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Salmon Oil?

Julie VentrigliaJulie Ventriglia Member Posts: 2,923
edited 23 March, 2010 in Food & Nutrition
Our dog Sasha recently had surgery for her ACL~ her vet and her physical therapist have recommended she take a fish oil supplement~ so I started her on Grizzley Salmon Oil. It is sold in a smaller bottle for cats~ does anyone here give fish oil supplements?


  • Lacey KingstonLacey Kingston WilmingtonMember Posts: 7,527
    edited 18 March, 2010
    We started giving this to the kitties this past winter. They were scratching like crazy because of the drier air and the salmon oil supplement definitely helped with that.
  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 18 March, 2010
    Tasha we have done alot of research on this, and I really hate to tell you but these ones that are sold in the plastic containers, and have pumps are not good. Salmon oil has to be stored in a dark glass container, no pump. This is because that as soon as the oil is exposed to air, it starts to turn rancid. Also make sure that it contains a natural source of vitamin E, (d-alpha)as cats cannot metabolize the synthetic form, and they need the Vitamin E to absorb the Omega 3's, or Salmon oil. The best way to buy Salmon oil, or Omega 3 even better is in the capsule form, then you just have to break open that one pill and use it all up, you can put it in their food or try squeezing it in the mouth. Here is the one we use and here is a good site to read on the giving of essential fatty acids 1306 1448&aid=665
  • Jordan SpivaJordan Spiva Los Angeles,CAMember Posts: 355
    edited 18 March, 2010
    no Sprinkles hates them haha, so I just offer her salmon itself once a week.
  • Julie VentrigliaJulie Ventriglia Member Posts: 2,923
    edited 18 March, 2010
    Hi Shadow :-h Thanks for the info! I read that fish oils will actually deplete vitamin E~ so you need to add vitamin E to make up for it... But then I read if you buy a pure salmon oil, that there is enough vitamin E naturally in the salmon... I have put the bottle in the fridge, so it is in the dark and it is preserved with rosemary extract. Probably not the best, but it shouldn\'t go rancid. I will check out the links you posted =;
  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 18 March, 2010
    Tasha here is a link to another forum where we discussed this very subject=; click here
  • Julie VentrigliaJulie Ventriglia Member Posts: 2,923
    edited 18 March, 2010
    Thanks again Shadow! =; Nothing is ever easy, is it?! :))
  • Kat WhickerKat Whicker ToledoMember Posts: 1,695
    edited 20 March, 2010
    we give fish oil every other day. only a few drops. be carefull with salmon oil, it can go rancid. i hate to say it, but i dont think fish oil does diddly for joints. it cant hurt, though, but keep it in moderation.
  • Julie VentrigliaJulie Ventriglia Member Posts: 2,923
    edited 23 March, 2010
    I emailed Grizzly about the vitamin E and about thier bottles; they just got back to me today. I wanted to post their response: Grizzly Salmon Oil is all-natural, which means that all the natural antioxidants from the salmon (including Vitamin E) are still in the oil, so it is very well protected. Further, our addition of rosemary gives extra protection after ingestion. Most fish oils intended for human consumption, however, are based on lower quality raw fish oils and are highly refined, which means that all natural antioxidant protection is removed (together with all the bad stuff). That calls for lots of vitamin E (natural mixed tocopherols derived from soy bean oil refining) to protect the oil, and it is often recommended to take extra vitamin E to protect against free radicals after ingestion. Best regards Team Grizzly
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