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Old 11-01-2012, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure if this is the right section & i apologize if this is the wrong one. Was mentioned today about adding fish oil to the dogs food. How much should we add & how many times a day do we add it?? Also is it just plain fish oil pills like we humans take??
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For a healthy dog(not one with any serious conditions such as cancer etc) The normal dosage is approx. 20mg per pound a 50 pound dog would get 1000mg.

I think one of the best is Salmon Oil: Grizzly Pet Products

BTW The optimum ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 for your dog's best health is approximately 1:5
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Hmm I get those Salmon oil you buy at the Petstore (Forgot the name) and I just give Mya's food a squirt or two once a day.
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Thank you both. I wasn't sure if she meant fish oil tablets like we get in the vitamin section or what. I know fish oil is good for the skin & coat of a dog. Will have to check our local Petsmart. I think I should get a job there as much as I am in that store. LOL
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I have been giving my girls coconut oil for about a week now. They think its a big treat because I feed it to them off a spoon. LOL! But, I cannot believe the difference in Quinn's shedding already. It's probably been cut in half!! Amazing!
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Yes I personally dont give fish oil although Im not saying its bad by any means. I give coconut oil and both Gouda and Kippah loved/love it
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I give Salmon oil daily. Yes, its the same stuff that you get in the pharmacy. I purchase mine from Costco. When giving fish oil you should also give vitamin E.

My guys get 2000mg ( 2 capsules ) with 400UI of vitamin E
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Now to figure out how much to give. I see most Fish oil comes in 1000mg pills. Murphy is currently 23.5 pounds & Pheona is 48 pounds. Any ideas?? And if I give the Vitamin E, how much of that??
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I would give them both 1000mg of fish oil and 1 Vitamin E Capsule (400UI) daily.
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Stopped at Petsmart tonight & found a fish oil with Vitamin E in with it. Thinking it might be cheaper to buy regular fish oil & the Vitamin E. Will have to remember this one.
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