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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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help with fish oil capsules...

Hello i have a 3 year old german shepherd, called Alfie.
I've heard that you can give your dogs human grade fish oil.. What should/shouldn't you look for when buying them and would you say salmon oil is better? or just omega 3 fish oil?

I've been looking at these two and wondered if these would be ideal? and if so how many would you guys suggest?
Holland & Barrett Omega 3 Fish Oil Concentrate Capsules 1000mg | Holland & Barrett - the UK's Leading Health Retailer

Holland & Barrett Salmon Oil Capsules 1000mg | Holland & Barrett - the UK's Leading Health Retailer

Any advice would be appreciated!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 11:17 AM
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Ingredients should always be named.
This company does not state WHICH fish they used in their product.
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Ingredients should always be named.
This company does not state WHICH fish they used in their product.
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I agree, I don't like when ingredients are vaguely named. From my research salmon, mackeral, and sardines seem to be the 'go to' fish with the most benefits.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 04:32 PM
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I've read many times that the addition of fish oil in a dog's diet needs some vitamin E added as well....some fish oil capsules come that way I believe.


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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2014, 01:14 PM
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Check out Nordic Naturals. I won't use any fish oils but this for me and my pets!!!!

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I give Happy and Lux one capsule over their food every night of this, should I be giving them more or less? help with fish oil capsules...-imageuploadedbypg-free1416409807.655411.jpghelp with fish oil capsules...-imageuploadedbypg-free1416409836.076022.jpg
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I give Happy and Lux one capsule over their food every night of this, should I be giving them more or less? Attachment 254697Attachment 254705
I've been giving 3000 MG a day per dog, I did almost buy that same supplement at Costco but then noticed it only had 300MG of Omega 3....what the heck is the rest of it? I bought one that was more expensive but said 1000MG Omega 3
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2015, 04:08 PM
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Knowing the ingredients of a supplements is very important that's why I always check with Supplemented.co.uk Buy Vitamins and supplements online to know the ingredients, how it works and even side effects.
For fish oil find more details at Omega 3 1000mg Fish Oil Softgels ? Supplemented
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I've also been researching fish oil. So far, I've read that there can be "too much? of a good thing on some levels in humans - causing vision problems etc.

Also, with anything "fish" condensed - Mercury is a concern I have. I'm having trouble finding anything really - that addresses either of these two issues with supplementing a dog's diet with fish oil. I can't start giving this on a regular basis until I know there are no long term "more harm than good effects".
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Many human brands add in vitamin A and D. Don't use those. The can cause toxicosis.

For cardiac patients we recommend 40mg/kg EPA and 25mg/kg DHA. This is significantly higher than recommended for normal non cardiac use. So a 90lb dog would about 1600mg EPA and 950 DHA. (I did not use a calculator). 3000mg seems very excessive.

Nordic Naturals is an excellent brand.
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