Your questions answered about Camelina Oil & your small pets.

Your questions answered about Camelina Oil & your small pets.

Does your product require a pump?

No it does not, it is a squeeze bottle and our 64oz comes with a pump.

How long will a 16oz container last me?

That entirely depends on the dose you are feeding. A 16oz container will last 95 days for a dog up to 25lb at a serving of 5ml/day. A 16oz container will last a 50lb dog 47 days and so on. Larger doses will mean your container lasts less time for you.

Why does your label say don't feed this product to pregnant or lactating mares or horses with bleeding issues?

Smart Earth Camelina Oil is approved by Health Canada as an LRVP - a Low Risk Veterinary Supplement for horses and dogs. Health Canada has labeling guidelines for these products and we are required to comply, even though our camelina oil is considered a LOW RISK product. 

Despite the fact that there is no evidence camelina oil creates harm or risk to lactating animals or animals with bleeding issues, because there are no long term, documented, studies to the contrary, these risk statements are mandatory.

Is there any clinical research showing that your product works?

There has minimal clinical research on dogs fed camelina oil, to our knowledge. However, there are many articles on the health benefits of alpha-linolenic and other polyunsaturated fatty acids in both animals and humans. We do have a research summary of the apparent benefits of adding Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids of the type found in Camelina to the diet of dogs. We can send you this research sample on request.

One study relevant to the benefits of Camelina Oil in dogs can be found here. 

What's the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 in Camelina oil?

Camelina oil is high in ALA with a 1.6:1 - 1.8:1 ratio of omega 3s to omega 6s.

Your label says for long-term storage the product needs to be kepts at 5 degrees C. How long is the oil stable at 20C?

The oil is fine to consume after 2 years at 20C (70F) if unopened and stored in the dark, but not as fresh as it could be. It depends on whether it has been exposed to air and light too. As a general rule we say our oil is fine after 1 year if opened and at room temperature not kept in the dark. The peroxide value is an indication of oxidation stability. Our oil must have a pv of less than 5 when freshly crushed. This value increases as it oxidizes. A pv of >20 is not recommended.

Can you feed camelina oil to cats and dogs?

Yes. Dogs love it! Dog dose: 5 mL (1 teaspoon) per 25 lb body weight) once daily. Cats - just a drizzle on their food.

Is it OK for human consumption?

Our non-GMO cold-pressed Camelina oil is Health Canada approved as a veterinary supplement for horses and for dogs. As a high omega oil it is processed in a food-grade facility and it has been sold to other buyers for human consumption. But we presently are not marketing it as such or selling it in the retail grocery store.

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