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Hello everyone, I recently switched from purina pro plan shredded chicken blend (they were only on it for about six months, before that they used to eat Nutro), and I have recently began giving them Buffalo Blue Large Breed Formula. They love it but I pose a question:

In a Mother Earth magazine I got yesterday, there is a page sponsering Solid Gold, and Solid Gold claims that sunflower oil has too much omega 6 fatty acids, 233 parts to be exact, and there is no omega 3 in the oil to balance it out. Therefore, so they claim, that makes it VERY dangerous and has been highly shown to cause cancer in both people and animals, (When health food stores ready the study, they removed sunflower oil from the shelves, and immediately sunflow oil became the cheapest oil available since no one wanted it and immediately many dog food companies put it into their food.)

Now, Blue Buffalo uses sunflower oil in their food, but DIRECTLY after it on the ingredients list is herring oil, a natural source of omega 3. So, does this balance the condition for the sunflower oil to make it safe?
 

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Yes. The Blue Buffalo is a safe food but I find the Omega 3:6 ratio to be a little low. For this I use a fish oil capsule broken open and mixed in with kibble to supplement about once every two days. Just make sure the capsules come from non-threatened species of wild-caught, small fish (anchovies, mackerel and sardines) that are low on the food chain. Harvesting these types of fish, who typically feed on clean plankton, ensures lower levels of contaminants.

Another option is the Salmon Oil they sell in squirt bottles at your pet warehouse, but those can be quite a bit more expensive.
 

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Yes. The Blue Buffalo is a safe food but I find the Omega 3:6 ratio to be a little low. For this I use a fish oil capsule broken open and mixed in with kibble to supplement about once every two days. Just make sure the capsules come from non-threatened species of wild-caught, small fish (anchovies, mackerel and sardines) that are low on the food chain. Harvesting these types of fish, who typically feed on clean plankton, ensures lower levels of contaminants.

Another option is the Salmon Oil they sell in squirt bottles at your pet warehouse, but those can be quite a bit more expensive.
Thanks.

The last time i tried giving one of my dogs fish oil she was urinating constantly so I stopped and the excessive urination stopped the same time. I gathered it was the fish oil causing it.
 
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