SEADNA OMEGA-3 SEAL OIL FOR PETS

There isn’t anything we wouldn’t do for our pets. They are part of our family and enhance our lives daily. We know this very well at SeaDNA and this is why we have created SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil for Pets – so you can help enhance the life of your little beastie! We are beyond excited about this next stage of our mission to bring the best in Omega-3 to as many people and now pets as possible. 

BUT WHY SEAL OIL?

CONTAINS 4% DPA:

Seal Oil has the power of 3 fatty acids: DPA + EPA + DHA. DPA occurs naturally in a few places. Seal Oil and mother’s breast milk are two. DPA increases overall Omega-3 retention and it intensifies the benefits of traditional Omega-3’s (DHA & EPA).

ENHANCED ABSORPTION:

The mammalian molecular triglyceride structure of the seal will be more easily assimilated by your pet which means optimal digestion and absorption for better results.

ECO-FRIENDLY & 100% CANADIAN:

Our seal oil comes from pristine and icy waters surrounding the Magdalen Islands and the coast of Newfoundland. Seals represent an abundant and renewable resource and their harvest is part of a responsible and sustainable marine ecosystem management.

PREMIUM QUALITY:

Sourced and made right here in Canada, SeaDNA Seal Oil for Pets is processed to the same high standards as our human Omega-3 products and provides the same health supporting attributes.

SO DELICIOUS:

Along with all these other good things, SeaDNA Seal Oil for Pets can also act as an appetite stimulant for those pets who may not always jump for joy at their usual food. The natural seal oil taste of our pet Omega-3 is one our dogs just can’t deny!

SKIN AND COAT

There are many benefits an Omega-3 can provide to a pet, but one of the biggest is the ability to fight inflammation. Inflammation is often directly tied to allergies in pets and many common skin and dander issues. Omega-3’s have been found to help in cases of dry skin and other similar disorders. Science has shown clearly that fatty acid supplementation has huge benefits.

There are many studies that have been done, but perhaps the clearest conclusion came from these ones:

Omega-3 fatty acid-enriched diets can be used to control inflammation associated with dermatologic conditions.”

Dogs receiving marine oil showed a significant improvement in pruritus […],self-trauma […] and coat character […] over time. When compared to the corn oil control over time, marine oil supplementation significantly improved pruritus […], alopecia […] and coat character […]. This study demonstrates the effectiveness of high doses of marine oil as an alternative anti-inflammatory for canine pruritic skin disease.

Omega-3 also works for cats: “[…] fish and flaxseed oil can reduce skin inflammatory responses in cats, however, flaxseed oil appears less immunosuppressive than fish oil.

 This means that if your pet has these issues an Omega-3 could be a life-changer for them.

MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY

There are numerous other benefits that have been tied to Omega-3 usage in pets which has veterinary professionals turning to them as a natural treatment for animals more and more. One that has been looked at and studied right here in Canada is mobility issues in dogs.

Researchers at the University of Montreal were able to determine that adding Omega-3 to a dog’s diet resulted in significant improvement for those having issues moving around. This study as compared the effect of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids compared to a regular diet over a period of 13 weeks in dogs afflicted by naturally occurring osteoarthritis:  “In lame occurring osteoarthritis dogs, a veterinary therapeutic diet that contains high level of omega-3 from fish origin improved the locomotor disability and the performance in activities of daily living. Such nutritional approach appears interesting for the management of osteoarthritis.

Another study concluded, “According to owners, dogs fed the [Omega-3 supplemented] food had a significantly improved ability to rise from a resting position and play at 6 weeks and improved ability to walk at 12 and 24 weeks, compared with control dogs.

Another study conducted on cats has shown that: “Cats on the fish oil revealed higher activity level, more walking up and down the stairs, less stiffness during gait, more interaction with the owner and higher jumps compared to those on corn oil supplementation.

If your family pup or kitty is getting older SeaDNA Omega-3 for pets could help ensure their later years are as good as possible.

HEART HEALTH

This is one of the most well-known benefits for humans. And wouldn’t you know it, Omega-3’s can also have huge benefits for pets as well! Once again, science has investigated and come to the conclusion that Omega-3’s aren’t just helping pets, in some cases they could even be life-savers.

In general, the studies show that adding more fatty-acids to your pet’s diet can help for common issues like arrhythmia:

Long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce atrial vulnerability in a novel canine pacing model.

EPA may ameliorate the decrease in adiponectin and the increase in insulin and triglyceride concentrations in obese cats. (Mazaki-Tovi, 2011)

If your dog or cat has heart issues it is certainly time to look into Omega-3’s.

