Linoleic Acid Updated on: August 4th, 2019

Linoleic acid is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid and essential for dogs. Their bodies cannot produce it on their own.

why we feed

A lack of linoleic acid can lead to health problems such as poor skin and coat, abnormal growth and weakened immune systems.

how to feed

Whole food sources for linoleic acid include poultry and vegetable oils.

Additional info

Swapping saturated fat and carbohydrates for linoleic acid – the main polyunsaturated fat found in vegetable oil, nuts, and seeds – lowers risk of coronary heart disease