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I have a question. I am unable to find flax seed oil itself but am able to find the flax seed oil gels. Would ths work the same? Harleys not having a major skin issue but I noticed when brushing her her skin is flaky.
 

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I have never used them. What you would have to do is tell me how potent each one is.

I live in a small town and I find it easy to find. Sometimes you just have to look in the right places. Have you checked your local bulk food stores, healt food stores, and grocery stores? There must be someplace where people can get organic foods? If not than I'd have to read the bottle. You'd probably have to give her a handfull of pills.
 

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It is the same stuff.

I would prefer the gelcaps to the oil itself, personally, as I've heard that the oil can go bad.
 

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flax seed oil is also great for the eyes!
What does it do for the eyes exactly? I'm wondering because I have a cat that has constant drainage from his one eye. He has been on eye ointments off and on for over a year. It honestly seems to be better when I just wipe it out but lately it's been draining more. It's appears to be only the one eye so I don't think it's allergies.


I know this is a dog forum sorry.
 

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Is there any benefit to using the flax seed oil instead of fish oil? I give Bear fish oil tablets. His coat is so shiney and soft. Was just wondering if the flax seed is better in some way.
 

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AkainePSP said:
flax seed oil is also great for the eyes!
What does it do for the eyes exactly? I'm wondering because I have a cat that has constant drainage from his one eye. He has been on eye ointments off and on for over a year. It honestly seems to be better when I just wipe it out but lately it's been draining more. It's appears to be only the one eye so I don't think it's allergies.


I know this is a dog forum sorry.
I personnel use Flax Seed Oil Caplets for my eye's for Dry Eye Syndrome (I do not produce any tears). They help produce moisture that the eye's need to basically rinse dust and dirt away. With my own past expierence it sounds as if her (punctum) the drain in the corner of the eye is plugged. If it is plugged it can be cleared. To understand what I am talking about do the following. Get a mirror to look at your own eye. The drain is located in the corner near the bridge of your nose. Most people think that is where the tears that cry come from but it is not. Your eye's(and animals) produce 3 layers of tears 1st a mucose type, 2nd a thinner moister tear (this is the tear that rinses dirt away) and 3rd the tears you cry. This drain is where the excess tears drain away from the eye, if it is plugged the tears will just collect or run down the face. You may need to have the cat seen by a specialist if your vet can not or does not feel comfortable clearing it. I have attached a couple of site that should be more helpful to you. If you can find the information about the eye you can pm me and I'll try and find you more info. ok!
http://www.peteducation.com/default.cfm
http://vetmedicine.about.com/
 
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