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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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How many OMEGA3 pills and how often

How many OMEGA3 pills should i give my puppy and how often? (i'm feeding her raw). The pills I bought are 1000mg

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I feed my 50-60# dogs 2 per day so around 1000 mg/25-30# of body weight. If they are a bit heavier than they will get 1 extra a few times a week. With the little pups I would give one every other day until they are up to 20# and then one a day until they hit 50-60. Only time I change this is for a dog with some health issue or one that has joint problems. Alexis, who is severely dysplastic, gets 5/day. She is 75#.

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You want to dose by the DHA and EPA, not by the total omegas. Make sure to find an oil with these amounts on the label

The Benefits of Fish Oil to Your Dog's Health - Whole Dog Journal Article

Healthy dogs can be given 100 to 150 mg EPA and DHA per 10 pounds of body weight daily; dogs who have health problems can be given up to 300 mg per 10 pounds of body weight.*

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and don't buy any that reads only "fish body oil" as the ingredients. Look for it to say (sardines, anchovies)

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