"This supplement helps improve cardiovascular health, skin and coat condition, immunity against infection and more."
I figure this is perfect for Riley. If it builds his immune system maybe he won't get as many ear and skin infections. (which he hasn't had in a while, but when he eats foods he isnt supposed to it gets pretty gross) And he has some major dry skin, and she still has a little dandruff.
I was told it's great for dogs with allergies too.
Anyone else use this?
***Edited By: thelifeofriley on 4/7/2006 8:49:48 AM*** Reason: add
If I remember correctly, doesnt Natural Balance already have the salmon oil in it? I myself dont give any of that supplement stuff to the dogs, and they do just fine. Have you tried adding olive oil to there food? I find if they have a little bit dryness it really helps and goes away in a day or two...
I have been adding about a tablespoon plus water of puppy milk replacement to my dogs food for the last couple of weeks (I had it left over from a litter of puppies that we had to bottle feed). They really like the taste and their coats have improved- they went from dull to glossy. I got the idea from reading on the back to feed about a tablespoon to show dogs daily. I had two big tubs left so I figgured what the heck?!
I give it to my Newfs. Actually, I started when I got Lola, since grey Newfs are more prone to dry skin & hot spots, so I decided, what the heck, Dozer & Dee will get it too. Thier coats look really nice & shiny, and Lola seems to be doing well, too. I bought some at Rite Aid (same concentration, dosage as for dogs) in the softgel form and I hide the pill in peanut butter & down it goes! Lola gets one pill & Dozer & Dee get two. I also give them Glucosamine/MSM for thier joints. I figure, what's a little preventative medicine? You shop Dog.com, too, huh? I hate that site! LOL! I always buy more stuff than I need to!
***Edited By: Newfie_girl on 4/7/2006 12:09:24 PM*** Reason: add
Salmon oil is a good thing to help up the omega-3s dogs (and humans) need. It's unnecessary, though (from what I've researched), if what you're feeding has added omega-3s to balance the omega-6s (which are provided by grains). Keeping the omega-3:omega-6 ratio in balance is the key, although I've read differing good health ratios...1:3, 1:2, 1:1 (O3:O6).
Do some research and decide for yourself what you agree with and what's best for your babies.
I have never used the Salmon oil but I do give mine vitamins and I really like Missing Link for their coats. Mandy has allergies and it really helps her espically when I add it to their food. I don't give vitamins when I am using the Missing Link though.
i have used fish, olive, and flax oils for better coats and less shedding. when i remember, which hasnt been lately. which may be why this shed is soooo much worse than normal. i have had any stool problems with any of these oils. and snowball is really sensitive to diet changes and she hasnt ever been bothered by this stuff.