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    Default Fish Oil Supplements

    I don't think Milo is too fond of the raw fish that he's being fed. He gets either mackeral or sardines. But lately he's been eating max. half of the fish.

    I am thinking of not feeding him any more fish and feeding him fish oil supplements.

    I would like some advice on how much to feed him and how often.
    He's a kelpie, 16kg, 13.5 months old.

    I'm unsure if I should be looking for just Omega-3 or both Omega-3 and Omega-6 or just Omega-6.

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    I used to give my 16kg staff/lab x two fish oil tabs a day. I dont know what kind...they were the OH's LOL

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    I have given my newf's from puppy or from the first day I have them we give them 1000mg per day of the cold fish capsules (canadian salmon)
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    Hi Kaer

    If you feed fish oil supplements to a dog, make sure you also supplement vitamin E - or the dog may get sick from vitamin E deficiency.

    There's quite a bit of vitamin E in vegies like brocoli, carrot and sweet potato.

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    We also feed the Vit E and we feed RAW, so ours do get lots of veggies. But the lack of Vit E can be a big problem
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    How much of Vit E will need to be given to balance to fish supplements? I'm currently giving him 1Tbls of pureed veges which is a mix of pumpkin, carrot, and either brocolli or spinach.

    EDIT: I cook the veges slightly for just 2 minutes before mushing it up together. Should I leave it uncooked so the Vit E stays?

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    i grate a carrot in my boys meal every night..... he seems to like it and he is looking a lot healthier, and more energetic........ and his poo is a better consistancy
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    Dogs like people regulate specific food intake, eg: I love avocado, do I eat it all the time? No, I get sick of it, my body does not need its specific nutrients year round. Supps are good for refilling deficiencies, any more & they are excreted.

    I wouldnt go the fish oil unless specific fish oil nutrients is needed, such as lack of O6 or what ever it is, but all this is is my reasoning.
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    I give one capsule of Vit E.....We have always given the fish oil supplements, because we do not feed as much fish as we would like to. Our dogs coats are great and it is also a recommended additive for giants ( which I have), where cardiac issues are very common. Same reason people take it. Also supposedly good brain food.......LOL Maybe it makes them ore trainable???? LOL
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    A lot of the fish oil for pets comes with vitamin E added - so you might be able to work out from that how much vitamin E is needed.

    I don't think it's destroyed by cooking. My dog gets both raw and cooked carrots, she gets cooked sweet potato. And brown rice. Apparently Vitamin E is also in wheat germ and she also gets whole meal bread and promite as part of her training treats. But I don't give her fish oil supplements. So I'm not trying to figure that one out. She gets more vitamin E than naturally occuring in commercial dog food i suspect. Though there is some vitamin E in Nutro natural choice that she gets.

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