cats of all ages (all breeds)

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Recognising 6 Signs of Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency in Your Pet

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for supporting the body's overall growth and functioning. It's often observed that a lack of sufficient EPA in your pet's diet might be linked to changes in mood, while an inadequate supply of DHA could potentially affect their cognitive health and abilities. If your pet is not receiving enough Omega-3, some common signs you may notice include: :

A coat that looks dull or sheds excessively

Itchy, dry or flaky skin

Allergies

Slower than normal wound healing

Frequent ear infections

Development of hot spots on the skin

Not all fish oils are created equal!

 

Where to get Omega 3 produced from wild-caught deep-sea fish
 

NutriFlex selects sustainably harvested wild-caught sardines and anchovies for your pet’s nutritional supplement.

These smaller fish are naturally high in omega-3 fatty acids and are less likely to contain the pollutants and heavy metals often found in larger, farmed fish like salmon.

Their diet of plankton, which is rich in EPA and DHA, contributes to a higher quality of fish oil.

  1. Pollutant and Heavy Metal Accumulation: Larger fish and farmed fish like salmon are higher up the food chain and tend to accumulate more pollutants and heavy metals from their environment and diet. Sardines and anchovies are smaller, lower on the food chain, and typically have a shorter lifespan, reducing their exposure to these contaminants.
  2. Diet and Omega-3 Quality: Sardines and anchovies feed on plankton, which is rich in EPA and DHA, the essential components of omega-3 fatty acids. This direct diet contributes to higher and better quality omega-3 content in these fish compared to farmed fish, which may have more controlled and less natural diets.
  3. Sustainability: Wild-caught small fish like sardines and anchovies are often more sustainably fished compared to large-scale farming of bigger fish such as salmon. This makes them a more eco-friendly choice for sourcing fish oil.

 

Clean formulation

We ensure our omega fish oil is free from soy, GMOs, and unnecessary additives or preservatives.

The OmegaMax Fish Oil Omega 3 supplement is carefully encapsulated with Vitamin E to help preserve freshness. Each batch undergoes molecular distillation to reduce impurities, toxins, and heavy metals, emphasising our commitment to quality and your pet’s well-being.

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How many OmegaMax softgels does my pet need to take per day?

supplement daily serving for small breed dogs and cats
SMALL BREED DOGS + CATS

Pet Weight: 5kg - 10kg

1 Softgel

120 DAYS SUPPLY

supplement daily serving for medium breed dogs
MEDIUM BREED

Pet Weight: 11kg - 20kg

2 Softgels

60 DAYS SUPPLY

supplement daily serving for large breed dogs
LARGE BREED

Pet Weight: 21kg - 45kg

3 Softgels

40 DAYS SUPPLY

supplement daily serving for giant breed dogs
GIANT BREED

Pet Weight: 45kg+

4 Softgels

30 DAYS SUPPLY

NutriFlex Omega 3 purified deep sea fish oil softgels with concentrated EPA and DHA

Encapsulated and stabilised with natural antioxidants to maintain freshness

The Science: Omega 3 - Is Fish Oil Good For Dogs and Cats

Omega 3 fatty acids are widely known to enhance skin and coat health in dogs by reducing inflammation. If your dog exhibits allergy symptoms such as atopic dermatitis, characterised by itching, scratching, hair loss, and chewing, including omega-3 supplements in their diet may be beneficial.

EXTRACTS

“…a placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over study indicated potential benefits of high dose (n-3) fatty acids in the management of pruritic skin conditions.” 

A 1995 survey of veterinary dermatology specialists indicated that: ” over 90% of responding veterinary specialists viewed dietary fatty acid supplements as potentially useful.” [2]

“A comparative study observed that, over time, dogs receiving marine oil supplementation showed notable improvements in conditions like pruritus, alopecia, and coat quality, compared to those given corn oil. These findings point towards the potential of high-dose marine oil as an alternative approach in managing canine pruritic skin disease.” [3]

REFERENCES

1. Tim D. G. Watson (1998) Diet and Skin Disease in Dogs and Cats J. Nutr. 128: 2783S-2789S 

2. Logas, D. (1995) Systemic nonsteroidal therapy for pruritus: the North American experience. Proceedings of 19th WALTHAM/OSU Symposium Dermatology, pp. 32–36. 

