The Ultimate Guide to FIsh Oil for Dogs
When it comes to fish oil for dogs dosage, it's always easiest to start with a liquid fish oil supplement. This makes dosage easy and straightforward. The dosage charts below can also apply to treats and chews, but liquid offers the most bio-available omega-3 fatty acids in high quality amounts. Your veterinarian can also be consulted regarding the best dosage of fish oil for your dog.
|Dog's Weight||Daily Amount of EPA|
|Under 50 lbs||700 - 1,500 mg*|
|Over 50 lbs||1,500 to 2,500 mg*|
|Dog's Weight||Daily Amount of DHA|
|Under 50 lbs||400 - 900 mg*|
|Over 50 lbs||900 to 1,400 mg*|
We recommend Celavin as the best fish oil supplement for dogs, learn why below.
|Dog's Weight||Daily Amount of Celavin™ Fish Oil|
|Under 50 lbs||1 to 2 tsp*|
|Over 50 lbs||2 to 4 tsp*|
*Higher dosage should be given to dogs with symptoms of allergies, arthritis or other joint and tissue concerns.
It's important to dose fish oil every day in order to saturate the body cells with Omega-3. Allow 8 weeks to start noticing a real improvement in skin, coat, joints, and allergies.
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I couldn't find fish oil dosage anywhere! Thanks for the details. Going to give Celavin a try.
Good information about dosage for fish oil but do I have to give less fish oil if I'm supplementing a joint supplement too? or are they ok to work together?