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Actif Pets Flax Oil For Dogs

Actif Pets flax oil for dogs is a natural supplement that helps dogs with stiff joints or itchy skin. My dog has recently been trying it out.

I was sent the Actif Pets Flax oil for my dog to try. My opinions are honest and my own. This post may contain affiliate links. These are marked.

Any dog owner will know that a dog is a member of the family. You want to keep them in the best of health so they have a long and active life.

Dog food these days comes packed with plenty of essential nutrients for dogs. There are times when you might want to supplement your dogs diet with healthy oils containing Omega-3 and Omega-6. These oils will help keep his coat shiny and his joints flexible.

Actif Pets Flax Oil for Dogs

I have a dog, Eddie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He has been a friend and loyal companion for a number of years. Whilst Eddie is a lovely dog, he can be a bit of a diva. He will often lie there and squeak until you pet him.

King Charles Spaniel

Like most King Charles Spaniels, Eddie has a gorgeous silky coat. This needs regular brushing and is prone to shedding. Recently he began shedding more than usual. There is nothing worse than having dog hair over the carpet and your clothes.

To try and combat the problem I have been adding Actif Pets flax oil to his food. I was kindly send a sample for him to try out and see what I thought.

Read more: A dog day in the life of Eddie

What is Actif Pets Flax Oil?

Flax oil, or linseed oil is an oil made by pressing the seeds of the flax plant. The oil contains a high concentration of Omеgа-3 and Omеgа-6 oils, which are also found in fish oils. These oils help to boost heart health and a shiny coat. Flaxseed oil also helps with mobility for arthritic dogs.

A bottle of Actif Pets Flax Oil

Actif Pets is a family business based in Kent. They grow linseed on their family farm in Yorkshire and press the seeds manually to extract the oil. The cold pressing process ensures that all the essential nutrients in the flax oil are kept intact. Actif Pets Flax oil is 100% natural and has no additives or preservatives.

If you want to give your dog fish oils but do not like the fishy smell, flax oil is a great alternative.

How do I give Flax Oil to my dog?

The Actif Flax Oil packaging makes it clear exactly how much flax oil you need to give your dog each day. The dose depends on the weight of your dog.

At the top of the bottle is a dispenser which allows you to measure out the amount of oil you need. This is useful but unfortunately the smallest amount marked is 10ml and the dosage amount for my dog was less. To get the right amount you can use a syringe.

I put the oil into Eddie’s food. I did wonder if he would notice but he just ate his food without stopping.

Dog eating food

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Effects of Actif Pets Flax Oil

Actif Pets say it takes three to four weeks of consistent use before you will see visible results.

Eddie has been trying out Actif Pets flax oil for around six weeks now. It has really made a difference to his coat. He is not losing nearly as much fur. His shedding is much more manageable and we are no longer finding clumps of hair on the floor.

In addition his coat looks much shiner and he seems to be more active and alert. Recently Eddie was diagnosed with arthritis. This has been causing him pain when he moves and jumps. Since starting the Actif Pets flax oil he seems to have been in less pain and a bit more lively.

I am really happy with the difference that adding flax oil into Eddie’s diet and would happily get Actif Pets oil again.

Can flax oil cause health problems for a dog?

Like anything, if you give your dog too much flax oil it might cause problems. These include weight gain and pancreatitis. If you stick to the recommended dosage for the weight of your dog it should be fine. Ask your vet if you are concerned.

Where can I buy Actif Pets Flax Oil?

Active Pets Flax Oil is available on Amaxon. 1 litre 15.99 500ml 10.99 (affiliate link) Actif Pets Flaxseed Oil for Dogs  is available on Amazon. A 1 litre bottle is £15.00 and a 500ml bottle is £10.00

Have you ever tried flax oil for your dog? What did you think? Let me know below.

Win a 500 ml bottle of Actif Pets Flaxseed oil for dogs

Does your dog need a pick me up? Would you like to win a 500 ml bottle of Actif Pets Flaxseed oil for your dog? Actif Pets have kindly given me five bottles to give away to my readers.

To enter the giveaway make a comment telling me about your dog and why they might benefit from Actif Pets flax oil. When you have done this come back and fill in the rafflecopter widget to confirm your entry. This is a mandatory entry. If you really want to win you can gain additional entries by subscribing by email, following on twitter, tweeting on twitter and visiting facebook. These are all optional entries.