3. LOGAS, D. and KUNKLE, G. A. (1994), Double-blinded Crossover Study with Marine Oil Supplementation Containing High-dose eicosapentaenoic Acid for the Treatment of Canine Pruritic Skin Disease. Veterinary Dermatology, 5: 99–104. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3164.1994.tb00020.x 

4. Slupe, J.L., Freeman, L.M. and Rush, J.E. (2008), Association of Body Weight and Body Condition with Survival in Dogs with Heart Failure. Journal of Veterinary IM, 22: 561–565. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2008.0071.x 

Research suggests suggest that the inclusion of omega-3 fish oil supplements in a dog's diet could be associated with benefits like enhanced overall well-being and support for cardiovascular health and longevity.

A diet enriched with omega-3 helps to lower the levels of inflammatory proteins and fatty acids in the body.

Recent studies suggest that dogs receiving n-3 fatty acid supplements may show improvements in factors associated with survival rates.

Additionally, these supplements may help in reducing the production of inflammatory cytokines and eicosanoids, and are thought to assist in preventing muscle loss and potentially have antiarrhythmic effects.[4]

A 2006 study suggested that pregnant dogs consuming diets high in DHA during pregnancy and lactation may give birth to puppies showing signs of enhanced neurological development.

This research also hinted that young dogs fed diets or supplements containing DHA could potentially exhibit improved memory and learning abilities. [5]

Furthermore, a 2004 study observed differences in trainability between puppies fed high-DHA and low-DHA diets. It was noted that a larger proportion of puppies (68%) from the high-DHA group passed certain training tests, compared to 30% in the low-DHA group.[6]

REFERENCES

5. Heinemann KM1, Bauer JE. (2006) Docosahexaenoic acid and neurologic development in animals. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006 Mar 1;228(5):700-5, 655. 

6. Kelley R., Lepine A., Morgan D. (2004) Improving Puppy Trainability through Nutrition. Proceedings, Preconf Workshop 6th int, Soc Study Fatty Acids Lipids Cong 2004: 51 

A clinical trial, which was randomized, double-blind, and controlled, indicated that dogs consuming a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and lower in omega-6 fatty acids may show signs of improved mobility and some alleviation in arthritic symptoms.

According to the study, owners observed noticeable improvements in their dogs' ability to rise from a resting position and engage in play after six weeks of consuming the test food. Enhanced walking abilities were also reported at 12 and 24 weeks, in comparison to dogs in the control group. [7]

REFERENCES

7. Roush J.K, Dodd E.C., et al. (2010), Multicenter veterinary practice assessment of the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on osteoarthritis in dogs JAVMA, Vol 236, No. 1 

Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to offer benefits to animals, as they are involved in a competitive metabolic process with omega-6 fatty acids, particularly arachidonic acid (AA), which is often derived from linoleic acid.

This competitive interaction is believed to potentially contribute to the reduction of inflammatory metabolite production in an animal's body. [8]

Studies suggest that the eicosanoids, which are derived from omega-3 fatty acids, may be less inflammatory compared to those produced from AA. [7]

REFERENCES

7. Roush J.K, Dodd E.C., et al. (2010), Multicenter veterinary practice assessment of the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on osteoarthritis in dogs JAVMA, Vol 236, No. 1 

8. LeBlanc CJ1, Horohov DW, Bauer JE, Hosgood G, Mauldin GE (2008) Effects of dietary supplementation with fish oil on in vivo production of inflammatory mediators in clinically normal dogs. Am J Vet Res. 2008 Apr;69(4):486-93. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.69.4.486.  

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  1. Good product healthy coats on all of the dogs

  2. Brilliant product, love it

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    appears to really help conditioning the coat

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    Amazing Product, works really well

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    at the moment i have only used this for 1 month, so am going on the write-up of the product and the fact that it is 100% ingredients from nature.

