Omega-6 fatty acids are required for reproduction, growth, immune function, and skin and coat health.
Dogs require the Omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid in their diet, thus making it an essential fatty acid for dogs. Another important Omega-6 fatty acid is arachidonic acid, which dogs can produce in their bodies from precursors.
As a rule, Omega-6 fatty acids are found in animal and plant sources, such as:
At Purina, our nutritionists have incorporated both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids into our formulas.
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