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18 July 2018 - 9:39 pm
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Went to a market to buy fish oil for Simon..  Clerk directed me to nordic naturals.. which is a premium brand.. specifically I got Omega 3’s for pets..   anyone using this.. price was same or even a bit more than the human type.. 

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I used that same brand back jn the day for Happy Hannah, and still use it periodically for my dogs now.  

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did you use the specific one labeled..    omega 3 for pets? 

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Yes, It was labeled for pets.  Can’t  remember where, specifically, this brand was recommended during my research at the time, but I do recall it was highly  rated.

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That is exactly what Fallon’s oncologist prescribes.  We buy it online as it is cheaper than at the doctor’s.

Fallon (Tripawd) and Maggie (quadpawd), Greyhounds.  Dawn and Paul, 2 leggers.

Fallon's left front leg was amputated due to osteosarcoma on 10/11/17.

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When Wyatt Ray had rehab therapy at Colorado State, Dr. Wendland prescribed Wellactin by Nutramax. She says the CSU docs recommend it because it is one of the only Omega 3 supplements that has the type of scientific research behind it that they are comfortable with.

Like many supplements, we only noticed very subtle differences when he was on it after a few months. However it wasn’t until we ran out last month did we notice a big decline in his mobility. Unfortunately we can’t find it in our Canada travels and can’t wait to get back to the States so we can start giving it to him again. For the last few weeks we’ve had him on a competing brand and hope it helps.

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I either use Wellactin or the Ultra EFA fish oil from RX Vitamins (they make Hemp RX CBD oil so sometimes I buy some fish oil to get free shipping).

I like a product with at least 1000 mg of combined EPA and DHA per capsule or teaspooon because Julian gets 4000 mg per day.  The Nordic Naturals is a great brand but is not as concentrated for the big/giant dogs.

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Thank you for the assistance. It was so easy to click on the wellactin link and order it. Thanks again

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What’s different from the ones for human?

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yaya said
What’s different from the ones for human?  

Great question! It is my understanding that pets who eat a dry kibble diet are deficient of Omega 6, and many of the pet brands have added doses of it in their formula. Also, the veterinarians at CSU told us “We recommend using a veterinary product to avoid dangerous additives such as xylitol or vitamin D3.”

This article “Fish Oil for Dogs” by Dr. Andrew Weil says:

Before dosing your dog or cat with fish oil meant for humans or pets, I suggest consulting your vet, particularly with regard to dosage. Pets with allergies may need higher than the standard dosages, and they also may need supplemental GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid that improves skin health. Your vet can best advise you about dosages and whether or not a combination of the two would work better for your pooch than fish oil alone.

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I either use Wellactin or the Ultra EFA fish oil from RX Vitamins (they make Hemp RX CBD oil so sometimes I buy some fish oil to get free shipping).

I like a product with at least 1000 mg of combined EPA and DHA per capsule or teaspooon because Julian gets 4000 mg per day.  The Nordic Naturals is a great brand but is not as concentrated for the big/giant dogs.

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That’s exactly what the vets at CSU told us Pam, regarding the EPA/DHA dosage. They told us Wyatt should be given a total of 4,300 mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. His stomach really can’t handle all that so we cut it back a bit to around 3000.

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Want to switch Frankie to the most potent,  FAST ACTING, fish oil supplement  asap.  He’s  been on Dasequan.

I’m reading all of the above.   Obviously  different  recommendations from the experts.  I’ve  read supplements  recommended  in our blogs.  Synflex was one Wyyatt used at one time….

 Maybe I’m  just stuck in my urgency, but darn if I can figure out the FASTED acting.  Looks like Wellactin may be the most potent  and most inclusive???

Frankie is 65 – 70 lbs.  Adopted as a front leg tripawd several years ago.  Cruciate  surgery  in rear leg with months ago.  Dealing with meniscus tear for while now  in same leg.  Doing rest, pain meds.  Condition of other legs is going  from fair to getting worse rapidly.  Don’t  think the remaining legs are strong enough  to endure surgery,  rehab, recovery  etc…among other things.

Not asking anyone to do my own research.  Goodness knows, everyone has plenty on their plate!!    I’m  just getting glassy eyed and  getting  the “deer in the headlights look” trying to figure out what would be best for him.

Has bad arthritis  Going  to add Adequan injections back as soon as I can.  I did those before with the bump up start and then a bit longer after that.  Then stopped.  Not really sure it helped them.  But I’m  willing  to try ANYTHING….

Thank you to anyone  who can help chunk this down for me  BIG THANK YOU!

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too 

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Sally I don’t know about ‘fast acting’ but I definitely noticed a difference when we ran out of the Wellactin for Wyatt. That would be my first choice for Frankie.

Hope this helps him start feeling better.

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I do not think any are more fast acting although the liquid oil form may be slightly faster than the capsules.  I do really like Wellactin because it is so concentrated so you give less.  The Ultra EFA is similar but may be harder to find.

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