Omega-3 Index for Pets

$49.95

The Omega-3 Index Test for Pets measures the amount of EPA and DHA in the blood. View sample report >

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Find out if your pet’s diet is delivering a healthy amount of omega-3s.

When your pet takes an Omega-3 Index test it will provide a percentage that indicates the combination of EPA and DHA in their blood. For pets like dogs the ideal level is around 3%.

Getting your pet to an optimal Omega-3 Index will help ensure they are getting enough of the right omega-3s to protect their health.

Click here to view the full Omega-3 Index for Pets report >

Omega-3s EPA and DHA have been linked to several health benefits in pets:

Heart Health

Immune Health

Healthy Skin & Coat

Joint Health

Why Your Vet Should Test Your Pet

Measuring important fats like omega-3s can help dogs maintain a diet the delivers a healthy amount of these nutrients, which they are often lacking. Routine testing and changing the amount of EPA and DHA in your pet’s diet should be used to determine the appropriate dose of EPA and DHA needed to maintain an optimal Omega-3 Index.

It will take 3-4 months for your pet’s Omega-3 Index to reach a new level and we recommend re-testing at that time. Once your pet has achieved the desirable level, it is advised that you re-check their values every six to 12 months.

It important that you take this test to your vet and have them administer the blood draw. They have the expertise, staff and tools to carry out this test on your pet. Carrying out the blood draw in your home is not recommended.

Optimize Your Pet’s Omega-3 Index in 3 Easy Steps

1

Measure

You won’t know if your pet’s omega-3 level is optimal unless it’s measured.

Modify

A low Omega-3 Index can be corrected by increasing omega-3 intake.

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3

Monitor

Track how your pet’s dietary changes affect their blood levels by testing regularly.

Research Shows Omega-3s Provide Several Benefits for Dogs and Cats

Review: Omega-3s can support heart, skin and fur, kidney, and joint health in dogs and cats

Increasing blood levels of omega-3 EPA and DHA and omega-6 arachidonic acid helped reduce urine stones in cats

Increasing omega-3 blood levels reduced dog stiffness and joint pain

Aggressive dogs had lower omega-3 blood levels than normal dogs

How It Works

Order

Choose the test service you would like. The sample collection kit typically arrives in 3 to 5 days.

Collect Sample

Your Vet should follow the test kit instructions to collect your pet’s sample. Once your pet’s sample is collected, mail it back to our lab with the pre-paid envelope.

Get Results

In 2-4 weeks you will receive an email letting you know your personalized results are ready.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Omega-3 Index for Pets measures the amount of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in your pet’s blood, just like the Omega-3 Index for humans. Omega-3 Index levels in dogs and cats are lower than for humans in general. This test is only provides omega-3 status for dogs and cats at this time.

When your pet takes an Omega-3 Index test it will provide a percentage that indicates the combination of EPA and DHA in their blood. For pets like dogs and cats the ideal level is around 3% providing benefits up to 8%. Currently there is not enough data to make recommendations for those who are 8% or higher.

It important that you take this test to your vet and have them administer the blood draw. They have the expertise, staff and tools to carry out this test on your pet. Please do not attempt to take a blood spot from your pet at home.

The most efficient way to raise your dog’s Omega-3 Index is to strategically incorporate more omega-3 EPA and DHA from fish, fortified dog food, or supplements into their diet. Use the dosage chart to find the best dosage for your pet. Please consult with your pet’s veterinarian before adding any supplements to your pet’s diet.

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