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19th January 2009, 11:46 AM
I was wondering if anyone with an older cavalier can give me some advice, I put Jasper on Vetzyme Pure Cod Liver Oil with vitamins back last year as he is nearly 9, just to help with general health, I chose that because it was liquid, and when he has had to take tablets he always manages to find them and spit them out, but I was wondering if there was anything better out there for the older dog, preferably in liquid form.

19th January 2009, 12:42 PM
Mindy will be 11 next month and I don't give her any supplements other than yogurt. She hasn't had any health problems other than dry eye. I'd be interested in hearing the answer to that question as well.

Brian M
19th January 2009, 01:09 PM

As a general supplement for Omega 3 I use Kronch Salmon Oil ,some forum members advise against the use of Cod Liver Oil.

19th January 2009, 01:48 PM
Brian, what is the reason against using cod liver oil?. Jasper is in good health, just thought it would help with joints etc, although he shows no signs of problems.

19th January 2009, 04:33 PM
I posted some Cod Liver Oil info here --> http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=28428 (I'm horrendous at explaining things and this one came out ok, so prob better than trying again!). I wouldn't give it to my dogs but plenty of people do.

19th January 2009, 04:38 PM
I think there's a lot of difference of opinion on nutritionists about whether one is necessarily better than another and there's certainly lots of very underinformed discussion available online as well -- I always take nutrition discussions that have no citations for where the 'facts' are coming from with a good dose of skepticism, because they are so widespread and pervasive (and the subject gets so many strong opinions).

Best to read widely and make decisions that fit with what makes the most sense to an individual. :thmbsup:

If you want to give the cod liver oil, just get the gels and if the dog won't swallow those (rolled in a bit of meat or some cheese -- I use cheese spread for giving daily SM pills here with no problems) you can simply snip one and pour the contents over a meal.

19th January 2009, 04:44 PM
Best to read widely and make decisions that fit with what makes the most sense to an individual. :thmbsup:

I definately agree with you there Karlin - research and ones own understanding is a great thing!;)