Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Benefits of Giving Fish Oil to Your Dog

Is your best friend's gate a little slower lately? Are you looking for something to give to your furry friend for a more beautiful coat? Or maybe you've got a new fur baby and you want to make sure they get everything they need to grow big and strong? Well you're in luck! We're about to talk about The Benefits of Fish Oil!

Images provided by - Animal Family Veterinary Care Center

Fish oil is an amazing supplement for all ages of dogs! Puppies and older dogs a like can find health benefits from their fishy friends in a fun daily supplement!

In this article we will examine the benefits and dosage information! It's so easy your 5th grader can calculate Fido's dose! 
The Benefits of Fish Oil: 
  • Gives your dog a shiny fur coat and healthy skin.
  • Reduces inflammation due to conditions like arthritis and allergies.
  • Regulates the immune system by boosting it with omega 3’s.
  • Aides in mental development in puppies.
  • Lows blood pressure.
  • Provides prevention and support for dogs with heart/kidney disease and cancer.
  • Promotes weight loss in overweight dogs.

Dosage for EPA and DHA Fish Oil:

You should give 100 - 150 mg per 10 pounds of body weight daily for a good maintenance dose. Please seek advice from your veterinarian if your dog has high health problems and you would like to increase the intake. 

Be extremely careful when giving your dog medication. If you're confused be on the safe side and call your veterinarian office to seek help with calculating the correct dosage. 

Dangers of Overdosing:

There is no known toxicity however if you’re giving too much you may see loose stools or diarrhea. Lower the dosage if this occurs.  

A dog owner who tried everything under the sun trying to figure out what to do with her Miniature Pincher's skin allergies! Instead of using harsh steroids or antihistamines she tried giving a Fish Oil capsule daily! Kairi's skin is 100% better and she's doing well taking her Fish Oil capsule daily!

Lindsey and Ashley from Only Nature Pet Store together explain that they both take Fish Oil to support a healthy body!!! They promise you'll notice a difference in a week but don't ask Lindsey, ask Ashley. 

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