Omega oil for dogs
Part of a healthy skin and coat care plan for the lifetime of your dog
All pet owners know that a healthy coat of fur is the sign of a healthy pet. Our rich combination of omega 3, 6 and 9, is thoughtfully designed with your whole dog in mind. It’s not just about a healthy coat of fur, it’s about a healthy dog.
In addition to being beneficial to dogs suffering from obvious coat and skin issues, the ingredients in maxxiomega are beneficial for dogs throughout their entire life. As a puppy, the additional fatty acids help with brain development. Dogs in the middle of their life enjoy the joint support through maxxiomega’s anti-inflammatory properties. And older dogs benefit with support for blood sugar and cholesterol level regulation.
Other times in a dog’s life where dogs may benefit from maxxiomega even if their coat and skin appear healthy are: dogs on low-fat or allergen diet (as long as the allergen is not soy or fish), pregnant or nursing bitches, dogs with high energy requirements, dogs recovering from accidents, injury or surgery and older dogs.
Formulation balances fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants for the most benefit for your dog
maxxiomega combines omega 3, 6 and 9, for a rare but valuable combination for an omega oil supplement. When these fatty acids are combined together in balance, dogs receive the most sustainable benefit for their skin and coat.
We also add in vitamin E, which helps the body balance the increased levels of Omega 3 and 6. Without this additional Vitamin E, the body could develop a deficiency. We finish our maxxiomega formulation with biotin, vitamins A, and D3.
Learn more about our ingredients and their benefits to your dog below.
Ingredients are protected from deterioration for the full dosage life
Omega oils are delicate and prolonged exposure to light and air can cause them to break down and loose potency.
Our sealed-tight aluminum bottles protect the ingredients from exposure to environmental factors. The maxxiomega you give on the first day of a new bottle is as potent as the maxxiomega you give on the last day. Whether your dog is a mighty Yorkie or a cuddly Great Dane, they get the same strength from our formulation until the very last drop.
Ingredients sourced directly from fish fat, flaxseed and soybean
The safest fish oil for dogs come from fish that store fat in their body, like menhaden, tuna, or sardines. We source our fish fat oil responsibly from menhaden, harvested in regulated waters in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
Fish oil sourced from fish liver has unpredictable and often excessive levels of Vitamin A and D, which can harm the liver of dogs if not properly controlled.
We use omega 6 from unrefined, expeller-pressed soybean oil. Unrefined oils have a longer potency life and maintain their existing vitamins, thanks to their natural preservatives, which are readably digestible and utilized by the body.
Finally, we reinforce the fish and soybean oil with that of flaxseed in order to combined DHA, EPA and ALA fatty acids.
No fishy breath or smell
The presence of fish-breath can put literal distance between the dogs we love and all of their kisses and snuggles.
With maxxiomega, our quality sourcing and processing removes the impurities that most often lead to that fishy by-product.
Breathe easy knowing that while you and your dog are enjoying a healthy coat of fur you can also enjoy sweet dog kisses.
Part of a healthy skin and coat care plan for the lifetime of your pet
As with the entire health of your dog, caring for a healthy coat and clear skin can start on the first day you bring your dog home. Whether you’re welcoming a fresh little puppy, all paws and ears, or an older dog who is wise in the eyes.
Good care plan combines a healthy diet; a supportive supplement; proper flea, tick and pest care; daily activities and yearly check-ups with your veterinarian.
Easy to dispense doses designed to be given with each meal
With our maxxiomega pump bottle we’ve made giving your pet a supplement easy.
Just pump maxxiomega directly over your dog’s meal, be it dry kibble or wet food, and sit back.
Our sealed-tight pump dispenser helps you keep the supplement in their food bowl where it’s needed, not all over the counter, the floor and your hands.
And making sure your dog is getting the correct amount of maxxiomega is simple. One pump is ½ teaspoon and doses are based on weight.
Dogs love the taste and their owners love the results
It really is as simple as that.
The visible health of your pet begins on the inside. However, as with our own skin, there can be a lot of obstacles to having a healthy coat. Often times, a minor irritant or allergy can cause your dog to itch, loose glossiness and coat thickness, or even worse, experience skin blemishes and soreness. Sometimes coat and skin health may weaken with old age or a nutrient imbalance.
Our maxxiomega is designed for dogs of all ages, supporting the proper balance of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants from the inside so their health shines through.
What is omega 3?
Omega 3 has anti-inflammatory properties and as such offers various health benefits for dogs.
Omega 3 helps with various dog skin problems, like dry itchy skin and dog skin allergies. It can also improve dog arthritis, autoimmune conditions, cardiac diseases, eye disorders, epilepsy, and other common dog health related issues.
Omega 3 in maxxiomega
maxxiomega contains quality fish oil for the all-important DHA and EPA fatty acids. The fish oil used comes from fish that stores the fat in the body (not fish liver oil).
The fish oil used is maxxiomega is menhaden fish oil, an omega-3 rich fish harvested in the federally-regulated waters along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
maxxiomega also includes alpha linolenic acid from vegetable fats such as flaxseed.
The benefits of omega 3 for dogs
- Anti-inflammatory fatty acid
- Helps with various skin problems, like itchy skin and skin allergies
- Aids in caring for arthritis, autoimmune conditions, cardiac diseases, eye disorders, epilepsy
- Sourced from fish fat
The benefits of DHA & EPA
- Most important anti-inflammatory fatty acids
- Important building blocks for healthy cell membrane structure
- Only found in fish oil
The benefits of ALA
- Supporting fatty acid
- Slight preventative effect against cardiovascular issues
- Found in nut and seed oil
Sources of omega 3
Omega 3 supplements for dogs should contain both DHA and EPA fatty acids.
