Fish Oil for Dogs

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The following citations are a collection of our research on fish oil and its use in dogs and cats. Please feel free to contact us if you feel there are other articles to include on this page.


Barcelo-Coblijn G, et al. Flaxseed oil and fish-oil capsule consumption alters human red blood cell omega-3 fatty acid composition: a multiple-dosing trial comparing 2 sources of omega-3 fatty acid. Am J Clin Nutr, 2008; 88(3): 801-9.

Nutr Res Rev. 2007 Dec;20(2):180-94. Impact of nutrition on canine behaviour: current status and possible mechanisms. Bosch G, Beerda B, Hendriks WH, van der Poel AF, Verstegen MW.

Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Jan 1;236(1):67-73. Evaluation of the effects of dietary supplementation with fish oil omega-3 fatty acids on weight bearing in dogs with osteoarthritis. Roush JK, Cross AR, Renberg WC, Dodd CE, Sixby KA, Fritsch DA, Allen TA, Jewell DE, Richardson DC, Leventhal PS, Hahn KA.

Res. 2008 Apr;69(4):486-93. Effects of dietary supplementation with fish oil on in vivo production of inflammatory mediators in clinically normal dogs. LeBlanc CJ, Horohov DW, Bauer JE, Hosgood G, Mauldin GE.

Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2005 Apr-Jun;89(3-6):203-7. Essential fatty acids supplementation in different-stage atopic dogs fed on a controlled diet. Abba C, Mussa PP, Vercelli A, Raviri G.

J Nutr. 1998 Dec;128(12 Suppl):2783S-2789S. Diet and skin disease in dogs and cats. Watson TD. 

Omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease. Freeman LM. J Small Anim Pract. 2010 Sep;51(9):462-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2010.00968.x.

Epub 2010 Jul 29. Review. Marine omega-3 fatty acids and coronary heart disease. Calder PC, Yaqoob P. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2012 Jul;27(4):412-9. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0b013e328353febd. Review.

Cardiovascular prevention to anti-aging medicine: influence on telomere and cell aging.
Gleichmann U, Gleichmann US, Gleichmann S. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2011 Sep;136(38):1913-6. Epub 2011 Sep 13. Review. German.

Differential effects of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids on telomere length.
Kang JX. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Nov;92(5):1276-7; author reply 1277. Epub 2010 Sep 15.

Effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and body condition on serum concentrations of adipokines in healthy dogs. Mazaki-Tovi M, Abood SK, Schenck PA. Am J Vet Res. 2012 Aug;73(8):1273-81.

Effect of omega-3 fatty acids on serum concentrations of adipokines in healthy cats.
Mazaki-Tovi M, Abood SK, Schenck PA. Am J Vet Res. 2011 Sep;72(9):1259-65.

Effect of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated Fatty acids on heart rate and heart rate variability in animals susceptible or resistant to ventricular fibrillation. Billman GE. Front Physiol. 2012;3:71. Epub 2012 Mar 27.

Therapeutic use of fish oils in companion animals.
Bauer JE. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Dec 1;239(11):1441-51. Review

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