Flavored Sprays Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 5 Sprays
Servings per 8 oz. bottle: 192
Calories per serving: 13-17
Total Fat: 1.16 g
Saturated Fat: 0.16 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.66 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.25 g
Omega 3: 75-80 mg
Omega 6: 583-600 mg
Vitamin E: 5 IU

Ingredients

*All of the ingredients in Flavored Sprays dry dog food toppings are human grade.*

A proprietary blend of:
Soybean Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil,
Flax seed oil, Chia seed oil
and Natural Flavorings

NO PRESERVATIVES
NO SYNTHETIC ADDITIVES OF ANY KIND
NO ARTIFICIAL DYES OR COLORANTS
NO ARTIFICIAL THICKENERS
NO WATER ADDED (100% ACTIVE INGREDIENTS)

Dogs require nutritional Omega fatty acids

It is a well known fact that dogs require the nutrional benefits of essential fatty acids in their diet. The fatty acids essential to good health are both Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. These particular fatty acids contribute to the overall health of the dog's skin and coat and they function as anti-oxidants in the blood stream as well. The problem is that most dog food does not contain a significant amount of these essential fatty acids.
This is due to the way that most dry dog food is processed. Dry dog food is subjected to very high temperatures in the cooking process. This high tempurature cooking actually destroys and significantly reduces the level of Omega 3 and 6 present in the dog food kibble. This is why it is necessary to supplement your dogs diet with a source of essential fatty acids. Here are some of the benefits realized by Omega Fatty Acids...

 

Benefits of Omega Fatty Acids for Dogs

They Improve cardiovascular health and reduce abnormal heart beating (arrhythmia).
Enhance immune functions.
Reduce inflammatory diseases and allergic dermatitis symptoms.
Retard development of certain cancer cells.
Inhibit progression of kidney disease.
Lower blood pressure and reduce clotting of blood platelets (less blood clots).
Reduce stiffness of the joints.

So now you know why these essential fatty acids are called essential.
It then becomes easier to understand the defects that come from shortages

Hair loss.
Failure of wound healing and susceptibility to infections.
Sterility in males and miscarriages in females.
Growth retardation.
Behavioral disturbances and increased learning disabilities.
Impairment of vision.
Liver and kidney degeneration.

Overview of Omega Fatty Acids in Dogs

From: PetMeds.com

Both Omega 3 fatty acids and Omega 6 fatty acids are essential for health. Pets with allergic (flea allergy dermatitis), auto-immune (pemphigus, rheumatoid arthritisor 
inflammatory (arthritis, glomerulonephritis) conditions need more Omega 3 fatty acids. Pets that have chronic illness (FIV, FIP,cancer) need more Omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids and Omega 6 fatty acids are both incorporated into cell membranes throughout the body. When the cell membranes are damaged, fatty acids are released. Released Omega 6 fatty acids are 10-100 times more likely to promote inflammation than are Omega 3 fatty acids. Inflammation is beneficial if there is an infection your pet needs to fight. Most pets, however, have health problems caused by too much inflammation (flea allergies, arthritis, auto-immune disease), so most pets benefit from supplements with higher concentrations of Omega 3 fatty acids.

What extra amount of fatty acids are needed per day?

 "As a basic rule of thumb, many vets suggest that the ideal ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids is about 5 to 1. If a supplement is deemed necessary, expect it to be in the range of between 40 and 100 mg per day, with senior dogs more likely to need it than puppies." Source

So, with the general range of 40-100 mg of fatty acids per day you will be able to reach and exceed that amount with just two servings of Flavored Sprays per day.