Oils are an important component of feed because they contain essential fatty acids that are highly important for a whole range of processes in the body. Essential fatty acids cannot be produced by dogs and cats themselves and must therefore be ingested with food.
From oils from animal sources such as salmon to vegetable oils such as linseed oil, borage oil and evening primrose oil, there are a variety of valuable suppliers of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The most important thing is a balanced ratio between the two types of fatty acids. Each oil has a specific fatty acid composition. This determines the value of the oils and their possible areas of application.
While the omega-6 fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) from borage and evening primrose oil acts as a growth-promoting component of the cell membranes, the omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) can have a positive effect on inflammatory processes DHA and EPA are mainly found in high-quality salmon oil and other fish oils. Linseed oil is the vegetable oil with the highest content of alpha-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid that is needed for various bodily functions.
An allowance of special oils can thus optimise the care of your animal and also provide support in various problem areas.