Is there a 'preferred' brand of Salmon Oil you use? I'm getting low on Salmon Oil and was wondering if there was one that works better than the rest? Or seems to have better ingredients etc than the rest?
Great question -- I've been trying to figure out which kind we want to buy as well. Currently there are only Omega 3's in the one we use, and I'd like to see more than just that, but am not even entirely sure what the best combo is for dogs. It's hard to find anything on it...so I'll be interested in answers as well.
I use the unscented Iceland Pure fish oils.
I like that they come in an aluminum container and they don't smell real fishy.
I use their salmon oil and their anchovy/sardine oil.
I think the are excellent quality oils.
I personally opt for wild-caught oils over farmed ones, but don't go much more specific than that. Right now, I use NSI Norwegian Salmon Oil ordered from Vitacost.com because I think it's a nice product at a really reasonable price.
The big reason fish oil is important is that if you're feeding most farm-raised animals, unless they're fed a species appropriate diet (grass rather than corn) they will be low in Omega 3s and high in Omega 6s. So, Salmon Oil offers the Omega 3s that would otherwise be lacking. You don't really want to supplement Omega 6, because farmed meats already have an overabundance of it.
& another site recommends: Research has shown that a ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 of 5:1 to 10:1 is optimal for dogs and cats and therefore supplementing with a high quality Omega-3 fish oil supports pet health. Fish Oil Helps Keep Your Dogs And Cats Healthy
im thinking of giving my chihuahuas salmon oil i read loads of people give it to there chihuahuas where would i buy this from and is it specially for dogs also it might help with my boy chihuahua who has a broken leg please can i have any clues where to get this thanks
Dogs cannot supply their own Fatty Acids, and unless you are feeding a food where the meat source wasn't grain raised then you need to supply your dog with them. They help with all sorts of problems, skin & coat, allergies, diseases, etc.
These links supply more information as to their benefits & dosages needed.