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Old 09-19-2009, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyeone, I've been trolling around these forums for a while now since we got Mugsy and finally decided to join and share this info with you (hopefully it's good). I found this fish oil supplement in the dollar tree website and the price is great (hence dollar tree ) . But my question is have any of you heard of this or tried it? I can't seem to find the company's website and want to make sure that there's no harmful ingredients in it. It's a 30 count bottle and if you buy a case (12 in a case), that'll give you a whole years worth of fish oil for 12 bucks

http://www.dollartree.com/health-person ... /index.pro
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, i'm not sure. I would say go for it! I probably will, I see they have a glucosamine supplement too, i'll probably check that out for my older girl.
If you want to be extra cautious you could always print out the ingredients of a well known brand and take it with you to the store to compare.

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Old 09-20-2009, 08:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As with any non FDA regulated product, and bare in mind, all supplements are NON-FDA regulated, they could put one drop of fish oil to a gallon of crisco oil, and still be considered fish oil.

Why not by canned mackerel for your dog, it is REAL and the dogs love it. It runs a little over a dollar a can, and just add a piece or two at feedings, and there is juice also, this is a REAL form of fish oil, of course the best part of the fish for oil is the liver, and we never seem to get a hold of them.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't find it in a local dollar tree so I can't compare the ingredients. It's only 12 bucks for the case if it has bad stuff in it, I'll just scrap it.

I feed Mugsy a can of sardines (3 or 4 in it depending on the size of the sardines) daily and he loves em. I just wasn't sure if the can of sardines a day is enough so I wanted to add the supplement to his diet.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I can't find it in a local dollar tree so I can't compare the ingredients. It's only 12 bucks for the case if it has bad stuff in it, I'll just scrap it.

I feed Mugsy a can of sardines (3 or 4 in it depending on the size of the sardines) daily and he loves em. I just wasn't sure if the can of sardines a day is enough so I wanted to add the supplement to his diet.
Sardines are wonderful, and they will work as well as mackerel, there really is no rule of thumb as to how much they would need, because there is no data to support this.

It won't hurt him to give him the capsules, I just wanted to explain the supplement scam, as it is a multi million dollar business, until the FDA takes hold of it...
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is there such a thing as too much though? I don't need him to smell like fish all day, as it is, he has to stay outside to let his mouth "air out" after eating the sardines
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yes, there could be, you could check a medical reference to vitaminosis, let's say vitamin C, which flushes out, what the body doesn't use, the fat soluble are stored in the fat and don't leave the body as quickly.

This is why I like using the mackerel, or in your case the sardines, as they are integrated into the diet.

Most medical reference is to lack of vitamin, mineral, rather than how much to give for a routine supplement, because diet is supposed to include all of this.

What are the doses of the individual caps in this bottle??? even knowing that, there is no real reference to dosing dogs or people for that matter, it is a dose that will not hurt, but is it really needed???
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It says 1000mg of fish oil and 300mg total omega 3 fatty acids.

He loves his sardines, sometimes I add it in his dinner and other times I give it to him as a snack. But I always make sure he gets a can a day. Any other fish products I can give him? I don't want him to get tired of sardines.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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As I stated, we use mackerel, which is actually cheaper than sardines. I would just use up the caps give one or two a day, as that is basically how these supplements are dosed and keep giving the sardines, or mackerel, or salmon if you really want to give him a treat.

I give my dogs cod liver oil in the winter, and I put about 2 spoonfuls on their food, so I guess if you load that into a capsule it would come to probably 3 or 4 caps 2 times a day.

The cod liver oil is also inexpensive, and you can buy that at any drugstore. Cod liver oil has been around for years, and since it is not capsulated, it is much cheaper, the dogs love it
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