Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition)/nutritional supplements

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I know that Omega 3 Fish Oil is a recommended supplement supplement by some companies and sold by them under their brand names--IE:  "Supramega fish oil" from Dinovite.  But, why couldn't a dog take human fish oil?  It's a lot less expensive.

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Hello Jan,

That is a great question, first let's look at fish oils as a whole.
Not all Fish Oils are Created Equal
The benefits of adding additional Omega-3ís to your diet and your dog's diet are well known. However, unless youíre using a high quality supplement, you may be better off not using one at all. In this case, what you donít know could hurt your wallet and your health.

The amount you pay for a bottle of fish oil can be deceptive. Itís not how much a bottle costs, but rather the amount you pay for 1,000 mg of the health-promoting ingredients EPA and DHA contained in the oil. If you look at comparisons, youíll see that The best quality oils also contain sesame lignans and astaxanthin, two key ingredients that enhance the health-promoting qualities of fish oil.

In its unpurified form, fish oil contains many contaminants, some of which can be harmful to your pet's health and yours.  To purify the oil takes many steps, each one adding to the cost of manufacturing. It is important to buy your fish oil from a company that not only says it purifies the oil, but one that is willing to share the results from every batch made with you, so you can know you and your family are safe.

The one I recommend is Sealogix omega-3 fish oil supplements.  They are highly concentrated and ultra pure and they meet or exceed the highest standards in the industry for quality assurance. In fact, each and every batch of Sealogix is tested by an independent third party organization (IFOS) and the results are posted right here so you can see the quality, concentration and purity that Sealogix supplements can offer you and your family.
You can see it here: http://www.lifesabundance.com/Category/Products/People/FishOil/SealogixLiquid.as(People_Base)

So to answer your question about why cant your dog take human fish oil, the better solution would be you should take your dog's oil.  The pet companies know that people will spend that extra because they loved their pets and want to give them the best.  But, no you really should not use human fish oils on your dogs.

Hope this helps.
Susan Potts
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Dry food, canned food, homemade recipes,I can help you in choosing the right food for your pet. Nutrition by supplements for health is also a topic I enjoy talking about and therefore is one of the best things you can do for your pet. Ask about The Healthy Pet Challenge I am Not a veterinarian so any of my comments/answers to your questions are Not to be used as veterinarian's advise, diagnosis, or treatment. Please Do Not ask me any questions concerning medical advise, diagnosis, or treatment.

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over 20 years of professional dog grooming, I have talked with a lot of people about pet foods. I have seven plus years of studying nutrition in dog health and diet. Seven plus years as an independent field representative with Flint River Ranch pet food and six plus years as a representative in the Health Pet Challenge business featuring Life's Abundance dog and cat food, treats, vitamins. Over 8 years as a distributor for NuVet Plus pet supplements. I enjoy talking and informing my clients about nutritional support to help with their pet's well being. Owner of Spotts Grooming and Holistic Pet Foods.

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Healthy Pet Challenge - We are devoted to helping pets live longer, healthier lives through superior nutrition. Take the Healthy Pet Challenge Today! www.pipschoice.com Healthy Pet Biz - training website

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The Healthy Dog Spotts Dog Care

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Continuing eduction from Life's Abundance Holistic pet food formulator, Dr. Jane Bicks and Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM at Healthy Pet Biz

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Over seven years of pet food and supplement customers throughout the United States and Canada

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