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I would like to know if it’s okay can give dogs fish oil. We were told by a pet shop it was okay but I’ve been hearing conflicting info. If you can, I would like to know if it helps dogs with dry skin. My dog named Roxy is a Miniature Poodle and she weighs 2.40 kilograms. How much should I give her?
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We get the Canine Omega Fish oil pills from local pharmacy. I would not give human pills, especially 1200mg. I know that it is said that the body takes what it needs and eliminate the rest but again, science has been wrong so many times before. I've researched it a lot and have found many people on this forum who actually give their dogs human fish oil pills. My vet also approves. It is basically the same thing. Don't mean to be argumentative, just stating what I've learned! I wouldn't give my dog something that would harm him unless I was sure! The visitor asked me,
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The first question most of the people ask is, is fish oil good for dogs? The second most commonly asked question is can I give my fish oil to my dog?Fish oil is good for dogs – and cats! Veterinarians first used omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil to treat canine allergies but now recommend it for a wide variety of conditions ranging from kidney disease to arthritis and high cholesterol. When added to your pet’s diet, fish oil for dogs provides anti-inflammatory effects and can help relieve itching due to atopic dermatitis, an allergy-related skin condition.You can get fish oil supplements designed for companion animals from both Nordic Naturals and Animal Essentials (and, I’m sure, from other sources), but you also can use fish oil meant for humans as long as you choose the correct dosage. For example, Nordic Naturals recommends one capsule of its 1500 mg soft gel fish oil for large dogs weighing 20 pounds or more. Smaller animals should get smaller doses. If you use fish oil that is intended for humans, you can give larger dogs a capsule or two (depending on the dosage) and puncture a capsule to squeeze some of the contents into the food of smaller dogs or cats.(To reduce my risk of heart disease and cancer I take two grams of fish oil a day and also eat fish – usually sockeye salmon – two or three times a week. I recommend that everyone eat two or three servings of fish per week, take a daily fish oil supplement or consume another source of omega-3 fatty acids.)Before dosing your dog or cat with fish oil meant for humans or pets, I suggest consulting your vet, particularly with regard to dosage. Pets with allergies may need higher than the standard dosages, and they also may need supplemental GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid that improves skin health. Your vet can best advise you about dosages and whether or not a combination of the two would work better for your pooch than fish oil alone. You may not notice changes for at least six to eight weeks, so be patient.One of the most popular supplements for people is fish oil. You’ll often see it advertised on the label of supplements, along with DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, two of its main components. But why? Is it that healthy and, if so, can I give my dog fish oil?I am curious if dogs can get “indigestion” from the oil? I give my 2 Goldens fish oil and have for some time, lately they seem to be having a problem with it. Any suggestions?