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Which Fish oil supplement fed to dobies by you?

We are adding fish oil to our dogs diet and started with Alaska Naturals wild alaskan Salmon oil. This one is about 1$ per ounce including 32 oz shipping. We have had no side effects and the Princess Bellas' fur is even more luxurious if that's possible,and Loki the Fawn boy his fur is in better shape. We are asking the mind hive here to share which product they have picked, and approximate cost. Thank you!
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been using this for years love it.

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I use Costco's Kirkland Fish Oil-originally recommended by one of my vets. comes in a 400 gel cap bottle--the caps are 1000 mg and provide 300mg of Omega 3 fatty acids. Made from Anchovy, Herring, Mackeral and/or Sardines. I give dogs over 6 months 1 gel cap with each meal (twice a day).

In addition to the fish oil I also give Vitamin E--also from Costco--those are also in gel caps 400 iu (international units--most vitamins are rated this way) Vitamin E should be given as 200 iu with every 100mg of fish oil. So my dogs get one vitamin E cap with their dinner..

Cost is very reasonable. The fish oil is around $10 a bottle and I think that's an "on sale" price. Vitamin E caps I think are around $12 a bottle.

I don't buy any kind of fish oil that is in liquid form--even refrigerating it, it loses potentency fast. You don't generally have that kind of problem with gel caps.

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I'm the same as Bug - the Costco Kirkland brand.

My vet said to make sure my dogs get 1000 EPA of fish oil daily, plus 400 iu vitamin E. So I actually give 2 caps of the fish oil at each meal, for a total of 4 a day. Still by far the least expensive I've found.
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I give Berte's Naturals Omega 3 Fish Oil. (anchovy, mackerel and sardine oils) 2 softgels per meal and 1 400 iu Vitamin E capsule once a day.
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I do the same as Bug, but use Nature Made gelcaps. Same feeding style otherwise :-)


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What is the main reasoning for supplementing with fish oil and vitamin C ?
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I use Pure Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil for Dogs & Cats by Zesty Paws.
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What is the main reasoning for supplementing with fish oil and vitamin C ?
I feed fish oil for coat and skin in young dogs. You often see fish oil recommended to stave off cardio problems. If you go and read the literature (most of it comes out of human medicine) you'll find the studies say that fish oil WON'T prevent cardio (of any kind) but if the dog has beginning issues with DCM or electrical malfunctions it does help control those.

All three of the vet cardiologists who have, over the years, seen my dogs agree with this--won't prevent but will help if present.

I was feeding fish oil to my dogs back in the 60's (it was recommended by a vet for coat and skin care) when no one was really talking about cardio in Dobes.

I do not feed Vitamin C--dogs make their own Vitamin C--as do most of the other inhabitants of animal world. Only guinea pigs, fruit bats and humans do not--and must get Vitamin C from an outside source by eating it.

There have been some studies on Vitamin C in dogs diets and at least some of the the vet nutritionists say that feeding extra vitamin C should not be done as it can upset the way that the dog makes his own. Another article I read a few years back was also from a Vet nutritionist who had taken issue with something written by a holistic vet (who said briefly, that dogs didn't make enough Vitamin C and that's why we should be supplementing it)--without getting into it very deeply I pretty much agreed with his take--if dogs didn't make enough Vitamin C on their own how on earth had they survived all these centuries without their owners providing a supplement.

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What is the main reasoning for supplementing with fish oil and vitamin C ?
Did you mean to ask about supplementing Vit E along with fish oil?

Dogs use Vit E when processing fish oil. Therefore, its generally recommended to supplement Vit E along with fish oil to prevent depletion of the body's Vit E stores, which can be deadly.

If you did mean to ask about Vit C, then I refer you to dobebug's response. I don't and wouldn't supplement Vit C and for the same reason she listed.



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I meant vitamin E, sorry
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A last question , do the dogs develop any body smells from the fish oil?
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None of my dogs have any body odor due to the fish oil. Just pretty shiny and soft coats.

The only time they get any really bad smells is when they find a lovely carcass and decide its perfectly acceptable to roll around in it.
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A last question , do the dogs develop any body smells from the fish oil?
Ditto to Yuki Cos's post just above. Nope! None--I do feed PPP Focus Sensitive Skin and Stomach (formerly Salmon and Rice--and no matter what name it was under if my dogs breathed into my face within an hour or so of eating their breath smelled fishy but not the rest of the dog;

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We feed Virginia Prime Gold, https://omeganutrient.com/product/virginia-prime-gold/. Great stuff, but it it is probably only practical if yo have several dogs.

Also, they claim that their prey fish (Menhaden) are much healthier than predator fish that has a higher concentration of heavy metals in the oil.
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