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Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids in cats and dogs Fatty acids are defined “essential” because they can not be synthesized, therefore they must be assimilated through nutrition.They are fundamental for cell structure, necessary for the production of certain hormones, aid the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, protect internal organs and fight inflammation. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in cats and dogs Essential fatty acids (EFA) or polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are divided in two categories: Omega-3s (n-3) Omega-6s (n-6) Polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3 are Alpha-linolenic or linoleic acid (ALA) Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Omega-6 fatty acids are Linoleic acid (LA) Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) […]

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