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Q. Is it OK to give my dogs "Multi Grain Bread with Omega-3" and with "Canola Butter" on it, that contains Onega-3 also?

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A. It sounds like you are trying to find a supplemental way to get more omega 3's into your pet's diet. This is not the best way. If you are feeding a good quality food, most food companies add essential vitamins and amino acids, some will add additional supplementation as well. You would need to look at the food label on the bag to see how much it contains. You can also purchase oils from your local pet supply store which are specifically formulated and balanced with other omegas to make sure your pet can utilize these oils most effectively. I would recommend this course of action if you are looking to add more to the diet.

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