Carnivores: Supplement meat-based diet with fatty acids
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Some animals cannot synthesize certain fatty acids and therefore, they are essential within the diet. Fatty acids have a structural role in cell membranes and are essential for maintaining skin structure.
Watson, T.D.G. 1998. Diet and skin disease in dogs and cats. Journal of Nutrition, 128, 27835—27895.