Omega-3s for Animals


Horses in a Stable

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I do not have any pets myself.  However, I seem to recall a reference in “The Queen of Fats” to a study that showed that increasing the omega-3 intake of rats (or mice?) was able to reverse diabetes, although human studies have not had as successful outcomes.  Several websites suggest Omega-3 supplements for cats with diabetes as one potential treatment.  The Ascenta company have jumped on the idea of Omega-3s for animals, and have Omega-3 products specifically marketed for horses, dogs and cats.  Apparently “there is a growing popular trend of adding fat to horses’ diets.”   The Ascenta  website has a good summary of articles and research studying the effects of equine, canine and feline Omega-3 supplementation.  The link is [http://www.ascentaanimalhealth.com/health-science/health/the-real-skinny-on-fatty-acids].

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