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Is feeding high cost Alaskan Salmon Oil a PLUS?

Okay, here I go again asking all you experts out there. I am about to spend around $50 (incl. shipping) for a 32oz of Timberwolf Organics Alaskan Salmon Oil. As you all know our GSDs need skin protection more than other breeds. I figured, I eat salmon almost every week and know how good it is for you, so why not share the goodness with our awesome pup?

But then, I wonder if feeding him such good foods as Orijen/Canidae/Royal Canin, etc., would make up for Omega oils included in these ingredients. By far the % is much higher in these oils than in the foods (I have researched that much). Any ideas/suggestions out there???? OH!! My pup is now 5 mos. old!!!
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Re: Is feeding high cost Alaskan Salmon Oil a PLUS?

As I've been told, the extra oil is great for the dog as most foods don't give enough. I do it and noticed a big change in coat and itching. When you give the extra oil you should also give extra vit E (I give a 400 IU for my 100# shep) her's a link for some good oile much cheaper.
http://www.kvvet.com/KVVet/product_famil...96188121AA54053
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Re: Is feeding high cost Alaskan Salmon Oil a PLUS?

Is just giving 1000 mg fish oil fine? Thats what I give my dogs in addition to their Canidae dog food...

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Re: Is feeding high cost Alaskan Salmon Oil a PLUS?

Most dry foods are high in Omega 6 - from plants - but not high enough in Omega 3 - from animal sources. That's why giving Salmon Oil or feeding raw fish is very good for dogs.
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Re: Is feeding high cost Alaskan Salmon Oil a PLUS?

Moparlvr - Thanks for the KV info - I just bought some salmon oil from another vendor, but will use KV next time because the price is less.

Can you explain the link between vitamin E when adding the salmon oil to the dog's diet? I just started using the salmon oil this morning and wasn't aware of the vitamin E requirement...

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Re: Is feeding high cost Alaskan Salmon Oil a PLUS?

The Vitamin E is given because the system uses E in the processing of the fish oil. I got the advice from the leerburg site.
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Re: Is feeding high cost Alaskan Salmon Oil a PLUS?

Thanks for the info - I'll check out the link you posted!

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Re: Is feeding high cost Alaskan Salmon Oil a PLUS?

Thanks for the oil input and the Vit. E as well. I will order both TODAY! You guys ROCK!!!!
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Re: Is feeding high cost Alaskan Salmon Oil a PLUS?

SO- if I am understanding correctly- without giving my dogs Vitamin E along with fish oil, the fish oil doesnt do them any good?

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Re: Is feeding high cost Alaskan Salmon Oil a PLUS?

Danni, I will let the other person answer that for you since he is the one who supplied all the links and info, but you know what? I didn't waste any time, I ordered both things and should get them this week. It won't hurt to add more vit. 3 along with the salmon oil I guess. Let's see what he answers.
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