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Free Form™
Can it be used in pregnant or nursing animals?

No safety studies have been done on the product in pregnant, lactating, or nursing animals. In these situations we recommend reaching out to your pet's veterinarian.

Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.

Are there any contraindications for use?

There are no known contraindications for the product. Caution should be used with patients with known allergies to any of the ingredients.

Warnings: For animal use only.  Keep out of reach of children and other animals.  In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.

What are the storage requirements of the product? Can it be refrigerated or frozen?

The product should be stored at room temperature. 

No studies have been done on the product to evaluate the effect of refrigeration or freezing.

Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.

Why should the product be protected from light?

The bottles are opaque to protect from light. Prolonged product exposure to light may lead to breakdown of the oils that may result in rancidity.

Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.

What are the sources of protein in the product that may be potential allergens?

The oil in Free Form™ is harvested primarily from anchovies and or sardines, a renewable fish source found in deep, cold ocean waters.

The capsule is formed from a pork based gelatin.

Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.

What is a free fatty acid?

Many Omega-3 fatty acid supplements come in a triglyceride form, which means the fatty acid molecules are bound to a glycerol backbone and must be removed by the body before absorption in the GI tract. But not Free Form™. The oil found in Free Form™ Omega-3 Fish Oil for Dogs undergoes a molecular distillation process that removes the glycerol backbone. This results in the fatty acids being freed without the need to be further broken down by the body, saving one step in the absorption process.

Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.

What makes Free Form™ different from other available fatty acids?

The Omega-3 fatty acids in Free Form™ Omega-3 Fish Oil for Dogs & Cats are concentrated. That means the formulation contains higher, more concentrated levels of EPA and DHA than found in some other forms of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements.8

The oil in Free Form™ is harvested primarily from anchovies, a renewable fish source found in deep, cold ocean waters.

Free Form™ Omega-3 Fish Oil for Dogs & Cats is tested for heavy metals, bacteria and fungi and the products contain no added sugar or starch.

Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.

8Reference on file. Bayer.

How can Free Form™ benefit my pet?

Research shows that Omega-3 fatty acids may help with cognitive function in dogs.1

Studies indicate that Omega-3 fatty acids may play a beneficial role in normal kidney2 health and cardiovascular3 health and may also help support joint healthand eye development.5

Research shows that Omega-3 fatty acids may help support a normal inflammatory response in the skin.6,7

Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.

 

1Kelley R, Lepine A. (2005). In: Proceedings, 30th World Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association; 30-34.

2Brown SA, Brown CA, Crowell WA, et al. (1998). J Lab Clin Med. 131(5):447-455.

3Freeman LM, Rush JE, Kehayias JJ, et al. (1998). J Vet Intern Med. 12:440-448.

4Caterson B, Little CB, Cramp J, et al. (2005). In: Hill’s European Symposium on OSA and Joint Health; 14-18.

5Bauer J, et al. (2006). J Nutrition. 136:1991S-1994S.

6Logas D, Kunkle GA. (1994). Vet Dermatol. 15:99-104.

7Mueller RS, Fieseler KV, Fettman MJ, et al. (2004). J Sm Anim Prac. 45:293-297.

What are Omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of fat and are important in supporting many normal body functions in dogs and cats. Omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are found in Free Form™, are harvested primarily from anchovies.

Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.