Oil Quality

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Dogs

Oil sources are essential for levels of both Omega 6 and Omega 3 for dogs. They are also beneficial for overall health, aiding bodily systems such as the skin and digestive tract. Oils play a large role in palatability of dry foods, so getting the balance is very important.

Contributes 10% to the ingredient score for dogs

Cats

Oil sources are essential for levels of both Omega 6 and Omega 3 for cats. They are also beneficial for overall health, aiding bodily systems such as the skin and digestive tract. Oils play a significant role in palatability of dry foods, so getting the balance is very important as cats can be picky when choosing a food.

Contributes 10% to the ingredient score for cats

1/5Point
Scored

Vegetable / Animal Oils

Vegetable and Animal Oils are both large groups and they can range from ok to very poor sources of Omega 3 and 6 with poor digestibility. They can often cause digestive problems.

2/5Points
Scored

Rapeseed / Canola
Non-named Fish / Poultry Oil

Rapeseed, Canola, Non-named fish and Poultry Oil are low quality sources of Omega 3 and 6. They can sometimes lead to digestive upset. They do add palatability to foods.

3/5Points
Scored

Sunflower / Safflower Oil

Sunflower and Safflower Oil are both average quality oils that contain some Omega 3 and 6 but not enough in concentration to match higher quality alternatives.

4/5Points
Scored

Flax / Linseed
Chicken Liver / Chicken Oil

Flax, Linseed, Chicken Liver and Chicken Oil are all good quality oils that contain good levels of Omega 3 and 6 and contribute to overall digestion and palatability of foods.

5/5Points
Scored

Salmon Oil / Named Fish Oil /
Green Lipped Mussel

Salmon Oil, Named Fish Oil and Green Lipped Mussels are all great sources of Omega 3 and 6. Adding great palatability to foods.