MilkOpet® contains Canola Oil as a source of Omega 3 and Sunflower Oil for Omega 6. Alpha-Linolenic acid is the major Omega 3 fatty acid in Canola Oil which can be converted to the full range of very long chain essential fatty acids such as EPA and DHA. Omega 3 fatty acids promote health and shiny coat, and have shown to be the building blocks of anti-inflammatory agents that are the key components for reducing allergic and inflammatory skin conditions in dogs.
Specific USA research indicates the best ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 in pet food is between 5:1 and 10:1, MilkOpet® offers a nutritionally beneficial 7.4 : 1. Sunflower oil is chosen as the secondary essential fat source in MilkOpet® milk because it provides linoleic acid a key building block for cells and a precursor for regulators of cell function. Linoleic acid deficiency may result in impaired reproductive efficiencies, impaired wound healing, and can cause dry lusterless coat and scaly skin.