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Animal Veterinary Health

Animal Veterinary Health

New information suggests that lignans may be a useful supplement for some dogs. According to the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine, lignans may provide unique benefits for certain dogs.

According the guidelines from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, it is not recommended to use flax seed oil as the lignan content is very low, and the flax oil can increase triglycerides. In their guidelines, HMRlignan is also recommended over SDG flax hull. SDG flax hull is not completely absorbed, therefore higher doses must be used. SDG lignan, having fiber as a component, can cause increase in stool frequency (and occasionally diarrhea). HMRlignan contains very little (if any) fiber, so this side effect should not be seen with HMRlignan.

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Guidelines for Dogs
http://www.vet.utk.edu/diagnostic/endocrinology/treatment.php