Our Hearthstone Homemade for Dogs community members understand that the oils used in homemade dog food is important. They know that only corn, canola or soybean oil offer essential omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a form ready to use by the body. All other oils contain fatty acids in a form that needs to be converted by the body. Unfortunately, dogs convert fatty acids very poorly so they cannot take advantage of the essential fats in flaxseed, walnut, olive, sesame or other oils.
But many dog parents are not happy with corn, canola and soybean oil because most of the brands use sources of grains that are GMO or Genetically Modified Organisms. These owners would rather use an inferior oil than run a risk using a superior oil that contains GMO products. Additionally, GMO-free corn, canola or soybean oil can be very expensive or hard to find. After much hunting, I found a solution to this dilemma- an affordable line of GMO-free corn, canola and soybean oils. And it turns out to be in very unlikely places that are all over the US- Walmart stores, Sam’s Club super centers and Albertson’s markets. The brand is LifeOil.
LifeOil is produced by the Alden Group in Farmington, Michigan. The owner, Donald Bryant, launched his line of oils in 2012 after recognizing a growing demand for quality GMO- free oils that was not being met by larger cooking oil producers.
Now dog parents can use the best oils for their homemade dog food without the fear of GMO grain sources.
Note: This blog was not solicited by LifeOils or the Alden Group and Hearthstone Homemade received no payment for writing the article. The Alden Group was not made aware of this blog by us. Our entire intent for the blog was to offer our community a source of GMO oils so its members can make wholesome homemade dog food with the necessary oils.