I read about feeding fish oil to dogs with dry skin. What do you know about this?
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♣ Laura ♣
Fish oil provides a source for Omega-3s fatty acids. These not only help nourish the skin and coat, but fish oil also contains nutrients for proper immune function. Omega 3 oils are also thought to be beneficial for dogs w/ inflammatory issues (skin, joint, IBD etc).
I believe it will take 3 - 4 months of use to see a difference.
We saw results with Hudler in 2 weeks.
Ages ago someone suggested feeding canned fish in natural oil. I do this about 3 times a week. Even when Kassa had cancer I kept feeding it to her and up until the day she died her coat was beautiful.
When I got Ernie his coat was dull and flakey. Now it is lovely.
I asked the vet at Diamond (I feed Kirkland C&R, made by Schell & Kampeter who make Diamond) about it and she said it would be a good complement the formula.
So my Puff (YF, AKC field line, 63 lbs., dob: 8-'01) gets one a day along with one tab of Glucosamine & Chondroitin. We use Kirkland (Costco) Fish Oil caps containing 1k mg of fish oil which has 180 mg EPA, 120 mg DHA.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
When giving fish oil, it is recommended to supplement with vitamine E. Some capsules already contain the correct combination, if not you may want to add some.