QUICK GIVEAWAY: Nordic Naturals fish oil for your cat’s health (P.S. Research associates omega-3s with cat longevity)

Omega-3s specially made for pets (without rosemary oil)

CONTEST CLOSED: We have a winner!  Thank you so much to everyone who tossed their cat’s name(s) in the hat. Congratulations to April and her cat Wee Gray!

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Let’s get right to the fun part:

Enter to win a bottle of high quality fish oil for your cat just by telling me your cat’s name in the Comments below the post. Do it cat-quick! – by this Friday 5pm April 6 PDT.

Even more fun – did you know that research linked essential-fatty-acids to increased cat lifespan? Yes, in the 2006 study, Effect of nutritional interventions on longevity of senior cats.

HOW TO WIN:

Just tell me your cat’s name in the Comments below this blog post.

Yep, that’s all!

Do it cat-quick!—before 5pm PDT this Friday (April 6)

What you can win and why it’s so great:

Nordic Naturals Pet Cod Liver Oil ($24 value + free shipping)

Nordic Naturals meets my nutritionist criteria for high quality fish oil:

1. It’s a marine (or algae) source. That’s important because cats can’t readily convert plant oils (e.g., flax seed oil) to the DHA and EPA that are the power properties of omega-3s.

2. It’s free of contaminants like heavy metals and PBDE. Nordic Naturals sent me this statement about PBDE:

“PBDE is a pollutant similar in structure to PCBs. These flame retardant chemicals tend to breakdown into dioxins and we test all of our fish oil lots for dioxin levels. Our oil suppliers test for this pollutant on a routine basis. Scientific literature has proven levels of PCBs and levels of PBDE are strongly correlated.  Our extremely low PCBs and dioxin level correlates to extremely low PDBE levels. Both toxin types are removed during the oil refining process.”

3. It’s processed in a way that preserves the quality without damaging the fats (damaged omega-3s are unhealthy).

For more details, check out their FAQ. I also recommend Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet liquid, made with wild sardine oil.

I can vouch for reports that when a cat starts getting good marine omega-3 fatty acids, a fast improvement in his health can be seen by shinier, softer fur. We certainly saw this with Phil and Joel.

Jean Hofve, DVM explains at LittleBigCat.com:

“Lack of a healthy balance of essential fatty acids is linked to many serious health conditions, such as allergies, skin diseases, obesity, cancer, insulin resistance, diabetes, asthma, arthritis…”

References

TIPS for introducing fish oil

I don’t want you to make my initial mistake, which was to put fish oil on my cat’s food only to have her reject it immediately.

As holistic vet Anne Reed later taught me, start by putting a tiny spot of oil on the side of your cat’s plate for a couple days, and then gradually mix it a little more and a little more each day. As your cat gets used to the smell over a few days, she will typically accept it regularly in her food.

The basic rules:

  • To enter, leave your answer in this blog post’s Comments. 
  • The random drawing will take place this Friday April 6, after 5pm PST.
  • Prize can be shipped in US only. (Sorry – you can gift it to someone if you are elsewhere.)
  • One winner will be selected and notified by email. Their provided name will be announced on the blog and Facebook page.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter
     

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105 Responses to QUICK GIVEAWAY: Nordic Naturals fish oil for your cat’s health (P.S. Research associates omega-3s with cat longevity)

  1. Anita March 27, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    Our sweet, rescue feline furkid is named Bodhi, short for Bodhisattva, because of his amazing journey to our hearts, and his instant connection to our souls!

  2. Leslee April 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Joey!

  3. Judy April 6, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Jake, Leah, Cody, Nathan and Bella

  4. Helle Collin April 6, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    Mille, Basse, Fritz, Cilje, Linus and my feral one Lille mis, which mean Little kitty.

  5. Lissy Abraham April 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Pancho

  6. Maria April 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Petey and the whole gang!

  7. Claudia April 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Mei

  8. Laurie April 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Boots and Frodo

  9. Martina April 4, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Misha, Pokey, Kismet, Callie, Jerry and Orville…:)

  10. Kathryn Hargreaves April 4, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    Pearl et al.

  11. Kim Kiernan April 3, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    Willow and Tonga!

  12. Debbie April 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    Spirit and Long Tail Sally!

  13. Roxanne April 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Which cat? There’s Mat, Abby, Annabelle, Ren and Yumi …

    • Marisol April 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

      Sofie!

  14. The Island Cats April 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    There’s 3 of us! Wally, Ernie & Zoey!!

  15. bre April 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Ursula or Ursi Pie Pants

  16. Patty Andress April 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    My cats names are Lucky, Teddy, Charlotte, Isabel, and Teagan <3

  17. Rodenial April 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    My cat’s name is Cthulhu because he sleeps a lot and tries to devour everything! :0)

  18. Linda April 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    My cat’s names are Gabriel, Zachary and Hannah!

  19. Molly Rosales April 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    My oldest cat’s name is Harley Davidson, Jr. – he’ll be 15 in August!

  20. Lisa Barrett April 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    My (multiple) cat’s names are – Annabelle, Max, Stella, Ursula aka The Baby/The Snausage/The Grumpkin and finally, Mei Mei! Thank you for the giveaway.

  21. isah April 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    abbey is the name of my beautiful cat

  22. gia April 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    my cat’s name is PENNY!

  23. NewGrayMare April 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Mist Luin is my adorable feline compaion!

  24. Leslee April 3, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Joey !

  25. Anne Bingham April 3, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    We have quite a few cats, but our oldest (15 years old) is Jenny!

  26. Ellen Lyon April 3, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    My cats names are Ursula (nickname Ursie) and Leo (nickname Red)

  27. Erin Montross April 3, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    My cats name is Spark Plug A.K.A. Sparky!

  28. Susanna Angela April 3, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    My cats are Jeffy-boy, Ambra and Pippo…

  29. Barbara Sampson April 3, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    We have Sophie, Molly, and Abby.

  30. Kathi April 3, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    Murphy and Mooks – M&M

  31. Shenandoah April 3, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    Zoey and Maddie. Thanks for the give away and great site.

  32. brenda April 3, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    Lily, Dusty & Leif. Like ruffles, you can’t have just one!

  33. Lynn April 3, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    Jack and Pearl would love this in thier raw food!

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