There’s more to salmon than meets your pet’s tongue. We’ve long known our New Zealand king salmon is delicious (our customers have empty bowl evidence), but it also happens to be great at keeping inflammation at bay.
How? Omega-3 fatty acids
Not all omega 3s are created equal
We’re talking about the creme de la creme of omega 3s here: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) – what we humans might call ‘good fats’. King salmon is rich in both.
That comes in handy, because cats and dogs are prone to conditions like gum disease, joint issues, skin and coat problems, and gastrointestinal disorders when their inflammatory response isn’t ship shape. This can, in part, be down to having too many omega 6s, which have proinflammatory properties. Feeding less carbs will reduce omega 6 levels (and you know where to go if you’re after a high meat, grain free diet for your pet…) but unfortunately cats and dogs can’t make omega 3s in their bodies.
To help them out, we’re diving deep into the Pacific Ocean. There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but in this case, king salmon is the only one we’re after.
But wait, there’s more…
The nutritional benefits of king salmon don’t stop there. Our favourite fish also include other essential nutrients cats and dogs need to thrive, like protein, fat, B vitamins, potassium and selenium. Selenium is an important one – salmon offers up a whole lot more of it than any land-based animal. It helps make a key antioxidant enzyme, protecting the body from damage.
Energy, shine, mobility, growth, a sharp brain… king salmon contributes to everything we associate with a healthy pup or puss. That makes feeding king salmon a no-brainer. And that’s why you’ll find it in our freeze-dried, canned and topper ranges.
Written in conjunction with our in-house Nutritionist, Mark Roberts.