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) are the most important anti-inflammatory fatty acids. They are also important building blocks for healthy cell membrane structure.
Fish oil (salmon, tuna, sardines, cod liver) and flaxseeds are source of omega 3. However, only fish oil contains the all-important DHA and EPA fatty acids.
Flaxseed oil does contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA can be converted into EPA and DHA but it is not as effective. This is why fish oil is required as well as flaxseed oil.
Fish stores fat either in the body (salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines) or in the liver (cod). The best fish oil for dogs come from fish that stores the fat in the body. This is because the body also stores Vitamin A and D in the liver and excessive level of those vitamins can harm the dogs liver.
What is omega 6?
Omega 6 is an essential fatty acid for dogs, i.e. the dogs must get it through their diet.
For this reason, most commercial dog food today contains omega 6 but the best sources of omega 6 are soybean, sunflower, and safflower oils.
Many dogs still benefit from omega 6 supplementation.
Omega 6 in maxxiomega
maxxiomega oil for dogs contains omega 6 from unrefined / expeller-pressed soybean oil.
The benefits of omega 6 for dogs
- Strongest fatty acid for healthy skin and glossy coat
- Essential fatty acid for dogs
- Sourced from unrefined soybean oil
Refined Vs. Un-Refined Oils
Refined oil have been processed and stripped of "impurities". However, they can often be the source of valuable nutrients that are lost through the processing.
Un-refined oils contain natural antioxidants like Vitamin E, beta-carotene, tocotrienols, and other tocopherols. Un-refined oils have longer shelf life, thanks to natural preservatives like tocopherols. They are also more easily digested.
Which dogs benefit from omega 6?
Dogs with dry itchy skin or dull brittle coat will benefit from omega 6 supplementation.
Omega 6 is simply the best fatty acid for healthy skin and glossy coat.
Dogs with high-energy requirements also benefit from omega 6 supplementation, like pregnant or nursing bitches, growing puppies and dogs involved in energetic sports like agility or flyball.
Older dogs and dogs recovering from injury, accidents, or surgery, will also benefit from omega 6 supplement.
What is omega 9?
Omega 9 is non-essential fatty acid, meaning the body can produce it naturally. However, increased level of DHA and EPA fatty acids (through omega 3 supplementation) causes the body to use up its reserves of omega 9.
So to obtain the right balance in the body, the best fatty acid formula for dogs (like maxxiomega) contains the right combination of Omega 3, 6 and 9.
The benefits of omega 9 for dogs
- Helps control blood sugar levels
- Aids in balancing cholesterol levels
How omega 9 works for dogs
Omega 9 is often underestimated but it plays an important role in the body. It controls the blood sugar and helps to lower "bad" cholesterol and raise the "good" one.
What is biotin?
Biotin (or Vitamin H or B7) is one of the 8 vitamins that are found in the B-complex.
The B Vitamins in general help promoting healthy nerves, mouth, skin, eyes, hair, and liver.
As well as help supporting and maintaining healthy skin and hair, Biotin is required for proper function of enzymes in the body.
The benefits of biotin for dogs
- Supports healthy skin and hair
- Assists proper enzyme function in the body
- Proven to improve fur and skin conditions in dogs
How biotin works for dogs
This study confirms the favorable effects of Biotin for dogs, i.e. for treating fur and skin conditions.
All symptoms were reported to be cured in 60% of cases and further 31% reported improvement after Biotin treatment.
Why include vitamins?
maxxiomega oil for dogs also includes vitamin A, D3, and E for additional health benefits.
Vitamin A is important for healthy skin and coat. While vitamin D is required for the regulation of the minerals calcium and phosphorus found in the body and plays an important role in maintaining proper bone structure.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and plays an important role in protecting cells from oxidative damage. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin for dogs. This means it must be part of their diet in order for your dog to maintain optimal health.
Omega oils for dogs should always include vitamin E as omega 3 and 6 increase the body's requirements for vitamin E. Not adding vitamin E, when giving your dog fish oil, can lead to vitamin E deficiency in relatively short time.
The benefits of vitamins for dogs
- Important for healthy skin and coat
- Deficiency may result in poor fur growth, dull coat and night blindness
- Required for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus
- Helps in maintaining bone strength
- Helps balance the processing of omega 3 and 6
- Protects cell membranes from oxidation
- Supports neurological functions
Vitamin deficiency in dogs
Vitamin A deficiency can result in various skin and coat conditions, poor growth, dull coat, and night blindness.
Too much vitamin D is not good for your dog but neither is too little of it. This study shows that dogs with low levels of vitamin D may be at risk for cancer and other diseases. It also indicates that 75% of dogs don’t get enough vitamin D.
Signs of vitamin E deficiency in dogs include muscle weakness and decreased fertility. Severe cases can lead to brown bowel syndrome where the large intestine hemorrhages(NASC)
What are tocopherols?
Mixed tocopherols are additional source of vitamin E and an antioxidant (protects cells from free radicals).
The benefits of tocopherols
- Natural preservative
- Additional source of vitamin E
As well as being good source of vitamin E, tocopherols are natural preservatives and safer (healthier) option than artificial preservatives.