Why should I supplement my dog or cat’s food with Grizzly Salmon Oil™?

Daily supplements of Grizzly Salmon Oil™ helps support your pet’s overall health—including skin and coat, immune system, heart, cognition, fertility, vision, and other nerve-based functions ...
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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 Makes Grizzly Salmon Oil™ such a special supplement?

The healthiest Omega-3 fatty acids are only found in certain cold water fish such as Salmon and Pollock. These fatty acids are far more bio-available and thus readily metabolized by your pet than fatty acids derived from plants (such as Flax and hemp seed oil). Two factors are key to our consistently high-quality oil: 1) sourcing from only wild Alaskan salmon and 2) producing Grizzly Salmon Oil in our own plants in Alaska, from human-grade salmon fillets, using proprietary state-of-the-art technology ...
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What’s the difference between wild salmon oil and farmed salmon oil?

Omega-3 content is like a fingerprint... uniquely disclosing the origin of salmon oil. The diet of farmed salmon includes up to 15% vegetable oil, which significantly lowers the Omega-3 content in the resulting salmon oil. For this reason, it takes up to 40% more farmed salmon oil (resulting in 40% more calories) to achieve the same results as wild salmon oil. Remember too, oil from Atlantic salmon is always farmed... the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) prohibits commercial wild salmon fishing throughout the North Atlantic ocean ...
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My pet’s food contains Omega-3s. How much Grizzly Salmon Oil should I add to the food?

The optimum ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 for your pet's health is approximately 1:5 ...
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I feed my dog or cat premium dog food. Do I still need to supplement with Grizzly Salmon Oil™?

The majority of pet foods have inadequate, if any, amounts of unprocessed Omega-3 fatty acids, and therefore may need to be supplemented to help keep your dog or cat healthy. Even premium dog and cat foods may need to be supplemented, for two reasons: 1) Most premium pet foods have approximately 2% - 4% Omega-6 fatty acids (versus Omega-3 fatty acids) of vegetable origin—even though it may be hard to tell from the label). The proper ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is key to optimum health > 2) Most premium pet foods have, at best, only approximately 0.5% Omega-3 fatty acids, and it's typically sourced from flax seed oil, which is not as readily accessible for a carnivore as Omega-3 ...
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My pet store only carries Grizzly Salmon Oil “for dogs.” Can I give it to my cat?

Yes. The oil is the same, it’s simply packaged in larger quantities for larger dogs. Most cats love the flavor of fresh fish and will benefit from Omega-3s just as much as dogs. Use Grizzly Salmon Oil proportional to your cat's weight; see the bottle for dosage instructions ...
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Can my puppy or kitten use Grizzly Salmon Oil™?

Starting puppies and kittens out with a healthy balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is a great way to ensure proper nutrition, which can contribute to a healthy life. We recommend using approximately one-half of the smallest dosage (indicated on the bottle label) on your puppy's or kitten's food every day. You may want to ask your veterinarian about specific dosages ...
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Can I Use Grizzly Salmon Oil for my Ferret?

Salmon oil is an excellent supplement for a ferret's diet... ferrets will benefit from the omega-3s just like dogs and cats. Your ferret is also sure to develop a beautiful and shiny coat. Try to use it at approximately half the dose of what is recommended for cats and dogs ...
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I’m already using an Omega-3 supplement. Why should I switch to Grizzly Salmon Oil™?

Grizzly Salmon Oil delivers a very high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids that help balance out the Omega-6 fatty acids found in dog and cat food, plus it's one of the very best Omega-3 supplements on the market. We challenge you to check the label on the supplement you're using now. If the Omega-3 content isn't about 10 times higher than the Omega-6 content, it's DEFINITELY time to switch to Grizzly. By switching to Grizzly Salmon Oil, you'll also be providing your dog or cat with important nutrients in a convenient, easy-to-use and affordable way. Learn more about the benefits of our wild Alaskan salmon (and pollock) oil here > ...
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Why is the balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 so important?

Scientific research has shown that the optimum ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 balance falls in the range of 1:3 to 1:6 (Omega-3 : Omega-6) for optimum pet health. Unfortunately, many generic and even premium pet foods contain a much higher ratio of Omega-6s, falling between 1:10 and 1:20. Grizzly Salmon Oil™ has a ratio of approximately 10:1 (Omega-3 : Omega-6), making it an excellent solution for adjusting the Omega-3 / Omega-6 ratio of your pet’s food to bring it into the target ratio of roughly 1:5 ...
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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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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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What is the copper content of your Salmon Oil?

