Omega-3 Fatty Acids are a great addition to your dog and cat's food, as this nutrient is beneficial for proper brain function, central nervous system, vision and healthy coat. Flax seeds and organic flax oil are some of the best sources of Omega-3' fatty acids.
Benefits of Flax Seeds
Adding fresh organic ground flax seed or organic flax oil to a cat, dog, ferret or human food diet daily has been shown to lower internal inflammation, protect joint tissue and enhance the immune system function.
Fiber in organic flax seed also enhances the body’s ability to utilize insulin linked blood sugar, thus reducing the risk of diabetes and cancers in cats, dogs, ferrets and humans. In case of diabetes, daily intake of organic flax seeds will help heal multiple tissues and systems, reducing risk of various organ failures, infectious diseases and cancers.
Essential fatty acids are also very important for the health of the skin and coat. Freshly ground up flax seeds added to the food each day will help to improve your furry friend's skin and coat.
How to Use Flax Seeds
Although frequently added to pet foods by various producers, Omega-3 Fatty Acids are destroyed by heat and oxidation and have almost no beneficial effect after extrusion.
Flax seeds are one of the best sources of Omega-3's. But there is a caveat - Cooked flax or pre-ground flax will not offer the advantages of Omega-3 either. The seeds have to be fresh ground to get the benefit of Omega-3's.
The best way to get Omega 3 Fatty Acids in high concentrations is to grind whole flax seed immediately before using and adding it to your animal's food.
Add 1 tsp. of freshly ground flax seed per 1 cup of dog's kibble, or ¼ -1/2 tsp. to your cat’s daily food requirement.
Organic flax oil is all right to use also.
How to Store Flax Seeds and Oil
Freshly ground flax seeds and organic flax oil can be stored in an airtight glass or plastic container in a refrigerator freezer compartment, without the loss of beneficial nutrients.
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