I have a Lhasa Apso with severe skin allergies. He can only have venison or duck . Can he have your treats?
Omega Fields canine supplements do not contain any meat. While we do recommend the Omega Nuggets as a super safe and tasty treat for your dog, we also recommend that you supplement your dog’s diet with Omega Canine Shine as well. Omega Canine Shine is very much recommended for dogs experiencing the intense allergic inflammatory reaction of itching and scratching. Please read below for basic information concerning inflammation and why Omega-3 is so beneficial.
Basic Information Concerning Inflammation And Why Omega-3 Is So Beneficial: The membrane, or outer coating, of every one of the billions of cells in the dog’s body is unusually rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. In fact Omega-3 essential fatty acids are the structural fat that makes up this membrane and play a vital role in how cells function.
When a cell is irritated or damaged by trauma such as skin conditions, allergic reactions, injury, surgery, disease, or when it begins to age — its membranes break down. As a result, compounds contained within the cell walls are released into the cell matrix. Some of these substances, such as histamine, give rise to inflammation and associated pain.
Inflammation is characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: redness, intense itching, swelling, heat and moderate to severe discomfort. When skin becomes inflamed, your dog may experience any or all of these symptoms. With skin inflammation, there will be extreme scratching and itching taking place that will cause the hair to be rubbed off and create sore, broken skin — as you have experienced with your dog.
Researchers have found that “inflammation” in dogs has similar underlying factors: a decrease in cell stability leading to membrane damage and subsequent release of compounds that promote damage, spasm and inflammation.
The powerful Omega-3 essential fatty acids in Omega Canine Shine and Omega Nuggets work by stabilizing the membranes of the cells, promoting healing of existing cellular damage and helping to prevent further damage. On a practical level, this means quality of life is improved, and you will see your dog experiencing freedom from the allergic reactions of scratching and itching.
Supplementing your dog with Omega Canine Shine and/or Omega Nuggets assures you that he/she is getting the full spectrum of Omega-3s available for optimum health — from the Omega-3 naturally found in flax seed, and Omega-3 naturally found in fish oil. Please keep in mind that these are only our feeding suggestions or recommendations. We believe it is always advisable to check with your canine nutritionist or veterinarian concerning dietary changes you are considering for your dogs.
How much does it cost (on average) to give my dog Omega Fields products?
Omega Canine Shine and Omega Nuggets are very smart buys! There are approximately 200 one-teaspoon servings of Omega Canine Shine in a one-pound pouch and 96 treats in a 12 oz pouch of Omega Nuggets!
I am a new Golden Retriever owner, and I recently found out my boy is sensitive to chicken. He is also the PICKIEST eater I have ever met (I didn't know picky dogs existed until we got him!). I was wondering if you could recommend any of your chicken-free dog treats for us to try? It's been a bit of a struggle finding a treat that doesn't have chicken or chicken fat in it. Also, is there someplace where it would be possible to get a sample, since he is so picky? Thanks!
The Omega Nuggets formula is enriched with Omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants to help maintain the health and performance of your dog. Omega Nuggets do not contain any chicken or chicken fat. Omega Fields does not provide samples. With that being said, please know that you are not at risk for throwing money away when purchasing Omega Fields’ products! Omega Fields is proud to have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and will be pleased to provide you with credit if your dog will not eat the products. Because our products are all-natural, the majority of dogs find them very palatable –but there’s always the possibility of a picky eater! The only thing we ask of you — is that you pass the unused product on to a dog-owning friend, so that someone else would have the opportunity to try out our premium products on their dog.
Do Omega Fields products meet the AAFCO standards?
All Omega Fields’ stabilized ground flax products meet and exceed AAFCO standards. Our staff works very hard to assure accurate and true AAFCO compliance for all Omega Fields’ premium products. In addition:
* Our Gold Standard Quality Program begins with the selection of the highest quality flax seed to protect Omega-3 integrity and ensure palatability. Careful selection eliminates damaged seeds and minimizes microbial contamination.
* A natural, proprietary processing treatment further ensures that our stabilized ground flax seed provides an all-natural, non-GMO, 99.9% pure, stable, fortified flaxseed composition as a rich source of Omega-3 in the diet. This mild treatment provides long-term stability and palatability, boosts metabolizable energy, and inactivates growth inhibitors typically found in whole grains. Note: The process is all natural, nothing is added, no chemicals, and the ground flax is kosher certified — stabilization consists of how we handle and process the seed. The finished stabilized ground flaxseed is a raw, whole food with full nutritional value.
