Lincoln and Scout's Mom
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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Poornima (Benji's mom) gives Olive Oil. I use a combo of grapeseed oil and salmon oil.
After my extensive "oil" research, I had a headache. Just kidding! Anyway, I decided to use grapeseed oil because it has the highest polyunsaturated % which means is it high in omega-6s (linoleic acid), it was readily available at a local market, and on the inexpensive side. It is thought that dogs can make their own omega-3s from the omega-6s. Still, it is a good idea to also add some oil that is rich in omega-3 also (like the fish oils and olive oil).
I wanted to use safflower oil, but depending on whether the oil is for use in cold things (like salads) or for high temp (like deep frying), it can be either high or low in omega-6s. You really just have to check the labels....
As a bonus, olive oil, sunflower oil, and safflower oil are also all high in vitamin E.