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The rules

  • There are five prizes of 500 ml bottles of Actif Pets Flax oil. An amazon voucher will be supplied so you can order this from Amazon – the prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
  • Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding employees and relatives of Dragons and Fairy Dust and Actif Pets.
  • Closing date for entries is on 11:59pm GMT on 19th February 2019
  • Only one entry per person
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  • The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
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  • The winner will be informed within 14 days of the closing date and will need to respond with within 5 days or a new winner will be chosen.
  • The winner’s name will be available on request.
  • Actif Pets is responsible for prize fulfilment. An Amazon voucher to allow you to order the Actif Pets Flax oil will be sent within 28 days
  • This is a joint promotion between Dragons and Fairy Dust and Actif Pets
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  1. Iris Tilley
    January 17, 2019 / 1:08 pm

    Sounds good for my dog he is getting on now and his joints do seem to stiffen up

    • January 25, 2019 / 8:04 am

      It has made a real difference to Eddie so definitely worth a try

  2. Margaret Norvell
    January 29, 2019 / 2:20 pm

    Jack is a very active dog, but sometimes gets a bit stiff. This sounds like just the sort of supplement that could help him

  3. Susan B
    January 29, 2019 / 2:48 pm

    I take on elderly pets who frequently have, or develop, joint problems and get scurfy coats. Flax oil is a wonderful supplement for dogs – and for people.

  4. Johanne Currie
    January 29, 2019 / 5:39 pm

    Lilly is 1 years old but it’s never to early to keep joints supple

  5. Sheena Batey
    January 29, 2019 / 10:14 pm

    Pepper is a little out of sorts at the moment hopefully this might help

  6. Ruth Harwood
    January 30, 2019 / 9:04 am

    He’s a little yorkshire terrier with energy and adorability, loves swimming in the canal whatever the weather and also escaping his lead to run ahead, though he always comes back when called! xx

  7. Cathy James
    January 30, 2019 / 10:25 am

    cassie struggles when getting up after lying down for a while

  8. Iram Rauf
    January 30, 2019 / 10:34 am

    It would be good for my dog who seems to be getting stiff joints these days! Thanks

  9. Rebecca Bradley
    January 30, 2019 / 11:17 am

    My dog Dennis is getting older now 🙂

  10. Claire Nutman
    January 30, 2019 / 11:34 am

    My dog suffers with sensitive and itchy skin, so this would be great to try, the reviews are excellent !

  11. Angela treadway
    January 30, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    my dog is 9 years old and could do with some help with her joints x

  12. Rich Tyler
    January 30, 2019 / 1:54 pm

    We’ve 2 dogs, this would be wonderful & very helpful

  13. Sarah Williams
    January 30, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    I have a PBGV who has a long back so am concerned about back problems later in life. This product might be a good preventative option.

  14. Helen Hodgson
    January 31, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    Our Morgs has hip dysplasia. He’s only 4 years old and on loxicom but we have had to reduce the dose as it was upsetting his stomach. On the vets advise we give him fish oil capsules (he loves these) , glucosamine and paracetamol – he hates these two and we have to wrap them in ham !! I do worry about him and would love to try this flax oil. Thanks

  15. Hayley Atkins
    February 1, 2019 / 12:25 am

    Louis has always had a problem with dry,flaky and itchy skin and I have tried various diets and food supplements over the years with little improvement. It would be good to see if Actif pets Flax Oil gives better results.

  16. Elizabeth Smith
    February 2, 2019 / 12:44 am

    Dora the beardie is 11, she has had arthritis for a couple of years and until recently we were managing it by lifestyle changes but in this cold weather she is really suffering. I’d love to see if this would help a little.