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    Excellent product

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    SEEMS TO BE HELPING WITH HIS ITCHY SKIN

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    My fur babies are not as sure of this but we will persist

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    Great product

REFERENCES

  1. Bauer, J. E. Therapeutic use of fish oils in companion animals. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 239, 1441–1451 (2011).
  2. Lenox, C. E. Role of dietary fatty acids in dogs & cats. TVP Journal 83–90 (2016).
  3. Lenox, C. E. Timely Topics in Nutrition: An overview of fatty acids in companion animal medicine. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 246, 1198–1202 (2015).
  4. Kwochka, K. W. Fatty acids in veterinary dermatology and beyond: mechanism of action, clinical indications and quality. In SPONSORS OF THE 8 TH WORLD CONGRESS OF VETERINARY DERMATOLOGY 216 (pdfs.semanticscholar.org, 2016).
  5. Bauer, J. E. The essential nature of dietary omega-3 fatty acids in dogs. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 249, 1267–1272 (2016).
  6. Linda P. Case, Leighann Daristotle, Michael G. Hayek, Melody Foess Raasch. Nutrition and the Heart. In Canine and Feline Nutrition - A Resource for Companion Animal Professionals 3, 511–519 (Mosby Elsevier, 2011).
  7. Logas, D. & Kunkle, G. A. Double-blinded Crossover Study with Marine Oil Supplementation Containing High-dose eicosapentaenoic Acid for Canine Pruritic Skin Disease Treatment. Vet. Dermatol. 5, 99–104 (1994).
  8. Mueller, R. S. et al. Effect of omega-3 fatty acids on canine atopic dermatitis. J. Small Anim. Pract. 45, 293–297 (2004).
  9. Park, H. J., Park, J. S., Hayek, M. G., Reinhart, G. A. & Chew, B. P. Dietary fish oil and flaxseed oil suppress inflammation and immunity in cats. Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 141, 301–306 (2011).
  10. Roush, J. K. et al. Evaluation of the effects of dietary supplementation with fish oil omega-3 fatty acids on weight-bearing in dogs with osteoarthritis. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 236, 67–73 (2010).
  11. Hansen, R. A. et al. Fish oil decreases matrix metalloproteinases in knee synovia of dogs with inflammatory joint disease. J. Nutr. Biochem. 19, 101–108 (2008).
  12. Freeman, L. M. Beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease. J. Small Anim. Pract. 51, 462–470 (2010).
  13. Freeman, L. M. et al. Nutritional alterations and the effect of fish oil supplementation in dogs with heart failure. J. Vet. Intern. Med. 12, 440–448 (1998).
  14. Bauer, J. E. Responses of dogs to dietary omega-3 fatty acids. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 231, 1657–1661 (2007).
  15. Neumayer, H.-H. et al. Amelioration of lschemic Acute Renal Failure By Dietary Fish Oil Administration in Conscious Dogs. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 3, 1312–1320 (1992).
  16. Hall, J. A., Brockman, J. A., Davidson, S. J., MacLeay, J. M. & Jewell, D. E. Increased dietary long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids alter serum fatty acid concentrations and lower risk of urine stone formation in cats. PLoS One 12, e0187133 (2017).
  17. Pan, Y. et al. Cognitive enhancement in middle-aged and old cats with dietary supplementation with a nutrient blend containing fish oil, B vitamins, antioxidants and arginine. Br. J. Nutr. 110, 40–49 (2013).
  18. Ogilvie, G. K. et al. Effect of fish oil, arginine, and doxorubicin chemotherapy on remission and survival time for dogs with lymphoma: a double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled study. Cancer: Interdisciplinary International Journal of the American Cancer Society 88, 1916–1928 (2000).
  19. Lenox, C. E. & Bauer, J. E. Potential adverse effects of omega-3 fatty acids in dogs and cats. J. Vet. Intern. Med. 27, 217–226 (2013).

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