Grizzly Pet Products – Pollock Oil For years we have all known the importance of giving fish oil to our pets on a regular basis. It may indeed be the most important supplement that we can give no matter what our animals eat. Dogs and cats that are fed kibble benefit even more from the outside supplementation of fish oil due to the nature of what they are actually ingesting and the fact that it is relatively depleted nutritionally from the processing that it is subjected to. Some commercial diets, raw and non-raw, claim to add fish oil of some sort to their recipe. While they do indeed add it, fish oil is such a volatile substance that it begins to break down as soon as it is exposed to light, air and heat. It is in the food, but your dog is not deriving much, if any, benefit from it. Adding it from an outside source at the time of feeding is still absolutely necessary. While fish oil tends to come from any cold water fish such as tuna, mackerel, salmon, Pollock, cod or herring (to name a few), they are not all created equal. Salmon oil is generally considered the Cadillac of fish oils, but can be somewhat cost prohibitive for some. Thankfully, a new product manufactured by the good people at Grizzly Pet Products, is helping to solve that problem with fantastic results. One of Grizzly’s top products has always been their Grizzly Salmon Oil. Favored by many as the ultimate source for your dog (and cat’s) fatty acid needs, it is definitely a go-to type of fish oil for many. While it is true that Salmon oil receives some of the highest grades in all of the available fish oils, there is a new fish on the horizon and it is stacking A pile of Pollock up just fine! Introducing Pollock Oil. Pollock is a fish that lives in the freezing cold waters of the Bering Sea in Alaska – the same area from which Grizzly Pet Products harvests its salmon which is a huge reason as to why they were lucky enough to discover this wonderful fish. Part of the cod family, Pollock have been caught commercially for food and body oil for a great many years. Wild Alaskan Pollock are an excellent source of natural fish oil rich in Omega-3 fatty acids as well as a tasty meal. The oil from the Pollock fish provides EPA and DHA with 7-10 times higher bio-availability than those from flax or other plants. It boasts an Omega 3/6 ratio in the range of 13-14 which is one of the highest ratios in natural fish oils. This number puts Pollock oil extremely close to wild salmon oil in efficacy and far higher than farmed salmon oil which Fresh from the Bering Sea, Wild Alaskan Pollock is a great alternative for your dog or cat only has a typical ratio of as low as 2 to 3. Fans of Grizzly Salmon Oil may have a hard time deciding whether or not to give Pollock Oil a try. While salmon oil IS superior, a better option is a mixture of the two – a rotation of fish oil. As with feeding different protein sources so that your dog can derive different benefits from different sources, giving different, but comparable, types of fish oil can offer the same type of benefit. Rotating the two can also be a financial savings for many. With supplies of wild Alaskan Salmon experiencing difficulties this year, Grizzly has been forced to raise the price on all salmon products. Pollock Oil, while incredibly similar to Salmon Oil, is approximately 20%-25% cheaper. It comes in the same handy pump bottles and in the same basic sizes. By choosing to rotate between the Grizzly Salmon Oil and the Grizzly Pollock Oil, you will not only save a few dollars, but it will enable you to make sure that your pet is getting optimal supplementation of Omega 3’s from two different, but outstanding, wild fish.