IMMUNE SYSTEM

This all comes back to the ability of Omega-3’s to target inflammation. Many immune system disorders in both humans, dogs and cats are related to inflammation and seal oil is very powerful at fighting this. Essential Fatty Acids like seal oil remain important mid-life and then later throughout the aging process, as they have a positive effect on the immune system:

Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil and other marine sources appear to be capable of modifying inflammatory and immune responses in dogs.

Dietary Fatty Acid can modulate leukotriene production by neutrophils in dogs, and suggests that foods enriched in (n-3) FA from fish oil may have value in the treatment of canine inflammatory diseases.

GROWTH, REPRODUCTION & BRAIN

An Omega-3 supplementation (especially DHA) is beneficial beginning with gestation and early development and is important for neurological and retinal growth:

Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil and other marine sources appear to be capable of modifying inflammatory and immune responses in dogs. Information is provided on the capacity of dogs to metabolize omega-3 fatty acids and the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on […] neurologic development in puppies.

These findings indicate that preformed dietary (n-3) LCPUFA is more effective than ALA in enriching plasma DHA during perinatal development and results in improved visual performance in developing dogs.

Feeding dams a diet enriched with DHA during gestation and lactation has been associated with improvements in neurologic development of their puppies. Also, feeding diets or supplements containing DHA may improve memory or learning in young dogs.

These findings suggest that in juvenile felines, maintenance of 22:6n-3 status in the nervous system is important for optimal retinal function.

Therefore, any dog or cat breeder or any person who intends to get a puppy or a kitten in the near future should get a bottle of Omega-3 Seal Oil!

So, we’re shown you clearly that the science is in: and Omega-3 Seal Oil will help your dog or cat live a better life from day one to that unfortunate time we have to say goodbye. In between, SeaDNA Seal Oil can ensure that you and your cherished animal can enjoy as many great times together as possible. And really, that’s what it’s all about.

It doesn’t take much to make a huge difference!

 

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Mooney et al. Evaluation of the effects of omega-3 fatty acid-containing diets on the inflammatory stage of wound healing in dogs. Am J Vet Res (1998) <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9659552 >

Moreau et al. Effects of feeding a high omega‐3 fatty acids diet in dogs with naturally occurring osteoarthritis (2012) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22805303

Roush et al. Multicenter veterinary practice assessment of the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on osteoarthritis in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010

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Laurent  et al. Long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce atrial vulnerability in a novel canine pacing model. Cardiovasc Res. (2008)

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Corbee et al. The effect of dietary long-chain omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on owner’s perception of behaviour and locomotion in cats with naturally occurring osteoarthritis. Epub (2012) <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22882740 >

Bauer JE. Responses of dogs to dietary omega-3 fatty acids. J Am Vet Med Assoc (2007) < https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18052798>

Bauer, J. E. (2011). Therapeutic use of fish oils in companion animals. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (2011) <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22087720 >

Heinemann KM, Waldron MK, Bigley KE. Long-chain (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids are more efficient than alpha-linolenic acid in improving electroretinogram responses in puppies exposed during gestation, lactation, and weaning. J Nutr 2005;135:1960–1966. < https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16046723 >

Pawlosky RJ, Denkins Y, Ward G, et al. Retinal and brain accretion of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in developing felines: the effects of corn oil-based maternal diets. Am J Clin Nutr 1997;65:465-472. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9022532>

Hall JA, Tooley KA, Gradin JL, et al. Effects of dietary n-6 and n-3 fatty acids and vitamin E on the immune response of healthy geriatric dogs. Am J Vet Res 2003;64:762-772. < https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12828263>

Hall JA, Henry LR, Jha S, et al. Dietary (n-3) fatty acids alter plasma fatty acids and leukotriene B synthesis by stimulated neutrophils from healthy geriatric Beagles. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids

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Dawn et al. Double‐blinded Crossover Study with Marine Oil Supplementation Containing High‐dose icosapentaenoic Acid for the Treatment of Canine Pruritic Skin Disease. (1994)

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Park et al. Dietary fish oil and flaxseed oil suppress inflammation and immunity in cats.

Vet Immunol Immunopathol. (2011) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21440312  

Mazaki-Tovi, et al. Effect of omega-3 fatty acids on serum concentrations of adipokines in healthy cats. Am J Vet Res. (2011) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21879986

Heinemann KM, Bauer JE. Docosahexaenoic acid and neurologic development in animals. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2006;228:700-705. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16506930

SEAL OIL, DPA AND YOUR HEART

As we get older certain things begin to take greater priority in our lives. Our health is generally pretty high on this list.

