As an oily fish, salmon is one of the best sources of the essential fatty acid, Omega 3 (over 1000mg per 100gms of fish). With its anti-inflammatory properties, maintaining good levels of Omega 3 in the diet of dogs and cats is important for the well-being of the immune system, plus promoting a healthy skin and coat and preventing inflammation in joints. Salmon is also a high protein source and provides a good supply of thiamine (B1) which cats need a plentiful supply (5 times more than dogs) and also the amino acid Taurine, which is essential to cats for the health of their eyes and heart in particular. unlike dogs, cats cannot produce taurine themselves. Salmon is one of the best sources for B6 and B12 – both vital for a healthy of the nervous system and brain development.