Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet, 90 Soft Gels
Fish Oil Supplement for Dogs & Cats
- Omega-3 Fatty Acid
- Oil Derived From 100% Wild Anchovies and
- Fish Body Oil
- High Levels of DHA and EPA per Serving
- Encapsulated for Convenient Use
- Distilled for Purity
For centuries, pet diets
consisted of natural, unprocessed foods rich in Omega-3
fatty acids derived from fish, algae, and plants.
The health-promoting Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil
are EPA and DHA. They are important for supporting healthy
coat, joints, brain, heart, and
eye health, as well as a
pet�s energy level. While research indicates that a ratio of
Omega-6 to Omega-3 of 5:1 to 10:1 is optimal for dogs,
many pet foods contain
primarily Omega-6 fatty acids from vegetable oils. This
results in a highly unbalanced ratio dominated by Omega-6.
Some canine and feline diets
may include Omega-3 fatty acids; however, virtually none
include satisfactory amounts of the most important Omega-3
fatty acids, EPA and DHA. In line with pet recommendations
in Scandinavia, we feel it is crucial to give
pets quality fish oil every day.
Nordic Naturals Omega-3 fish oils (EPA and DHA) promote
your patient�s health by supporting:
� optimal cellular
health All natural vitamin A supports:
vision, growth, immune function and fetal development.
� skin and coat health
� moisture retention in skin
� joint health
� heart health
� brain development and maintenance
� eye development and maintenance
�retinal and visual cortex
� energy production
All natural vitamin D
supports: skeletal structure, maintenance of mineral status, muscle
contraction, nerve conduction, cell signaling and phosphorus balance.
(average analysis; please refer to
on bottle for current guaranteed
1 soft gel = 1500 mg
1 soft gel
contains 1000 mg fish oil
Crude fat (min.)
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min.)
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)*
(min.) ................ 11%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (min.)
fish oil, soft gel capsule (gelatin,
water, glycerin), d-alpha tocopherol
� 100% natural vitamin E
� No artificial colors or
� Fatty acid in 100% natural
EPA, 110 mg DHA, 70 mg other
Omega-3 fatty acids, and 30 I.U.
Suggested daily use:
capsule for every 20 lbs. of
add capsule to food.
Smaller dogs and cats:
puncture capsule(s) and apply
oil directly onto food, or serve
Why Nordic Naturals?
Pets Deserve Quality
Omega-3 Fish Oils. At Nordic Naturals, we use the same oils and quality
standards for the manufacture of both our human and pet products.
All of our oils are manufactured in Norway. We adhere to and exceed all
quality requirements established by the Norwegian Medicinal Standard and
the European Pharmacopoeia, delivering some of the purest, freshest, and
most effective Omega-3 pet oils on the market.
Exclusive and Exceptional Raw Material
A great finished product starts with the best
Nordic Naturals starts with the best raw materials available: fish low
on the food chain, which naturally contain low levels of impurities. All
of our products are made exclusively from three fish species: Arctic
Cod, Anchovies, and Sardines, as they are naturally high in the Omega-3
fatty acids, EPA and DHA.
Not all Cod Liver Oils are created equal
Few customers are aware of the fact that most cod liver oil (CLO)
products are mostly made from fish other than cod, such as seit or
haddock, as Arctic Cod is by far the most expensive raw material
available. Since only cod liver contains high levels of naturally
occurring vitamins A and D, other cod liver oil manufacturers have to
add back synthetic vitamins to standardize the fish oil as cod liver
oil. Nordic Naturals uses 100% Arctic Cod for all of its cod liver oil
products. Our Arctic Cod Liver Oil contains the highest Omega-3 level of
any CLO product, and is tested to ensure healthy levels of 100%
naturally occurring vitamins A and D.
which ensures product integrity and biological efficacy, may be the
single most important quality of fish oils. Nordic Naturals� patented,
oxygen-free manufacturing process delivers peroxide values (indicators
of freshness) down to absolute 0.0 mEQ/kg, with an average of 0.75 mEQ/kg
or approximately 14 times below the Norwegian Medicinal Standard and
European Pharmacopoeia Standard limits. The lower the peroxide value,
the fresher the fish oil.
Freshness is crucial for several reasons. It eliminates key
complaints�fishy taste and repeat. On the physiological level, a low
peroxide value prevents free radical formation, which has been shown to
have a negative effect on the human body.
A low peroxide value may be the key reason why so many humans and their
pets, who previously did not benefit from fish oil supplementation,
report extraordinary results when using the Nordic Naturals brand.
Nordic Naturals� raw
material is harvested from some of the cleanest waters in the world, and
is tested by independent laboratories for heavy metals and over 210
other environmental contaminants.
Nordic Naturals products show no detectable lead or mercury when tested
down to 10 ppb, or 10 times below the Norwegian Medicinal Standard and
European Pharmacopoeia Standard limits.
Dioxins and Furans
Nordic Naturals oils have been tested down to 0.5 ppt with zero
detection of dioxins and furans. The Norwegian Medicinal Standard and
European Pharmacopoeia Standard limits for dioxins are 2 ppt. Analysis
is based on the toxicity equivalent testing methodology established by
the World Health Organization (WHO).
Nordic Naturals oils show no detectable PCBs when tested down to 0.5 ppt.
The Norwegian Medicinal Standard limit for PCBs is 3 ppt. No Limit has
been established by the European Pharmacopoeia Standard. Analysis is
based on the toxicity equivalent testing methodology established by the
The freshness of an oil is
revealed by its taste
Nordic Naturals has earned a reputation for
the best-tasting Omega-3 fish oils on the market. Our oils have been
awarded "Best Tasting" three years in a row by the American Culinary
Our exceptionally fresh Omega-3 fish oils have a clean taste, without
the unpleasant repeat. This results in a highly palatable oil for both
canines and felines, with increased patient compliance.
In contrast, rancid oils have a fishy taste and odor, cause repeat, and
are harmful to pet health by producing free radicals in the body.
Every batch of Nordic Naturals Omega-3 oils is tested for
purity and freshness at NILU in Oslo, Norway. Our finished product is
third-party tested by laboratories in the United States and in Canada,
verifying purity and freshness levels.
Triglyceride versus Ethyl Ester
We use only the natural triglyceride form of fish oil
Triglycerides contain a
glycerol backbone, stabilizing the oil molecules in their natural form.
Fish oils in ethyl ester form are highly unstable and rapidly break down
during storage. They are prohibited in Sweden and Denmark, and soon in
Norway and the UK.
Additionally, when fish oils are digested, they are converted into free
fatty acids. After absorption through the epithelial cells, free fatty
acids are immediately converted into triglycerides. If the glycerol
backbone is missing (as they are with ethyl esters), and no other
glycerol backbones are available, the oil cannot be converted back to
triglyceride form. Fatty acids not converted to triglycerides pose an
oxidation burden in the form of free radical formation.