CEN Oil FOR DOGS – PROMOTES HEALTHY SKIN & COAT, IMMUNE SYSTEM & JOINT HEALTH
It is highly palatable & digestible with a low daily feed rate, making it a cost effective addition to the diet.
CEN Oil also provides a cool source of calories that helps support calm behaviour.
HOW DOES CEN OIL BENEFIT YOUR DOG?
- Skin & Coat Health: If your dog suffers from a dry or very dull coat, Omega 3 can help to improve the texture of their coat, making for fuller, shinier hair. A dull coat is often a sign of other health problems like a weakened immune system. CEN Oil can ensure that lipid barriers of a dog’s skin are sufficient. When the barriers are reduced, the dog’s natural coat oils get depleted, your dog may run a higher risk of developing skin conditions, especially if they are scratching/itching excessively.
- Immune System Health: There is an importance of having the proper ratios of Omega 3 and Omega 6 consumed by your dog in order to reap the full health benefits. Research suggests that dogs that suffer from autoimmune, allergic, or inflammatory health conditions can benefit from increasing their dietary Omega 3 levels.
- Joint Health: The anti-inflammatory properties of essential fatty acids (Omega 3) that aid your dog fighting off skin irritants, can also help your dog’s joints and range of mobility, especially in dog’s that suffer from conditions like canine arthritis.
- 55% Omega – 3 (ALA) (492mg/mL)
- 17% Omega – 6 (LA)
- 16% Omega – 9 (OA)
Recommended Feed Rate: 1mL CEN Oil per 2kg Bodyweight Daily. (e.g 20kg dog feed approx. 10mL per day)
The National Research Council recommends up to 440mg / kg bodyweight of Omega 3 ALA can be safely fed daily to your dog. (5)
Higher amounts of dietary Omega 3 ALA, as well as decreased Omega 6 LA, resulted in increased conversion of ALA to EPA, DPA and DHA. (1,2)
Eicosanoids are hormone-like substances that affect inflammation. They are produced from both ALA (less inflammatory) and LA (mostly pro-inflammatory). CEN Oil can help to improve dietary Omega 3 to Omega 6 to a less inflammatory profile. Dog diets that are high in Omega 6 LA and low in Omega 3 ALA drive the eicosanoid production towards a more inflammatory profile.
Studies have demonstrated that when dogs were fed a diet containing linseed providing 10.1% of total fatty acids from ALA, the plasma levels of EPA and DPA increased quickly, further studies have found that DPA is the main ALA metabolite in cell membranes of many animals, and as such it may be an important reservoir for either EPA or DHA synthesis. (3,6) Dogs have been shown to be able to convert DPA to DHA in the retina and presumably other nervous system tissues. (4)
3. Dunbar BL, et al. Lipids 2010;45:1-10.
4. Alvarez RA, et al. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1994;35:402-408.
5. National Research Council. Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, 2006.
6. Bauer JE, et al. J Nutr 1998;128:2641s-2644s.