The copper content in our salmon oil is less than 1 ppm (parts per million = less than 1 mg/kg) ...
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Is there protein in your Grizzly Salmon Oil?

Our oil does not contain any protein ...
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Is there any soy in your oil?

No, our oil does not contain any soy protein ...
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Does Grizzly Salmon Oil contain Vitamin E? If so, what type of Vitamin E and how much?

Yes, wild salmon oil inherently contains a natural form of Vitamin E. Because our oil is sourced from the wild, the inherent vitamin E content varies: typically it ranges within 125 – 175 ppm (mg/kg), which is equivalent to approximately 115 – 160 IU per kg. This is measured as the alpha Tocopherols equivalent, which is the dominant Tocopherols, but it includes some delta and gamma Tocopherols as well. From time to time we add minor amounts of Tocopherols to the natural content in order to cover situations where Mother Nature comes out on the low end ...
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What is the highest temperature your Salmon Oil sees during processing?

We heat very briefly to about 190 degrees in order to release the oil from the meat. The total heat exposure lasts about 5 minutes, after which the extracted, clean oil is rapidly cooled to ambient temperature. Important Note: unlike olive and other vegetable oils, fish oil CANNOT be "cold pressed" (good luck trying to press oil out of a cold fish!). :-) Some fish oil marketers use that term (incorrectly) to promote their oils, but that term is merely borrowed from vegetable oil processing, where cold pressing is a normal process. The short heating of the oil also acts as a form of pasteurization ensuring stability of the oil ...
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Do you test your oil for measurable mercury?

We regularly test our wild salmon oil for heavy metals and PCBs. In all the years of producing our own oil in Alaska, we haven’t seen any analysis with measurable contents of mercury, cadmium or lead. PCBs can only be detected by the most sophisticated lab methods, and when tested, occur in extremely low amounts -- far less than allowable in human foods. In many ways, using only wild caught salmon from Alaska makes testing a little bit of a formality, unlike farmed salmon oils, which usually test positive for measurable amounts of everything. Here are the testing labs we use in the USA: - Eurofins Scientific Inc., Petaluma, CA - Midwest Laboratories Inc., Omaha, NE - New Jersey Feed Laboratory, Inc., Trenton, ...
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Does your salmon oil come from Ethyl ester or triglycerides?

Ethyl ester comes from oils that are molecularly distilled - this is sometimes done to remove pollutants from inferior quality crude oils or for obtaining (artificially) higher Omega-3 concentrations. Is it important to note that the fatty acids in molecularly distilled oils are literally replaced by alcohols, which to us doesn't seem right for our pets. Grizzly Salmon Oil is totally natural—containing a natural blend of triglycerides inherent in wild Alaskan salmon. Grizzly Salmon Oil is gently extracted in a centrifugal process involving a minimal amount of heat exposure. It is NOT distilled or otherwise further processed, as that would remove all the inherent antioxidants and natural flavor ...
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What is the EPA and DHA amount in Grizzly Salmon Oil™?

The amount of EPA and DHA in one pump of our Grizzly Salmon Oil depends on the size of the bottle. Below is a list of the amount, per pump, for each bottle size: 4oz = 205mg DHA, 185mg EPA 8oz = 205mg DHA, 185mg EPA 16oz = 355mg DHA, 320mg EPA 32oz = 355mg DHA, 320mg EPA 64oz = 355mg DHA, 320mg EPA ...
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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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What if my dog or cat does not want to eat Grizzly Salmon Oil™?

Grizzly Salmon Oil has the scent of the ocean and the rich taste of fresh fish, which most dogs and cats like right away. However if your dog or cat's diet has been consistent for a long time, he or she might need to be introduced to the new taste gradually. In these instances, we recommend that you use smaller amounts of Grizzly Salmon Oil over a period of several days. Once acquainted with this new and natural taste, you can expect your dog or cat to exhibit a certain level of healthy addiction. Another approach would be to try Grizzly Pollock Oil, which has a slightly different flavor and taste to pets ...
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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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Why Does Grizzly Salmon Oil Contain Omega-6?

Grizzly Salmon Oil is sourced from wild Alaskan salmon which has a natural content of about 3% Omega-6s. While it’s true that large amounts of unbalanced Omega-6 fatty acids have been proven to lead to a higher risk of health problems and mobility issues, one of the Omega-6 fatty acids is essential for your pet’s health: linoleic acid ...
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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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