Topic: Dry dog food with NO FISH OMEGA's…. - Dog Food Advisor

Dec 2, 2012 - If you add fish oil to your dog's food, replace the fish oil with sardines ..
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While gluten allergies tend to occur with humans, it’s actually very rare with canines, and they will most commonly develop allergies towards a specific protein. While carbohydrates in a dog’s diet is up for debate, just know that gluten is rarely a cause for concern.Fat is absolutely an essential part of a dogs diet – fats and oils maintain nervous function, skin and coat health, joints, organs, and encourage vitamin absorption. You’ll most commonly find chicken fat, pork fat, or fish oil, or flax seed oil in dog food.
Always discuss with your vet prior to supplementing your dog’s food.Chicken Fat, Pork Fat, Olive Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oils.
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The recipe for this food was created when one of the company’s owner’s dogs got sick, went on medication, and stopped eating. When looking for a a food without grains and full of easily absorbed nutrients, she found that the only options on the market were to expensive. She then set out to create the food she needed. The process for making this food is slightly different than most dog foods, in that they use low heat baking, resulting in porous kibble that is then soaked in fish oil and added to the other ingredients, which are only freeze dried. This approach leads to nutrients that are more readily absorbed by your dog, according to the company. They recommend a longer transition process from the old food, but the time spent may be worth because users report feeding less overall because their dogs were full quicker. They even make a for this food, if you decide you love it. Can my dog eat fish oil, fish sauce or commercial dog foods with fish?
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If you make your dog’s food yourself, there are several factors to consider with regards to whether you should provide fish oil supplement as well as include .–: Dog and cat foods are made with basic, lower levels of Omega 3s. They are not found in higher amounts that provide health benefits for your individual pet’s specific needs. Many of those Omega 3s are from a blend of flaxseed and fish oil, but don’t tell you actually how much of each.
–: When Omega 3s are heated above 86°F, their chemical structure changes and they no longer behave in the same way and benefit the body. Many dog foods made from a fish source have processed the kibble and changed the Omega 3s from the fish in the process. (Please see the question regarding the difference between Omega 3s in flaxseed versus fish.)
In today’s modern world, supplementing your dog’s diet with omega-3 rich foods like fish oil would be a good idea, right? Wouldn’t that take care of the excess omega-6 and the inflammation it can cause?Wile reviewing Hound Dog Mom’s excellent list of large breed dog and puppy foods, () I realized one of the foods I was leaning towards did not list DHA as an ingredient (Castor & Pollux Organix Puppy). Oh no, what I am I to do? So I did some research and came across this article from Dr. Karen Becker on Krill oil . Yes, DHA is very important to have in a dog food but the stability and quality of omega 3’s/DHA is commercial foods is usually compromised during processing. So I guess I should supplement with krill oil. Besides the Mercola brand, does anyone else have a brand they like? Dr. Becker doesn’t advise using fish oil if you want the best form of omegas.