Fish Oil Better than Flax Oil for DogsPosted: July 16, 2010
Leaving for the weekend…without pre-scheduled blog posts. Until next week, I leave you with this from Katy:
> The VitalChoice product includes A and D. Naturally occurring I believe. I
> didn’t compare amounts to other foods in the USDA Nutrient Database; you’ll
> have to do that yourself.
What about flaxseed oil? Doesn’t it have the same benefit?
Nope, not for dogs.
What flaxseed has is a precursor to linolenic acid: alpha linolenic acid. Because this oil is plant-based, it converts very inefficiently to Omega 3, losing as much as 97% of its value.
Flaxseed and FSO are counterproductive for carnivores; generally acting as an inflammatory, the very thing Omega 3 is fed to reduce.
No plant-based oil will have the benefits of any animal-based oil, for a dog.