The recommended dosage for dogs is 1-2 mg per pound of body weight; however, we always recommend consulting your veterinarian as well. For 10 lb dogs, give 10-20 mg of SDG lignan or HMR lignan daily. For 20 lb dogs, give 20-40 mg of SDG or HMR lignan daily. For 40 lb dogs, give 40-80 mg of SDG lignan or HMR lignan daily. The capsules can be opened and sprinkled onto dog food. The capsules can also be placed in a pill pocket, a piece of meat or cheese, etc. If your dog is taking flaxseed lignans, a probiotic like yogurt can help with absorption. Open the capsule and sprinkle the powder into a small amount of yogurt with live and active cultures.
This is because of the type of flaxseed used. Sometimes we are able to obtain golden flaxseed and sometimes we are able to obtain brown flaxseed. They both have the same nutrient content and they both have the same shelf life. They are both high quality flaxseeds grown in North America. Because this is a natural product, the color may vary.
Our flaxseed hulls have a shelf life in excess of 3 years. The actual shelf life is much longer, but we list 2 years from the manufacture date on the bottles to be conservative. You do not need to refrigerate our flaxseed hulls. This is different than whole flaxseed. Whole flaxseed can last many years without refrigeration until you grind it. Once you expose the embryo to the air, you must refrigerate it, and even then the shelf life is only 1 year. This is one of the many reasons our flaxseed lignans are preferred over regular flaxseed.