In the exciting world of pet care, we all have been increasingly drawn to the nutritional benefits of the food we give to our furry family members. As such, more pet parents than ever want to understand the nutritional needs of their pets.
Well, omega-3 fatty acids have definitely taken center stage as a key nutrient for both human and pet health. And the tiny yet mighty Antarctic krill is a superior source of omega-3s.
Here are the top 5 reasons pet parents should know more about the mighty krill.
1. Meeting their pets' nutritional needs
Here’s what matters the most: understanding and fulfilling our furry friends' nutritional needs, especially when it comes to omega-3s. The secret? Choosing pet food that has a well-balanced mix of omega-6s and omega-3s.
Now, this is where everything gets even more exciting - research has shown that adding krill to pet food brings pets' omega-3 levels to a whole new level.
2. Krill: the superstar of omega-3s
Why is krill stealing the spotlight? Well, it's a powerhouse of omega-3s in the form of EPA and DHA that do wonders for our pet's heart, kidneys, liver, joints, brain, eyes, skin, and coat. Their secret?
Recent studies have shown that the phospholipid form of omega-3s from krill are more effective in raising omega-3 levels in a dog’s body compared to triglyceride-based omega-3s, such as those found in fish oil.
3. Beyond the basics: krill have more superpowers
But wait, there's more! Krill is more than an omega-3 superhero; it's actually a treasure chest full of goodness. Picture this: natural choline for a happy liver and a brain that's always ready for playtime. Add a dash of powerful astaxanthin, a natural antioxidant that acts as a shield against cell stress. And let's not forget those tasty marine proteins - it's a flavor fiesta that your pets will love.
Another study done by Aker BioMarine showed that dogs on a krill diet had a significant rise in their choline levels. In other words, both omega-3s and choline attached to phospholipids are highly effective and valuable. (Study)
Read more: The health benefits of choline for pets
4. Tasty and nutritious: krill's pet-friendly feasts
We've shown you the science, but what about the taste test? Turns out, krill is not just nutritious, it's a palate-pleaser too.
Another study done by Aker BioMarine found that 17 out of 18 dogs gave a resounding bark of approval for food with Antarctic dried krill meal.
5. Krill is sustainable
Now, let's talk about making choices that not only make our pets happy but also our planet. Krill, sourced from one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world, is your eco-friendly choice.
Also, it proudly wears the title of the first krill ingredient for pets certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), ensuring it's traceable from sea to the product.
A pet's journey to wellbeing starts with krill
In conclusion, bringing krill into your pet's life is more than a nutritional upgrade - it's a journey into a world of benefits that includes omega-3s, choline, astaxanthin, and marine proteins.
As pet parents, we're not just enhancing our furry family members’s well-being, we're also making the right choice for the planet.