*Omega Fields’ food-grade facility manufactures to Global Food Safety Initiative standards for human consumption, employing a third party-validated, 5‐log Kill Step and proprietary stabilization processes for long shelf life. All Omega Fields flaxseed-based supplements are certified to SQF 2000 Level 3 standards, are guaranteed pathogen-free with very low total microbial values, and are guaranteed shelf stable for a MINIMUM of one year under ambient storage conditions – no refrigeration or special packaging required!
SQFI (Safe Quality Food Institute) is a world-class, third-party auditing inspection program for food-grade manufacturing plants that establishes and recognizes a standard for consistency in food safety and quality criteria.
The comprehensive SQF inspection includes annual audits of a facility’s food safety and quality programs, HACCP program, management systems, pest control programs, operational methods, personnel practices, buildings and equipment maintenance, and cleaning practices. This demanding audit procedure requires complete and continuous adherence to all standards to remain certified.
In addition to SQF 2000 Certification standards, we subscribe to the In-Plant Food Safety and Hygiene Audit Training Program of the Department of Food Safety/Hygiene.
* Flaxseed is contracted for and purchased from northern climate producers. Because of the rich soil and short, intense growing season — the flaxseed from northern climates contains a higher percentage of Omega-3.
How long will it take to see a difference after I begin feeding Omega Fields products to my dog?
Let’s take a very basic look at why Omega Canine Shine and Omega Nuggets (as super rich sources of Omega-3) have such a positive effect on the overall health of your dog’s body. The outer coating, or membrane, of every one of the billions of cells in the dog’s body is unusually rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, Omega-3 essential fatty acids are the main structural fat that makes up this membrane and play a vital role in how cells function. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are the first fats utilized by the body. Therefore, when the cell’s membrane is healthy it can let in all the good nutrition for the cell, as well as eliminate all the toxins which will be carried out of the cell and removed by the bowels. It is really quite simple –Healthy cells = Healthy body!
Since the coat/skin is by far the largest organ on the animal — it will be the first to show the healthy effects with a beautiful shiny, full, richly colored coat and healthy skin. You can usually expect to see results within four weeks. It sometimes happens sooner — but since every dog has a different metabolism – we usually are comfortable suggesting a minimum of one month. Omega-3 is effective as a powerful anti-inflammatory, so if you have dogs with arthritis or hip dysplasia, you should notice them have more free range of movement within a one month period.
Can I give Canine Shine and Omega Nuggets to my cat, or do you have a similar product for cats?
Currently we do not offer specific feline products — but I will pass your suggestion on to our product development team!
That being said – please continue reading for our product recommendations for your cats: Omega Canine Shine supplement and Omega Nuggets treats have unique formulas that would actually provide optimal health benefits for your cat. Both formulas have a base of stabilized, ground flax that is enhanced with a percentage of fish oil, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Omega Canine Shine and Omega Nuggets would be excellent choices to boost your cats’ diet with both short-chain Omega-3 (LNA) from the flax, long-chain Omega-3 (EPA & DHA) from the fish oil, and high levels of four all-natural antioxidants.
Although we market Omega Canine Shine and Omega Nuggets for dogs — they really work quite beautifully on cats as well. The dosage for Omega Canine Shine supplement is 1/2 teaspoon for every 10 lbs of cat weight, so you would only need a very little bit of a sprinkle over your cat’s food. The recommended amount of Omega Nuggets treats is 2 for every 10 lbs of cat weight. Both are very rich in plant and fish-oil based Omega-3’s — so your cat is getting the full complement of Omega-3’s 6’s and 9’s. Plus the extra plant and vitamin based antioxidants really support optimal health.
Omega Canine Shine can turn your regular catfood into a premium catfood, and Omega Nuggets may become your cat’s favorite treat!
What's the difference between Omega Canine Shine and Omega Nuggets? How much should I give to my dog every day? Do I need to give them both?
While each product’s formulas do differ a bit — each one is enriched with Omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants to help maintain the health and performance of your dog.
Omega Canine Shine Supplement:
Omega Canine Shine’s base of stabilized, ground flaxseed is enhanced with a high percentage of fish oil, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It is the best supplement choice to boost a dog’s diet with both short-chain Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 from the flax and grains, long-chain Omega-3 from the fish oil, high levels of four all-natural antioxidants, and a strong blend of 17 vitamins and minerals (especially rich in magnesium). Omega Canine Shine is easily top dressed over your dog’s food. Because of its high oil content, it sticks quite readily to the dog food bits.
