Currently, pet foods are being formulated to maximize the anti-inflammatory effect of (n-3) FA. Although the benefits of increasing dietary (n-3) FA have been studied, potential adverse effects of feeding diets enriched in (n-3) FA on a long-term basis have not been evaluated. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the effects of altering dietary (n-6) to (n-3) FA ratios on platelet aggregation, platelet activation, blood coagulation indices and bleeding time in cats.

PMID: 9868228

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