Various types of fish which can be a good source of fish oil
are mackerel, rainbow trout, lake trout, halibut, herring, sea
bass, sardines, swordfish, oysters, albacore tuna, blue fin tuna,
yellow fin tuna, turbot, pilchards, anchovies and salmon. The most
common names among these for obtaining fish oil are albacore tuna,
herring, mackerel, sardines, lake trout and salmon. The type of
fish used and the purity standards followed in refining the oil
influence the quality of fish oil.
The health benefits of fish oil include its ability to aid in
heart diseases, weight loss, anxiety, immunity,
cancer, pregnancy, diabetes, inflammation, arthritis, IBD,
eye disorders, macular degeneration,fur, skin care, ulcers,
fertility, etc. for canines.
Owners may compare these benefits to fresh fish, such as
The health benefits of offering fresh salmon include the
- Muscles, Tissues, Enzymes, Hormones etc.:
Proteins or amino acids are essential components of our
cells, tissues, enzymes, hormones and every other body part.
The proteins from salmon (and most other fishes) are easy
digestible and easily absorbed into the body. They do
neither have any adverse side effects nor contain
carcinogenic compounds, like other meats do. Salmons are
also source of good fat (omega-3 fatty acids) which also
plays a vital role in keeping your PON healthy. Salmon is
also rich in some of the very essential minerals like iron,
calcium, selenium and phosphorus and vitamins like A, B and
D. Selenium, which is very necessary for building up of
tissues,fur, nails etc., is best obtained from animal
proteins and among which, salmon is one of the best.
- Cardio-Vascular Health: While the Omega-3
Fatty Acids help reduce cholesterol, maintain flexibility of
arteries and veins and strengthen cardiac muscles, the
essential amino acids repair damages to the cardio-vascular
- Metabolism: The Omega-3 fatty acids,
vitamin-D and selenium, together help increase influence of
insulin, thereby facilitating absorption of sugar and
consequent lowering of blood sugar level. If your PON has
Diabetic ancestors, this will prove a great help.
- Eye Care: Again, the Omega-3 fatty acids
and amino acids help prevent macular degeneration, dryness,
loss of vision.
- Brain & Nerves: The Omega-3 fatty
acids increase efficiency of the brain, improves memory. In
company with the amino acids, vitamin-A & D and
selenium, these fatty acids protect the nervous system from
- Other Benefits: Omega-3 fatty acids
reduce inflammation of the arteries and digestive system,
reduce chances of cancer of kidneys etc., improve skin,
add shining to eyes, skin, fur. The fatter the salmon, the
more nutritious and healthy it is. It is a good protein
supplement for Senior PONS being easy digestible. .
Ultimately, the final decision is up to PON owners, however,
I would personally lean towards fresh salmon and other fish in
order to avoid dosage issues,and purity issues. Visitors to PON
Digest are encouraged to update us on decisions. Good luck !