It all started with a puppy named Shay…
Founded in 2020, Shay’s Way was created as a solution to get pets that are picky eaters to not only devour their meals, but also ensure that these picky eaters are getting the right dose of healthy fats.
Shay, our family puppy, was a picky eater. Like picky children pushing vegetables around on their plate, Shay was not interested in eating her meals. This was cause for concern as we were worried about Shay not getting proper nutrients due to her lack of eating. Our family was trying everything imaginable to get her to eat, until one day we finally found a solution. After family dinner we gave shay some salmon. To our amazement the salmon and all the other kibble in the bowl was devoured! The feeling we had knowing Shay was finally eating and getting the right dose of healthy fats, is something we want to share with all pet parents who have gone through what we have experienced.
The Benefits of Omega 3
So a diet with adequate fat, the right type of fat and the right balance of these fats, is just as important to your pets’ health, as it is your own.
Omega-3 fats are not as common in our pets’ diets as saturated fats, unsaturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids. Unfortunately, depending on how pet food is processed, trans-fatty acids (which are the harmful fats) may also be present.
These saturated, unsaturated and omega-6 fats do provide health benefits, as long as they are supported by good amounts of omega-3 fats in the diet. It’s a bit like a see saw, where the balance of each type of fat is important in ensuring optimal health overall.
Omega-3 fats are beneficial as they help to control the inflammatory process in the body and can benefit pets in many ways including:
- Healthy joint function especially as pets age
- Healthy skin and coat
- A decreased incidence and symptoms of allergies
- A positive impact on inflammation throughout the system
- Healthy cardiovascular function
Fresh fish is one of the best ways to integrate high quality omega-3 fatty acids into your pets’ diet and understanding where the fish that goes into your pet’s diets comes from is important when weighing up the pros of a high fish diet, versus some of the negative associations, such as contamination by heavy metals for example.