We all know fish oil is a good thing for our dogs right?
Pet owners should talk with their veterinarian before giving their dog fish oil, since too large a dosage can cause adverse side effects.
I have never used a fish oil for my dogs. I would not know how to pick a fish oil. I would like to try this fish oil as it looks like a easy way to use.
We just started using a fish oil supplement from PawTree for the dogs. I really don’t know what to look for when picking out a good fish oil supplement. I would love to try this brand out as well.
Five known benefits of fish oil supplementation for dogs
– Where to buy fish oil for dogs?
Q: Can I feed my dog the same fish oil that I am taking? A: For small dogs less than 10 lbs you may find regular strength human fishoil capsules work well as these tend to have just under 200 mg EPA per dose. Be sure to read label carefully to find out if per dose amount takes two capsules or just one. For bigger dogs, particularly dogs over 50 lbs, you will need extra strength capsules unless you want to be feeding 10 or more pills per day. For high dose supplements, you will find various options under "extra strength fish oil". Liquid is good if your dog won't eat capsules. Some dogs will eat the human fish oil liquid despite the lemony flavor.Most fish oil will be already oxidized before you even buy it. Oxygen leaks through the plastic container and even the gel caps, causing harmful oxidation. And even if your fish oil is in a glass container, every you time you open it to give some to your dog, oxidation occurs … and the risk of health issues goes up.Q: Are there specific brands you recommend? A: Thepet specific brands tend to have higher concentrations per dose than the human products. CRCG carries pet specific supplements. Note: Forgeneral health maintenance and most common health problems........startwith fish oil. You may be familiar with popular supplements such as glucosamine, chondroitin, sea cucumber, cetyl myristoleate, microlactin,or herbal preparations. One or more of these may be indicated for your pet, in addition to fish oil. Let us know if you need help with deciding which supplements are best for your dog.Now there are some reasons why you would want to feed fish oil, and, we’ll discuss what those reasons would be and how to find the best fish oil for your dog’s diet (yes, not all fish oils are made the same). But slapping a fish oil bandaid on a poorly constructed, processed diet certainly isn’t the best thing you can do for your dog’s health. Because there are some real concerns with feeding fish oil in the long term – and we promise we’ll get to that next.