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Old January 13th, 2009, 12:37 PM
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supplementing oils - what kind are best?

I feed both my dogs Orijen but also cook them meals.

I have added fish oil supplements in the past but can I put a little olive oil on their food? Do dogs benefit from this oil as much as humans? What about other veggie oils like flax, sunflower, safflower or canola?

Do dogs benefit more from the addition of animal fats rather then vegetable fats?

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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:12 PM
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the only supplement oils I give my dogs is Grizzly salmon oil in the winter cause of the dryness..
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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:15 PM
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I add the Grizzly Salmon Oil to Patrón's food too, it helps with his skin allergies... It works well for their skin in general too.

One question. Why do you COOK meals for your dogs? They would be MUCH better off with some Raw stuff!
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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:26 PM
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I will be supplementing my dogs with some fish oil (still doing research) and I'm also looking into coconut oil right now...
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Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
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Old January 15th, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I have also heard the coconut oil is good although it is a saturated fat. I'm still not sure I understand why it would be a better choice then other unsaturated veggie oils? Do dog's not get clogged arteries from fats like we do?

I feed them cooked because I didn't feel that there were any more benefits to feeding them raw - just felt there was more risk and worries involved so I opted against it.
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