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Fish Oil Supplement
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20 January 2022 - 3:56 pm
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Hello,

I have started Mac on fish oil so that it helps w/ his arthritis, and I am being very careful managing his weight. The recommended intake for a dog that’s around 64 lbs is 3900mg. So if a single fish oil soft gel is 500 EPA/250 DHA. Am I adding the 500 and 250, meaning he would need 5 of the soft gels per day? Sorry if this is a dumb question. 

Thank you in advance!

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20 January 2022 - 4:03 pm
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Oh my gosh no dumb questions here, promise! I’ll be curious about what Dr. Pam has to say. Great question!

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21 January 2022 - 7:06 am
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Good job!  Yes the proper way to calculate fish oil dose is to add DHA and EPA (omega threes) and do not look at total fish oil.  Capsules can be pricey for larger dogs so I use the Welactin fish oil made by Nutramaxx since this stuff is more concentrated and they now have a 3TA super concentrated oil that has 975 mg of omega 3 in just a 2 ml serving. All of my dogs have eaten fish oil mixed in their food. If you are feeding a high fish oil diet such as Purina JM or Hills J/d you can sometimes find the omega 3 info per cup online and subtract that from what you need to supplement.

Pam

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22 January 2022 - 2:09 pm
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Oooh that’s good to know, thank you Pam. I also didn’t think of this ever:

 If you are feeding a high fish oil diet such as Purina JM or Hills J/d you can sometimes find the omega 3 info per cup online and subtract that from what you need to supplement.

Much appreciated!

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23 January 2022 - 4:52 pm
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Thank you!

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