What are Omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fats, one of four basic types of fats that animals and humans derive from food. (Cholesterol, saturated fat, and monounsaturated fat are the others.) All polyunsaturated fats, including omega-3s, are increasingly recognized as being important to good health. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are healthy for both animals and humans. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found primarily in cold-water fish, fall into this category, along with omega-6 fatty acids, which are found in grains, most plant-based oils, poultry and eggs. There are different types of omega-3 fatty acids: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) are key Omega-3 fatty acids which are both found primarily in oily, cold-water fish such as salmon, pollock, tuna and mackerel. Aside from fresh ...
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What is the difference between your Salmon Oil and Pollock Oil?

Our wild pollock oil boasts a very high content of the Omega-3 fatty acid EPA and a very low Omega-6 content—making it ideal to support a healthy skin and coat—which is often the main reason veterinarians refer pet owners to fish oil supplements. The Omega 3/6 ratio of pollock oil is in the range of 13/14, which is close to wild salmon oil in efficacy, and far higher than farmed salmon oil (which can range as low as 3 to 4). In comparison, our wild salmon oil has high levels of the Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which not only support healthy skin and coat, but also cognition, fertility, vision, and other nerve-based functions. Many pet owners prefer to use both as part ...
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How do you get the pump bottle to work?

When our bottles are shipped, the pump nozzles are turned into a locked position in order to prevent them from dispensing during transport.To open the pump, turn the pump nozzle counterclockwise while pulling it slightly up. This should unlock the pump.If for any reason the pump will still not open after turning and pulling up on the nozzle, it's possible the pump is faulty. If this is the case, we are happy to send you a replacement pump for your bottle… just email us at info@grizzlypetproducts.com ...
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What is Pollock, and why did you use it for oil?

Pollock is typically known as the primary source for high quality white fish products worldwide. Similar to wild Alaskan salmon, wild Alaskan Pollock is an excellent and sustainable natural source of fish oil rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, at a more affordable price point than wild Alaskan salmon oil. Offering an alternative to Salmon Oil is another reflection of our commitment to sustainable ocean practices ...
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How many pumps of oil are there in a bottle?

It will depend on the size of bottle that you purchase. Here are approximate numbers:• 4 oz. bottle = 57 pumps • 8 oz. bottle = 114 pumps • 16 oz. bottle = 133 pumps • 32 oz. bottle = 267 pumps • 64 oz. bottle = 534 pumps ...
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What part of the fish is used to make the oil?

Mainly from the heads and the frames left after filleting, along with a small amount of whole fish ...
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What is the shelf life of the oil? Once I open the bottle, do I have to use it all in a specific amount of time? Should I refrigerate the oil?

Unopened bottles can be stored away from light at room temperature, or you can refrigerate if desired. Opened bottles of Grizzly Salmon or Pollock oil can be stored in a cool area out of direct sunlight and heat, or in the refrigerator. • Refrigerated: use the oil in about 8-10 months. • Not refrigerated: use the oil in 4-6 months after opening. Either way, be sure to use the oil by the "best before" date stamped next to the UPC code (a two digit month followed by a two digit year) ...
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How many calories are in your salmon (or pollock) oil?

Both our salmon and pollock oil contain the same number of calories: 255 per ounce. Here's how to get an idea of how many ounces / calories you might be giving your pet: Each bottle of our oil contains a pump device; depressing this pump dispenses oil from the bottle. The volume of oil dispensed per pump stroke depends on the size of the bottle of oil: smaller bottles (4 and 8 ounce) dispense 18 calories per pump; larger bottles (16, 32 and 64 ounce) dispense 30 calories per pump. This enables you to control the number of pumps (and thus the number of calories) you give to your pet ...
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On the weight chart showing the number of pumps, is that per day or per feeding?

The label recommendation is per day. If you wish, you can split it into multiple feedings ...
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Is the oil meant to be consumed right away after it’s pumped onto the dog (or cat) food? Or is it just as effective after it soaks into the kibble?

It is fine for the oil to soak into the kibble if your pet doesn’t eat all of it right away. To be safe, dispose of it if the pet hasn't eaten it by the next day ...
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How much Grizzly Salmon Oil / Grizzly Pollock Oil can I put on my dog or cat’s food?

Dosage directions are printed on the label of each bottle, to help you give your dog or cat the proper amount of Grizzly Salmon or Pollock Oil. However, we recommend you do not put oil on more food than your pet will eat within a day, because the oil’s all-natural fatty acids can get oxidized by the air when left on your dog or cat's food for an extended period of time. Oxidization will result in less valuable, partly saturated fatty acids, and you will notice that the oil loses its fresh, pure scent. This is your proof that our fish oils provide a high content of natural, unaltered, polyunsaturated fatty acids (in the form of DHA and EPA) ...
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Is it Okay to Add Your Supplement to a Premium or Raw Food Diet?

Even premium dog and cat foods may need to be supplemented! The majority of pet foods have inadequate, if any, amounts of unprocessed Omega-3 fatty acids, and therefore often need to be supplemented to help keep your dog or cat healthy. Raw diets definitely need supplementation to make sure your pet is getting the necessary Omega-3s ...
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Do you sell your salmon or pollock oil in pill form?

We do not put our fish oils in pill form as it would cost a lot more for the same quantity of oil (and because most pets are not very fond of pills anyway). :-) ...
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The new bottle of oil I purchased looks a little cloudy in comparison to the bottle I just finished using, which was more clear. Why is there a difference?

A more white or cloudy color may appear due to the presence of Stearic Acid. This is a safe, non-toxic, and naturally occurring saturated fatty acid that comes from the production of both animal and plant fat/oil. Because our oil is sourced only from wild fish, the amount of Stearic Acid (and resulting white or cloudy color of the oil) will vary depending on where and what type of food the fish were finding before they were caught. Oils with a higher stearic acid content will become even more cloudy when refrigerated. If the oil is opened before the expiration date, it is safe to use ...
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The oil inside the new bottle I just purchased is a different color than the oil I just finished using. Why is there a color difference?

The characteristic pink to red-orange color comes from two molecules: Astaxanthin and Canthaxanthin, a blood-red plant pigment commonly found in krill, micro algae, and shrimp. Both of these molecules also serve as powerful antioxidants. Because our oil is sourced only from wild-caught fish, which spend their lives foraging the ocean for their food, the amount of these molecules may vary depending on where and what type of food the fish were finding before they were caught. This is why the color of the resulting oil can vary ...
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What preservatives are used in your salmon and pollock oils?

Our oils contain the naturally occurring tocopherols within the salmon and pollock in order to keep them fresh. Tocopherols are fat soluble antioxidants that work as a preservative ...
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