Feeding canola oil?

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Barked: Sat Aug 27, '11 11:47pm PST 
A dog trainer friend recently told me that I should add canola oil to Mandi's kibble to help her gain weight. What does everyone else think of this? Can dogs digest canola oil? Is there a better alternative? I did a google search but couldn't find much.

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Barked: Sun Aug 28, '11 12:28am PST 
I'd use fish or salmon oil instead personally. It's great for skin and coat- not sure about weight gain though. As far as I know there's nothing wrong with canola oil but it's not the best source of omegas.

Edited by author Sun Aug 28, '11 12:43am PST


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Barked: Sun Aug 28, '11 6:47am PST 
I'm not a fan of canola oil because its gmo, I would stick with fish oil like salmon, sardine or anchovy.


Farlekiin the- Dragonborn
Barked: Sun Aug 28, '11 9:04am PST 
Agreed with above posters. I'd go with a fish oil instead.
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Barked: Sun Aug 28, '11 1:20pm PST 
Mandi, a lot of dog foods (even high quality ones) use canola oil as a fat source in their kibble. It's not harmful, and of course it adds calories if a dog is skinny and needs some extra. But if you can afford it, fish oil is a better choice because it provides omega-3s also.

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Barked: Thu Mar 21, '13 11:16am PST 
canola oil is a cheaper oil and is linked to heart disease. I won't use it. I would try fish oil.