View Full Version : Fish oil amounts

10th March 2007, 04:11 PM
With the talk lately of fish oil, I'm wondering what is the "proper" amount to give to little dogs?

For example, I have some fish oil capsules here that are 1,000 mg of "omega-3 fish body oils". These are for humans, and the directions say to take one per day, which is what I do.

How does one decide how much oil to give to a dog?

Cathy Moon
10th March 2007, 04:30 PM
I give Chockie a whole 1000 mg softgel every morning in her kibble - she just snarfs it down with her food.

I poke a hole in one and split the oil equally between India and Geordie, because it tends to soften their stools a little if I give them the full amount.

10th March 2007, 05:59 PM
I was giving Charlie one fish oil capsule a day as well (i cut it open and poured it on then mixed it in). I just recently bought a bottle of fish oil from a holistic pet store because the cutting of the capsule could be messy, and it says to give 1 teaspoon per day per 40 lbs. I give Charlie 1/4 tsp.

11th March 2007, 01:23 AM
I give 3 x 1000mg a day. I was advised to do this by Harry's skin specialist.