Salmon night is the best at our house… I wish I could invite all of you for my buttery, tender fillets packed with health-boosting omega-3s.
Instead, I’m going to introduce you to the next best thing – Kronch USA’s Norwegian salmon oil and treats.
Now, Matilda and Cow don’t have to wait for salmon night – they get to enjoy salmon anytime.
What Is Kronch USA?
Kronch is a small Danish company that makes salmon oil and treats. Now that they’ve introduced their products to the United States, our dogs get to enjoy them.
Their products are made with fresh Norwegian salmon – a combination of wild-caught and farmed – with natural preservatives and absolutely no fillers.
I’ll go into their unique sourcing and extracting process later on, but first: you’re probably wondering why you should feed salmon oil at all.
Why Feed Salmon Oil Instead Of Fish Oil?
There’s so many fish oil supplements for dogs out there, made out of all different sea creatures.
All contain omega-3 fatty acids that benefit the immune system, can help reduce inflammation associated with many conditions, including itchy skin and arthritis. It’s also good for brain health.
I asked the Kronch company why they make theirs with salmon, and the answer surprised me.
No Risk Of Vitamin A Toxicosis
Hold on to your seats – I’ve got a juicy inside scoop about fish oil:
Most fish oil contains high levels of vitamin A – a fat soluble vitamin that builds up in your dog’s fatty tissues and liver.
Over time, your dog is walking around with more and more vitamin A in their body. After prolonged use, your dog is at risk for Hypervitaminosis A or Vitamin A Toxicosis.
Salmon oil, on the other hand, does not have high levels of vitamin A. So, you can feed it without worrying about overdosing your dog.
Vitamin A overdosing is also a concern with liver – especially those concentrated, freeze-dried liver treats that your dog could eat 100 of – so be mindful of that when you’re choosing treats, too.
Already Contains Vitamin E
You may have heard that fish oil depletes the body of vitamin E, so you need to make sure your supplement of choice contains it, or pair it with a vitamin E supplement.
Kronch Salmon Oil does contain a small amount of vitamin E (topherols) as a preservative, and the salmon itself is a natural source of vitamin E, “anywhere between 100 and 200 ppm.”
So, you can safely feed salmon oil as-is with your dog’s kibble, canned or raw diet. It’s also okay to use an additional vitamin E supplement or feed whole food sources because it is an antioxidant that protects the body against free radicals and supports the immune system.
For Matilda and Cow, I crack open one of my own vitamin E gel capsules into their food once per week, and they also get whole food sources like cooked spinach, avocados and almonds whenever I happen to be eating them.
Why Choose Salmon Oil From Kronch USA?
You can get salmon oil from several sources, but I’m excited to introduce Kronch’s because of their unique sourcing and extraction process.
They use both wild and farmed salmon (at a 70/30 ratio) to create their products. The wild-caught salmon is actually sourced from the factory next door to them that processes salmon for human consumption. Previously, the fillets were packed and processed, while the heads, spines and tails were discarded.
Now, Kronch uses those heads and tails to make salmon oil for dogs. Not only does this mean they help reduce food waste, they also do not need to fish for salmon as a result.
Wild salmon are mesopredators, meaning that they are both the hunters and the hunted. When overfished, the balance of the food chain in the ocean is thrown off. So, using leftover heads, spines and tails instead of fishing for more salmon is an eco-friendly option.
So why does Kronch also used farmed salmon?
Wild salmon does not contain as much salmon oil as farmed salmon. That means an evisceration machine is needed to extract more of that oil.
“By using gentle mill stones to extract our oil, we never raise the temperature above 140 degrees Fahrenheit — omega-3 fatty acids are fragile and easily destroyed by the heat that an evisceration machine generates,” says Sheffield.
Our Experience With Kronch USA Products
We’ve been using the salmon oil and treats for a few weeks now. I don’t remember to use the salmon oil every day, especially if my dogs are already having fish.
Even so, I’ve noticed less shedding. I’m not sure if I can attribute this to the change in seasons, and overall, it would take more time to see significant results.
Every dog can benefit from a salmon oil supplement, though, so what really matters is buying from a source that you trust.
Taste-wise, my dogs adore the oil and treats. I’ve been able to get Matilda to finish her vegetables by drizzling her serving of salmon oil over them. I think it would be especially useful for kibble feeders whose dogs need an extra kick of flavor.
The treats are PERFECT for teaching new tricks – my dogs would do anything for them. It’s a great way to keep your dog motivated without having to use too many treats. You can also crush them into smaller pieces and mix them with other treats or meals.
Where Can I Get Kronch USA Salmon Oil And Treats?
You can also try your luck in our latest giveaway – one winner will get a 250mL bottle of salmon oil and a bag of salmon treats.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Must be 18 or older to enter, USA only.