Alternative Supplements for Fish Oil

Alternative Supplements for Fish Oil
As a follow-up to my last newsletter, here are better alternatives to using fish oil. If you missed the last article “Fish Oil for Dogs – Four Reasons to STOP Using It.” You can find it on our web page

ANSWERS FERMENTED FISH STOCKAnswers Fish stock is made from 85% bone broth that is made from fluke and sole bone fillets that are wild caught in the north Atlantic. They make the bone broth over 24 hours (they also use apple cider vinegar) then once it has cooled, we add in 15% of a paste that we have made from whole raw sardines also wild caught from the north Atlantic, and then add our whey (which is whey in its natural form that is from when we make our cheese) and Celtic sea salt for fermentation.

  • Excellent for joint and dental health
  • Supports thyroid health
  • Aids in digestive health
  • Aids in liver detox and support
  • Improves skin and coat
  • Boost the immune system
  • Regulates diabetes
  • Calming
  • Helps regulate hypertension
  • Ideal for dogs with kidney disease; offsets a low protein diet and helps to reduce stress on the kidneys
  • Mineral rich

MARINE PHYTOPLANKTONPhytoplankton is a small, microscopic plant that is the basis of the ocean’s food chain. All ocean life needs this plant. In fact, phytoplankton is extremely high in health and nutrition benefits. It is also one of the most important sources of nutrition on this planet. This microscopic plant is not just a piece of seaweed when it comes to your dog’s health. It is really potent.Phytoplankton contains almost every nutrient your dog requires and are single-cell organisms. The entire ocean is fueled by its nutrition and it can fuel your dog with the following:

  • Antioxidants
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Essential amino acids
  • Vitamins
  • Chlorophyll
  • Carotenoids
  • Trace minerals
  • Protein

Fighting cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and other devastating diseases are just as crucial for dogs as it is for humans. Continue reading to learn more ways that phytoplankton can boost your dogs’ health.

Omega – 3 FatsOmega- 3 fats are hyped as influential in numerous treatments and systemic processes. These include kidney function, skin conditions, cognitive function, allergies, arthritis, heart disease, lymphoma, reduce inflammation, and more. Dogs are unable to produce their own omega- 3 fatty acids. So, a key way to deliver it to our canine friends is through supplements.

Fish obtain their omega-3 fats from phytoplankton. Many times, this oil is extracted from fish for the use of supplements. However, there are issues including lack of sustainability, oxidation, and high levels of pollutants and toxic metals. So, a safer environmentally-friendly way to administer omega- 3 is through phytoplankton.

Phytoplankton does not have to be broken down in the stomach since it is absorbed through the mucous membranes. This means, 100 percent of its nutritional qualities are available to the dog’s body on a cellular level. In fact, dogs with digestive issues or elderly dogs may have difficulty obtaining essential nutrients via food sources only.

Liver Health
The liver is responsible for detoxification and the absorption of essential nutrients. The liver is vital for a dog or human to live a healthy life. It’s the main organ responsible for metabolic processes.Your dog’s ability to absorb nutrients through food diminishes as they age. And, since this microscopic plant is absorbed on a cellular level, it provides the liver with a break from metabolizing crucial nutrients as well as detoxifying. Also, for maximum benefits, only a small dose of the plant is needed.

Fight Cancer and Disease
Antioxidants are mentioned a lot in the media and the news. What are antioxidants and what makes them so important? Antioxidants inhibit oxidation. Phytoplankton is full of antioxidants. This means it has the ability to reduce or prevent cell damage in a human as well as your dog.

Supports Healthy Aging
In addition to being readily absorbed, phytoplankton is a super-food supporting healthy aging since it can:

  • Improve digestion
  • Help with detoxification
  • Support mobility and joint health
  • Improve cellular function
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase energy and stamina
  • Manage skin issues and allergies
  • Maintain healthy organ function
  • Reduce hyperactivity and anxiety

Prior to giving your dog any medication or supplement, be sure to check with your veterinarian. However, early evidence is inspiring that phytoplankton can be part of a healthy diet. And, can be a pure, safe, and sustainable way to improve your dog’s health and increase their longevity.

At Beastie Boutique we carry both products. I give both to my pets. They both have great advantages, but I love the naturally occurring benefits that is provided in the fish stock for my senior guys. My 17-year old beagle is thriving on his diet and the fermented products by Answers Pet Food.

Disclaimer –  Kristina McLeskey is not a Veterinarian. These are just general guidelines. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, please see your veterinarian. 


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