Volume 73 (2023) Issue: 2023 No#1

Phospholipid fatty acid profiles of plasma and erythrocyte membranes in dogs fed with commercial granulated food

Author(s): Tamara Popović, Jasmina Debeljak Martačić, Biljana Pokimica, Branko Ravić, Slavica Ranković, Maria Glibetić, Predrag Stepanović

Keywords:commercial foods, dogs, fatty acids profiles, n-3 fatty acids, phospholipids.

Intake of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) benefits human and animal health. Our study aimed to analyze the long-chain n-3 PUFA content of two types of food and their effect on plasma and erythrocyte phospholipids of Belgian Shepherd dogs. A total of 10 dogs were fed commercial granulated food (Food 1), and another 10 were provided commercial Premium granulated food of high quality (Food 2). All the analyses were performed using gas-liquid chromatography. Our results showed that Food 1 contained more n-3 PUFA than Food 2, which was reflected in higher n-3 PUFA in plasma and erythrocyte phospholipids. Because long-chain n-3 PUFA in phospholipids are precursors for antioxidative molecules, further studies should investigate the effects of the analyzed commercial granulated food rich in n-3 on oxidative stress parameters in dogs.

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ISSN: 0567-8315

eISSN: 1820-7448

Journal Impact Factor 2022: 0.6

5-Year Impact Factor: 0.9

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