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    Default Omega 3 oil

    I just wanted to ask if anyone is giving their dogs Omega 3?

    We started giving our lab Oskar Omega 3 from Dr Bruces brands about 8 months ago after he had a small tumor removed from his leg and I can honestly say that it has been one of the best things for his health that we have ever done.

    He used to get really bad skin rashes and flakey skin which labs are probe too, and its not to say he doesnt get it any more but it has significantly halved in terms of coverage of his body and length in terms of how often it stays when it rears its ugly head around spring time.

    I know that as he gets on in age he is probably going to have issues with his hips, his elbows and his overall joints so getting him on this early is great.

    Who else gives their dogs Omega 3?

    Pros, cons? Please share.

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    I dont feed straight omega oil per say , I try to feed foods that are high in the oils though.
    I was giving Tonk Fish oil capsules , until he worked out that a yummy treat of bbq chook usually hid something else
    I didn't see much of an improvement in his skin,coat though.

    How do you feed the oil?
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    I use an omega 3/6/9 combo and it is brilliant for the dogs, great coats and flexible joints even in the eldest 2 who are 10 I just mix it into their feed, they're on raw anyway and no one here is fussy lol

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    My girl gets Vets All Natural Omega Blend in her meals most days. Another raw feeder here.
    I give it as a preventative! She is a cross breed who might be genetically predisposed to hip and knee problems.
    She also gets a green-lipped mussel once or twice a week. Expensive, so probably won't continue this

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    I give the Omega 3/6/9 to my cat because she has itchy allergic reactions. I should probably give it to the dog too as a preventative.

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    Just a note - if you're feeding fish oil supplements - need to make sure they're getting plenty of vitamin E too (usually comes in raw veg). Some fish oil supplements include vitamin E. Because processing fish oil - depletes vitamin E and vitamin E deficiency can cause all sorts of problems.

    Not sure if omega blends have the same problem or it's only the fish oil based stuff.

    I feed my dog a tin of sardines about once a week (spread out over a few days).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    I dont feed straight omega oil per say , I try to feed foods that are high in the oils though.
    I was giving Tonk Fish oil capsules , until he worked out that a yummy treat of bbq chook usually hid something else
    I didn't see much of an improvement in his skin,coat though.

    How do you feed the oil?
    I give him the oil just straight in his food, its human grade and so Ive tasted it also, it basically tastes like flax seed oil if you have ever tasted that. He loves it and a teaspoon is all you need.

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    Mine get tinned fish, makerel, sardines, kippers, sprats, whiteing. Or as sushi when camping lol Gotta watch our girls doesnt roll in hers first though!

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    Mine are given Canola oil which has Omega 3 & 6 in it every second day and also a tin of sardines twice a week and tuna.
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    Banjo doesn't like sardines unfortunately. Neither does the cat. I bought them some fresh ones once and they looked at me as if I'd tried to poison them.

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