Message Number: YG4221 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-01 21:04:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] RE: Flaxseed oil

Hello Wendy,
Flaxseed oil is high in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3s are also in fish oil, salmon, herring,
and tuna. They do indeed help with the fur coat
and reduce itchiness of the skin. There is a recent
article in the Lancet (British medical journal) that reports
Omega-3s may even prevent certain cancers in people.
If you want an oil supplement then flaxseed oil or fish oil
is a good option. Most vet clinics carry fish oil supplements
such as 3V skin caps liquid, Derm Caps liquid, etc.
Just food for thought,
Jerry Murray, DVM