Essential Fatty Acids (commonly called EFA's) are fat based nutrients that every mammal (dogs, cats and humans) needs to maintain healthy function and structure of smooth muscle organs (the heart and reproductive system), to protect and build liver cells, and to maintain healthy skin, coat and strong joint tissues. They have also been linked to retinal development antioxidant activities, and they're responsible for the synthesis and modulation of various biochemicals that serve as mediators for the body's vairous physiologic processes. In other words, if a body does not receive sufficient amounts of EFA's critical body functions can be severely disrupted.
Dogs and cats that are deficient in EFA's typically develop chronic skin and coat disorder, digestive problems, cardiovascular disease, degenerative eye disease, and allergies, Even animals who show no obvious signs of chronic disease will often display dramatic benefits from an EFA-enriched diet very quickly. A shinier and softer coat, less shedding, healthier skin, fewer fleas, and better tolerance to flea bites and other allergns can be seen within just a few weeks of first feeding. Fleas hate a healthy host - meaning your pet- so help your dog or cat fight fleas from the inside out with essential fatty acid supplementation.