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DHA in a healthy
puppy diet

Docosahexaenoic acid, commonly referred to as DHA, is an omega-3 fatty acid which is essential for brain development in puppies. DHA is delivered in Vetdiet® puppy formulas through fish oil and fish meal.

What is DHA?

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), often called brain food, is an omega-3 fatty acid, unlike linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid. It is a structural component of the brain’s gray matter and the eye’s retina.

DHA is supplied in our products from a number of ingredients such as salmon meal, fish oil, eggs and chicken meal.

Other important omega-3 fatty acids include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which also comes from marine sources and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which comes from flaxseed. All of these omega-3 fatty acids are important in a variety of bodily functions.

What does DHA do?

Research indicates that DHA is critical for central nervous system development, good vision and sense of smell.1 DHA helps to improve learning ability and cognitive function.2 It may even positively impact temperament and memory.

DHA is so important, it is considered essential for children and is now, by law, being added to baby formula.

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