Organic Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil, also called linseed oil, is made from pressing the seeds of the flax plant, a cultivated crop grown in cooler climates. Flaxseed oil is pretty much the opposite of hempseed oil in its LA and ALA fatty acid composition.
The majority of flaxseed oil (about 57 percent) is made up of ALA — more than any other oil commonly consumed in North America. In contrast, only about 16 percent of flaxseed oil is made up of LA.
In addition to flaxseed oil’s anti-inflammatory effects, it has been shown to reduce symptoms of internal parasites, and higher doses may help relieve dry eye. Flaxseed oil acts as a blood thinner, so avoid in dogs prone to bleeding, and discontinue use well in advance of any surgical procedure, including dental cleanings.
Unlike hemp, flaxseed oil is perfect for balancing the fats in poultry-based diets, such as chicken and turkey, which contain naturally high levels of LA. Flaxseed oil gives poultry a nice boost of omega-3s in the form of ALA while avoiding adding excess omega- 6s in the form of LA. Flaxseed oil is also full of dietary fiber, protein, manganese, and lignans.
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that has been shown to be an important factor in the good health of a dog and animals in general. Omega-3 essential fatty acids, in particular, contribute to cell function, cell membrane structure, immune function, the health of your dog’s skin and coat, normal reproduction, and even the growth of your dog.
Even more important than mere consumption of essential fatty acids, is the importance of having omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids consumed by your dog in the proper ratios they require, in order to reap the full health benefits.
It is thought that dogs that suffer from autoimmune, allergic, or inflammatory health conditions may benefit from increasing omega-3 fatty acid levels.
Flaxseed Helps Support a Healthy Coat and Hair
One of the first signs you may notice in your dog if his nutrition is suffering is dryness in his skin, and/or a lack of luster in his coat and hair. When a dog is not getting the proper nutrition that its body needs, it manifests itself in the appearance of a dog’s coat.
Hair can appear dull and dry, look wiry, and even develop dandruff and present with skin that is dry and irritated, which can open them up to potential infection. This can happen in dogs that are not eating properly, that are sick from other health conditions, or that are not getting a good balance of essential nutrients from their food source.
Plus, when the lipid barriers of a dog’s skin are reduced, which is what happens when a dog’s natural coat oils get depleted, your dog may run a higher risk of developing skin conditions, especially if they are scratching excessively. So, supplementing with flaxseed on a regular basis could help with conditions related to the health of your dog’s skin and fur.
Flaxseed Helps Support Healthy Joints
The same anti-inflammatory properties of essential fatty acids (i.e. alpha-linoleic acid) that aid your dog fighting off skin irritants could also help your dog’s joints and range of mobility, especially in dogs that suffer from conditions like canine arthritis.
This means that regular consumption of adequate doses of flaxseed could provide your dog with relief when it comes to occasional or minor joint problems, as well as help to improve their ability to get around.
Flaxseed Helps Support a Healthy Immune System
Flaxseed also possesses something called lignans. Lignans are antioxidants that can help your dog’s immune system do its job, and further improves your dog’s ability to mitigate inflammation.
This means that your dog may be better able to deal with the pain of arthritis and other chronic inflammatory disorders that affect his joints and decrease his mobility and even possibly fight off infections that may be related to inflammation.
Flaxseed Helps Support Healthy Kidneys
The essential fatty acid omega-3 can also help to reduce kidney inflammation in dogs with kidney disease, by helping your dog produce other anti-inflammatory agents in his body. Reducing inflammation of the kidneys can also help to increase vital blood flow to essential organs, and help your dog keep their lipid levels up so that they produce more triglycerides. This is beneficial for dogs suffering from kidney problems because by elevating their triglycerides, it could help extend the dog’s life.
Flaxseed May Improve the Health of Dogs with Adrenal Issues
Flaxseed may possess the potential for treating dogs with adrenal problems, due to the high content of lignans that are found in flaxseed, especially in the hulls of the seed. Adrenal issues in dogs is a problem that secretes excess hormones in a dog’s body. It’s a condition that often results from a tumor, either on the pituitary gland or from a tumor of the adrenal glands. Experiments with lignan therapies have been made in an effort to improve and increase a dog’s quality of life, with encouraging results.
Though you can find lignan in many other plant sources, flaxseed appears to be the plant that contains the most amounts of it. Flaxseed hulls possess something called SDG lignan, and they contain it in levels that are 20 times higher than the entire rest of the flaxseed, making it a premium source for these valuable, health-supporting agents.
Flaxseed hulls are also loaded with fiber, which is of great benefit to many dogs since being low on fiber is relatively common in canines. This is because a lot of dog foods that are currently available on the market tend to be low in fiber too.
Because of the high fiber content, it is thought that flaxseeds help to soak up toxins as well as increase the frequency and volume of bowel movements. This makes it easier for a dog to rid itself of harmful waste in a more efficient manner, which may be the reason why it is so helpful in treating dogs with adrenal problems.
Lignans also perform other functions in a dog’s body related to phytoestrogen activity, and lignan takes the place of estradiol in a dog’s tissue estrogen receptors. Lignans also lower estradiol in their system by inhibiting aromatase enzymes and lowers cortisol by inhibiting 3-beta HSD enzymes.
Therefore, an increase of flaxseed in a dog’s diet may be a beneficial and effective way to manage the symptoms of a dog suffering from adrenal issues.
