Nordic Naturals has updated their Pet Cod Liver Oil product labels. The size of the dog that correlates to the feeding instructions has been indicated on the front panel of the label. This ensures use of the total amount of oil in the bottle within the 3-month expiration date in most cases. The feeding directions for Nordic Naturals’ Pet Cod Liver Oil products have changed to the identical feeding directions used for their Omega-3 Pet liquid products.
Traditionally, Norwegians have used cod liver oil for its nourishing and healthful benefits. It is an ideal source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, as well as naturally occurring vitamin A. Nordic Naturals Pet Cod Liver Oil continues this tradition by providing your dog and cat patients and companions with these same important nutrients.
Pet Cod Liver Oil from Nordic Naturals is derived exclusively from wild Arctic cod (Skrei), from the Norwegian Sea off the Lofoten Islands near Bodø, Norway. Due to the seasonal variations of food supply for wild Arctic cod, the amount of vitamin A will fluctuate with each batch. Please refer to the product label for the current amount of vitamin A in the product.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are important fatty acids for humans and their dog and cat companions because they cannot be made in the body. The only source of EPA and DHA for these species is through the diet and/or supplementation.
Daily supplementation with Omega-3 Fatty Acids helps support optimal health for your pet companion.
EPA and DHA are necessary structural components of cell membranes. These omega-3 fatty acids maintain the cell membrane fluidity and permeability needed for healthy, functioning cells.
EPA and DHA are found abundantly in cold-water fish. Flax seed oil contains ALA, another omega-3 fatty acid that requires the body to first convert ALA to EPA and DHA before utilization. Humans and dogs have limited ability to make this conversion, while cats have even less ability to make this conversion. Therefore, supplementation with high-quality omega-3 fish oil is recommended for humans, dogs and cats.
The omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) found in fish oil support:
• Cellular health
• Immune system health
• Skin and coat health
• Joint health
• Heart health
• Brain development and maintenance
• Eye development and maintenance
Vitamin A Essentials
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble and essential vitamin in the diets of dogs and cats, and is found naturally in cod liver oil.
Vitamin A is important for normal vision, immune function, fetal development, growth, and cellular differentiation (important for maintaining healthy skin cells, corneal cells, and other cells lining the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and reproductive tracts).
1 teaspoon equals 5.0ml (4600mg)
1 teaspoon contains:
Crude fat (min.): 99.4%
Moisture (max.): 0.01%
Vitamin A (min.): 550 IU/tsp.
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.) 25%
—EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) (min.) 8%
—DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) (min.) 11%
Ingredients: cod liver oil (source of vitamins A) and mixed tocopherols (a preservative).
Contains NO: artificial colors or flavors.
Suggested daily use for dogs 20-79 lbs.:
Dogs 20 to 39 lbs: 0.5 teaspoon (2.5ml) (189 servings/bottle).
—(184mg EPA/253mg DHA/575mg total omega-3s.)
Dogs 40 to 59 lbs: 1 teaspoon (5ml) (94 servings/bottle).
—(368mg EPA/506mg DHA/1150mg total omega-3s)
Dogs 60 to 79 lbs: 1.5 teaspoons (7.5ml) (63 servings/bottle)
—(552mg EPA/759mg DHA/1725mg total omega-3s)
Apply oil onto food, or serve by itself. Do not exceed suggested daily use without consulting your veterinarian.
Refrigerate after opening. Use within 3 months of opening. Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight.
Store bottle with original cap in refrigerator once opened.
Do not exceed the suggested daily dose without consulting your veterinarian. Consult your veterinarian if your pet has a chronic illness or is on any medication before using this product. Inform your veterinarian that your pet is receiving this product before any anticipated surgery. Consult your veterinarian in cases of accidental ingestion. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.