It may not always be something serious but we all feel the changes as we age: a bit slower to get going in the morning. Aches and pains where none used to exist. That little voice in the back of your head saying, “Hey, maybe you should get this checked out.”

To help ensure we stay as healthy as possible there are things we can do: daily exercise, better eating habits and adding SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil to our diet routine.

OMEGA-3 AND CANADIAN NEEDS

You would be hard pressed to find any health professional that does not recognize the myriad benefits an Omega-3 provides. We believe SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is the best choice for this help. And if you are looking for a supplement, chances are you aren’t alone.

Statistics Canada estimates 40% of all Canadians aren’t getting enough Omega-3 in their diets. As a result, they state 42.7% of Canadians are at high risk of heart disease, 54.6% at intermediate risk and only 2.6% as low risk.

This means millions of Canadian seniors should be taking an Omega-3 supplement to help promote heart health. SeaDNA Seal Oil with DPA is a wonderful option.

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WHY DOES DPA MATTER?

Maybe all other Omega supplements should be called Omega-2’s as they contain just EPA and DHA. SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil though, naturally adds a third in DPA. This doesn’t take anything away from the others. EPA and DHA are excellent health boosters. They just aren’t as complete or as naturally effective as a supplement with EPA, DHA AND DPA in balanced proportions.

DPA might just be the Omega-3 secret weapon and SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is packed with it.


SEAL OIL, DPA AND YOUR HEART

  • DPA is really the key to what makes SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil so effective. Studies have also shown it is much more effective at reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Science has discovered DPA to be 10 times more effective than EPA at promoting endothelial migration. This can help ensure overall heart health by reducing build-up within arteries.  (Toshie, 1996 / Aursnes, 2014)

  •  DPA can also help reduce the risk of blood clots as it is a more effective anti-platelete than EPA alone. (Kaur G, 2011) 
  • DPA has also been shown to help boost both EPA and DPA levels in the body as well. To think about it in simple terms: DPA would hold the door open as EPA goes through. (Miller E. 2013)

DPA also helps to boost the benefits that Omega-3 fatty acids have been scientifically proven to do: promote better overall health, support brain activity and cognitive functions, help alleviate mood swings, reduce inflammation in joints due to arthritis, and many more. Again, this special fatty acid can only be found in seal oil.

SEAL OIL: DESIGNED FOR DIGESTION

Not only does seal oil provide the DPA difference, the fact the source is a mammal only means more benefits for us humans. Because the mammal cell structure is something our bodies recognize immediately, SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is digested, absorbed and integrated more effectively than fish-based options.

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This also means cases of indigestion or “fishy burps” are extremely rare and should be a thing of the past.

SeaDNA: CERTIFIED QUALITY AND PURITY

We at SeaDNA also recognize that there is no substitute for quality. From procurement to processing this is top of mind for us. We know where our product comes from. We could probably even tell you who harvested the seal that is in your supplement. It is a secure, sustainable Omega-3 source and a Canadian tradition.

Before it reaches your home SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is purified to the highest standards. It is free of heavy metals, toxins and contaminants. Health Canada has recognized its purity and quality by issuing SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil a Natural Products Number. All lots are third party tested to further ensure that what you receive is a supplement that truly deserves a place in your home.

For more information on SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil we welcome you to join us at www.seadna.ca.

 

 

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Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, Ikuo Morita, Sei-itsu Murota,Department Physiological Chemistry, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5, n-3),an elongation metabolite of eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5, n-3), is a potent stimulator or endothelial cell migration on pretreatment in vitro, Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (1996) 54(5), 319-325

Ann C. Skulas-Ray,*, Michael R. Flock, Chesney K. Richter, William S. Harris, Sheila G. West 1,3 and Penny M. Kris-Etherton., Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Red Blood Cell Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA n-3) is Inversely Associated with Triglycerides and C-reactive Protein (CRP) in Healthy Adults and Dose-Dependently Increases Following n-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation, Nutrients 2015, 7, 6390-6404; doi:10.3390/nu7085291

J Neubronner, JP Schuchardt, G Kressel, M Merkel, C von Schacky and A Hahn,Institute of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Leibniz Universita, Enhanced increase of omega-3 index in response to long-term n-3 fatty acid supplementation fromtriacylglycerides versus ethyl esters,European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2011) 65, 247–254

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Svensson M, Schmidt EB, Jørgensen KA, Christensen JH. 2006. N-3 fatty acids as secondary prevention against cardiovascular events in patients who undergo chronic hemodialysis: a randomized, placebo-controlled intervention trial. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 1(4):780-786.

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