The kind folks over at Wildside Salmon sent us some Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil to try out.
They sell the product in a 16 oz. bottle (see it photographed to the left). They suggest 2 pumps/10 lbs of body weight daily. 1 pump is approximately 2 ml, so one bottle should last you about 236.5 days (almost 8 months) if your animal is only 10 lbs.
You may be wondering what the benefits are of Salmon oil. Well, it’s much like the Omega 3 hype for humans. This salmon oil has Omega 3 and Omega 6.
The guaranteed analysis on the bottle reads that there is 99% crude fat (min), 0.5% moisture (max). Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) are 30%, DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) (min) 12%, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) (min) 9%, Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min) 2% and Arachidonic Acid (min) is 1%.
This product is REALLY sticky, so hence the reason for the papertowel underneath it. That way, your counter tops don’t get sticky!
The nice thing is that there is no referigeration necessary. It takes about 3 weeks to see results from the salmon oil. The bottle featured has the older pump and they have since improved their filtration system on the oil and are now getting 18 months shelf life in stead of 12 months. Wildside Salmon reports that their filtration system is best filtration in the industry! If you’d like to read more about the benefits of this oil, please do so by visting Wildside Salmon’s Oil Page.
This oil will last forever, pretty much. In fact, the oil is still good for six months past the expiration date. The oil in the spout can get very sticky (see photo), but the oil in the bottle still remained smooth.
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Wildside Salmon reports that kitties with Feline Leukemia respond very well to this product.
Overall, we really liked this product. When Rags was dying, we bought Fish Oil Caps at the local pharmacy and had to squeeze out the oil into his food. It would have been a lot better to have a simply pumping system like this. Also, older animals don’t have as keen of a sense of smell and cats eat based on what they smell. Something stinky like this would be ideal for an older kitty that you are trying to get to eat on a regular basis. But it is not stinky when it just sitting on your counter, which is an added bonus.
We definitely recommend Wildside Salmon Oil and our only complaint is how sticky it is, but we think it is unavoidable based on the product’s contents.
We have also reviewed other Wildside Products on Floppycats.com – if you would like to read them, they are listed below:
If you are interested in ordering this product, feel free to visit Wildside Salmon’s website or phone them at 206-722-FISH.