Read what Paul Jacobson a Pet Food Nutritionist, qualified chef and owner of Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition recommends:
Almost every Vet will recommend an Omega 3 when treating skin disorders and inflammation. My preference, especially when treating skin ailments, is high quality fish oil, preferably salmon oil. Read more...
Although flaxseed oil is often touted as a substitute for fish oil, new studies show it's not a reliable alternative and, in fact, can be harmful.
According to the study published in 'American Journal of Clinical Nutrition' flaxseed oil is found very less effective against inflammatory conditions. Generally, flaxseed oil has been considered to be anti-inflammatory agent.
There is an ongoing debate over the controversial role flaxseed oil plays in cases of prostate cancer. Although, very limited research has been carried out in this aspect, few studies are pointing out alpha linolenic acid (found in flaxseed oil) as one of the stimulant to prostate cancer.
It is believed that a gradual induction of flaxseed oil improves the bowel movements. However, many have testified that it led to severe constipation and in few cases, even bowel obstruction after ingestion of flaxseed oil. And if taken in large amounts, it has adverse effects like flatulence and loose stools.
After careful review of the collective data, researchers concluded that increased omega-3 consumption from fish or fish oil supplements, but not alpha linolenic acid (ALA) from foods such as flax, is better supplement and reduces the risk of all-cause mortality, cardiac and sudden death.