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Omega - 3/6 Revolution
Biscuits and treats that contain holistic ingredients appeal to two consumer desires that never go out of style – pampering and better health. Newly integrated ingredients like omega 3 and 6 fatty acids take these trends to a whole new level.

Beef fat and fish and nut/seed oils just plain taste great from a pet’s perspective, but from a diet and overall health point of view, they do so much more. Rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, these ingredients have numerous benefits for the animals who consume them.

Inflammation
When cells in the body become damaged they spill chemicals into the blood and tissue spaces, which causes inflammation in the body. Several chronic and acute conditions and diseases in household pets can be linked to the body’s response to these inflammatory compounds as they circulate through the body.

Supplemental fatty acids have been proven effective in reducing the levels of inflammatory chemicals in the cells, thereby decreasing the levels of chemicals those cells release when damaged. In this way, omega 3 and 6 compounds show promise in treating arthritis, digestive inflammation and autoimmune responses.

Cardiovascular
Fatty acids also help the heart beat more efficiently. Supplements of omega 3 and 6 may lower an animal’s risk for irregular heartbeat and decrease blood pressure. Pets with a history of blood clots may also benefit from the anti-clotting effects of added fatty acids in the diet.

These supplements have also shown promise in both humans and animals at reducing triglycerides (bad fats) in the blood and boosting the beneficial fats that aid in several body functions.

Skin and Coat
By protecting the cell membranes of the outer layers of the skin, with omega 3 and 6 supplementation, they resist damage, as well as inflammation, and function more efficiently. The hair becomes smoother and more lustrous.  <HOME>


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