Why oils at all?
In the past, when the dog's wild ancestors hunted down their prey, they took much more with it Omega-3 fatty acids to himself than with today's feeding. This is mainly due to the fact that rabbits and game contain much more omega-3 than, for example, beef. Therefore, today's feed should be additionally enriched to compensate for the deficiency.
Oils also provide more energy, shiny fur and eliminate skin problems . In addition, oils help in the release of vitamins. If, for example, vegetables such as carrots are fed, the nutrients can only be converted in the body with the help of oil. Particularly active dogs need more energy and can also get this from high-quality oils. A sufficient supply of oil is particularly advantageous during the change of coat - this supports the dog's hair growth.
We dog owners should make sure not to feed just a single type of oil, but rather to switch regularly between different oils. In this way we provide our dog with various fatty acids and prevent deficiency symptoms. Too few of these fatty acids can otherwise lead to skin and coat problems, dandruff or eczema. In the worst case scenario, it can lead to serious metabolic problems. When buying, make sure that the Cold pressed oils are.
Tip: store the oils in the refrigerator.
How much oil does your dog need?
Opinions differ here. Scientists, however, assume a daily requirement of 0.3 grams of oil per “kilo of dog”. This amount of oil is said to meet a dog's daily needs.
Example: With a body weight of 10 kg, the dog should therefore be given 3 grams of oil with its food. This is roughly equivalent to a teaspoon of oil.
We briefly introduce you to the oils that we offer in our shop:
Cod liver oil:
Cod liver oil promotes a beautiful coat and stimulates the metabolism. Its high content of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D makes our cod liver oil particularly valuable. The vitamin D it contains promotes calcium-phosphorus absorption in the intestine and a stable bone structure.
Dogs and cats need both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Due to the optimal composition of the two fatty acids in our salmon oil, it is ideal as a feed supplement for skin and coat problems such as itching, allergies, dull coat, dry skin. In addition, our salmon oil supports the immune system and counteracts cardiovascular problems. The salmon oil can be fed daily.
Flax, also called flax, is an annual, blue-flowering plant. High-quality oil is pressed from the seeds, the flax seeds, without heating. Cold-pressed linseed oil is important for health because of its high content of omega-3 fatty acids (60%). Linseed oil has the highest content of omega-3 fatty acids among oils and an optimal ratio to omega-6 fatty acids. It also makes your dog healthy: it has anti-inflammatory properties and can therefore help with joint diseases such as osteoarthritis.
Hemp oil, which is already considered one of the most valuable edible oils in human nutrition. Just like linseed oil, it has anti-inflammatory properties, which is beneficial for joint diseases and skin problems such as dermatitis.
Evening primrose oil:
Evening primrose oil can be used in many ways, both internally and externally. To improve the complexion, simply apply on the outside and massage in. The high concentration of linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid supports healthy skin and a shiny coat. It contains valuable amino acids, minerals and vitamin E to support the immune system.
Argan oil is obtained from the kernels and seeds of the fruits of the argan tree, which thrives exclusively in southwest Morocco. It is considered to be one of the most precious oils in the world, and its healing properties on skin and hair (fur) have been proven. High content of natural tocopherols (vitamin E), unsaturated fatty acids and phytosterols. Helps with skin problems, neurodermatitis and psoriasis in dogs. It also supports rheumatic diseases and promotes the immune system, reduces allergic and inflammatory reactions in the organism.
Summiteer oil mix with cod liver oil:
High-quality oil blend made from cold-pressed vegetable oils and a fish oil:
Linseed oil (50%), hemp oil (29%), black cumin oil (1%) and cod liver oil (20%)
Effect of the oils as described above.
In feeding, it can serve as a quick source of energy and has a positive effect on the skin and coat. Coconut oil can also prevent parasite infestation. Due to the lauric acid it contains, coconut oil creates a worm-resistant climate in the stomach and intestines, making it difficult for parasites to settle there.