Flax Seed Oil is a natural supplement containing 60% Omega 3, an Essential Fatty Acid known to possess anti-inflammatory properties that has many health benefits...The Natural Choice for a Healthy Dog!
As dog owners, it is important to provide our dogs with a high quality and nutritious diet that fulfils their needs. Many off-the-shelf pet foods today do not contain sufficient amounts of Omega 3, an Essential Fatty Acid crucial for optimum health. This is sometimes the case even when the product is advertised as containing Omega 3, as the amounts of Omega 3 and details of the source are rarely published.
Grain is a common ingredient of many modern pet foods, and contains high levels of Omega 6, another Essential Fatty Acid. Every dog (and any other mammal) needs to obtain both Omega 3 and 6 in the diet, as they cannot be produced by the body, hence the term 'Essential'. However, very few dog foods contain sufficient amounts of Omega 3, and it is this lack of Omega 3 that is often cited as the cause of poor coat and skin health, mobility issues and some allergic reactions.
Fourflax Canine Flax Seed Oil and Flake are easy to feed and taste great! When kept refrigerated the oil will remain fresh and tasty for up to 3 months, and the Flake will remain fresh for 12 months from the day of opening if stored correctly!
We recommend that once you have bought Flax Seed Oil for your dog, you keep it in the fridge. This helps to maintain the quality and freshness of the oil. It is also a good idea to place some kitchen towel underneath to catch any drips! If the bottle is too big (such as the 5 Litre or 10 Litre), then as long as the bottle is kept in a cool dark place such as a garage or tack shed, the oil will keep just fine. The key is to keep the oil away from sunlight.
We suggest a daily feeding rate of 1ml of oil per 2kg of body weight as a starting point. This will help your dog to adjust to the oil. You should see visible results within 10-14 days, as long as the oil is fed every day. The coat should be healthier looking, and if your dog was suffering with a joint problem, you may well see a difference in mobility. If you are feeding the oil to a dog with a specific condition, such as a skin problem or allergies, then you may wish to increase the amount that you feed after 2 weeks if you have not seen an improvement, as the amount to feed can vary for individuals. But remember, the key is to feed the oil every day.
The 250ml, 500ml and 1 Litre bottles all come with pourers in the lid, which makes it really easy to just pour over the daily food, whether it be biscuits or raw meat etc.
With the Flax Seed Flake, again a cool dark place is important, so a pantry cupboard would be perfect. It is important to keep the flake out of sunlight as this will reduce the quality. We recommend feeding 1g of flake per 3/4kg of body weight, and a small plastic scoop is provided to help you measure in the larger containers! You may wish to feed more than this, but this depends entirely on what else is being fed.
Please note, if your dog has ever suffered from Pancreatitis or a Pancreatic condition then Flax Seed Oil should NOT be fed due to the fat content of the oil.
Fourflax Equine Flax Seed Oil and Flax Seed Flake are both palatable and easy to administer. When kept refrigerated the oil will remain fresh and tasty for up to 3 months, and the flake should last for 12 months if stored correctly!
Supplementing your dog's daily feed with Flax Seed Oil can help to rectify the imbalance of Omega 6 and 3, and promote optimum health and mobility as well as supporting the immune, circulatory and digestive systems. Below are some common problems faced by dog owners:
Supplementing your dog's diet with Omega 3 rich Flax Seed Oil is perfect for promoting optimum overall health for your dog, and it's easy to feed and tastes great!
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