Glandex® Glossary - Flaxseed

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed is the edible seed of the flax plant, it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and full of dietary fiber, protein, and other key minerals. Flax seeds many contributions to pet health include maintaining cell function, strengthening cell membranes, improving immune function, and keeping pets’ coat soft, and their skin supple.

Flaxseed oil (also called linseed oil) is extracted from the seeds of the flax plant and contain high levels of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and omega-6 fatty acids. Properties in ALA offer anti-inflammatory benefits to pets. Flaxseed oil is known for adding gloss, sheen and softness to pets coats and skin.