A fish oil supplement is an ideal complement to your cat’s diet because it supplies omega-3 fatty acids, which your cat’s body cannot sufficiently produce on its own.
Here are the top 10 reasons why it’s important to supplement your cat’s daily intake with a quality fish oil supplement like Life's Abundance Omega-3 Ultra Pure Fish Oil Supplement.
1. Your Cat Will Burn Fat More Efficiently
The Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements help improve the metabolism of a cat’s body in a natural way and cause body fat to burn more quickly. (2,10)
2. Improved Development of Kittens During Pregnancy
During a pregnancy, supply your feline mama omega-3 needs with a pure, safe fish oil supplement. The reason is because the omega-3 fatty acid DHA helps improve brain development, concentration, immunity and eyesight, among other things. (1,5)
3. Slow Down Your Cat’s Aging Process
We all want to age more slowly, right? EPA and DHA found in fish oil help slow down the aging process by reducing inflammation and extending the longevity of cells. In this way, omega-3s help keep your cat kids feeling younger for longer. (3)
4. Improved Flexibility
Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of EPA from fish oil supplements, the discomfort in your cat’s joints and muscles may actually decrease. What you will notice is that over time, fish oil supplements can help with stiffness to rise and help your pet be more active and enjoy walks and games with you. (4)
5. Better Concentration and Limiting Brain Cell Deterioration
Thanks to EPA and DHA from fish oil, your cat’s brain may age more slowly and perform optimally. The essential fatty acids in the omega-3s contribute to sounder sleep, an essential element in keeping concentration sharp. (6)
7. Optimized Immune System Functioning
A daily supplement of omega-3s from fish oil supplements help the white blood cells perform their anti-inflammatory function optimally. This helps your cat’s defense against diseases and other ailments by strengthening the immune system. (15)
8. Better Heart Health
The omega-3s in fish oil supplements help keep cholesterol levels at a healthy level and help keep this vital muscle healthy. (8,9)
9. No More Grumpy Cat
Fish oil supplements are proven to improve mood in humans, and studies are forthcoming about their benefits in cats! (12, 13)
10. Healthy Skin and Shiny Coat
The benefits of omega-3s in fish oil supplements for skin health are well documented, but did you know that omega-3s also help protect against sunburn? (6,7)
Adding health-promoting fish oil to your cat’s diet can be one of the best decisions you make for your companion animal. If you want to learn more, visit the Life's Abundance Fish Oil for Cats web page!
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