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Cod & Plum Superfood Oil Blend

Omega-3 fatty acid oil blend with cod liver oil, Kakadu and Davidson Plums for joint support and overall wellness.

Omega-3 fatty acids - EPA and DHA - have been shown to improve mobility and reduce inflammation and pain, in dogs and cats. And the most bio-available source of EPA and DHA is fish oil. The bestie Cod & Plum Superfood Oil Blend uses wild Norwegian cod, caught using FOS-certified*, traditional methods.

It’s combined with native Kakadu Plum and Davidson Plum extracts.  Kakadu Plum is rich in vitamin C antioxidants, and Davidson Plum in anthocyanin antioxidants, both helpful for fighting oxidative stress and supporting brain health.

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    Easy to Feed

    Just add daily or a few times a week to food, using a teaspoon. And, yes, you can overdo it.

    The reported dose range of omega-3 fatty acids is 230 to 370 mg of EPA and DHA/kg of body weight for dogs with osteoarthritis. It should be noted that the safe upper limit of EPA and DHA recommended by the National Research Council, is 370 mg/kg of body weight0.75 for dogs, so that amount should not be exceeded.

    The best omega-3s

    Many research studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids, specifically EPA and DHA, decrease inflammation throughout the body, including the joints, leading to a decrease in cellular injury and tissue damage.[1]

    Improved overall weight-bearing ability; ability to rise from resting, play, and walk; and lameness scores for dogs and with increased activity, increased ability to jump, and decreased lameness scores for cats, are common outcomes with omega 3 fatty acid (from a fish oil source) supplementation. 

    The effects of omega-3 fatty acids on pain are also supported by findings that dogs receiving fish oil supplements had sufficient improvement to allow a decrease in or discontinuation of NSAID treatment. 

    DHA in particular supports brain health, helping to improve learning ability and memory.

    We stress a fish oil source because, despite hemp oil becoming so popular, that oil is rich in the fatty acids linoleic acid (LA and omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).They’re not rich in EPA and DHA and need to be converted, but they do that very inefficiently.

    [1] Johnson, Karie & Lee, Anne & Swanson, Kelly. (2020). Nutrition and
    nutraceuticals in the changing management of osteoarthritis for dogs and cats. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 256. 1335-1341. 10.2460/javma.256.12.1335.

    Boosted with Plum Power

    Bestie Cod & Plum Superfood Oil Blendis boosted with antioxidant-rich Kakadu Plum and Davidson Plum extract.

    The benefits of antioxidants on the cognitive health of senior dogs are well-recognized; anthocyanins, the phytochemical compounds that give berries their pigment, are a rich source of antioxidants. Anthocyanins can protect against—and even reverse—declines in cognitive function due to age-related oxidative stress.[1]

    In addition to having an antioxidant capacity more than times that of blueberries, Kakadu Plum is also rich in vitamin C, with about 100 times more than an orange. Vitamin C acts as both an antioxidant and antiradical and has been shown to help support joint heath.[2]

    [1]
    DOG SYMPOSIUM 2016, Oslo, Norway, Nutrition and Thyroid Function Affect Canine Behavior and Cognition W. Jean Dodds, DVM, Hemopet

    [2]
    Colletti, A.; Cicero, A.F.G. Nutraceutical Approach to Chronic Osteoarthritis: From Molecular Research to Clinical Evidence. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22, 12920. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms222312920

    Sustainably caught.

    We use cod liver oil that’s made from cold-water Arctic Cod caught using traditional, sustainable methods. Suppliers hold Friend of the Sea (FOS) certifications. FOS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, whose mission is marine habitat conservation. Known for their strict guidelines and procedures, FOS is a leading international certification project.

     

    Customer Reviews

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    Natalie King
    What was the reason you switched to bestie...was there something going on health-wise?:: I want to give my beloved Belgian Shepherds and cats the very best that I can afford, and the usual cat and dog food just does not fit the picture of complete and balanced diet.
    No hesitating when jumping up on our high bed anymore!

    My Belgian Shepherd loved the oil as I mixed it up in his raw meat with the Bestie Raw Food Balancer and he just gobbled it all down. No more hesitating when he jumps on the bed or couch and he takes a flying leap now into the backseat of the car!! I was thinking that it was just about time to take him to the Vet for some arthritis meds but I would try this oil first! WOW, what a significant difference in his demeanor, movement, and attitude. Obvious changes were noticed after 2 weeks of daily additions to his evening meal. Great product - Bestie has solved yet another expensive issue for the arthritic dog who is now no longer arthritic OR stiff after sleeping! Unbelievable! Always have some in my fridge and am wondering if I should take a swig or two as well! Lol ;)

    That is awesome!!! Glad to hear (and yes, I get a bit tempted myself...especially when I read about the good things Davidson Plum also does for the BRAIN...just saying...)

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    Lynda Mather
    What was the reason you switched to bestie...was there something going on health-wise?:: My dog has cancer
    Cod and Plum oil

    Unfortunately this oil seemed to upset my dog's stomach

    Sorry to hear that! Did you mix it in with food?

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    Anonymous
    Amazing

    Perfect ingredients. No shortcuts taken with any Bestie products. These are the real deal.

    Great to hear!

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    Simone Moszkowicz
    From Grumpy Old Man to Puppy

    I have been adding this oil to his food daily for almost a month and my dog is becoming very puppy-like (he's actually 8 years old).
    He's chasing balls, frolicking with other dogs and seeking cuddles. It's lovely to watch.

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