Q&A with Dr. Nonella: Starch and Sugar Content in Flix Treats

Q: Can you tell me the starch and sugar content of your Flix product? How are you binding it into pellet form (with sugars?)

A: Thank you for the question. The starch and sugar content on Flix is 1% and 8.5%, respectively. Flaxseed has shown to actually lower blood sugar spikes because of the fatty acid balance. The balance provides anti-inflammatory properties, positively affects glucose metabolism, helps control insulin levels in the body, and supports thyroid function.


As far as binding the pellets, there is nothing added to put them into pellet form. They are simply cool-pressed under extreme pressure, which leaves about 12% of the oil in the pellet. Of the oil left in the pellets there is 55% omega 3 fatty acids and 14% omega 6 fatty acids.

4 Responses to “Q&A with Dr. Nonella: Starch and Sugar Content in Flix Treats”

  1. Barbara Clever says:

    Hi Dr. Nonella,

    Since my Quarter horse is already on Horse Guard Mega Dose, I wondered if I could also give our Donkey a measured amount of Mega Dose as well.
    You had previously said I could give the Donkey a quarter cup if it was the Hoof Blast but I already have the Mega Dose so thought it would be economically feaseable to be able to give it to Donkey too. If so what would the dose be?

    • mm Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. says:

      Mega Dose will be great for your donkey. The recommended dose of Mega Dose for a 1000 lb horse is 4 ounces(1 big scoop), so if you donkey weighs around 250 lb I would recommend 1/4 of the big scoop.

      Let me know if I can answer anymore questions.

  2. Lee Cannedy says:

    Can I feed Hoof and Hair Guard to show cattle and show lambs?

    • mm Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. says:


      Although it is only labelled for horses, there are many people that feed their show cattle, as the ingredients are needed by all animals. There is no added copper.

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