Each one-teaspoon serving of Omega Canine Shine (fed at the rate of 1 tsp for every 20 lb dog weight) contains the following Omegas:
726 mg – Omega-3 (Alpha Linolenic Acid – ALA)
150 mg – Omega-3 (Docosahexaenoic Acid – DHA)
30 mg – Omega-3 (Eicosapentaenoic Acid – EPA)
221 mg – Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid – LA)
214 mg – Omega-9 (Fatty Acid)
The correct ratio of essential fatty acids, synergistic antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in Omega Canine Shine will promote visibly healthier skin and coat. Improved learning and memory capabilities make training easier. Greater agility, keen eyesight, and approachability will boost performance. Additionally, Omega Canine Shine may reduce stress, increase longevity, and boost the immune system — helping to create healthy, happy, hardy dogs.
Omega Nuggets Treat/Supplement:
Omega Nuggets are a tasty and nutritious Omega-3 treat/supplement for dogs in all life stages. Omega Nuggets base of stabilized, ground flaxseed is enhanced with a percentage of fish oil, plant-based antioxidants, and cranberry fiber for urinary tract health. They are the best treat choice to boost a dog’s diet with both short-chain Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 from the flax and grains, long chain Omega-3 from fish oil, high levels of five all-natural antioxidants, and cranberry fiber.
Omega Nuggets are convenient and fun to give your dog — and dogs love them! Feed as desired while training, working, or playing with your dog – or as an anytime treat. Feed the RECOMMENDED AMOUNT of 2 treats for every 10 pounds of dog weight when using as an Omega-3/Antioxidant supplement. Omega Nuggets Omega-3-rich dog treats are also a fun and effective way to supplement your dog with Omega-3.
Each serving of two Omega Nuggets treats (fed at the supplement rate of two treats for every 10 lb dog weight) contains the following Omegas:
528 mg – Total Omega-3 – (including Alpha Linolenic Acid – ALA, Docosahexaenoic Acid – DHA, and Eicosapentaenoic Acid – EPA)
198 mg – Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid – LA)
198 mg – Omega-9 (Fatty Acid)
The correct ratio of essential fatty acids and synergistic antioxidants in Omega Nuggets will promote visibly healthier skin and coat. Improved learning and memory capabilities make training easier. Greater agility, keen eyesight, and approachability will boost performance. Additionally, Omega Nuggets may reduce stress, increase longevity, boost the immune system, and aid urinary tract health — helping to create healthy, happy, hardy dogs.
BOTTOM LINE: Omega Canine Shine is a much more concentrated supplement while Omega Nuggets are a most convenient and enjoyable way our customers have found to “treat” their dogs with the benefits of Omega-3 / fiber. Both products assure that dogs are getting the full spectrum of Omega-3s available for optimum health — from the Omega-3 naturally found in flax seed, and Omega-3 naturally found in fish oil.
How do the Omega Nuggets eliminate hot spots?
Here is a brief history on hot spots — I will try to make this a short answer. Hot spots are surface skin infections caused when populations of normal skin bacteria grow and overwhelm normal resistance. They are generally circular patches that lose hair, can be swollen, may exude smelly pus, and can be painfully itchy, causing the dog to scratch, lick, or bite to the point of self-mutilation.
Underlying causes — poor skin and coat health – matted, trapped hair or allergies. Our Omega Nuggets and Omega Canine Shine™ flax products helps with both of these underlying causes:
* Flax works from the inside out, at the cellular level- each cell has a phospholipids layer /shell composed of Fatty Acids.
* Flax helps with skin and coat health — shedding out less – stabilizes the integrity of the hair follicle. When dogs lack or are deficient in EFA’s ( Omega-3, Omega-6–need correct ratio) side effects are poor skin and coat health and allergies. By supplementing with Omega-3 rich Flax – they will benefit with healthy hair coat – hence they will not have matted, trapped hair.
*Omega-3’s are anti- inflammatory and anti-histamine — they stop histamine reactions. Think of inflammation as bad guys – prostaglandin 2’s ( there are good prostaglandin’s as well- but I won’t get into that right now) but think of the bad ones — they cause histamine reactions and inflammation at the cellular level. People tend to default to cortisone ( steroid) to mask systems i.e.: Hot spots instead of supplementing with Omega-3 rich flax to work from the inside out.
* Hot spots are a symptom of EFA deficiency. Also note that if you have your dog on a rich high Omega-6 diet, the ratio is inverted and hence causes inflammation- causing allergies and negative reactions.
* Also Omega Fields’ canine products are rich in natural tocopherals (antioxidants) helping the immune system. A dog is more prone to inflammation and allergies with a low immune system. Omega 3’s promote healing, promote healthy skin and coat, and prevent re-occurrence of skin allergies and hot spots.