Flaxseed for animals! The amazing health benefits of Flaxseed Oil for your horse, dog or cat!

Health benefits of Flaxseed oil for pets!

Our pets, like us, may not be getting all the necessary nutrition they need from eating their daily diet. Even though your dog, cat or horse may be eating high quality pet foods, they may not provide for their complete dietary needs. Fortunately, you can still supplement their diet with a healthy oil such as flaxseed oil which is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.

 In this article, we’ll learn more about flaxseed oil, its benefits and how to use it.

What is flaxseed oil?

Flaxseed oil is also commonly known as linseed oil which is derived from the ripe seeds of the flax plant. To produce the oil, the seeds are pressed in order to extract the oil. This oil contains both omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids which are beneficial for the health and wellbeing of pets and humans. Because it contains Omega-3 fatty acids, Flaxseed oil also has excellent  anti-inflammatory properties. It is made up mostly of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid, and then converted into EPA and DHA fatty acids which is absorbed into your pet’s body. Used as a food supplement, Flaxseed oil makes a wonderful, healthful addition to any pet’s diet – but especially for dogs, cats and horses with joint, digestive or skin problems!

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 What are the benefits of flaxseed oil for dogs, cats and horses?

  •  Flaxseed oil promotes a healthy skin and coat

Flaxseed oil is very beneficial to the skin and coat.  It helps to keep your pet’s skin moisturized and soft, and coat glossy and shiny. Flaxseed oil also helps to reduce itching and scratching, dry, irritated skin and can also relieve allergy symptoms, due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties. It is very important to take care of your pet’s skin as this is usually the first sign that they are not in good health. Simply add one or two tablespoons of Crede Flax for Animals to keep your horse, dog or cat’s skin in peak condition.  In addition, visit Feelgood Pets for natural remedies to treat your pet’s skin – use Allergy Itch Ease for itchy skin, Skin & Coat Tonic to promote healthy skin and AllergiClear Pets to relieve allergy symptoms.  

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  •  Flaxseed oil improves joints and mobility

Flaxseed oil contains anti-inflammatory properties which help to relieve and treat joint problems, pain and stiffness in pets. Dogs, cats and horses suffering from arthritis will definitely benefit from the powerful healing properties of flaxseed oil. It eases stiffness and helps to make joints more flexible and mobile. Use Crede Flax for Animals in combination with Feelgood Pets MobiLive Pets, a herbal remedy specially formulated to treat joint problems such as arthritis.       

  •  Flaxseed oil boosts the immune system

Flaxseed oil is also an excellent food supplement to use in order to  strengthen the immune system in dogs, cats and horses. Given regularly, flaxseed oil will give your pet’s system a healthy boost, prevent illness and keep them feeling good. Pets with cancer will also reap the benefits of flaxseed oil because omega-3 fatty acids help to fight cancerous cells. Another natural remedy for peak immune functioning is Feelgood Pets Immunity & Liver Support,which acts as a general tonic for your pet’s system, detoxes the body, helps with quick recovery after illness and protects against viral and bacterial infections. Immunity & Liver Support can be used together with Flaxseed oil for pets that need help withy their immune system.

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  •  Flaxseed oil supports digestive health

As flaxseed oil is high in soluble and non-soluble fibre, it serves as a great supplement to prevent constipation in pets. Adding flaxseed oil to your dog,   cat or horse’s daily diet will promote healthy digestive functioning and regular bowel movements. The extra fibre helps to maintain your pet’s weight thereby keeping them fuller for longer and encouraging them to eat less. And, lastly the anti-inflammatory properties in flaxseed oil can help to soothe niggly digestive conditions such as IBS and colitis. If your pet has digestive problems, try Feelgood Pets Digestive Support for added digestive support as a natural remedy along with Flaxseed oil.   

What is the dosage of flaxseed oil for pets?

It is very important to start off slowly when first introducing flaxseed oil into your pet’s diet – if you give too much, your pet may develop diarrhea.

Dosage (ml per day)

Cats and small dogs     = 5ml

Medium dogs              = 10ml

Large dogs                 = 15 ml

Horses                       = 40 to 50ml

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Flaxseed oil is easy to use and can simply be added to food. It is a must-have omega oil food supplement to support  your pet’s overall health and wellbeing. Make sure that you add some regularly to their food to keep them in tip top shape!  

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