Each 3V Caps HP Snip Tip capsule contains not less than 540 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 350 mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
Patented High-potency free fatty acid formulation is more efficiently absorbed by the body than other types of fish oil supplements
Increased bioavailability- bypasses digestive breakdown process required of other types of fatty acids, delivering full potential of EPA/DHA each feeding
Flexibility - unique snip tip design allows for pilling of pet or easy administration with pet food
Reliability - capsules help ensure consistent, uniform feeding
Mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium and PCB levels below Heavy Metal Standards per California Proposition 65
USP microbiological testing for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphyloccoucus aureus, Pseudomonas, yeasts and molds
Available sizes : 60 ct. & 250 ct.
Recommended Daily Amounts:
Recommended Daily Amount
Under 30 lbs.
1 capsule every other day
30 lbs. to 60 lbs.
60 lbs. to 90 lbs.
Free fatty acid
Not All fatty acids are the same.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements made from fish oils are commercially available in three distinct forms and vary greatly in bio availability.
TRIGLYCERIDE: The vast majority of Omega-3 fish oil products are in the triglyceride form. These triglyceride Omega-3 fish oils contain as little as 30% EPA and DHA per gram.
ETHYL ESTER : This type of fish oil is "esterfied" using the solvent ethanol and represents approximately 15-20% of all Omega-3 fish oil sold. While ethyl ester Omega-3 fish oil provide approximately 50% EPA and DHA per gram, they are the most difficult to absorb into the blood stream.
FREE FATTY ACID : The free fatty acid form is the result of a unique patented process that removes non-beneficial components of fish oil, thereby providing more EPA and DHA per gram. The free fatty acid form has been clinically proven to be more efficiently absorbed than the ethyl ester and triglyceride form.
Other Ingedients: Fish Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Water
DVM, IVXTM and 3VCaps are trademarks of IVX Animal Health, Inc
Why are free from fatty acids the best?
Because of their chemical complexities triglyceride and ethyl ester forms of fatty acids require breakdown by the pancreatic enzyme lipase into free fatty acids before absorption can occur. Free fatty acids are absorbed without metabolism resulting in enhanced bio availability in the digestive process. Enhanced bio availability ensures that all pets receive their full potential for supplementation.
check out the levels of EPA and DHA under the More Info tab and you'll see that the snip tip contains almost twice the amounts--which my vet says is great. I discovered this by chance.
No more scratching! by Kathleen Binek07/22/2008
These caps have made a significant improvement in my dogs skin allergies. She hardly ever scratches anymore! She is 8 years old and has had skin allergies since birth. The high potency has made a big difference over regular strength.
Didn't Work for my Dog by Volunteer from Denver, Colorado03/22/2013
I wished so much that this product was the answer for my Yorkie-poo's itching but no such luck. I've tried everything, including lab tests which determined nothing. I hated to skew the ratings by giving only 1 star but this product simply didn't work.