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Salmon oil question.

Postby nic » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:20 am

I recently found a local pet shop sells Salmon oil.
I have been giving it to Boo,Shady and Mookie for about 3 weeks,maybe a little more.On the bottle it mentions that 'this product should not cause weight gain',but I have had to cut Boo's food back.
Is it a common 'side effect' to salmon oil to cause weight gain? I haven't changed Shady or Mookie's food as they only get a tiny bit,not as much as recommended,where as Boo gets the correct amount.
I'm just curious here?

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:43 am

The average oil contains 90 calories per tablespoon... yes, it will cause weight gain if that is a significant portion of your pets daily caloric intake. I would try to find a more concentrated formula if possible so you can get the most EPA and DHA per dose possible and decrease the volume of oil given daily.

Also keep in mind that oils are very fragile and poor packaging and processing decreases the quality of oil. As more and more products are being produced it will become more important to be choosy about the quality of supplement to make sure your dog is actually getting what the label says.

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Postby nic » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:12 pm

Oh ok,that's really interesting.
Boo has 2 tablespoons a day,as per the guidelines.

Excuse my ignorance,what does EPA and DHA stand for?
Thanks for your help,I thought it was as easy as buying a bottle and giving it to the dogs,obviously not!!

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Postby kristakmj » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:09 pm

the pet store by me had salmon oil and one called furminator, i have noticed wonderful results and no weight gain with the furminator it has more then one type of oil in it though , i still feed the same amount

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Postby concreterose » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:13 pm

I have given salmon oil for years and the dogs have never gained weight from taking it.

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Postby nic » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:20 am

thanks for the replies :thumbsup:

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Postby neef » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:17 am

Will the oil help with my Peanut's flaky dandruff like coat and stop the shedding?

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Postby Beowulf » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:31 pm

I've been giving 2 squirts of Iceland Pure unscented salmon oil with each meal for about six months. No weight gain at all. And their coats look and feel awesome! The dog that did have dry, flakey skin no longer has it.

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Postby FransterDoo » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:59 pm

neef wrote:Will the oil help with my Peanut's flaky dandruff like coat and stop the shedding?


It will help. It's also important to feed a good-quality food. All the salmon oil on the planet won't help a dog eating crappy food.

I swear by salmon oil with my dogs. My girl is very sensitive and SO has helped her coat quality a lot.

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Postby msvette2u » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:23 pm

Is Grizzly a good brand? Copper is on it...

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Postby luvmypitties » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:35 pm

My dog gets the 3vcaps which was reccommended by our vet for roscoe who had some skin issues and would break out in hives... since then no hives or anything!!

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Postby concreterose » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:59 pm

msvette2u wrote:Is Grizzly a good brand? Copper is on it...

Yep!

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Postby Beowulf » Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:09 pm

FransterDoo wrote:It will help. It's also important to feed a good-quality food. All the salmon oil on the planet won't help a dog eating crappy food.


Oh, yeah. I forgot to say that I feed raw, too.

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How about Alaska Salmon oil

Postby Doggiehotel » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:16 am

I write for All Experts.com in the Pit Bull section... I love Pure Salmon oils and one that I refer to is Alaska Salmon Oil - I know this is sold all over the USA... in Pet's Mart or Pet Co ( not sure which one)
Boy does Salmon oil help with dry coats and skin.

As for weight gain, never heard anyone getting heavy because of the oil.. I guess it could happen..

Here is a link to Yummy Chummies
http://www.yummychummies.com


Also, NuVET Plus is a great Pit Bull skin supplement -
http://www.nuvet.com/81098


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