  17. Denielle Nicol
    February 2, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    I have an adorable now 10 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Asha who has literally been a lifesaver to me on many occasions as my COPD has progressed. Be this actually bringing me round when my Oxygen levels have dropped to dangerously low levels&ive passed out, keeping me having to maintain mobility by walking&caring for him,being my constant companion and Anti depressant in living form he is a Hero in the truest sense of the word. He is also my spoilt little Bababoo and oh boy do I love making his life as enjoyable, interesting, fun, healthy etc in every way possible as often as possible. However, his not the young pup he once was(although he often still gets mistaken for one!)and although he always had a slight proneness to Dry Skin here and there it was never a big issue. What is now more apparent is that his Hip Dysplacia(not sure of spelling sorry!)is bothering him more and his joints in general arnt as supple as they were&his stiff after his much loved&enjoyed ball game which makes us very sad indeed. Although his on vet recommended treatments I feel that you can never be too proactive for those you love and that this product could well help put that extra spring back into his step and keep him bounding along for many years to come. Thanks for reading my rather epic post….I’m a little obsessed with him and all aspects of his life! Dxx

  18. Dale Dow
    February 3, 2019 / 3:25 pm

    Ot would be great to give Alfie a much healthier and shiny coat x

  19. Rachel Butterworth
    February 4, 2019 / 1:42 pm

    My dog, Tia is an older dog so her costs gone a bit dull. I’ve never tried flax oil before, so maybe that will help.

  20. Keith Hunt
    February 4, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    We have a house full of pet basset hounds that do have joint pain from years of people messing with the bread.

  21. Jacqueline Rawlings
    February 4, 2019 / 4:44 pm

    My dog Ayrton is 2 and a half and could benefit from this xxxx

  22. Adrian Bold
    February 4, 2019 / 5:29 pm

    Our dog is getting older so any help he can get would be great! Thanks for the competition.

  23. Sue Cook
    February 4, 2019 / 5:37 pm

    I keep my King Charles Fifi’s coat short and she loves it and hardly moults, she is such fun and just as lively as her son a Cavapoo who is 6 years her junior, I love them both so much, they make a family complete.

  24. Annabel Fincham
    February 4, 2019 / 5:58 pm

    My old boy Mack is 15 and think he would really benefit from this.

  25. Catherine Stewart
    February 4, 2019 / 6:10 pm

    Because he’s getting elderly and needs some joint support!

  26. Michelle Ferguson
    February 4, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    My Labrador Murphy has hip dysplasia and he had a hip replacement, he is now nearly 11 and starting to struggle when he stands so would love to try this

  27. stacey turner
    February 4, 2019 / 9:58 pm

    I would love to try flax oil, I think it would really help my dog, Bear, with his coat which is looking a little dull lately

  28. Louise Heaton
    February 4, 2019 / 10:15 pm

    Nakoma is an Alaskan Malamute-He went blind 3 years ago at the young age of 6 and has issues with his skin on his elbow and his coat despite giving salmon oil. I’d hope this would help iron out some of his problems along with getting up from lying down too. I love this big bear of a dog so much.

  29. Natalie burgess
    February 4, 2019 / 11:52 pm

    My springer spaniel Lady has stiff joints and id love to try this for her xxx

  30. joanne casey
    February 6, 2019 / 7:30 am

    My lovely old girl Bonnie is 13 and suffers with arthritis and loses more fur than she used to. I’d love to try this for her, despite her old age and ailments she’s still going strong and I’m hoping this would improve her symptoms

  31. James Simpson
    February 9, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    I’ve been thinking about using this for a while.

  32. Rose H
    February 12, 2019 / 11:47 am

    Our dog Diego is a nine year old border terrier and would like to try flax oil for his coat.

  33. Kathleen McCabe
    February 12, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    Akira is a husky pup – and with hair nearly as long as mine, ACTIF PETS FLAX OIL sounds perfect for keeping her coat nice and shiny 🙂

  34. Rachel White
    February 12, 2019 / 4:18 pm

    I have 3 basset hounds who all would benefit from this i think

  35. Katie m
    February 14, 2019 / 3:25 pm

    My 14 year old Pekingese Romeo suffers from stiff joints and itchy skin so sounds like something which might help him

  36. Susan Hoggett
    February 17, 2019 / 6:53 pm

    as our dogs get older this would really help care for them

  37. Emma Hussain
    February 18, 2019 / 7:04 am

    I’m hoping it’d help with Lily’s joints, she’s always had bad knees and now she’s nearly nine could do with extra help

  38. Gill Williams
    February 18, 2019 / 7:42 am

    I have just rescued a gorgeous Springer Spaniel but unfortunately she hasn’t had a good previous life. Her coat was very matted and in a poor condition so I think Actif Pets Oil would help to bring back the shine.

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