Krill as a brain food for dogs

Updated: Feb 13


We're are very excited to share this fantastic, insightful and well researched blog article from Hug Pet Food


Nutrition is an important factor in the performance of any athlete and the same goes for our furry companions. This fascinating article talks about the benefits that Krill can have on a dog's cognitive function and physical health.


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We hope this will be the first of many canine nutrition articles so if there is anything specific you would like read about, please message us.



Why does krill top the best brain food for dogs list?



Sure, it contains omega-3 and choline, both of which are proven to support and improve dogs' cognitive functioning. Then again, plenty of other ingredients include these, too.

What makes this Antarctic find so special?


Krill: the most effective agent of delivery 


In our last blog we discussed bioavailability: if the ratio of nutrients in your pooch's food isn't right, they can't absorb them properly, no matter how healthy the meal. Something similar occurs when feeding your dog powerhouses omega-3 and choline: if they're supplied in the wrong form, your pet will see few to no benefits. Sadly, this is often the case, and their presence in most pet foods is little more than a marketing ploy.


Not so when krill is the agent of delivery. Arguably the most potent brain food for dogs, this mighty ingredient can have a major impact on your hound's mental and physical wellbeing. Here's why:


There's omega-3… and then there's omega-3


A raft of evidence demonstrates how critical omega-3 is for maintaining great canine health, from puppyhood right through to old age. What many people don't know is that omega-3 fatty acids come as long-chain omega-3s or short-chain omega-3s -