Many of you know that we’ve recently started offering locally farmed certified organic coho salmon. Yum! This salmon is also Ocean Wise certified. So what does that mean?
Ocean Wise is a part of the Vancouver Aquarium ocean conservation program. It's a certification given to participating businesses that meet the criteria. The certification is based on the latest scientific research to recommend sustainable seafood choices to companies that partner with them.
An incredibly valuable protein source that pet owners often miss is fish. Did you know that fish is packed with omega 3 fatty acids? It's a low-fat, high-protein food with a great polyunsaturated fat profile (the good fats). Most animals, including humans, are not getting enough omega 3 in their diet.
The two most commonly known and important omega 3’s are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). For starters, DHA makes up approximately 25% of the mammalian brain. So if your pet isn't getting enough, it could affect behavior, nervous system function, and an array of other systems including the digestive, reproductive and endocrine systems.