What is Welactin?
Welactin is a specially prepared salmon oil manufactured to maintain a high content of Omega 3 fatty acids in a very tasty form for your dog.
What are Omega 3 fatty acids?
Specific fatty acids known as “Omega 3 fatty acids” are the “good health” fatty acids that you may have read about for human heart health. The two predominant Omega 3 fatty acids are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
How can Welactin help my dog?
Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown in veterinary research to perform many functions including helping support a normal heart rhythm. Omega 3 fatty acids help support many other systems in the body too, including kidney function, the immune system, and skin and coat health.
Why should I choose Welactin over other fish oil products?
Welactin contains a higher proportion of the Omega 3 fatty acid DHA than do other fish oil products. This is ideal as DHA has a function in many organ systems including the early development of the brain. DHA has been shown to have beneficial effects on brain function, learning and vision. Welactin has far-reaching effects throughout the body and can help your dog “turn back the clock”!
What changes should I expect to see in my dog with Welactin?
While many of Welactin’s important functions are at work inside your dog’s body, you may notice an improvement in your dog’s activity level, attitude, appetite, alertness, and general appearance.
How do I give Welactin?
Welactin is a tasty liquid and is easily administered with the accompanying pump over your pet’s food. Please follow the administration instructions, which are based on your dog’s weight, found on the label. In most cases, Welactin is administered long-term for continuing benefits.
Are any side effects seen in dogs given Welactin®?
No side effects were observed and no harmful effects on bloodwork were noted when Welactin was administered to dogs in a study.
Doesn’t my dog get enough Omega 3 fatty acids from food?
Another type of fatty acids are Omega 6 fatty acids. While the “natural diet” of animals in the past contained more balanced levels of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids, most pet foods today have higher amounts of the Omega 6 fatty acids relative to the amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids. Welactin, by providing the Omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, helps to re-establish the balance between these two kinds of fatty acids.
Why did my veterinarian recommend Welactin instead of fish oil capsules or other liquids?
First, fish oil in different capsule and liquid products can vary in palatability (whether and how much your dog will like the taste), and, in a taste test, dogs loved Welactin! Most dogs actually preferred their food with Welactin than without. Second, Welactin has been shown to be absorbed. In a carefully designed research study, Welactin was shown to increase levels of DHA in the blood five times over baseline in dogs. Third, Welactin has been evaluated for safety.
As noted above, no side effects and no adverse effects on bloodwork values were seen in dogs given Welactin in a study. As heavy metal contamination is a potential problem with any fish oil products, Welactin is monitored for the presence of heavy metals. Fourth, Welactin contains what is listed on the label in the amounts listed (it meets label claim). There is less oversight for supplements (compared to drugs), and a recent report showed that over 25% of fish oil products contained less DHA than what was listed on the label. And, lastly, fish oil products have the potential to turn rancid (they will then have a foul odor). In addition to containing vitamin E, which helps protect against this, Welactin contains other ingredients to help maintain freshness and stability.
|Ingredient||Per Serving||Per Pound|
|Guaranteed Analysis Per Teaspoon (5 ml)|
|Total Omega 3 Fatty Acid Content||1,300 mg|