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Product Review: Pawsome Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil

        
          

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Nutritional supplements are an important component of care for many dogs.  Whether used for preventing, treating, or curing disease, supplements are a very powerful tool that many pet owners do not realize they have at their disposal.  Here, Pawsome Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil will be reviewed.

Tester:  Lucy

Lucy, my 15 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, received Pawsome Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil with her dinner.  As recommended on the bottle’s label, she received 1 pump of oil each day.

Although Lucy is aging, she has great mobility but suffers very badly from skin allergies.  Her tell-tale allergy symptom is a red, watery, gunk-filled right eye that can be very bothersome for her.  She also develops dandruff and is very itchy in the Spring.  We chose for her to receive the fish oil supplement over our Beagle mix in hopes we could clear some of her skin and allergy concerns.  Although we have a prescription for Apoquel, we prefer to keep Lucy medication-free.

Pawsome Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil

Pawsome Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil arrived in a 16 ounce jar with an easy-to-use hand pump for administration.  After opening, the bottle should be kept in the refrigerator.  For a dog that is 13 – 25 lbs, 1 pump stroke should be administered per day.  One serving is approximately 1 teaspoon, and there are 100 teaspoons in a 16-ounce bottle.

The salmon oil is a reddish orange liquid that has a distinct salmon smell.  When pumped directly onto food, the oil does not coat the inside of a food bowl.  Despite having a distinct salmon odor, I have not noticed Lucy having “salmon breath” afterwards.

Salmon oil is well-known for its health benefits due to the abundance of healthy fatty acids, such as Omega 3, Omega 6, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid), and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid).   The main benefits of salmon oil for dogs include:

  • Shiny Coat
  • Healthy Skin
  • Proper Joint Function
  • Reduced Inflammation
  • Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
  • Natural Cancer Fighting Agent

The ingredients in Pawsome Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil are:  Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil (Oncorhynchus), Vitamin E as Mixed Tocopherols (natural preservative).

When feeding my dogs any new food or supplement, the way in which the product is manufactured is extremely important to me.  Pawsome Naturals promises to be:

  • Made in the United States
  • GMP Good Manufacturing Practice certified
  • Derived from salmon sourced from clean Alaskan waters
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Free of PCBS and other contaminants
  • Manufactured in an FDA compliant facility

My Review of Pawsome Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil

Lucy received the salmon oil with her dinner.  For her weight (13 – 25 lbs) she received one pump from the bottle.

Likes

As Lucy’s caregiver, I like that the oil is very easy to administer.  Although the oil is not completely odor-free, it does not have a strong, noticeable scent unless you accidentally drip the product on your hand.  I personally prefer for products such as salmon oil to have an odor because of the minimal processing involved.

I was concerned the salmon oil would be messy because Lucy uses a slo-bowl that has numerous nooks and crannies which can be difficult to clean.  However, I have not had any issue with keeping her bowl clean between washings.

Best of all, Lucy’s fur has been extremely soft.  Her skin has been clear, which is surprising to us because this time last year we struggled to keep her comfortable due to her allergies.  Her eye currently looks the best I have ever seen it, and my husband and I have spent less time cleaning her eye with saline solution than previously.

Overall, Lucy’s fur has been soft, her skin has been dandruff-free, and she has been especially energetic since we began supplementing her food with Pawsome Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil.  For a dog Lucy’s size, this bottle should last more than 3 months, which makes it a great value.

Dislikes

I have minimal dislikes about this this product.  I would prefer that the oil not take up space in our refrigerator, but the benefits of the oil far outweigh this cost.  I have also noticed that the bottle occasionally gets stuck in the “pushed down” position, which has caused a couple leaks in our refrigerator.

Lucy’s Take

Lucy seems to thoroughly enjoy this product.  Every time I cook salmon for dinner, Lucy has been extra interested in my meal, which I chalk up to her love of salmon oil!  Lucy’s dinner time now takes longer than previously because she continues to lick her bowl until every drop of oil is gone.

Were the Claims Met?

Ultimately, I believe the claims were met that Pawsome Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil would improve Lucy’s skin, prevent / treat dandruff, and reduce allergies.  I cannot speak for the claims on joint health since Lucy has not shown signs of arthritis, but I do believe she has been more energetic in recent weeks.

Bottom Line

Overall, I enjoyed using Pawsome Naturals wild Alaskan Salmon Oil.  I appreciate that this product is manufactured in the United States and in a facility that is FDA- and GMP-certified.  I believe this product is a great value, especially because a $21 bottle will last Lucy a little over 3 months.  I would recommend Pawsome Naturals Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil to anyone looking to treat his or her dog’s skin allergies or dandruff in a safe, natural, and effective manner.

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Anna Weber

Anna Weber

As a life-long dog owner and animal lover I have dedicated my adult life to rescuing and fostering dogs, particularly seniors and behaviorally at-risk animals.I believe that nearly every animal can be rehabilitated with love, kindness, training, and proper exercise.
Anna Weber

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