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Old 09-20-2008, 06:17 PM
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Back in my day it was Cod Liver OiL . UGH!!! Would be interesting to know if fish oil is fish oil .
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:30 PM
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I buy the human grade stuff(I get it in oil form from the natural food store)... I'm not sure how much it costs(I hate shopping so I buy everything at once!)... I would guess that human grade would prob be cheaper though... most of the times things you give to you're dog are more expensive bc they can be! lol.
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:39 PM
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As long as it's fish body oil it's all good. Cod liver oil has too much vitamin a to be used regularly. Mine all say the kind of fish body oil that is used.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bubbatd View Post
Back in my day it was Cod Liver OiL . UGH!!! Would be interesting to know if fish oil is fish oil .
LOL! Nutri-cal has that in it, and that was what got me thinking about giving Tom oils for his coat, since I know he can't have it long-term due to the vitamin a, like Saje mentioned.
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:31 AM
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I just switched to Sea Pet Gold. To see whether you are getting your money's worth, note how much EPA+DHA you are getting per serving (note what a serving size is - not the same for every brand!). If you really want to crunch numbers then divide that up by what's in the bottle and what you are paying, and you can compare apples to apples that way.

Look for fish body oil of any kind, and guaranteed free of heavy metal contaminants. Usually that means fished in deep cold water.

Check for packaging that preserves the n-3s as much as possible. n-3s are sensitive to light and oxygen. Green or clear bottles are a waste of money.

The Sea Pet Gold gives me the best bang for my buck. Just 1/4 teaspoon provides a therapeutic level of n-3s for my each dog in my gang, except my chinese crested who just gets a drop.
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