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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2014, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Fish oil???

My boy is 10 months, always had a thing with dry flaky skin. Visited the vet and got rid of it for the most part (he prescribed cephalexin) but still has a few patches on his neck. Been reading up on benefits of fish oil. Was wondering if I can give my boy fish oil for humans? How much should I give him? And how often?
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Yes you can use human fish oil pills. Give a couple with food per day. Also add unrefined coconut oil to his diet. It will help a lot.

Add probiotics - since he is on antibiotics, you need to repopulate his gut with beneficial bacteria. Benebac gel or powder is excellent.

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You could also try coconut oil. I give mine a tablespoon of cold-pressed coconut oil every couple of days and his coat and skin are amazing. Softer than I've ever seen it on anything else.
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Fish oil and coconut? I always thought it was one or the other?
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I meant coconut as an alternative to fish.
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Fish oil has different properties and benefits - same with coconut oil. Feed both for best results.

CocoTherapy - Amazing Coconut Oil - What's the difference between Fish Oils and Virgin Coconut Oil?
Coconut Oil vs. Fish Oil | LIVESTRONG.COM
Coconut Oil vs. Fish Oil For Dogs | Dogs Naturally Magazine

Work up the dose slowly so not to cause pancreatitis from sudden increase in fats

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