Why Fish?

At Fish4Dogs we make a range of super premium natural food and treats for dogs and cats with the important difference that we only use fish.

WHY IS FISH SO HEALTHY?

Rich in Omega 3 – Fish is one of the richest natural sources of Omega 3 specifically the beneficial  EPA and DHA forms.  The anti-inflammatory effects of Omega 3 make it great for coat, skin and joints.

Fish is a wonderful protein – There are many sources of protein – meat, eggs, milk and yes, you guessed it Fish.  But not all proteins are the same – Fish proteins are more easily digested and have lower levels of saturated fats and sugars.

Fish oils produce sebum – waxy oil that coats the hair, quickly improving coat condition.

Fish contains natural anti-oxidants – especially Salmon, which can mop up harmful free-radicals.

Fish contains high levels of cartilage – a rich source of glucosamine and chondroitin, further helping with joint health.

Dogs love the taste of Fish – The overuse of processed meats and cereal has made many modern dog foods bland resulting in many picky dogs.  Dogs prefer the stronger tastes and aromas that they find in fish.

Wheat free – Sensitivity to wheat and other grains is commonplace with modern dogs so we use potato and pea as the carbohydrate – low levels of sensitive reaction and high in Vitamins C, B6 and Potassium.

A fish rich diet can help with –

Coat Condition

One of the things we often hear from our customers is that after a short time feeding Fish4Dogs their dog’s coat looks wonderful. Normally they can see a difference in 3 to 4 weeks.  

Omega 3 found in Fish4Dogs can help improve your dog’s coat.

Maybe that is why Fish4Dogs is so popular amongst the breeders and show dogs. But even if you only show your dog to friends and neighbours it’s great when they look their best.

Why do Fish4dogs coats look so wonderful?

  • Fish oils promote the production of sebum, an oily waxy substance that lubricates, giving supple skin and coating the hair with a protective oily layer to give it a lovely shine.
  • Reduces Skin Inflammation.  EPA & DHA Omega 3s found in Fish4Dogs are a natural anti-inflammatory, helping improve the condition of the skin and so improve the condition of the coat.  

Joint Mobility

Omega 3 found in Fish4Dogs can help improve some joint conditions but we are not going to claim that Fish4Dogs can miraculously cure all joint problems, and if you are worried you should see a vet.

Joint conditions are particularly common in older dogs. The older dogs get, the more susceptible to joint problems they become.

How can Fish4dogs improve joint mobility?

Reduce Joint Inflammation.

Omega 3 is a natural anti-inflammatory. The EPA and DHA found in marine sourced Omega 3, can help alleviate the symptoms of joint pain by reducing joint inflammation.

Fish is a Natural Source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin.

Fish are rich in cartilage, a natural source of Chondroitin and Glucosamine which, like Omega 3, helps to reduce inflammation and reduce cartilage breakdown.

Switching off the Aggrecanases and other Collagen-Degrading Enzymes.

There is also evidence to suggest that Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce cartilage breakdown by switching off the aggrecanases and other collagen-degrading enzymes that break down joint cartilage.

So a fish rich diet can help keep those joints nice and supple.

Skin Condition

Omega 3 found in Fish4Dogs can help improve some skin conditions but we are not going to claim that Fish4Dogs can magically solve all of these and it is important to say that if you are worried you should see a vet.

How can Fish4dogs help with skin conditions?

Reduce Skin Inflammation.

Many dog skin conditions are caused by inflammation. EPA & DHA Omega 3s found in Fish4Dogs are natural anti-inflammatories, helping improve the condition of the skin by reducing irritation.

Skin Hydration.

Fish oils promote the production of sebum, an oily waxy substance that lubricates, giving supple, hydrated skin.

Low Sensitivity Ingredients.

One of the common causes of skin conditions in dogs is allergies or sensitivities to foods. Wheat and beef are the most common intolerances, with others being pork, chicken, milk and maize.

Fish4Dogs is made from ingredients that don’t cause these problems. In Fish4Dogs we use potato and pea as the carbohydrate – and all of these have very low level of intolerance.

Weight Control

Australia has a high rate of canine obesity.

Obesity is an important issue and can lead to heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and other mobility problems.

We all like to treat our dogs, and there is nothing wrong with that.  But we do have to take care that their overall calorie consumption, including treats, isn’t more than they need.

Fish4Dogs Low-Calorie Treats.

Fish4Dogs Sea Jerky is a low-calorie treat – with only 2.5 calories in each Sea Jerky Tiddler – compared to 50 or even over a 100 for some dental treats. Used sensibly, you can still treat your dogs for a fraction of the calories.

That doesn’t mean you can feed them their own body weight in Sea Jerky but it does mean that you can give them a few delicious treats that they will love safe in the knowledge that you aren’t piling on calories.

At Fish4Dogs, we like to promote sensible feeding. Remember our feeding guidelines are a guide, and how much food your dogs needs will vary from dog to dog.  Start with the feeding guidelines and then monitor your dog’s weight

  • if they seem to be putting on weight, then reduce the amount of food
  • if they are losing weight, increase the amount of food.