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The origin of current omega fatty acid standards in pet food

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  1. Kathy Gilchrest

    I have a dog who is allergic to all forms of fish

  2. Christine

    FYI – There is a sentence in this article that may need editing: “Some owners may find to change in their pets’ appearance with fish oil – these animals may do better with flax seed oil or freshly ground flax seed added to the food.”

  3. Judy Clark, RN

    Dog has Triglyceride level of 1000, not over wgt, been placed on lo-fat prescription foods which are full of by-products, grain, etc. primary symptoms are loose, mucusy stools, poor appetite. Has always been fed organic, holistic human grade, grain free dog foods. Condition since we rescued her @ 3mo old. She is now 3yrs old. Want her to feel happy & healthy. All other labs & x-rays normal.

    1. Dr Cathy

      Have you checked her for SIBO – small intestinal bacterial overgrowth? It’s a blood test commonly run at Texas A&M University GI Lab.

  4. Mary Marseglia

    How about feeding some form of small fish few days a week like sardines instead of commercially made Fish or krill oils(which are actually better than fish oils for pets & humans 🙂 ) supporting the multi-hundreds of billions Supplement Industry. They are almost as bad as the PFI

  5. Maggie

    Great article, thanks. I also wonder how the fragile omega 3s can survive in tinned cat food with the high temperature processing. My cat had an itchy skin problem. I bought krill oil for pets from It comes in an airtight pump that keeps it fresh. It has solved the itchy skin. Unfortunately, she hates the taste, but she allows me to catch her and squirt it into her mouth. I think I will also try some freshly ground flax seed in her food. People should know Dr. Budwig said flax seed goes rancid within 20 minutes of grinding, so don’t pre-grind a bunch of it, and don’t buy the already ground flax seed.

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