by HighDesertGSD on 27 September 2011 - 18:09
I read different stories.
For now I tend to believe that young healthy dogs and pups do convert ALA to EPA and DHA and hence the flaxseed is valuable.
I feed my young breeding females fish oil with EPA and DHA, however.
by zdog on 27 September 2011 - 18:09
by Nans gsd on 27 September 2011 - 21:09
by HighDesertGSD on 27 September 2011 - 22:09
In humans, the conversion of ALA is inefficient but sufficient for healthy people. That is why flax seed oil can be used as a source of Omega-3 for most people.
One author, Dunbar, says dogs can convert ALA to EPA and DHA. Usually the ALA quantity far exceeds the needed EPA and DHA, so it is possible that even a small percentage of conversion can be enough EPA and DHA for good health.
I really don't know so for breeding females I certainly add fish oil.
by yellowrose of Texas on 28 September 2011 - 04:09
According to a report a blood doctor here in TYLER TOLD MY daughters inlaws as he had a rare blood diseased caused by a cut from a ferral hog, the Flax seed or oil can be harmful to some people.
IT does something to the blood levels not needed by people who have unstable conditions and can cause , if too much is taken , serious results
I will find out the real info from the family. BUt daughter and I quit taking it except only once in a blue moon we sprinkle it in meatloaf or on a bowl of Special K flakes.
After being told that , I would not give anything but Krill oil or Vit E capsules or FISH OIL Omega 3 capsules./with VIt D if it is in it.
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