Flaxseed Helps Support Healthy Digestion
Flaxseed is sometimes recommended for dogs that suffer from digestive disorders. Because flaxseed is adaptable, that means it is able to support a dog suffering constipation and support a dog suffering loose stools. However, it must be given in proper and adequate dosages, and every dog is different.
Generally, stools should appear firm and well-formed if they are healthy. If you notice your dog’s stool becoming softer, or your dog appears to be constipated as a result of giving them flaxseed, you may need to adjust the dosage.
When it comes to flaxseed, there are many potential health benefits that can contribute to the increased vitality and well-being of your canine friend, especially as a regular supplement to a healthy diet.
Daily Feeding Recommendation
• Small dogs, start with a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 full teaspoon each day.
• Medium-sized dogs you can start with 1 1/2 teaspoons to 2 full teaspoons per day.
• Large dogs, you can start with 2 1/2 teaspoons to 1 full tablespoon per day.
• Giant breeds like Great Danes, start with 1 1/2 to 2 full tablespoons daily.
Keep in mind that if you have a dog that is diabetic or hypoglycemic, it’s important to check with your vet before supplementing with flaxseed oil.
Package: 500ml bottle. Store in a dry, dark place in the original packaging.
It's very important to us that fresh and raw feeding is convenient as possible. That's why having weekly deliveries makes it more affordable for our customers.
• Minimum order €20 to qualify for delivery
• FREE delivery on orders of €65 and above
• Always FREE delivery for Larnaca District
• Possibility of deliveries during the evening
There are three options for picking up your products, which our system preselect depending on the type of products you want to order:
1. Store Pickup
2. GAP Akis Express
3. Carnés Natural Delivery
* All raw food products are delivered ONLY via Carnés Natural Delivery.
What Happens When I've Placed My Order?
- Upon receiving your order, you will receive an email confirmation.
- We will then pick your order and have it ready for your delivery day (which you can see below).
- The day of delivery you will receive an email or text with shipping confirmation.
- Please be in to take your delivery. If you aren't available when your parcel is delivered, the delivery driver will leave a note with instructions on how to pick it up.
You can place your order and pick up your items from our store in Nicosia.
GAP Akis Express
Akis Express - Point to Point (P2P)
Your order is shipped with GAP Akis Express to one of the 100 GAP Akis Express locations. The point selection is determined based on the closest point to the postal code you stated. If you would prefer a specific pick-up location, please leave a note on 'cart page' at 'special delivery instructions' section or notify us immediately by calling 700-888-66.
See all the points here: GAP Akis Express Store Locator
Akis Express - Point to Door (P2D)
Your order is shipped with GAP Akis Express right to your door.
Carnés Natural Delivery
Carnés Delivery - Point to Door (P2D)
Wanting to ensure the high quality of our raw food products and make sure that there is no temperature of even packaging damage, we DO NOT deliver in ice cooler bags or via courier. Carnés Natural deliveries will be made in one of our temperature controlled vehicle’s ALWAYS at -15°C to your door.
Delivery days are city dependant. For deliveries we need a full working day before the order is processed and we use a route planner which calculates the most efficient route for us. This means:
Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Sunday.
Larnaca - Famagusta District
Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Monday.
Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Tuesday.
Limassol - Paphos District
Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Wednesday.
Knowing that everyone's schedules are different and wanting to give everyone the opportunity to order, we created three Time Zones for our deliveries.
Time Zone 1: 11:00 - 14:00
Time Zone 2: 14:00 - 17:00
Time Zone 3: 17:00 - 19:00
Please be in to receive your order.
Shipping rates & delivery estimates
|Shipping Method||Est. Time||Cost|
|Akis Express (P2P)||Next day||€3.00|
|Akis Express (P2D)||Next day||€4.50|
|Carnés Delivery (P2D) - Time Zone 1||Depends on city||€3.50|
|Carnés Delivery (P2D) - Time Zone 2||Depends on city||€3.50|
|Carnés Delivery (P2D) - Time Zone 3||Depends on city||€5.00|
(P2P) = Point to Point, (P2D) = Point to Door
The costs for GAP Akis Express delivery are based on a package up to 5kg. Packages more than 5kg will be charge extra €1.00 per kilo.
We reserve the right to hold onto to orders if needed due to weather, or waiting for stock to arrive.
A working day is Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. Orders will not be dispatched or delivered on bank holidays. In these cases, orders will be dispatched on the next working day.
If you have any questions about the delivery and shipment or your order, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 700-888-66.
We stand behind our products 100%! We only exchange goods if they are defective or damaged. In circumstances where you consider that a product is defective, you should promptly contact us at email@example.com or 700-888-66 with details of the product and the defect.
Upon receipt of the returned product, we will fully examine it and notify you via email or phone, within a reasonable period of time, whether you are entitled to a replacement as a result of the defect. If you are eligible, we will send you a replacement product.
- To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error is not returnable.
Refunds (if applicable)
Refunds are only made on a Gift Card. Once your return has been received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item and the corresponding amount will be credited to a Gift Card with an expiry date of three months from the date of issue, and will be sent to you by email.
Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace items if they are defected or damaged during the shipping process. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and send your item to: Carnés Natural, 9B Zinonos Kitieos, Strovolos, 2064 Nicosia, Cyprus.
To return your product, you should mail your product to: Carnés Natural, 9B Zinonos Kitieos, Strovolos, 2064 Nicosia, Cyprus
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
If you are returning an item, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.