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Q: Is your Flax Seed Oil for horses the same as the Flax Seed Oil for dogs?
A: Yes! Our Flax Seed Oil is 100% natural, with nothing added or taken away. Therefore, there is nothing in the Flax Seed Oil itself that makes it either a canine or equine product. The reason for the different packaging is that we have some stockists such as Pet Shops that only sell products for dogs, and some saddleries that only sell products for horses! In addition, the feeding rates shown on the labels are very different for dogs and horses. With that in mind, you can actually buy one big container of either Fourflax Canine or Equine Flax Seed Oil, and feed it to all of your dogs, horses and any other animals you want to feed it to!!
Q: Is your Flaxseed Oil genetically modified?
A: No, all of our products are GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) free.
Q: Why should I use flaxseed oil instead of fish oils?
A: Flax Seed Oil is a natural, plant derived oil containing approximately 60% Omega 3, which is a significantly higher percentage than fish oils. Our oils are pure and unrefined, which means they have not been bleached or deodorised...so you can be sure that you are taking a 100% natural product....and from sustainable resources too!
Q: My horse has had an upset stomach after taking the oil, what should I do?
A: Some horses can take a while to get used to the oil, so we recommend reducing the dose, and then gradually increasing the dose in time as the horse gets used to it.
Q: We take Flax Seed Oil ourselves and always keep the oil in the fridge - we bought 5L of your oil a short time ago and there was no mention of this on the labelling. Should we be keeping it chilled in the fridge too?
A: Absolutely, Flax Seed Oil sold for human consumption should be kept refrigerated. Our Flax Seed Oil for dogs and horses should be stored in a cool dark place (ideally the fridge if the container is not too big!) to maintain the quality and freshness. If the container is too large to be kept in the fridge, a cool garage or tack shed away from the sun will be fine. We now have this specified on the labels too.
Q: Can I take Fourflax Flax Seed Oil myself?
A: Although we use very high quality oils in our products that do meet Food Grade standards, the way in which it is bottled and stored is very different to Food Grade requirements. With that in mind, we recommend that Fourflax Flax Seed Oil only be used for animal consumption.
Q: Is Flax Seed Oil similar to Linseed Oil?
A: Yes, they are actually the same thing as the oil all comes from the linseed seed, it is just a difference in terminology. The difference is that Linseed Oil is the name given to industrial grade oil, and Flax Seed Oil is the term used for the food industry. All of our equine oil meets food grade standards, and so we call it Flax Seed Oil! You probably wouldn't want to be feeding Linseed Oil to a horse, as it would not look or taste very good!
Q: I currently feed Hemp Seed Oil to my horse, what is the difference between Hemp Seed Oil and Flax Seed Oil?
A: Hemp Seed Oil provides high levels of Omega 6, whereas Flax Seed Oil provides around 60% Omega 3 and only 15% Omega 6. Omega 3 has an anti-inflammatory effect in the body, and therefore Flax Seed Oil is very good for inflammatory conditions such as skin problems, allergies, joint problems and muscle repair. Other commonly used oils such as Soy Bean Oil and Evening Primrose Oil are also higher in Omega 6 than Omega 3.
Q: What is the best way of feeding the oil to my horses, and how much should I give them?
A: We suggest you simply pour the oil over their food. We recommend an amount of between 30ml and 200ml per day depending on the results you wish to achieve and the condition and size of the horse. If you have a miniature horse we recommend around 30ml per day, a pony 40ml per day and a full grown horse of 17hh around 60ml per day. This is for overall condition and health. You would increase this amount if you were wanting to treat a specific inflammatory condition such as a skin problem,sweet itch or laminitis for example, and increase even further if you were using the oil as an energy source for race horses, eventing etc. Remember, continuity is the key, so make sure you feed your horse the oil every day! If you have any questions about how much oil to feed, please contact us.
Q: How do I dispense the oil from your larger containers?
A: We include drum taps with our 10 Litre & 20 litre drums to make the oil easy to dispense.
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