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Unread 09-22-2010, 12:01 PM   #1
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I heard that giving fish oil helps the coat and skin of dogs. In my researching I also found that if fish oil is given vitamin E has to be given too.
How do you figure out how much vitamine E to give with the fish oil? Is it really neccessary?

2nd question: on the bottle of oil it says to give 'x' amount for 'x' weight. Now does that mean daily consumption or for every meal?

3rd question: I got them herring fish oil, is that a good oil or does anyone have a better suggestion?

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I'm not sure about why you need to give vitamin E along with fish oil. I'm seeing things along the lines of fish oil depleting vitamin E but also vitamin E preventing the fish oil from going rancid. So I'm not sure.

Dosages are usually daily unless noted otherwise.

I gather herring is a good source and cod liver is NOT a good source (glad I saw this thead) owing to accumulation of toxins.
http://www.omega3oils.info/omega3sources/fishoil.php
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Chessie gets welactin which is salmon and cold fish oil that already has Vitamin E in the gelcap. The vitamin E protects against the fish oil turning rancid. She gets the gelcaps but it is available in a liquid form as well:

http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/brochure...20Brochure.pdf
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Like skunkstripe, I'm only seeing that E added to Fish Oil is a preservative (You notice that E (tocopherol) is the preservative used in some of the high end dog foods) and that excessive Fish Oil can lead to Vit. E deficiency. It can also lead to Vitamin A&D toxicity. But that means you or your dog would have to be taking quite a lot of Fish Oil (such as would happen if you substituted all your cooking oils with Fish Oil.
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...It can also lead to Vitamin A&D toxicity. But that means you or your dog would have to be taking quite a lot of Fish Oil (such as would happen if you substituted all your cooking oils with Fish Oil.
True of cod liver oil, but not the case with oils from the flesh and fat of the fish
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True of cod liver oil, but not the case with oils from the flesh and fat of the fish
ah, okay. good to know.

i tell ya what - If I won't take the stuff, I can't imagine giving it to DAWG! He gets fish oil capsules. loves 'em
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Vitamin E is a preserving agent ... You would Have to Give a Huge amount of oil to deplete vitamin levels

Likely ( re read label ) it is a daily dose

Herring is a good oil as it is a smaller fish less likely to have PCBs and heavy metal toxicity... PLEASE check out the brand carefully ...what you buy as 50-75% of pet and Human supplements of fish oil are already rancid at purchase

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It's not necessary to know the amount because the body will only get the amount needed by it and will just flush away the excess through the excretory system.
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