National Pet Month 2014
- Sunflower, Soyabean, Pomace, Rapeseed
- Soya is usually the favourite for animal food but some customers do use Sunflower Oil & Pomace Oil which is more expensive & can have slightly better nutritional properties/claims etc.
- Depending on what type of food it is going into it can be used in different ways:
- Wet food: as an ingredient or flavour carrier in the food/sauce etc.
- Dry Food: as a release agent in manufacturing process or as a coating (the shiny coating on the biscuits is
made from oil)
- Supplements: as a carrier oil for vitamins etc.
- Raw form: oils are often mixed with cattle feed to boost the nutritional & calorific value of the feed.
- Nicola Lyons, HR Coordinator uses coconut oil for her dogs (added to their dry food) to give them a shiny coat & repel fleas.
- Joanne Slatcher, Bulk Trader, puts Linseed oil in her horses’ diet to maintain a balance of omega-3 & 6 fatty acids to achieve optimal health & condition.
- Ryan Downey, Production Supervisor’s lucky pet Iguana, Ziggy, gets a regular Olive Oil massage to keep his skin shiny & repel mites.
- Jojoba oil can be applied directly to a dog’s skin (NOT fed) to prevent dryness.
- Horses love aniseed essential oil & garlic essential oil.
- Many different oils high in Omega 3 & 6 are added to pet food, some surprising examples include Strawberry & Raspberry Seed Oils, Pistachio oil & Camelina oil.
- We also helped a company develop a Chilli oil for use in birdfeed – it acts as a deterrent for mice & squirrels as the birds can’t taste the heat from the chilli but the mice & squirrels can!