If you do an Internet search on flax seed you will uncover thousands of scientific articles proving its benefits in animals and humans. You will also find evidence of the conversion to antiinflammatory longer chain omega-3 fatty acids.. Although we don't use a "great deal" of flax in some of our products, it is used for the benefits derived. Our experience with tens of thousands of animals through multiple generations for some 30 years is health, not increased susceptibility to allergy or inflammation.
We also use the flax for its unique ability to stabilize the omega-3s (EPA, DHA) from other sources in our products.
If you desire is to more dramatically boost EPA and DHA, we would recommend the following supplements: Marine Lipids
, Krill Oil
, EFA with Fish Oil
, Omega-3 Spectrum Pet
or fresh foods.
For more information, see Dr. Wysong's books, Lipid Nutrition
and The Truth About Pet Foods
Please also follow this link for more information about allergies and pets: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/the-food-allergies-are-cured-myth.php