About this Episode
This is the second episode of the Wholistic Approach to Pet Care: Part II. Dr. Laura Gaylord joins us to talk about omega-3 fatty acids for pets, first describing what makes omega-3 fatty acids “essential” for dogs and cats specifically.
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Like humans, pets can become deficient in omega-3 fatty acids if they don’t consume enough in the diet. Dr. Gaylord discusses the effects of deficiency in dogs and cats, including relative deficiency and the optimal ratio of omegas. Additionally, omega levels may be influenced by fatty acid conversion variations in dogs and cats.
Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids comes with a variety of health benefits for dogs and cats. Dr. Gaylord describes why pets need omega-3 supplementation, potential adverse effects to consider, and why quality matters when it comes to omega-3 fatty acids (and all) nutritional supplementation.
About Our Guest
Laura B. Gaylord, DVM, DACVN, is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and has been a general practitioner in North Carolina for over 24 years. She currently is an independent consultant member of Veterinary Nutritional Consultations, Inc., the East Coast Think Tank with Dr. Donna Raditic and she offers homemade diet recipe consultations through PetDiets.com. She is also the founder of a Nutrition Consulting business for both clients and companies called Whole Pet Provisions, PLLC, established in 2016. Combining her clinical experiences with out of the box thinking, she provides nutrition/supplement consulting for general practitioners and their clients as well as the pet vested industry.