Want the Alpha? Then You’ll Need the Omega

Fats are a natural and healthy part of balanced diet for both humans and pets. They boost olfactory enhancement and improve coat quality and mental health (you can read all about that here). But especially important to that diet is fatty acids.


Fatty acids are one of the three distinct categories of essential dietary lipids (the other two being oils and fats) and two specific fatty acids are present in Inukshuk Dog Food.

Omega-3 & Omega-6

The Omega fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats which a dog’s body is not able to produce on its own.

"Polyunsaturated" refers to the chemical structure. "Poly" means many and "unsaturated" refers to double bonds. Together they mean that omega fatty acids have many double bonds.

On the chemical level, the only difference between the two acids is the way that they are structured.

Where do they come from?


Inukshuk sources Omega-3 from flax seed oil as well as fish oils - specifically herring.

One of Inukshuk’s main sources of Omega-6 is corn (You can read about why we use corn here).

In a nutshell, corn is a highly digestible carbohydrate that can provide a steady rise in blood sugar levels and the energy a dog needs before their metabolism turns to burning fat for stamina and endurance.

What are the benefits?

The benefits that the Omegas provide are numerous! They improve coat quality, mental condition, inflammation, arthritis, diabetes, allergy and immune system dysfunctions, visual acuity, and cholesterol levels. They can prevent obesity and can slow the growth and development of heart conditions, yeast infections and even cancer.


While all of these benefits are great, they cannot be achieved if there isn’t the correct balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Balanced Omega levels are a key aspect to a dog’s overall well-being and, in fact, too much omega-6 can actually have a negative affect on your dog’s health.

Inukshuk Dog Food provides the ideal nutritional balance of omega-3 and omega-6 in order to maximize all of these benefits!

Fatty acids play an overall critical role in Inukshuk Dog Food and in your dog’s health and nutrition. Choose Inukshuk and ensure your dog is always happy and healthy.

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Kidd, R., Ph.D., Holistic Veterinarian. (n.d.). PetMD. Retrieved from https://www.petmd.com/dog/care/fatty-acids-pet-skin-and-haircoat-health

Robertson, R., Ph.D. (2017, January 15). Omega-3-6-9 Fatty Acids: A Complete Overview. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/omega-3-6-9-overview#section1