Are your products all natural?
Yes! All of our supplements are as natural as can be. We only use the finest ingredients with no artificial additives, preservatives or colourings.
Are all of your products made in the UK?
Most of them are, with the exception of Omegawild (Launching late August). We believe in keeping everything as local as possible where we can. There are a number of reasons for this, primarily
that we have such fine ingredients right here in the UK. They also fall under strict UK and EU legislation. When we launched our Scottish salmon oil, we did huge amounts of research on quality and regulations and found the Scottish oil to be the highest quality. Omegawild, our newest wild fish oil from Herring, mackerel, sardines and anchovy is from Iceland. It simply isn’t available here in the UK.
Do you use fresh fish in your oils?
Are all salmon oils the same?
NO! Salmon oil can come from many different places. As we have said previously, we believe our Scottish oil is the best. Not all are equal, as some salmon oils, such as those used in fishing baits etc. and sometimes sold for animal use (cheap oils) are actually waste product from other manufacture. The fish may have been hanging around deteriorating in quality before the oil is extracted, and they aren’t micro-filtered for quality purposes. They will not be veterinary checked (traceable records dating back more than 10 years) and can contain high levels of nasties.
Is your oil micro filtered?
What about Flax oil?
Flax oil contains the highest amount of Omega 3 fatty acids from vegetables/seeds. It has a slightly different type of Omega 3 fatty acids (ALA) than fish oils. We would recommend flax for skin and coat, and it’s a great way to rotate your oils, giving fish oil the occasional “break” to keep everything working to it’s optimum. Our flax is grown on a family farm in England by folks who have been doing so for generations. It’s cold pressed in small batches for us. Most dogs find it very palatable on their food, and you will see a gorgeous shiny coat in no time! Cold Pressing.
What does it mean?
Vegetable/ seed oils, such as Olive and flax can be truly cold pressed. Oils from fish can’t. Cold pressing was a term coined by a brand of fish oil some time ago to give the product a unique
selling point. What it does mean in terms of fish oils is the the process involves as little heat as is possible. Some heat has to be involved in the removal process, otherwise it’s impossible technically, and would not up to UK and EU legislation even if it could be done. Some low quality oils will boil the oil from the fish, destroying the Omega 3. Our super premium oil is extracted quickly, and using the most up to date methods, meaning optimum Omega 3 levels.
Should I store the oil in the fridge?
Flax oil is slightly more unstable than fish oil, so we would recommend that you store in a cool dark place, or in the fridge. It will keep fresher for longer that way. With our fish oils, you don’t need to keep them in the fridge. Store in a cool dark place and they will be happy with that. However, if you prefer to keep them in the fridge, you can. They may become a little thicker and gloopier in texture if you do, and occasionally, like good olive oil, may become opaque.
Why Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a great antioxidant. it’s particularly useful in dogs with cancer, as it mops up the free radicals from the body. It’s also hugely important with fish oil. This is because your dog’s body uses
up it’s vitamin E stores processing the Omega 3 fatty acids. Our fish oils contain vitamin E. With our salmon oil, there is enough in the product to preserve it naturally and keep it fresh, but also to counteract any shortages. If you feed a high quality commercial food, there should be enough vitamin E in there along with what is in the product, however, we would always recommend raw/BARF feeders to add some extra, just to make absolutely sure your dog is getting enough. Our Omegawild product contains a higher level of Vitamin E. Our vitamin E product is an excellent and convenient
How many of your treats should I feed per day?
Our Fish and Poultry Minis are tiny, yet packed with flavour. They are ideal as a training treat, or as a tasty treat to let your furry friend know how much you love them. They are 100% natural, and low calorie. How many you can feed depends obviously on the size of your dog, but we would always say to remember that it is still added food in your dog’s diet and to adjust their feeding as necessary to reflect this.
What about your coconut oil?
Our coconut oil is fairly traded, extra virgin and organic. It’s grown, picked, pressed and packed in Sri Lanka to keep it as fresh as possible. It is the finest quality you will find. Like us, pets benefit from the amazing qualities of coconut oil, and it can be used topically as well on wounds, and hot spots. It’s also great for dry skin and noses!
Of course, if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!